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Devils strike big on day one of free agency with Hamilton, Bernier

Where to start after arguably the Devils’ most successful FA frenzy day? Let’s start with the obvious…the Devils’ additions of top-pairing defenseman Dougie Hamilton and veteran goalie Jonathan Bernier make them a much better team than they were twenty-four hours … Continue reading

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Devils pick Stillman with #29 overall, other thoughts

After the Devils made the long-awaited choice of Luke Hughes at #4, GM Tom Fitzgerald had to wait another three hours to make his second first-round selection at #29. Despite all the speculation of a possible trade up or trade … Continue reading

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After a quiet Deadline, pressure increases on Rangers

As expected yesterday, the Rangers stayed the course at a quiet Trade Deadline that lacked the pizzazz of past years. While GM Jeff Gorton acknowledged that they explored the market for Brendan Smith, it wasn’t worth it to move him. … Continue reading

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Devils dud of a deadline weekend

Let’s face facts, our deadline more or less ended with the Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac trade to the Islanders last weekend. All that was left to do was shift some deck chairs on the Titanic. Sami Vatanen was waived, … Continue reading

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Devils trade deadline preview

With yesterday’s news that Kyle Palmieri was being scratched for precautionary reasons a clear signal that a trade is the next step for player and team, today’s as good a time as any for the inevitable Devils deadline day preview. … Continue reading

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Orlov trips up Devils in low scoring game in overtime

Mikey likey #NJDevils | @Heineken_US pic.twitter.com/fCTSMuvBGM — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 3, 2021 Offense was hard to come by. For sixty minutes, it was virtually nonexistent in a tight checking game between the Devils and Capitals. Only two goals … Continue reading

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Devil news and notes in another lost season

In a season unlike any other this schedule still feels weird. On the one hand I feel like we got swept by the Rangers a month ago because of all the games that have been played, but it’s only been … Continue reading

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Devils show life on the road, with likely nobody watching

I’ll just say this right up front…if you were watching the Devils at all the last three nights after their ugly 0-5 homestand, which culminated with an embarrassing sweep by the Rangers over the weekend, then you’re either a better … Continue reading

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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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The COVID-19 Concern

As we reach Super Bowl weekend in February, there is a harsh reality for hockey. They’re facing something different this season. Much like the NFL and NBA, the NHL has adversity due to the virtual unknown. Unlike last summer when … Continue reading

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