Found September 19, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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...

Players mock new rule by removing each other's helmet before brawl

This season the NHL has enacted a rule that prohibits players from removing their helmets prior to engaging in a fight. What they didn’t account for is what took place in tonight’s Islander-Devil pre-season game. Islanders’ enforcer Brett Gallant and Devils’ enforcer/hockey thinker Krys Barch exposed a really obvious loophole in the NHL’s new rule by removing each other’s...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils Cut 21 + A Look At Their Dilemma On Defence

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The New Jersey Devils announced they've cut 21 players from their training camp roster. There are some notables among the cuts, including a certain someone who scored 60+ goals in Sarnia last season. To Albany: Maxime Clermont, Seth Helgeson, Dan Kelly, Raman Hrabarenka, Reid Boucher, Reece Scarlett, Riley Boychuk, Mike Hoeffel...

Johan Hedberg released from PTO; Four others sent to Hartford

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have released goaltender Johan Hedberg from his professional tryout. Hebderg was brought in while Martin Biron was out for personal reasons, but never got a chance to play in a preseason game. Both Biron and rookie Cam Talbot were great in their preseason game(s), earning more time. Unfortunately for Hedberg, he was the odd-man out. Gross also notes...

Krys Barch and Brett Gallant remove each others’ helmets before fighting (VIDEO)

via YouTube There are few things better in hockey than two heavyweights dropping the gloves, adjusting their elbow pads and chucking knuckles. There are few things more awkward in hockey than two heavyweights dropping the gloves, adjusting their elbow pads and having to remove each others’ helmets before chucking knuckles. Via Kukla’s Korner, here is David M. Singer’s (hockeyfights...

Todd Cordell: NHL Gameday Preview: New York Islanders @ New Jersey Devils

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The New Jersey Devils will play their second game of the preseason tonight as they host another divisional opponent in the New York Islanders. Puck drop is at 7ET and can be seen on live streams on both the Devils' and Islanders' official websites. Again, this preview will be different from what you're accustomed to seeing...

NHL Rules Prohibit Fighters from Removing Their Krys Barch & Brett Gallant Removed Each Other's

Krys Barch & Brett Gallant removed each other's helmets...[Next Impulse Sports] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Dan Petriw: Isles defeat Devils 5-3

The Islanders got in the imaginary win column last night with a 5-3 preseason win over the New Jersey Devils in Newark. More importantly though the Islanders avoided any injuries last night as news came out that Islander forward Cal Clutterbuck will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a skate laceration suffered against the Flames earlier in the week. The Islanders team that took the ice...

Brett Gallant And Krys Barch Found A Loophole In The New NHL Helmet Rule

The headline makes it sound like they sat down and went over a bunch of paperwork, but trust me, it involves them punching each other in the face. Recently, the NHL’s GMs and the Board of Governors created and approved a new rule that gives players a two-minute minor penalty for removing their helmet before a fight, leaving you with seven minutes in the box; five for fighting and...
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