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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It’s all your fault

Devils 6 – 3 Blaze I’ve written already about my admiration for the gritty, oh-so-very-Danny-Stewart nature of this year’s Blaze team. The game started at a frenetic pace, a Fournier slip (again) led to a Blaze shot pinging off the post, and then a slicing pass through saw a Martin…

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Apply some pressure

Devils 6 – 1 Fife Flyers Last night the Devils lost 1-0 away to Panthers, despite having most of the pressure, and outshooting them in the 2nd Period 15-1. It left many Devils frustrated because there was a perceived lack of aggression, and urgency about their play. A primary source…

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Back to the old house

Devils 5 – Clan 1 As Morrissey put it “I would rather not go back to the old house/ there’s too many bad memories”. Ex Devils player, Trevor Hendrikx now of the Clan, might well have listened to this mournfully on the flight back to Glasgow, except he doesn’t strike…

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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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