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Devils improve defense by acquiring Marino from Pens for Ty Smith and third round pick

The Devils upgraded their defense today by adding a proven veteran in a smart deal. In a move that should improve their blue line, they acquired John Marino from the Pens in exchange for Ty Smith and a 2023 third … Continue reading

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Devils continue improving with trade for Marino

Well when I last signed off here, I had gone from disillusioned over the Johnny Gaudreau mess to appeased (for lack of a better word) by a fortuitous late-night signing of Ondrej Palat, and now pleasantly surprised today by Fitz’s … Continue reading

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Devils add goaltending with Vanecek, conclude draft weekend with seven more picks on Friday

With free agency beginning in just a few days there was still a question mark as to how the Devils were going to deal with their goaltending situation, especially given the ominous non-update of Jonathan Bernier after hip surgery ended … Continue reading

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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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A Devilish Night: Awful second period dooms Rangers in bad loss to Hudson rival Devils, Shesterkin chased for five goals, Kreider gets 42nd in garbage time

They're our stars. They're your stars. They're tonight's three stars. #NJDevils | @UnibetUS pic.twitter.com/FAHRmp2MR3 — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) March 23, 2022 If they were to take anything from last night’s game, the message is simple. Don’t do it again. … Continue reading

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Devils improved offense, same old goaltending lead to mixed results

The best thing I can say about these last two games – besides the improved offense – is just the mere fact at least hockey’s back to stay for a while, until the end of the season in another two … 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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Hughes, Bratt continue to shine as Devils beat Blue Jackets

Despite the fact I was going to my first home game in a few weeks last night, I was not really looking forward to it, partly for reasons discussed in my last blog so I won’t rehash it too much … Continue reading

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Devils’ winning streak ends amid more bad news

Despite the Devils’ three-game winning streak before last night’s tilt in Boston, I wasn’t getting all nuts about what it meant for our playoff chances (playoffs…playoffs?!) even though in theory a matchup against the current second wild card in Boston … Continue reading

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