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Check out Stan Fischler's archive for an in-depth analysis of all things hockey. You can also follow The Maven's real-time thoughts on all things hockey at his Twitter page: @StanFischler

December 22, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Madden's Hat Trick Powers Devils Over Rangers in 2006 Playoffs

December 20, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Turgeon's 50th Goal Makes Rangers Miss Playoffs in 1993

December 17, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Rangers & Devils Meet in Playoffs for First Time

December 14, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Gartner's Hat Trick Eliminates Isles

December 12, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Devils' Richer Stuns Rangers

December 8, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Rangers-Islanders 1990: Isles Win on Sutter 2OT Goal

December, 1, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Rangers-Devils 1994 Game 7 - Matteau, Matteau, Matteau

November 27, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Potvin Breaks Orr's Record for Most Points by a Defenseman

November 21, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Rangers-Devils, May 25, 1994 - The Guarantee

November 16, 2012
Greatest Rivalries: Rangers-Islanders: April 10, 1984

September 25, 2012
Bluelines: What to Watch For With the Local Four

September 25, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Hockey in the Holy Land

September 20, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Disagreeing With The Hockey 'Bible'

September 17, 2012
Bluelines: Captain Considerations & Goaltending Questions

September 11, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Rating the 'Delicious Dozen' Met-Area Players

September 10, 2012
Bluelines: Beefed Up Sabres, Nash's Doggy Debut, and Young Studs In Nassau and N.J.

September 5, 2012
Maven's Ravin': The "Why-Because" Hour

September 3, 2012
Bluelines: The Hockey News 2012-13 Predictions - Slander, or Sure Thing?

August 31, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Darkhorse Sextet From Uniondale; Rangers Who Should be in the Hall

August 27, 2012
The Maven Chats With Torts: Part II

August 27, 2012
Bluelines: Optimism In the Face of a Lockout, Roasting Lou, and Progress In Nassau

August 22, 2012
An Ode to Don Raleigh

August 22, 2012
Maven's Ravin': One-Shot Wonders or for Real?

August 16, 2012
Bluelines: Torts' Soft Side, Brooklyn's Exhibition Endangered, and Early Cup Odds

August 16, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Is There Another Sean Avery in the NHL?

August 13, 2012
Bluelines: The Devils' Crash Line, Spotlight on Sabres, and a Bargain Blueshirt

August 9, 2012
Maven's Ravin': P.A. Who? And Six Locals to Keep an Eye On In 2012-13

August 7, 2012
The Maven and Torts Have a Chat

August 6, 2012
Bluelines: DP’s Relentlessness, Torts the Sports Star and the Doan and Luongo Sagas

August 1, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Doan Drama, Life's Not Fehr, and Progress In Nassau

July 30, 2012
Bluelines: A Storm's A-Coming, Back to Buffalo's Future, and a Devlish Replacement

July 25, 2012
Maven's Ravin': About Nash, Cash And Dash

July 24, 2012
Bluelines: Goalies In Limbo, CBA Talks & More Isles' Arena Rumors

July 23, 2012
Rangers Get Their Man -- The Nash Era Begins On Broadway

July 18, 2012
Maven's Ravin': A Quick Analysis, Marty & Moose, and Is Gomer a Goner?

July 17, 2012
Bluelines: The Chase for Nash, NHL in Vegas & Honors for Lou

July 11, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Once Over Lightly, but Not Politely -- Free Agent Frenzy

July 10, 2012
Bluelines: Sabres Prospect Camp, New Hope In Nassau, Rangers and Devs Moves

July 5, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Putting Parise-Suter in Perspective

July 4, 2012
Devils: Good-Bye, Zach, It Was Good to Know You

July 2, 2012
Devils: Brodeur Returns -- Hurrah! Hurrah!

July 1, 2012
Rangers, Islanders Get Good Start at Free Agent Line; Devils Still Playing Waiting Game

June 29, 2012
Free Agency Frenzy: It's Not Free!

June 27, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Pursuing Parise, Shanahan Snubbed, and the End of an Era in Pitt?

June 25, 2012
Bluelines: Baby Blueshirts, Awards Gaffes, and a New Alex Mogilny?

June 22, 2012
Rangers-Devils-Isles: Locals Get Caught in the Draft

June 21, 2012
Maven's Ravin': NHL Awards Show Recap

June 20, 2012
Islanders at the Draft: Is There Another Tavares In the House?

June 19, 2012
Devils: From the Cup Final to the Draft Table -- Never Underestimate the Power of Lou

June 18, 2012
Rangers Draft Preview: Another Blueshirt Named Matteau?

