Tag Archives: Simon Nemec

As the calendar turns to October, a mid-preseason Devils preview

I’m not gonna lie, my brain is still not on the NHL right now. How could it be, with football season underway and baseball heading towards a dramatic regular season crescendo even before the four rounds of the playoffs? That … Continue reading

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Rookie Weekend for prospects, Jones and Robertson get early start before camp, Motte signs with Ottawa, Lundkvist waits for trade, Tales of Stan Fischler, Jaromir Jagr

Halfway through September, there are only a few days left of summer. As usually happens, we’ll get a last taste of temperatures in the 80’s over the next week. Then maybe Indian summer. After what felt like an eternity at … Continue reading

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WJC 2022: Othmann and Cuylle connect for Canada in blowout win over Slovakia, Luke Hughes out fast for USA

It’s rare that we have hockey in August. However, Covid Omicron forced the postponement of the 2022 U20 World Junior Championships after Christmas. There were only a handful of games played in Edmonton last winter. The only one people remember … Continue reading

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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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A chaotic first round, Rangers trade Georgiev to Avalanche, add six players at NHL Draft including Adam Sykora, will face Lightning on Opening Night, schedule criticism and a suggestion

The last three days have breezed by. It certainly was busy for all 32 teams. The league released the schedule for 2022-23 on Wednesday. Then held the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on Thursday and Friday. As … Continue reading

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Devils pick Nemec at #2 overall in a hectic first round

Before I even get to what the Devils did, first a mea culpa. I gotta eat it, I was a cynic about how all these reporters were forecasting a hundred different things that would never happen, and the hype of … Continue reading

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Draft weekend kicks off with schedule release, Devils make history with new female AGM

Now that we’re finally beyond the NHL playoffs and into the offseason news should start happening all around the league, but things have been mostly quiet before the storm other than the recent trade of Kevin Fiala to the LA … Continue reading

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Devils’ offseason begins with assistant changes and more lotto luck

With another draft lottery in the books and decisions announced on the coaching staff, the Devils offseason now appears pretty much on hiatus until July for the most part. Things certainly began with a bang on both fronts though, starting … Continue reading

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