Tag Archives: Lindy Ruff

Empty feeling still prevalent in Newark

In this of all seasons it’s hard to know where criticism will diverge from reality. I was gonna be even harder on the Devils in the headline, but before even getting to criticisms I have to remind myself that yes, … Continue reading

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Devils swept by Caps as the regression continues

There isn’t much good to say about this weekend losing another two games to the Capitals and failing to carry over any momentum from the wild Thursday win over the Sabres. Indeed that win proved to be the only one … 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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A good news, bad news kind of weekend for the Devils

First, let’s get the bad news out of the way – it was a lost weekend for the Devils on the ice as they went pointless in both games, losing 3-2 to a desperate Sabres team on Saturday and 4-3 … Continue reading

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The development of the kids is a process for Rangers

By now, you’ve seen the numbers. They don’t lie. There is no way to explain what’s happening with Alexis Lafreniere. 15 Games Played 1 Goal 0 Assists 1 Point -7 Rating 2 Penalty Minutes 21 Shots Since getting the thrilling … Continue reading

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Surprising Devils stick it to the Bruins again

In the season’s opening two games the Devils managed to take three of a possible four points from the defending President’s Cup winning Bruins, but those games looked like an anomaly (at least from the Boston end) given that Boston … Continue reading

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Rangers embarrassed by no name Devils

Let me preface this by saying that I had a sinking feeling. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t feel good about this team. The uneven play. The inconsistency shift to shift. The bad penalties. The mystifying play of … Continue reading

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Opening Night 2.0 for Devils tonight at the Garden

After more than two weeks off, the Devils are just hours from finally returning to the ice – for the most part. Still a handful of players remain on the COVID list including Travis Zajac, who’s been there the longest … Continue reading

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Rangers to face returning Devils without Panarin and Miller

There are two storylines for tonight’s second installment of the Battle Of Hudson. The first one is that it’s the first time the Devils will play in February due a COVID-19 outbreak. Their last game came on Jan. 31 when … Continue reading

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Sabres season also postponed through the 8th (at least)

As a Devils fan, I feel compelled to apologize to Sabres fans in general and NHL fans at large for the entire season being jeopardized by whatever the heck happened with our franchise in the last week. Thing is, it’s … Continue reading

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