Tag Archives: Janne Kuokkanen

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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Devils’ horrible three-day stretch spotlights same old issues

At about 3 PM today (three hours ago) I really thought I was gonna be sitting here writing a positive blog for a change. And why not, with the Devils on top of the East-leading Panthers 6-2 after a rousing … 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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Devils’ season again comes to a halt due to COVID

Well I guess it was too much to ask to get through January without another Devils COVID outbreak. It’s hard to keep track anymore of who’s playing and who’s not, part of the reason it’s been hard for me to … Continue reading

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Devils’ lost home week only increases the angst of fans

I can’t even figure out where to begin with this blog. There’s so much I want to say about this franchise, and yet I have so little interest in saying it at this point. It’s sort of a dual personality … Continue reading

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Devils’ road meltdown indicative of larger problems

It’s basically become a yearly ritual for me to post this classic scene from Wargames whenever crap completely hits the fan for the Devils, symbolically going to DEFCON 1 is my version of pressing the panic button. And make no … Continue reading

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Devils’ turnaround in Tampa earns a vital two points

Momentum is a funny thing sometimes – you just never know when it can shift in a period, a game or even a season for players and teams alike. We saw several examples of this in Tampa this afternoon for … Continue reading

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Devils thump Islanders 4-0 for third straight win

Maybe, just maybe this is a new day in Newark after all. If you could dismiss the Devils’ 7-3 win against the Panthers on Tuesday as an inevitable road letdown from a team off to a hot start that just … Continue reading

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Devils somehow split a sloppy West Coast trip

A few games ago I said at one point the early part of this Devils season was a study in glass half-full and half-empty thinking. They lived that to a tee on the West Coast, following an ugly loss in … Continue reading

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Devils’ injury situation continues to mount as reality hits against Caps

Let’s just start with the good news, I’m glad I couldn’t even watch last night’s game, let alone attend what was always going to be a predictable beatdown by the Caps, who’ve owned us the last several years. Sure, we … Continue reading

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