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Draft lottery and other Devils thoughts

For all the non-playoff teams including the Devils, as well as expansion newbie Vegas, tonight’s the first big night of their offseason with the draft lottery being held at 7:30 in Toronto.  This year’s top selection is expected to be … Continue reading

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Devils’ season mercifully ends with a thud

Perhaps the only good thing about the 2016-17 Devils season is that it’s over, or will be in another hour or so when the last game at Joe Louis Arena concludes, probably with a Red Wing shutout win over our … Continue reading

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Patrik Elias officially retires

This has been inevitable for a while with Devils legend Patrik Elias having not played at all in the ’16-17 season after barely playing in 2015-16, but that doesn’t make today’s announcement of Elias’s retirement any easier to take.  From … Continue reading

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Devils hit new low with winless streak

Every time you think things can’t possibly get worse for the Devils they find a new low, such as their current ten-game winless streak which has crested in back-to-back regulation losses to the worst teams in the NHL at Colorado … Continue reading

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Devils’ deadline dud of a day

Honestly I’m not sure I should even bother with a post analyzing the Devils’ trade deadline activity because it was just as insignificant as I figured it would be considering our big sales items were two marginal roster players.  I … Continue reading

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Devils give away season in Brooklyn

Before this weekend I thought if the Devils lost both games in this home-and-home to the Brooklyn Isles their season would effectively be over, but after last night’s OOT results (including road wins for the Sabres at St. Louis and … Continue reading

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Devils head for high noon against Islanders

Just as I feared last week, the bye week break wasn’t kind to the Devils as they came out of their second long layover flat with desultory home losses to the Sharks and Senators sandwiching a sloppy, uninspired win over … Continue reading

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Devils ‘bye week’ ill-timed

Sooner or later you may have noticed a new addition to the NHL schedule this season, the oddly named concept of the bye week – a five-day break each team gets at some point during the season where teams can’t practice … Continue reading

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Devils crash-land into All-Star break

Remember the days when the Devils couldn’t lose at home and couldn’t win on the road?  These days it’s just the inverse, now that the Devils don’t win at home and haven’t lost in regulation on the road since December.  Problem … Continue reading

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Devils come to life with successful (!) road trip

Before the Devils’ recent four-game trip to Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Minnesota, winger Taylor Hall referred to it as ‘make or break’.  Such an assertion seemed laughable to this fan and blogger with the Devils’ season already having gone up … Continue reading

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