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Giving the Devils their Due

By at 2 February, 2009, 4:15 am

It pains me but once again like Michael Myers in Halloween, you can’t kill the New Jersey Devils off. Not even the loss of Martin Brodeur and early injuries can stop Jack Adams frontrunner Brent Sutter’s exciting offensive minded club from stunning the rest of the league.
I think my Dad summed it up best when […]


Rangers fire blanks at Rask

By at 31 January, 2009, 6:24 pm

Apparently, the Rangers did about as much as I did this afternoon. Well, at least offensively as they were blanked by rookie Tuuka Rask and the Bruins 1-0 in Beantown.
At least I had a valid reason. I stayed up and watched Serena Williams whip Dinara Safina for her fourth Australian Open title and then recapped […]


Video of Day: Sidney Crosby

By at 29 January, 2009, 5:57 am

I do this with my Hitting Back site usually highlighting favorite music videos. Obviously, that doesn’t apply here but maybe it’s time for a new Video category dedicated to the coolest puck highlights.
Why not? We can mix ‘em in along with our local coverage. Whether it be a highlight reel goal, big save, great pass, awesome […]


Crosby led Pens humiliate Rangers

By at 28 January, 2009, 10:43 pm

For 40 minutes, nothing separated the Rangers and Pens at Mellon Arena. Locked up at one, it looked like another battle between Atlantic rivals would be decided by the next goal.
Instead, Sidney Crosby and the Pens had other ideas outscoring a lackluster Blueshirt team 5-1 doubling them up in shots 16-8 as part of a humiliating […]


Rangers hang on over Candy Canes

By at 28 January, 2009, 1:49 am

At the end of the day, the most important thing was the ‘W’ the Rangers got to keep pace with the red hot Devils remaining a point behind with one extra game played.
That they had to hang on to do it winning 3-2 over the pesky Hurricanes is nothing to brag about. It was an […]


First Half Thoughts

By at 23 January, 2009, 1:42 am

It’s the All-Star Break and that means no games until after the big weekend in Montreal as part of their Centennial season.
With some time off, here are a few observations on the 2008-09 first half:
-Zach Parise has eclipsed Martin Brodeur as the Devils’ most valuable player. This isn’t to take away from the future Hall […]


Betts leads Rangers past Ducks

By at 20 January, 2009, 10:04 pm

He’s the quiet man who performs his role well without much fanfare. That’s Blair Betts to a tee whose valuable penalty killing often flies under the radar while anchoring a fourth line of Freddy Sjostrom and club enforcer Colton Orr.
While lone All-Star Henrik Lundqvist (32 saves), Markus Naslund (goal, assist) and Scott Gomez (GW PPG, […]


Yes He Can!

By at 20 January, 2009, 2:08 pm

 You just knew it would happen! The great players always seem to find a way to rise to a special occasion.
Precisely what Brendan Shanahan in his much anticipated return to his first ever team, the Devils helping lead them to a 3-1 road win over Nashville and into first place for the first time all […]


NBC stands for All Crosby Network

By at 18 January, 2009, 12:48 pm

I’ve had enough already! Crosby this and Crosby that! Screw this pile of dirt and the ridiculous asskissing fest this network does.
I can’t take it anymore. It’s bad enough the Rangers forgot to show for the first period plus. The only reason they’re not down more than two is because Lundqvist has stood on his […]


Coach’s Corner 1/17/09

By at 18 January, 2009, 5:59 am

This was a good segment. Classic Grapes too where he calls out Gretzky and Bettman and then examines the awful officiating from the Rangers-Blackhawks game in which six 5-on-3’s were handed out including a Callahan penalty where before it happened, Marc Staal was illegally charged with the guy leaving his feet and nothing. But he got […]