Tag Archives: Will Butcher

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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Devils decade retrospective part II – games and team of the 2010’s

My last blog was basically an overview of the decade itself and all the main events on and off the ice by year.  This time I’ll expand the Devils retrospective by looking more closely at the top ten games and … 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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The Devil Dilemma

Andy Greene defends a Senator during a disappointing 4-2 home loss for the Devils. AP Photo by Bill Kastroun via Getty Images One of the real mysteries of the early season is the inconsistent play of the New Jersey Devils. … Continue reading

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Hughes’ first goal leads to a second straight Devils win

I hadn’t heard this call of Jack Hughes’ first NHL goal till now since I was at the game.  Have to admit it was some call by Cangi…that’s #1 for #1!  Well Hughes does wear #86 but everyone knows what … Continue reading

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2019-20 Devils season preview

With the Devils’ preseason now concluded and final roster decisions just days away, it’s time to look forward to the upcoming campaign, which for the Devils will start on Friday in Newark against the Winnipeg Jets.  Even though the team’s … Continue reading

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The Great Debate: Jack Hughes vs Kaapo Kakko

As we finally approach the end of a long August that feels like an eternity, September means hockey is around the corner. After a whole lot of nothing aside from unsigned players and organizations posturing due to the dysfunctional salary … Continue reading

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Devils sign Simmonds to one-year deal

I’ve never been as meh about July 1 as I was this year, in part because I wasn’t expecting Ray Shero to dive into the deep end of the pool and in part also because we weren’t about to lose … Continue reading

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Game #81: Throwback Thursday – Canes 3, Devils 1

In a lot of ways last night’s penultimate game was a look back at the way things used to be for the Devils.  Specifically, last night’s game in Carolina which clinched a playoff spot for a resurgent Canes team returning … Continue reading

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Game #79: Skimpy Saturday – Blues 3, Devils 2 (OT)

Thank goodness me and my friend had the club seats for last night’s home game, since nothing else about ‘Fan Appreciation’ night quite measured up.  From the game itself – the worst possible result that satisfies neither the Lose for … Continue reading

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