Tag Archives: John Hynes

Rangers might need to shake things up

When the final buzzer sounded last night in Music City, Nashville fans saluted their team for doing a great job protecting a one-goal lead in defeating the punchless Rangers 2-1. Why not? The Predators blocked 22 shots and stifled the … 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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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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Devils, NHL postpone games until after Christmas break

In something that seemed inevitable for days, the NHL yesterday finally acknowledged the reality that a pause was needed for an NHL season already unbalanced by multiple team shutdowns and canceled blocks of games. Nobody thought we’d get to this … 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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Predators out-grind Rangers in playoff style shutout, Kreider speaks up

This one was all about style. It wasn’t fancy. But rather a grinding, physical game that was hard fought. Despite playing without stars Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen, the Predators out-hit and out-grinded the Rangers to win a playoff style … 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 begin new year with anticipation and questions

Well the moment is finally upon us, and I don’t mean the merciful end of 2020 in a few hours, but rather the moment hockey has finally come back for the Devils and six other teams whose last time on … Continue reading

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Weekes: Devils to retain Fitz as GM, hire Ruff as coach

I’ll start off by giving Weekesie some credit in his new role, he broke some news on this hot summer day and it’s not the first time he’s broken anything Devils-related either. Not that either management hire is all that … Continue reading

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Devils season review and look at what’s ahead

    Let’s face it, even if the NHL manages to come back in a few weeks and play a handful of regular season games to have a mini-playoff chase, the Devils’ season for all intents and purposes ended in … Continue reading

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