Tag Archives: Erik Haula

Devils’ winning streak finally ends amid controversy and anger

As the saying goes, it was a fun ride while it lasted! Finally, the Devils’ insane winning streak ended at thirteen straight games after what can only be termed a frustrating 2-1 loss to a Leafs team that was undermanned … Continue reading

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Devils’ dominant four-game winning streak has them in first(!) place at the ten-game mark

While admittedly part of me is annoyed that I haven’t been able to watch or attend as many of these first ten games as I’d have liked to (for various reasons), part of me is also finally starting to be … Continue reading

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Statement win for Devils and Vanecek against Colorado

If you’d told me a couple weeks ago as the Devils were sitting at 0-2 that they would win five out of their next six and improve to 5-3 I would have laughed at the absurdity. Even now I’m still … Continue reading

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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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Day One of the Free Agent Frenzy: As predicted, Trocheck signs with the Rangers, Halak the new backup, Copp heads home and Strome out West, Gaudreau turns down Devils for Blue Jackets, The best contracts of July 13th

Day One of free agency didn’t disappoint. The July 13th FA Frenzy featured almost every big name. There were so many signings that it may as well have been a carnival. Even with the late news that Evander Kane stayed … Continue reading

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Devils’ UFA day starts with promise and ends with frustration – or maybe not?

Predictably after a UFA day for the Devils that saw their biggest acquisitions be a third-line center (Erik Haula) and a seventh defenseman (Brendan Smith), there was no end-of-the day presser from GM Tom Fitzgerald about what can only be … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Who will be left standing in a hard to predict postseason?

They say that stories write themselves. In some cases, that’s true. Take for example the Canadiens last year. They were left for dead after going down three games to one in the first round against the rival Maple Leafs. Then, … Continue reading

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Devils’ winning streak grinds to a halt in another matinee dud

For all the things that may be changing so far with the Devils, apparently one thing destined never to change is the Devils’ dreadful record in weekend home matinees. It seems as if it’s the same script over and over … Continue reading

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Conference Finals Preview: Fresh blood good for NHL

Unlike the past decade that’s been largely dominated by the Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings who combined for eight of the last nine Stanley Cups, there’s fresh blood in the Conference Finals which start tonight in Tampa with the Lightning hosting … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Golden Knights are for real

All this to wish the team good luck the next few days 🤩 pic.twitter.com/8JQaW60pfv — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 14, 2018 In its amazing inaugural season that included a Pacific Division crown and 109 points, the Vegas Golden Knights … Continue reading

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