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Devils 2021 season recap and look ahead : The Young Guns take over

Much like everything else in this last year plus, the 2021 Devils season had wildly emotional ups and downs, with lots of unexpected obstacles to overcome. I’m going to make a comparison to where we are as a country on … 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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Devils’ rally too late in frustrating one-goal loss to Caps, who sweep the season series, Palmieri expected to be traded

“For us, it was probably one of our better games against them. We just didn’t end up on top.” Hear from Zajac after falling to the Capitals 5-4 today. #NJDevils | @UnibetUS pic.twitter.com/KAW1kDVLCT — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 4, … Continue reading

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Devils illusory junktime surge ends in Beantown

In the previously on part of this blog, to recap since it’s been a while – the last time I really paid any serious attention to a Devils game was the Ranger weekend fiasco. I mentally shut off entirely after … 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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Blueshirts make it a clean sweep of listless Devils in Newark, Chytil has a goal and assist to deliver first winning streak

Kreider: Man of the people. pic.twitter.com/lg46XTVnVj — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 6, 2021 Well, it took long enough. The Rangers officially have their first winning streak of the season. In defeating the listless Devils by doubling them up 6-3, … Continue reading

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Kreider’s second hat trick of season highlights Rangers 6-1 win over Devils, Shestyorkin injury a concern

AP Photo by New York Rangers courtesy Getty Images Statistics don’t always tell the whole story about games. If you were to look at the box score of tonight’s game, you wouldn’t have believed the Rangers wound up running away … 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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