Metropolitan Division

Devils on the Rise

Since Jacques Lemaire took over as coach and Jamie Langenbrunner headed to greener pastures in Dallas, the Devils have seen a miraculous turnaround. After having won only 10 games in the first half of the seaso...

Retro Rangers: The Autograph Collection

I can’t really call myself an avid autograph collector. Frankly I couldn’t tell you where most of them are anymore. For me it’s always been more about the memory of meeting the players. And most of those me...

Devils On The Rise?

With Sidney Crosby (concussion) and Evgeni Malkin (undisclosed injury) out of the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup on Thursday night, along with Marc-Andre Fleury given the night off, the cards were in the Devils’ ha...

Retro Rangers: Top Four Picks of ’71

If you recall, a few weeks ago in my Steve Vickers' article  I noted that all of the top four picks of the 1971 amateur draft — Guy Lafleur (Montreal), Marcel Dionne (Detroit), Jocelyn Guevremont (Vancouver...

Flyers Win, Devils Trade Captain

The Devils’ second shakeup commenced a few hours before they faced the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. It was no surprise that with the return of Jacques Lemaire as coach of the Devils, the team would soon see...

Fluke Goal Haunts Devils in Loss to Wild

The Devils just can’t get a lucky break this season. Even if bookies pitted the Devils as winning against the Wild on Tuesday night, they erred by looking at the history of the match-up instead of looking at th...

Can These All-Time Records Be Broken?

The old saying “Records are made to be broken” has been proven to be true many times over. Numerous records that were once considered unreachable have been surpassed in recent years. Who would have thought ...

Devils’ Shakeup Begins

The New Jersey Devils players learned this morning that John MacLean was no longer their head coach. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello met with the players this morning to discuss his decision. In the interim, he has...

Retro Rangers: Remembering Steve Vickers

Of all the players of the Emile Francis era, I identified most with Steve Vickers. We were the same age and weight and although I was a little taller, he had that moustache and much better hair. But it was ...

Retro Rangers: Kocur’s “Impossible” Goal

Never let it be said that Joey Kocur couldn’t shoot the puck. The burly winger accomplished the seemingly impossible on November 11, 1991 when he drilled the 3” x 1” puck through one of the 2½ “ diamonds in...