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  1. Torts has Johnny Mac's back

    Mike Hume

    Rangers head coach John Tortorella has seldom hesitated in speaking his mind, and last Friday he rebuked Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher for comments the Bolts' bench boss made after his team was clipped twice by the suddenly streaking New...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  2. Devs try to drop pounds, pick up points

    Mike Hume

    Well, it's official. Christmas is just a lousy time of year for guys named John MacLean -- no matter the spelling. After terminating the die-hard head coach, he of the 9-22-2 debut, GM Lou Lamoriello said the rookie bench boss did not deserve all the...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  3. Devils are special, but still struggling

    Mike Hume

    The Devils have been relatively unimpressive during their five-game losing streak, but they have shown some glimmers of improvement on special teams. Over the past four games New Jersey have converted 7 of 15 chances with the man advantage and have k...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  4. Devils' hopes continue to dwindle

    Mike Hume

    The Devils are still on the skids, as their losing streak reached five games over the weekend with a 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The team will try to regroup by Wednesday when the Phoenix Coyotes will come to town, followed by another home dat...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  5. Lamoriello: "We're staying our course"

    Mike Hume

    A day after post-game comments from captain Jamie Langenbrunner fueled rumors of a possible coaching change or roster shake-up, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello threw some cold water on such speculation Wednesday. As reported by the media, including the S...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  6. Langenbrunner: "Something is going to happen"

    Mike Hume

    The Devils fell (again) 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night, increasing their most recent slide to three games and leaving them with just 18 points through 27 games. After the action stopped, captain Jamie Langenbrunner told the Star-Ledger's...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  7. W2W4: Devils vs. Penguins

    Mike Hume

    The New Jersey Devils just can't seem to stay off of losing streaks. Here's what to watch for tonight as they try to halt their most recent skid at two games. Wounded Knee Evgeni Malkin sat out the Penguins' Saturday slamming of the Columbus Blu...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  8. W2W4: Canadiens vs. Devils

    Mike Hume

    The Devils look to start a tough stretch of their schedule on the right foot tonight, as they take on the Canadiens just a few days after attending the memorial service of Pat Burns, who helmed both teams over his illustrious career. The Habs got som...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  9. Still do-or-die time for the Devils

    Mike Hume

    For all of their troubles, the Devils are still only eight points out of the playoff hunt, and one hot streak could push them out of the basement and back into the thick of things. Now, they just have to, you know, have a hot streak. After picking...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  10. Devils not going streaking

    Mike Hume

    The Devils managed to elude another opportunity to post their first winning streak of the season, getting smothered by the Bruins, 3-0, Monday night. Game Story | Box Score Martin Brodeur was not in his usual fine form, giving up a bad angle go...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  11. Poor D, Kovy flub doom Devils

    Mike Hume

    One point is better than nothing, but given the Devils' slow start to the season the shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night feels rather disappointing. Game Story | Box Score On the positive side, the vets stepped up (two goals by ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  12. Brodeur may be back Wednesday

    Mike Hume

    The Devils have had a few days to recover from various injuries before next skating against Buffalo this Wednesday and they seem to be enjoying the benefits of the time off. Among those on the uptick is goaltender Martin Brodeur, who didn't practi...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  13. W2W4: Devils vs. Blackhawks

    Mike Hume

    Three months. That's how long the New Jersey Devils, a team struggling to put the puck in the net, will be without last season's top scorer, Zach Parise. Averaging just 1.5 goals per game, New Jersey already needed someone to step up their offense...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  14. Devils' despair deepens

    Mike Hume

    The Devils' record stands at 3-9-1. They have the fewest goals in the NHL. Their goal differential of minus-22 is almost twice as bad as the NHL's second-worst mark (Anaheim at minus-13). Zach Parise is preparing for exploratory surgery. Veterans are...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  15. Devils approaching panic point

    Mike Hume

    After a poor showing in San Jose Wednesday night, the Devils stumble into Anaheim to face the Ducks, where they'll have the best chance to claim a victory during their lengthy Western Conference road trip. GM Lou Lamoriello is still clinging to t...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  16. Early stats show Kovalchuk not worth it

    Mike Hume

    New head coach John MacLean received the dreaded vote of confidence from GM Lou Lamoriello yesterday, who stated that firing MacLean has not yet crossed his mind. If Lamoriello isn't blaming the coach, then it seems to me that the fault must lie w...

    Blog | October 26, 2010