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Devils season preview

With the 2018-19 NHL season less than twenty-four hours away, it’s finally time to get back into hockey mode, especially for those of us who had their baseball season end months ago (albeit I did win a big fantasy league … Continue reading

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Hello, anyone home in Newark?

For years as Devil fans all we’ve been hearing about is how the oodles of cap space we had and the improving team on the ice would both represent a more attractive destination for free agents and give us more … Continue reading

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Tavares decision looming on eve of Canada Day

On what’s already been a intriguing day due to a wild and crazy World Cup soccer match won by France over disappointing Argentina 4-3 in the knockout stage, it’s also decision time for John Tavares. What will he decide? It’s … Continue reading

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Calm before…the calm? Crickets going into FA weekend

Usually FA binge day isn’t on the weekend, the last time I remember being home for July 1 was an ill-fated FA period for the Devils in 2012.  Granted, they didn’t lose key FA Zach Parise till the actual holiday … Continue reading

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Lou cleans house, names self new Islanders GM

As expected, Lou Lamoriello wasted no time making changes. The new Islanders Team President cleaned house by firing both former GM Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight earlier this afternoon. The 75 years young Lou named himself the new general … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Hot summer continues, Zibanejad comparables, Canadiens con fans, Hischier can change Devils

On another balmy July summer afternoon in the Big Apple 🍎, the longest month of the hockey offseason continues. One which seems to be crawling along like the 90 degree temps and 100 heat index with sticky humidity. Indeed, a … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Coaching change working for Islanders

  When the Islanders visit Columbus this afternoon, they’ll look to continue their superb play under interim coach Doug Weight. Since he took over for Jack Capuano, they’re 12-4-2. Dating back to a 4-0 shutout over Boston in Capuano’s final … Continue reading

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Tavares stays hot as Islanders win in Doug Weight’s debut

Make it one for one for the Islanders under new interim coach Doug Weight. They shutout the Stars at Barclays Center 3-0 to win in Weight’s coaching debut. The stars were John Tavares and Thomas Greiss. Somewhat curiously, it was … Continue reading

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Islanders win in overtime over Rangers 3-2

Antti Raanta stood out for the Rangers in a OT loss to the Islanders. Both teams should compete for third in the division. Continue reading

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Islanders move past Rangers

In their first year at Barclays Center, the Islanders were overlooked due to the Rangers’ hot start. At one point, they trailed their arch nemesis by 11 points in the standings. While the Manhattan tenants got out to a 16-3-1 … Continue reading

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