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Blake Coleman got some tips from Patrik Elias about generating offense on the power play

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott /

Patrik Elias stuck around Newark following the 2000 Stanley Cup Reunion last Saturday and has been on the ice for practice with the Devils. On Wednesday he was chatting up Blake Coleman. 

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When asked about the interaction, Coleman said they were discussing the power play at length.

"Just talking about shooting in the softer areas," said Coleman. "Obviously, he's played a lot of a power play in his career and I've been getting a little bit of a chance here so I just want to make the most of it. And he's somebody who has a ton of experience and knowledge in that spot. It's more just mechanics than anything and just taking in what he has to say."

Elias recorded 333 power-play points and 113 goals in 1,240 NHL games over the course of his career. Seems like a pretty good man-advantage mentor to have.

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