June 18, 2012
Bluelines: Devils Keep Pick, Prospect Watch and the Junior Rangers

June 13, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Ten Things I Learned After Four Rounds of Playoffs

June 12, 2012
New Jersey Post-Mortem: Where Do You Go from Here, Devs?

June 11, 2012
Devils-Kings: Kings in Name and Cup As Well

June 11, 2012
Bluelines: Cheers for Rick, the Devils Four(th) of a Kind, and the Next Messier?

June 10, 2012
Devils-Kings Game 6 Preview: How Shaky Is the Kings' Throne? We Find Out Monday!

June 9, 2012
Devils-Kings: Is There a Leak in the Kings' Goblet? You Bet!

June 6, 2012
Devils-Kings Game 5 Preview: How to Put a "Detour" Sign on the Kings' Highway

June 6, 2012
Devils-Kings: Hail to the Devils' Resiliency is Their Name

June 5, 2012
Devils-Kings Game Four Preview: Now Is the Hour -- But for Whom?

June 5, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Eight Things I've Learned After Eight Weeks on Playoffs

June 4, 2012
Devils Pushed to the Cliff's Edge

June 4, 2012
Bluelines: Devils' Season a Success No Matter What

June 3, 2012
Devils-Kings: Where There's a Will There's a Way; But What About the Skill?

June 2, 2012
Devils-Kings: For New Jersey, The Impossible Takes a Little Longer

June 1, 2012
Devils-Kings Game 2 Preview: Will New Jersey Be Alive -- And Well?

May 31, 2012
Devils-Kings: Can Peter DeBoer Repair the Damage?

May 31, 2012
Devils-Kings: When Kings' Road Games Are Like Home Games

May 29, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Seven Things I Learned After Seven Weeks of Playoff Hockey

May 28, 2012
Devils-Kings Preview: Can You Believe This Matchup?

May 28, 2012
Bluelines: A Friendly Competition, Finding a Home for Nash, and a Coyote Complaint

May 25, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 6: The Miracle on Mulberry Street

May 24, 2012
Rangers-Devils: How the Blueshirts Can Save Their Series; and How the Devils Can Win It

May 23, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 5: Blueshirts Stuck Between The Rock and a Hard Place

May 23, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Six Things I've Learned After Six Weeks of Playoff Hockey

May 22, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 5 Preview: Many Wars On Several Fronts

May 22, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 4: Is This the Ping Pong Series or What?

May 21, 2012
Bluelines: Rocking The Rock, Press Conference Madness, and an Island Dynasty

May 20, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 4 Preview: There's a War On -- Tortorella vs. DeBoer

May 19, 2012
Rangers-Devils: Making Hay in the Garden State

May 17, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 3 Preview: Pick Me a Winner

May 16, 2012
Rangers-Devils Game 2: Next Stop Newark; Tied at One!

May 15, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Nine Things I've Learned From Five Weeks of Playoffs

May 14, 2012
The Maven's Conference Finals Chronicles: Rangers Cool Formerly Hot Devils

May 14, 2012
Bluelines: Lamoriello's Moves Pay Off for Devils

May 13, 2012
Rangers-Devils: New York vs. New Jersey -- Man the Barricades and the Bluelines!

May 12, 2012
Rangers Capitals: The Battle of the Potomac is Over, The Hudson River War Begins

May 11, 2012
How the Rangers Will Win Game Seven

May 9, 2012
Seven Things I've Learned From Two Playoff Rounds

May 8, 2012
Devils Take a Flyer on the Eastern Conference Finals

May 7, 2012
Rangers-Capitals: How High the Blueshirts? Very

May 7, 2012
Bluelines: Some Love for an Unheralded Star, and a Great Expansion?

May 6, 2012
Devils-Flyers: A Nifty Birthday Present for Marty

May 5, 2012
Rangers-Caps: Washington Hasn't Declared a Hockey Recess Yet

May 4, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Nine Things I've Learned From Another Week of Playoff Hockey

May 3, 2012
Devils-Flyers: New Jersey Has Taken a Flyer on Overtime Wins

May 2, 2012
Rangers-Caps: Without Veto or Supreme Court Decision, the Rangers Prevail In D.C.

May 1, 2012
Devils-Flyers: Is There Life In The Devils Without Kovy? You Bet There Is!

April 30, 2012
Rangers-Capitals: Whoops,There's a Bump in the Road

April 30, 2012
Bluelines: Awards Season, and an Early Look at Key Offseason Issues

April 29, 2012
Devils-Flyers: The Davids (Er, Devils) vs. Goliaths -- And The Bullies Prevail

April 28, 2012
Rangers-Capitals: Heading for the Stanley Express Lane

April 28, 2012
Can Marty Maintain His Magic? How About Devils in Six?

