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Opening Night thoughts

Well, the NHL is finally back in the Metro area tonight after a number of games around the league last night, as all three locals return to the ice tonight with the Devils taking on the Bruins at the Rock … Continue reading

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Devils begin new year with anticipation and questions

Well the moment is finally upon us, and I don’t mean the merciful end of 2020 in a few hours, but rather the moment hockey has finally come back for the Devils and six other teams whose last time on … Continue reading

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Ruff criticism misguided as accomplished Rangers assistant takes Devils coaching job

Much has been made of Lindy Ruff in this area from impatient fans. The truth is the Rangers have one of the most polarizing fan bases in all of hockey. Such is the mentality of the New York sports fan. … Continue reading

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Rangers face improved Devils in another big game, Shesterkin could return, DeAngelo talks with Zibanejad and trolls fans

It’s without a doubt a big Saturday for the Rangers. Entering play two points out of the second wildcard that the Islanders are clinging onto, they know any misstep now could prove costly. That’s why the Devils visiting The Garden … Continue reading

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Devils winter potpourri

You wouldn’t think it to watch their play, but after the All-Star break the Devils have gotten at least a point in each of their five games since then.  Sounds great, and certainly beating the Flyers 5-0 on Thursday was, … 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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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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