Tag Archives: New Jersey Devils

The First Five Games: Toronto Maple Leafs

23rd
Sep. × ’13

After years, and years of futility, questionable contracts, and slow incremental improvement, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally made the playoffs. Better still, they didn’t even back in on a last game overtime loss, they snagged the five spot in the conference, in regulation or overtime wins they were tied for second in the east. Which […]


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The First Five Games: New York Islanders

5th
Sep. × ’13

The Brooklyn New York Islanders will be going into this season with something many of their young stars have never had; NHL playoff experience. Last years six game set with the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t end the way they wanted, but to steal a line from Iron Man 2 “they made god bleed” and the sharks, […]


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The First Five Games: Edmonton Oilers

28th
Aug. × ’13

The Edmonton Oilers were a very interesting team to watch last season. Many of the younger players have a low enough NHL game total they could, and did play in the AHL during the lockout. This made them one of the more cohesive teams when the season started. Over the course of a year that […]


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The First Five Games: Columbus Blue Jackets

25th
Aug. × ’13

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a wildly up and down season that saw them in 14th in the West on February 1, in dead last on the 26th, up to 11th and just 3 points out of the playoffs on April 7, in 8th place on April 19th, and ultimately falling short of the playoffs […]


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The First Five Games: Calgary Flames

20th
Aug. × ’13

The abbreviated 2012-13 season was perhaps a blessing for Calgary Flames fans. They finished 25th in the NHL. Living legend Jarome Iginla departed for playoff pastures, and defensive stalwart Jay Bouwmeester skipped town to play for the Saint Louis Blues. The rebuild began under the same hands that have guided the franchise the last several […]


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What We Know: Metropolitan Division

30th
Jul. × ’13

The new Metropolitan division combines all five of the teams from the old Atlantic Division, two teams from the thoroughly shattered Southeast division, and one former central division team. After last season this will hands down be the hardest division to predict. Carolina:We know that with a healthy backup the team is already better than […]


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Best and Worst Summer Moves July 9 – 14

15th
Jul. × ’13

Some teams have continued to have a strong off season, others have spiraled into irrelevence through the attrition of free agency. Best: Washington Capitals: Locking up Karl Alzner at a very club friendly price was one of GMGM’s best movies. Last year he was second in time on ice for the team, and in the […]


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Where Do The New Jersey Devils Go From Here?

12th
Jul. × ’13

Ilya Kovalchuk’s retirement is the start of a new era for the weary franchise. It is also another severe blow to a team that lost Parise two years ago, and will likely lose the teams living avatar Martin Brodeur in another year or two. For this season with a paltry passel of players on the […]


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Kovalchuk Retirement: Whys

11th
Jul. × ’13

The biggest story of the NHL off season isn’t a trade, an offer sheet, an unfortunate death or even an absurd signing. It is the retirement of one of the most talented players in the NHL. Ilya Kovalchuk announced he would be leaving the NHL and returning to Russia through the New Jersey Devils website […]


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