NEW YORK -- Ken Daneyko calls himself a bit of a hockey historian, or at the very least a former NHL player who respects and appreciates the history of the game and the League.

"I should have been a player in the '50s, because that's me, man," said the former New Jersey Devils defenseman who played in the League from 1983-2003. "A straight wood stick, the top hats, the cigars after the game. That's me."