Found September 19, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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I am pleased to announce Phil Coffey will be taking over The Devils Advocate blog and will continue writing in Iced Coffey too. More on Phil at the bottom of this post. -Paul By Phil Coffey With one of the most tumultuous summers in franchise history now tucked away in the history book, how will the New Jersey Devils fare in 2013-14? Let's be clear right from the top. Any team that loses Ilya Kovalchuk isn't going to be as good minus the scoring forward as with him, but in this case, the Devils were not presented with much of an option after Kovalchuk announced his NHL retirement and retreated to the KHL in Russia. Now minus Kovalchuk, but augmented by a slew of new faces brought in by General Manager Lou Lamoriello, the Devils will test the waters in the newly reshuffled Eastern Conference, where grabbing one of the eight playoff spots is easier said than done. Still, I'm not buying the Devils as Eastern bottom feeders just yet. Right now, the Devils are an am...
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