April 27, 2012
The Maven's Second Round Western Conference Picks

April 27, 2012
Rangers-Caps, Second Round Preview: Blueshirts in Six

April 27, 2012
Devils-Panthers: This Time, Sudden Death Meant a Devs Series Win

April 26, 2012
Rangers – Senators: Up, Up and Away

April 26, 2012
15 Things I Learned After 15 Days and Nights of Playoffs

April 25, 2012
Devils vs. Panthers: Game 7... Is There a Hero In the House?

April 25, 2012
Rangers vs. Ottawa: Game 7... All or Nothing at All

April 24, 2012
Devils vs. Panthers: Feeling Sunny; Heading to Sunrise

April 23, 2012
Rangers-Senators: On to Game Seven

April 23, 2012
Bluelines: Isles Won't Move to Brooklyn, Still Hope for Coyotes in Glendale

April 23, 2012
Devils-Panthers: A Preview of Game Six... Who Are the Real Devils?

April 22, 2012
Rangers-Senators: A Preview of Game Six... Hope Springs Eternal

April 21, 2012
Rangers-Senators: What's Going on Here? A Taut Torts Question

April 19, 2012
Devils-Panthers: Springtime on Mulberry Street

April 19, 2012
Maven's Ravin': 22 Things I Learned After a Week of Playoffs

April 18, 2012
Rangers-Senators: That 'Dreaded' Two-Goal Lead Beats the Blueshirts

April 17, 2012
Devils-Panthers: A Colossal Collapse in Newark

April 16, 2012
Rangers-Senators: Fighting Fire With Fire-Fighters Named Boyle and Lundqvist

April 16, 2012
Bluelines: A Possible Windy City Spectacular, and the Blueshirts' Black and Blues

April 15, 2012
Devils vs. Panthers: Heading For Jersey With a Deadlocked Series

April 14, 2012
Rangers-Ottawa: Senators Won't Be Vetoed Easily

April 13, 2012
Devils-Panthers Game 1: Devs 'Survive' Three-Goal Lead

April 12, 2012
Senators vs. Rangers - Game 1: They're On Their Way!

April 11, 2012
What's Next for the Islanders?

April 10, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Who's Going To The Second Playoff Round

April 10, 2012
Devils-Panthers: For Florida, Sunset in Sunrise; For Jersey, A Sweet Horizon

April 9, 2012
Can Senators Veto Blueshirts' Cup Bid

April 9, 2012
Bluelines: Rangers & Devils Still Skating, While Isles & Sabres Can Only Look Back

April 7, 2012
Devils-Senators: Goodbye Regular Season, Hello Playoffs!

April 5, 2012
Islanders-Jets: Au Revoir to Nassau for 2011-2012 - Plus a Look Ahead

April 4, 2012
Bluelines: Is Quebec the Next Step for Coyotes?

April 3, 2012
Islanders-Devils: Another Step Forward for New Jersey

March 31, 2012
Islanders-Bruins: Measuring Up With the Champs - For Two periods At Least

March 30, 2012
Rangers-Canadiens: Blueshirts Cruising to the Finish Line

March 29, 2012
Isles-Penguins: Two Straights Over Pitt: How About That!

March 28, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Twenty Things I've Learned In the Homestretch

March 27, 2012
Devils-Blackhawks: Getting Closer to Playoff-Clinching

March 26, 2012
Bluelines: Shipping Off to Quebec, Nabby Days and the Return of Miller Time

March 23, 2012
Devils-Leafs: The Spoilers Beat The Odds

March 20, 2012
Devils-Senators: This Moose Call Is a Sweet One for New Jersey

March 20, 2012
Maven's Ravin': The Biggest Fight: The Reactions, Good, Bad -- but Definitely Not Indifferent

March 19, 2012
Rangers-Devils: Is This a Playoff Preview? For New York, Yes; New Jersey, Hmmm!

March 19, 2012
Bluelines: Dusting Off the Crystal Ball, and Local Prospect Watch

March 17, 2012
Rangers: Getting Back on Track? -- But Not Against the Avs

March 17, 2012
Devils-Penguins: Ten Trying for 11 -- Pitt Did It!

March 15, 2012
Isles-Flyers: Seeking the Recovery Prescription Next in Montreal

March 14, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Bruins' Goalie Troubles, Saskatoon Wants Team

March 13, 2012
Isles-Caps: The Ovechkin Show Comes to the Island and Alex Wins It

March 12, 2012
Bluelines: Kovalchuk Soars, Foligno Scores

March 11, 2012
Rangers Win: the Islanders Provide Relief from the Blushirts Blues

March 10, 2012
Isles-Devils: Jersey's Snowball Gets Larger Thanks to Unlikely Heroes

March 8, 2012
Devils-Islanders: Building a Kovy Cushion in Newark

March 7, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Stars Shine in Big D

March 6, 2012
Devils-Rangers: Putting the King and His Court in Place

March 5, 2012
Bluelines: Islander Makes History, Sabres Trade Working Out

February 28, 2012
Maven's Ravin: What's Next for Nash?

