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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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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