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John Fischer

  • joined Nov 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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I am a supporter of Jersey's Team: The New Jersey Devils. A fan since 1994 and a season ticket holder since the opening of the Rock, I began In Lou We Trust in October 2006 to discuss and express opinions, analysis, perspectives, and reactions to the news and events surrounding the Devils. The writing may be much, but the passion for the team to succeed drives my writing and the blog as a whole.

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Weekly Metropolitan Div. Snapshot: 4/6 - 4/13

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For the final weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, all eight teams are run down (with two Atlantic Division teams of interest) for the still not-set playoff picture and final eight days of the season schedule.

Not Dead Yet: Devils Grind Out 3-1 W Over Canes

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The New Jersey Devils pulled out another close win over the Carolina Hurricanes: 3-1 with an empty netter. This recap focuses on how well the Devils played, who made it happen, and other observations from the victory.

Devils at Canes: Game Preview #78

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After a gutsy, hard-fought win with 15 skaters by the end, the New Jersey Devils have to put a roster together to play the Carolina Hurricanes in their building tonight. This preview focuses on the recent good play by the Canes among other thoughts.

With Guts & 15 Skaters, Devils Undercut Caps 2-1

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The New Jersey Devils lost three forwards due to injury and finished the game with 15 skaters. Ryan Carter scored late to pull ahead and the team held on against the Washington Capitals to win 2-1. This is a recap of the gutsy game by the Devils.

Devils vs. Capitals: Game Preview #77

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The New Jersey Devils host the Washington Capitals for the final time this season. This preview highlights the importance of staying out of the box, Alexander Ovechkin, and attacking a whole bunch among other thoughts about this game.

March 2014 in Review; Devil of the Month

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After a hot offensive start, the New Jersey Devils returned to all kinds of struggles to finish March 7-6-2 and outside of the playoffs. This is a review of that month, including a different choice for Devil of the Month.

0-11 in Shootouts: Devils Lose 3-2 to Buffalo

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The New Jersey Devils got two goals against the Buffalo Sabres in regulation and two in the shootout. But they couldn't get a third to get the win, and Buffalo did in the shootout. This is the recap of a beyond frustrating game for New Jersey.

Travis Zajac Hat Trick Has Devils Declaw Panthers

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Travis Zajac was the best player on the ice as he earned a hat trick and assist in a 6-3 win by the New Jersey Devils over the Florida Panthers. This recap praises Zajac and his line while explaining that the game was closer than the score implies.

Old Devils Still Paying for Past Drafts

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As the New Jersey Devils play opponents with plenty of youth in prominent spots, this is a reminder that the lack of several draft successes through most of the 2000s has driven the Devils to be so reliant on veterans.

Devils vs. Panthers: Game Preview #75

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The New Jersey Devils end the month of March with a home game against the Florida Panthers, who came from behind to beat the Devils earlier in March. This is the preview of the final game between these two this season.

Talking Red #155: That Was Disappointing Pt. 2

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Talking Red is back. David Sarch and John Fischer return to talk about the many New Jersey Devils games of the past two weeks, shootout woes, color commentators, Albany, the defense without Bryce Salvador & Anton Volchenkov, and so much more.

Weekly Metropolitan Div. Snapshot: 3/30 - 4/5

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On this week's Metropolitan Division Snapshot, the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot, the Columbus Blue Jackets rose above the pack fighting for a wild card spot, and the New Jersey Devils are increasingly on the outside.

0-for-10: Devils Lost Another Shootout to Isles

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For the tenth time this season, the New Jersey Devils had to play in the shootout. For the tenth time this season, the Devils lost in the shootout. This recap goes over the 1-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders.

Cory's Still Better than Marty by Sv%

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Cory Schneider was amazing through January until the Olympic break. He has been decidedly not amazing while Martin Brodeur has returned to regular action. Despite Schneider's drop in save percentage, he's still the better goalie.

Devils at Islanders: Game Preview #74

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The New Jersey Devils begin the first of three three-in-four-night sets to close out the regular season against the New York Islanders. This preview focuses on who's left on the Isles, what the Devils might do to their roster, and more.

Now 0-9 in Shootouts: Devils Lose 2-3 to Phoenix

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New Jersey Devils took their shootout record down to 0-9 as they lost 1-0 in the shootout to the Phoenix Coyotes for an overall 2-3 loss. This recap goes into how the Devils played a pretty good (half) of a game among other observations.

Devils vs. Coyotes: Game Preview #73

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Five straight games at home end tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. This game preview highlights Coyotes' depth in production, their strong power play and weak penalty kill, thoughts about the one change by the Devils, and more.

Why Brunner Was Benched; How He Can Stay in Lineup

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Damien Brunner was benched for two games last week, but returned to the lineup in the game against Toronto and did quite well. This post takes a closer look at why he got benched and how he can stay in the lineup based on his recent performances.

Devils Rebounded from SO Loss in 3-2 W vs. Leafs

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The New Jersey Devils rebound from a shutout loss to a 3-2 win, their first in a while, over the Toronto Maple Leafs. This recap goes into how well the Devils played despite the score, how James Reimer was awful, and many other observations.

Weekly Metropolitan Div. Snapshot: 3/23 - 3/29

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In the third-to-last weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers take hold of the guaranteed playoff spots, the wild card race will be hot, and the New Jersey Devils are further on the outside looking in.

No Bang, All Whimper: Devils Shutout by NYR 0-2

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The New Jersey Devils were shutout for the ninth time this season as they lost 0-2 to Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers. The loss seriously damaged their playoff hopes and as this recap explains it was a sad result.

Boss Pairing: Andy Greene & Mark Fayne

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Andy Greene and Mark Fayne have been two of the best defensemen for the New Jersey Devils season. As the season winds down, let's take a look at how far the pairing of Greene & Fayne have come to become bosses on the team's blueline.

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