Euro-lite

Devils 6 – 2 Krefeld If last night’s game was useful but difficult to discern much from, this game provided a greater measure of the Devils team, and one they passed impressively. Krefeld may have only won 11 games last season but they are still a DEL team, a superior…

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Aladdin sane

Devils 5 – 0 Clan The Devils started with Murdy in net and Lord on the bench. The Clan are still recruiting and only had 8 imports and played with a bench of 16 including 3 youngsters, so this was never going to be an even match. The Devils lines…

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Early signs

Devils 3 – 2 Panthers (SO) After an away win against the Panthers last night this was the first time to see the new Devils team on home ice. And, by the way, yayyyy, hockey is back! Murdy started in net the previous night and impressed, earning MOM (and at…

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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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Friendly fire

(It was all about lines tonight) Cardiff Devils 7 – 6 Coventry Blaze (OT) After 5 pre-season games against overseas competition, it has been difficult to judge where this Devils team is situated against EIHL opponents. An impressive 3-2 away win in Coventry on Monday with an understrength team suggested…

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Not quite the real thing

Cardiff Devils 5 – 0 Tilburg Trappers  The Devils pre-season continued with the easiest game so far. Trappers rarely looked like scoring, and the Devils spread their five goals throughout the team and the periods, with Doucet, Brine, Scott Hotham, Ulmer and Benti all scoring. It was all easy and…

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The Screening Effect

Cardiff Devils 3 – 2 Banska Bystrica Cardiff Devils 2 – 4 Banska Bystrica Two more friendlies against overseas opposition for the Devils this weekend, this time against Slovakian side Bystrica. This was a much more evenly matched fare than last week’s KHL match up. The theory about the pre-season fixtures…

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Relative motion

Devils 0 – 6 Medvescak Zagreb Devils 1 – 4 Medvescak Zagreb Relative motion tells us that the laws of physics which apply when you are at rest on the earth also apply when you are in any reference frame which is moving at a constant velocity with respect to the…

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All is possible

The first pre-season friendly is just over a week away. All off-seasons seem long, but for hockey fans particularly so. I mean it was freaking March when most of the action  stopped (we’ll politely forget the playoff weekend in April). Since then we’ve had Brexit, other major sporting events in Euro16…

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