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May 1st, 2016 In Albany Devils, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies 0 comments

Too good to wait. Due to the Calder Cup playoff format, the top two teams point wise in the American Hockey League, will meet in the second round. The Toronto Marlies 54-16-5-1 (114 points) and Albany Devils 46-20-8-2 (102 points), were destined to play each other and it will happen in the North Division finals. Across six regular season tilts,...

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April 24th, 2016 In Column, Elsewhere on the Web, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

'The Nuck Stops Here' is a Vancouver Canucks news and analysis column running every Sunday throughout the season. NEWS Canucks sign Thatcher Demko The following is a press release from the organization: Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed goaltender Thatcher Demko to a...

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April 24th, 2016 In AHL, Albany Devils, New Jersey Devils, Utica Comets 0 comments

Back in the late 1990s, the NHL ran an ad campaign called "Get Cup Crazy," a play on the Prince song, "Let's Go Crazy." This weekend in Albany, fans were loud, be they from the Capital Region, Central New York, New Jersey or even the random dude wearing a Cornwall Aces sweater. Two Empire State rivals were going at it on the ice and the results...

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April 22nd, 2016 In AHL, Minor League Report, Utica Comets, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

The Vancouver Canucks' season was over long before it was over, but their farm team still has plenty to play for. The 2015 Eastern Conference champion Utica Comets (38-26-12) begin their Calder Cup quest tonight against the Albany Devils (46-20-10) in the best-of-five first round series. A lot of the Comets roster is changed over from a...

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April 18th, 2016 In AHL, Albany Devils, Devils Prospects, New Jersey Devils 0 comments

Building chemistry and rebuilding with momentum. If you're the New Jersey Devils organization, what transpired in Albany this season is exactly what you want. The American Hockey League Albany Devils forged together a historic regular season. Albany set franchise records with victories (46), points (102), fewest goals against (167) and wins at...

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April 13th, 2016 In AHL, Albany Devils, Devils Prospects, New Jersey Devils 0 comments

The Albany Devils are set to embark on their 2015-16 Calder Cup postseason run. The last time an AHL Devils club made it out of the first round, let alone made a deep run, was the 1997-98 Albany River Rats. Under the tutelage of second year bench boss John Cunniff, Albany won the Empire Division, going 43-20-11-6 (103 points). Those Rats reached...

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April 8th, 2016 In AHL, Albany Devils, Devils Prospects, New Jersey Devils 0 comments

When you see him on the streets, call him "killer." Now you can call him coach of the year. Albany Devils bench boss Rick Kowalsky is your 2015-16 recipient of the Louis A.R. Pieri Award, voted as the top coach in the American Hockey League. It has been a long road and a grind for the sixth-year A-Devils coach, who has been through times both...

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