February 27, 2012
Quoth The Maven: The Trade Deadline Build-Up to a Letdown

February 27, 2012
Bluelines: Trade Deadline -- Antes, Raises, Calls and Bluffs

February 26 2012
Devils-Lightning: Marek Zidlicky Premiere In Newark – Not the Best of Days

February 24, 2012
Rangers-Islanders: That Playoff Berth Still is – Amazingly – in Sight

February 22, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Things I've Learned In This Leap-Year Month

February 20, 2012
Mike Emrick: The Ultimate Ph.D in Play-By-Play Hockey Broadcasting

February 20, 2012
Bluelines: Intriguing Sabres Rumors, Rangers Questions & Coyotes Future

February 19, 2012
Rangers-Columbus: Would You Want a Used Nash?

February 18, 2012
Isles: Nothing Could Be Finer Than Beating Carolina

February 17, 2012
Devils: Putting Brakes on Speeding Ducks

February 16, 2012
Rangers-Blackhawks: The Previously-Weak Inherit the Win

February 15, 2012
Maven's Ravin': You Don't Want to be a Blackhawk Thursday

February 13, 2012
Bluelines: A Pinstripe Classic, the Playoff Push, and "Fort Neverlose"

February 12, 2012
Isles-Panthers: Missing a Chance to Go Over .500

February 11, 2012
Islanders-Kings: Down the Stretch With a Win

February 11, 2012
Kenny Jonsson: The Islanders Sweet Swede, Now a Nassau Hall-of-Famer

February 9, 2012
Islanders: The Price Was Right for Montreal

February 9, 2012
Maven's Ravin': On Peaking, and the Devils Ageless One

February 7, 2012
Rangers-Devils: A Serious Battle for Prestige; This Time, Advantage New Jersey

February 6, 2012
Bluelines: Isles' Future, Sabres Trade Rumors, and Stars of the Week

February 5, 2012
Devils-Pens: Jerseyites Show How to Win When Wounded

February 4, 2012
Isles-Sabres: From Turvy to Topsy to Turvy; And One Point

February 2, 2012
Devils: The Homestretch is All About Arithmetic -- Two for Jersey

January 31, 2012
Devils-Rangers: Two New Jersey Points Well Taken

January 31, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Impertinent Thoughts On Pertinent Subjects

January 30, 2012
Bluelines: Marty's Son the Goalie; Race for Coach of the Year

January 26, 2012
The Maven's Fearless Second-Half Forecast: Rangers

January 26, 2012
The Maven's Fearless Second-Half Forecast: Islanders

January 26, 2012
The Maven's Fearless Second-Half Forecast: Devils

January 26, 2012
Maven's Ravin': Once Over Lightly But Not Politely

January 24, 2012:
If at First You Don't Succeed -- A Tough OT Loss for the Isles

January 23, 2012
Bluelines: Rangers Better Than B's; Devils' 'D' Needs to Get Better

January 21, 2012
Isles: The Time is Now and Tavares Has the Right Timing

January 19, 2012
Devils-Bruins: A Crushing Third Period for the Locals

January 19, 2012
Maven's Ravin's: The Colossal Battle on the Eastern Front -- New York vs. Boston

January 17, 2012
Devils: The Battle of the Skating Wounded Goes to New Jersey

January 17, 2012
Bluelines: Patience is a Virtue For Sabres

January 16, 2012
Isles-Preds: A Bad Start Leads to a Not-So-Good Finish

January 14, 2012
Isles-Sabres: Battling for Position and the Nassaumen Get the "W"

January 14, 2012
Isles: Hard-Working Flatley Gets Just Reward

January 12, 2012
Islanders: The Second-Half Challenge

January 10, 2012
Isles-Red Wings: A Successful Challenge With Another Challenge Coming Up

January 9, 2012
Bluelines: A Michigan Winter Classic; Henrique a Calder Candidate

January 6, 2012
Devils-Panthers: A Night to Remember for Elias

January 5, 2012
Rangers: Back to the Other -- Winning -- Reality

January 3, 2012
Maven's Ravin': What I've Learned After Three Months of Hockey

January 2, 2012
What I Learned From the Winter Classic

January 2, 2012
Bluelines: Marc Staal's Return & Future Winter Classics