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Devils strike big on day one of free agency with Hamilton, Bernier

Where to start after arguably the Devils’ most successful FA frenzy day? Let’s start with the obvious…the Devils’ additions of top-pairing defenseman Dougie Hamilton and veteran goalie Jonathan Bernier make them a much better team than they were twenty-four hours … Continue reading

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Calm before the storm

Twas the night before free agency, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. At least not in New Jersey where all’s suspiciously quiet on the homefront, amid rumors for the last few days … Continue reading

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Devils pick Stillman with #29 overall, other thoughts

After the Devils made the long-awaited choice of Luke Hughes at #4, GM Tom Fitzgerald had to wait another three hours to make his second first-round selection at #29. Despite all the speculation of a possible trade up or trade … Continue reading

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Devils opt for Hughes man advantage with #4 overall pick

Ever since the draft lottery, this night seemed inevitable for Devils fans. It all looked just too perfect to screw up with the highly touted brother of our young franchise center sitting there for us at #4, being rated in … Continue reading

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Devils’ trade for Graves begins offseason with a bang

It’s been more than two months since the Devils season ended and approximately four since their last meaningful game of 2021, waiting for the playoffs to end has felt like just another interminable delay in a year and a half … Continue reading

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Parise, Suter buyout provides reminder of a franchise-changing day

It was just over nine years ago – on the fourth of July to be exact – when the Minnesota Wild made a dual signing that sent shockwaves through the NHL, giving big-name free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter … Continue reading

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Springtime thoughts – playoffs, draft and otherwise

We say this a lot about things as we get older, but I can’t believe it’s been eighteen years since I was at Game 7 of the Devils’ most recent Stanley Cup championship against the Ducks. Besides the actual game … Continue reading

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Favorite Devil one-hit wonders

As the NHL playoffs start tonight below the Canadian border, one of the things I miss about seeing the Devils participate in them is the possibility of an unexpected big game, big series or big playoffs from unlikely sources. One … Continue reading

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Devils 2021 season recap and look ahead : The Young Guns take over

Much like everything else in this last year plus, the 2021 Devils season had wildly emotional ups and downs, with lots of unexpected obstacles to overcome. I’m going to make a comparison to where we are as a country on … Continue reading

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Rookie standout helps Devils take two from Flyers

Finally, the long local nightmare is over. The Devils’ losing streak mercifully – and barely – stopped at ten straight games after a wild home win over the Flyers on Tuesday where they blew 3-0 and 4-3 leads. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

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