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Michael Gwizdala covers the New Jersey Devils for The Hockey Writers. Michael has also written for the Times Union and has been published on numerous outlets on the web. Additionally, Michael was once a Media Relations intern for the AHL Albany River Rats. Michael is also a graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

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(Albany River Rats 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs/Rink Rat Illustrated).

Albany Devils Top 10 Playoff Moments

Up until this season, it has been quite some time since a New Jersey Devils affiliated team in Albany has qualified for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.  To be precise, […]

Zajac & Jagr celebrate (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

A Glass Half Full Look At The Devils’ Season

By now you’re looking at the Stanley Cup playoff bracket and obviously you know that the New Jersey Devils are nowhere to be found.  That’s not to say it was […]

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For Eliminated Devils; A Season Of Missed Opportunities

For the second consecutive season and the third time in four years, the New Jersey Devils will not be participating in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

by · April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Should Shootout Woes Concern The Devils?

The shootout.  Once lauded by fans of the bygone International Hockey League and embraced by the modern NHL fan, is now waning in support.  One need look no further than […]

by · March 30, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Zach Parise Was The Heart And Soul Of The Devils

In sports, we tend to overuse superlatives like heart, hustle, intangibles, chemistry, “it factor,” etc.  We’ll label a player, “hard nosed” and “hard working,” in lieu of the numbers, because […]

by · March 19, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Devils’ Adam Henrique Revving Up

When breaking down the keys to second half success for the New Jersey Devils, I noted how the club would need more production from number 14 in 2014.  At the […]

by · March 9, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Which 5 Teams Should Trade For Martin Brodeur?

If I had my druthers, Martin Brodeur would finish his career with the New Jersey Devils.  At this point, the Devils probably aren’t going to get a huge haul for […]

by · March 2, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Where Does Pete DeBoer Stand With The Devils?

The New Jersey Devils have long been known for accountability at the top.  Just ask John MacLean, Claude Julien, Larry Robinson (twice) and Robbie Ftorek.  That is especially the case […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
No More AHL In Glens Falls?

No More AHL In Glens Falls?

This season marked 25 years of the American Hockey League at the Glens Falls Civic Center.  For 20 years, the Adirondack Red Wings made it one of the toughest barns […]

Albany Devils Decimate Adirondack Phantoms

Albany Devils Decimate Adirondack Phantoms

It was a rivalry mostly in geography only.  Although there are still a pair of contests remaining between the two clubs at the Glens Falls Civic Center, barring a Calder […]

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A Super Bowl Stanley Cup Final?

The NHL continues to bask in the success of its Winter Classic Stadium Series.  Conversely, the NFL continues to debate the merits of an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl.  So […]

by · January 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Winter Classic
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The 2013-14 New Jersey Devils: How The Team Was Built

When the New Jersey Devils were winning Stanley Cups, their foundation was built with smart and deep draft picks, coupled with shrewd trades.  Ah but how was the current edition […]

by · January 23, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils