Tag Archives: Will Butcher

Devils facing first crisis of the season

So far things have been the good ship lollipop for the most part in Newark with the Devils surprising the league through their first 35 games, younger players producing and everyone getting along (except fans with each other, but what … Continue reading

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Banged-up Devils rebound with gritty week

I admit it, after the team sloughed their way through two horrible division losses against the Blue Jackets and the Rangers last weekend I was getting a bit concerned the Devils’ good start was going to get buried in the … Continue reading

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Deeper Metro Division will likely get screwed by current playoff format

By show of hands, how many people like the current playoff format? You won’t find me as one who agrees with it. The idea of reestablishing the old divisional playoffs for the first two rounds sounded good in theory. But … Continue reading

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Boyle Strong, Kids and Gibbons underdog story make Devils fun again

It’s been quite some time since the Devils were good. Most of the names on the backs of the jerseys have changed since the ‘11-12 run to the Stanley Cup Final. Only captain Andy Greene remains. Long gone are Ilya … Continue reading

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Devils have a post-Thanksgiving feast with two more wins

If you could only use one word to describe this Devils season so far, you’d have to go with thrilling.  Not only is the team incredibly entertaining to watch, but seemingly every game (and certainly every win) comes down to … Continue reading

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First quarter of Devils season a success, but many obstacles still ahead

On the morning of Thanksgiving, it’s probably a good time to take a snapshot of the Devils’ season as a whole to this point.  Especially since with 21 games played, more than a quarter of the regular season’s in the … Continue reading

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Limping Devils face their first gutcheck of the season

Obviously, it’s still early in the season and the Devils are for the moment cruising along fine with a 9-4-1 record after getting three of a possible six points on their Western Canada swing, although they returned home and laid … Continue reading

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Entertaining Devils go to 8-2 with a pair of wild wins

Looking in the standings on this dreary Sunday afternoon and seeing a young, exciting Devils team in sole possession first place scoring nearly four goals a game…I have to pinch myself and ask is this 1999 or 2017?!  Indeed we … Continue reading

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Lack of discipline and confusing lineup costly in another loss that sends fans to the exits

When you’re a good team, you find ways to win. When you’re bad, you find ways to lose. For the Rangers, they did it to themselves again in last night’s 3-2 loss to the Devils at a restless MSG. They’re … Continue reading

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Hynes, Kinkaid lead Devils to comeback win at MSG

Many times in hockey all of us (fans) will complain about coaching decisions and perhaps at times give coaches too much credit/blame on such things as – who plays, who sits, who’s on what line, does the system fit the … Continue reading

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