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As Rangers get ready, Gord Murphy replaces Lindy Ruff, Observations on potential roster

The days are moving closer to the official restart of training camp. Once Monday hits, it’ll finally be here. For 24 teams that are participating in the expanded playoff format with the first part focusing on 16, they’ll have a … 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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Devils-Rangers…for pride and more

At the Prudential Center last night for the depleted Devils’ shocking win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues, I was texting a friend about the game and at one point he said, ‘they better play like this tomorrow’.  My … Continue reading

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Looking forward in a lost season

  With just over a month left in the regular season, the Devils not only have the most unappetizing (re: meaningless) games down the stretch of the season, but also a brutal March schedule that all but guarantees some ugly … Continue reading

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Devils complete flurry of moves on deadline day

Sometimes it’s never really clear what a team will or can do on the day of the deadline, but with the Devils light years out of a playoff spot having pending FA’s still on the roster there was only one … Continue reading

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Trade deadline eve musings

Before we even get to the trade deadline, I want to do something I almost never do here anymore – talk about something NHL related that isn’t the Devils.  Granted this is meant to be a local coverage type blog … Continue reading

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Devils riding out dog days of winter again

Another symbol of happier times gone by…Matt and the Maven is no longer a nightly segment on the Devils’ telecast but rather a short-run series of a few different segments over social media this year.  Makes sense as Stan Fischler … Continue reading

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Devils hit the break in bad fashion

Elvis Merzlikins shutout the Devils with 41 saves in a Columbus 5-0 win that sent New Jersey into the break on a three-game losing streak. AP Photo credit Columbus Blue Jackets via Getty Images Let’s give them credit for winning … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Ray Shero fired as Devils GM

Welp I wasn’t expecting to write this blog today or at any point really in the near future although certainly I’d soured on our now-former GM Ray Shero this year when his win-now moves busted, the rebuild stalled and the … Continue reading

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Devils’ blowout of Washington a temporary reprieve for their ills

Last week in this space I said the Devils were about one or two wins away from turning me back into a believer after their stirring win at Nassau last Thursday, finishing off a 6-2-1 run through the new year.  … Continue reading

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