Author Archives: Pan Karalis

About Pan Karalis

Pan is a recent graduate of Temple University and a lifelong Devils fan from Toms River, New Jersey. Professionally, he works with people with disabilities and coaches soccer in the Philadelphia area.

Princeton Hockey: A Forgotten New Jersey Tradition

Baker Rink; Princeton, NJ   New Jersey is an incredibly crowded sports market. With Philadelphia to our left, New York to our right, and the Devils and the haunting apparition of the Nets within state lines, major professional sports teams … Continue reading

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Why the NHL made a mistake with this round of Expansion

In a long anticipated move, the NHL awarded their 31st franchise to Las Vegas almost exactly a year to the day after formally opening the expansion process in June of 2015, to begin play in the 2017-18 season. After 16 … Continue reading

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From the West Side of the Hudson River Rivalry

A few weeks ago, the NHL Network’s Facebook page posted a poll asking fans to choose the best rivalry in the NHL. Out of the six options, Devils-Rangers finished fourth with about ten percent of the total vote. Polls like … Continue reading

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Projecting 2016 World Cup of Hockey Rosters: Team USA

Last January, less than a year after the most recent Winter Olympics which took place in Sochi, Russia, the NHL announced the return of the World Cup of Hockey for its third edition. The international hockey tournament previously took place … Continue reading

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Blandisi and Boucher contributions provide rare offensive spark from Devils pipeline

Reid Boucher tossing a puck to the crowd after being named the first star in New Jersey’s 4-2 win over Calgary on January 19th Since each has been called up from Albany for their latest stints in the NHL, Devils … Continue reading

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Should Mackenzie Blackwood’s questionable behavior concern Devils fans?

    During last June’s NHL Entry Draft, the first for general manager Ray Shero’s New Jersey administration, many Devils fans were left scratching their head when New Jersey selected goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood with an early second round selection. The … Continue reading

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Jon Merrill exorcises Xcel Energy Center demons with game-winning goal

Jon Merrill making a play in front of Wild forward Justin Fontaine; the two played against each other at Xcel Energy Center for the 2011 NCAA National Championship   While the country was busy watching the Ducks-Red Wings game in … Continue reading

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A glimpse into junior hockey and the QMJHL

  Acadie-Bathurst Titan @ Saint John Sea Dogs – Harbour Station; Saint John, New Brunswick   Those of us that live in the American Northeast are lucky enough to be surrounded by major professional sports teams. In the corridor between … Continue reading

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Kyle Palmieri adds more than Local Flair to Rebuilding Devils

Two years ago to the day today, I was sitting somewhere in the 230’s at Prudential Center watching the Devils take on the Ducks. Andy Greene excitingly sent the game to overtime with five minutes left, and I was still … Continue reading

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Hello New York Puck

Hey everyone! My name is Pan, and I am the newest contributor here at New York Puck. I wanted to write a quick post introducing myself and telling you guys a little bit about who I am. I recently graduated … Continue reading

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