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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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New year brings new hope

Despite a 5-2-1 stretch heading into the new year I remained skeptical about the Devils’ ability to maintain their recent run, especially with a schedule that doesn’t get any easier heading into the long All-Star break in a little over … Continue reading

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Devils decade in review: Mostly dark clouds with a couple of bright patches

I’ve seen some decade in review things sporadically including podcasts and whatnot, plus the NFL’s 100th anniversary stuff but it didn’t really occur to me to do a decade in review for the Devils until I saw someone bring up … Continue reading

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Devils had to trade Hall

Taylor Hall was finally traded today by the Devils. AP Photo via Getty Images It’s finally done. Taylor Hall is officially no longer a New Jersey Devil. The ’17-18 Hart winner, who carried the Devils to its only postseason appearance … Continue reading

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Hall trade imminent

Just three lousy months ago if you’d asked any Devils fan what mid-December would look like, nobody would have pictured that not only would Taylor Hall get traded, but that it would happen this soon.  Heck, on the eve of … Continue reading

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Rumor: Taylor Hall to the Avalanche

Normally, I don’t put too much stock in rumors. However, it seems likely that Taylor Hall has played his last home game for the Devils. If that truly is the case, the former 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner at least scored … Continue reading

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Tumultuous week leads only to more excuses and losing

By now the firing of former Devils coach John Hynes is old news, but I haven’t blogged since then in part due to general apathy of the season at this point, and in part because I wanted to see an … Continue reading

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Game 25: Special Teams and Determination keys to humiliation of the Devils

Teammates congratulate Alexandar Georgiev on his third career shutout in a 4-0 humiliation of the Hudson Rival Devils, who heard boos in Newark. AP Photo via Getty Images courtesy Hartford Courant Alright. Let me start off by saying this post … Continue reading

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