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Devils Week Ahead, The Silly Season, Brodeur

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-The three games after the Olympic break went well for the Devils, despite Sunday’s loss to a strong San Jose squad. The power play clicked nicely against the Islanders on Saturday, wasting little time in converting chances, as the team … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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23 games remain in New Jersey’s schedule. 23 games remaining for the Devils to put together a run to secure a playoff spot. 23 games for the Devils to erase a consistently inconsistent stretch of play leading up to the … Continue reading

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Clarkson Praised By Don Cherry

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Don Cherry has never been shy about expressing his opinions or his love for hard-nosed hockey players from the Toronto area. The former coach of the Boston Bruins is a Canadian icon and his Coach’s Corner segments after the first … Continue reading

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Devils Re-Acquire Ponikarovsky, Zubrus Out 2-8 Weeks

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Two big news items tonight. First, the Devils have re-acquired Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 7th round pick in this coming draft and a 4th round pick in 2014. Why did the leave the team … Continue reading

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Which Defenseman Should the Devils Trade?

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The Devils have 8 defensemen. Occasionally, they have demonstrated a willingness to play 7 in a game in the past, but for the most part the roster is best constructed with 6 playing in each game and one sitting on … Continue reading

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Lockout Update: Best News Yet

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Representatives from the NHL owners and players say down for lengthy discussions this weekend. From TG: Following a lengthy series of discussions Saturday between NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr at an undisclosed, neutral site, … Continue reading

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Breaking: Islanders Moving to Brooklyn for 2015-16 Season

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I think we all knew this was coming, but I probably wasn’t the only one surprised to hear it announced so quickly. From The New York Times: The New York Islanders, who have played on Long Island since they began … Continue reading

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Lockout Update: Moving the Puck Forward

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Over the past week, there’s been quite a bit of development on the CBA front. On October 16th, the NHL presented an offer to the NHLPA that was a significant step toward an eventual resolution. We don’t need to get … Continue reading

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Salary Capped Rosters Should Be Balanced – Why A Post-Parise Roster May Work Better

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NHL teams operate under real resource limits because of the salary cap. They have a certain amount of money to spend on a set number of players, and must choose how to apportion that money. The Devils are currently not … Continue reading

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