Tag Archives: Alain Nasreddine

As the calendar turns to October, a mid-preseason Devils preview

I’m not gonna lie, my brain is still not on the NHL right now. How could it be, with football season underway and baseball heading towards a dramatic regular season crescendo even before the four rounds of the playoffs? That … Continue reading

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Devils’ offseason begins with assistant changes and more lotto luck

With another draft lottery in the books and decisions announced on the coaching staff, the Devils offseason now appears pretty much on hiatus until July for the most part. Things certainly began with a bang on both fronts though, starting … Continue reading

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Devils’ 2021-22 season crawls toward an official closing next week

I admit it, I’ve become almost completely disengaged from this Devils season. And why not, considering they were eliminated from the playoffs at least three months ago (heck, most of the East was more or less eliminated two months ago … Continue reading

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Another low point in a decade of them

A few hours before actual Groundhog Day, I feel like the Bill Murray character in the movie watching this Devils team, or barely listening to the latest disgrace for this franchise, falling behind 5-0 to the Leafs at home in … Continue reading

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Hockey’s back…if you want it

To a degree today’s Devils game felt like Opening Day II, given the fact we only had one game in the previous ten days due to what’s hopefully the tail end of our COVID outbreak, and Canada building postponements. Plus … Continue reading

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Wild OT win over Oilers sends New Jersey into the New Year on a high

I don’t normally double up on blogs with two in the same day, but this game deserved it – and in a good way for once. Plus I don’t really have much else to do on New Year’s Eve anyway, … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog Day in Newark…again

Even more so than my Wargames clip, the more fitting symbol of what the Devils franchise has become is the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day, where his character re-lives the same day over and over and over again. Only instead … 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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Rock bottom in Newark

There haven’t been many occasions as a Devils fan where I’ve felt worse about the state of the franchise over my nearly thirty years as a fan than right here, right now. Or at least during the first two periods … Continue reading

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Devils rally to salvage a split with Sabres despite still problematic special teams

Despite the Devils’ 6-3-2 start my confidence in this team was – and is – exceedingly fragile. Even after their first loss to the Sabres last week, I feared the worst and it seemed as if the worst was happening … Continue reading

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