Devils season preview

This has been an interesting exercise in balancing the success of last season with the demands of renewed challenges from rivals, the challenges of the new conference system, retirements of existing players and the new rules on squad formation. With the Devils, Giants, Steelers and Panthers in the same conference,…

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2016-17 review

After stumbling in the final run-in for the past two seasons, there was some mumbling around Cardiff whether they were a team of chokers, and whether Lord had the coaching wherewithal to finally end Cardiff’s 20 year league drought this season. Generally fans were behind him and the owners, there…

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Ghosts on the ice

Devils 0 – 8 Panthers Ouch. I had some trepidation going into this game, the Panthers felt aggrieved after the last game and would be seeking revenge. My fears were confirmed within the first minute when a shot bobbled up from Bowns, everyone lost sight of it and it was…

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Service resumed

Devils 4 – 3 Clan After a couple of weeks without meaningful competition at home, the game tonight had the making of a good contest. Last time we had the Hendrikx grudge to witness, and there was some added grievances in the shape of Rosehill and Bordeleau carry over from…

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Quick patterns

Devils 5 – 2 Giants This represented the 6th win in a row for the Devils. After their early season, mostly Cup related, blip they have found their form. Last night they won away in Manchester while Nottingham lost, so tonight represented a chance to strengthen their lead at the…

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Act now, without delay

Devils 5 – 2 Capitals This game was delayed initially by the late arrival of the Caps, then there was the retirement of Brad Voth’s number 26 jersey. This was nicely handled with former players in presence (in town for the Matzka Charity match on Tuesday), and the current team…

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You Can Play

Devils 4 – 5 Steelers Prior to the game the Devils aired a video for the You Can Play project (the first European team to join the campaign against homophobia I believe). This was great to see, and credit to the team and management for joining. On to the game…

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The Doucet Situation

Devils 1 – 3 Panthers Last night’s win away in Belfast was more significant than this Cup game, so there was a certain indifference to the result tonight. Which was just as well as the Devils performance was lacklustre. A freak goal from Richardson out by the boards, which was…

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