Mike Stromberg

  • joined Oct 11, 2010
  • last login Apr 20, 2014
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My name is Michael. I enjoy sports.

Contributor at In Lou We Trust.

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ILWT Guide to Choosing a Bandwagon in the Playoffs

Well folks, the Devils' season is over, and while for some that means hockey is done as well, others will tune in for the most exciting tournament in sports anyway. So, before they get going let's take a look at the options for who to root for.

So...What Now? Looking Ahead to the 2014 Offseason

The Devils delivered another gut punch to their fans on Monday night with a loss to the lowly Calgary flames to all but end their hopes of reaching the playoffs. So what's next for this team?

Devils vs. Flames: Game Preview #79

The Calgary Flames will visit Newark on Monday night as the Devils will try to get their third straight victory to keep up the pressure on Columbus in the Eastern Conference wild card race.

Season of Squandered Opportunities For The Devils

With a crushing shootout loss to the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, the Devils are now just about cooked in the playoff race. The shootout is an obvious culprit for their predicament, but the season is littered with missed opportunities elsewhere.

Travis Zajac Finding His Form In Year One of Deal

Travis Zajac was taking a fair amount of heat for his contract early in the year, but with a resurgence in production alongside Jagr and continued possession dominance, he's looking more like the player the Devils hoped he would be when he was signed

10 of 14: Devils Need Wins After Florida Disaster

On Friday afternoon, a lot of Devils fans were probably feeling cautiously optimistic about their playoff odds. Just 36 hours later after back-to-back flops in Florida, however, the picture looked much more bleak. What do the Devils need to do now?

Goal Breakdown: Zidlickymania Runs Wild on Philly

In a huge game against the Flyers on Tuesday night, Zidlicky and Jagr combined for a huge goal that ended up deciding the game. Here we break it down to fully appreciate Zidlicky's excellent sequence.

Cold As Ice: A Look at Steve Bernier's Struggles

Steve Bernier's production has cratered this season. Could this be the end for the veteran fourth-line winger, or should we expect a bounce back in the future?

Devils vs. Hurricanes: Game Preview #65

After getting bombarded against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night, the Devils will look to bounce back tonight against a struggling Carolina Hurricanes team.

Kovy Penalty Reduced: Devils Get Back 1st Rounder

In a stunning bit of news, the NHL has decided to reduce the Devils' penalty from the original Ilya Kovalchuk contract in 2010. The Devils will now have a pick in the first round once again.

Down the Stretch: Looking at the Final 20 Games

With the calendar turning over to March and the trade deadline about to arrive, we are officially entering the final leg of the NHL season. So how does the Devils' schedule look and what are their chances of getting into the playoffs?

The Case for Standing Pat at the Deadline

Should the Devils be buyers or sellers at this year's NHL trade deadline? Maybe neither.

Hypotheticals: The Devils As Non-Hockey Olympians

With the Olympic break giving Devils fans a much needed break from this season, lets try to have a little fun with our two-week vacation.

Bryce Salvador: The Sans-Defense Defensive D-man

Veteran defenseman Bryce Salvador has gained a reputation as a shutdown guy over the years, but how far is that from the reality regarding his play these days?

The End of Martin Brodeur

Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium felt like the symbolic end for one of the all-time greats.

Second Period Meltdown Dooms Devils at the Stadium

The Stadium Series game at Yankee Stadium started out very well for the Devils but it certainly didn't end that way. Marty was porous and the defense was downright awful as an early 3-1 lead turned into a 7-3 blowout loss.

Practice Day Notes: Marty Starts; Josefson Will Go

The Devils took the ice on Saturday to test out the Yankee Stadium rink and get geared up for their tilt against the Rangers in Sunday's Stadium Series game. Some photos and notes on the game are here.

Frustration In the Standings For the Devils

This season's iteration of the Devils has felt maddeningly inconsistent and unable to do anything but tread water for the longest time. When sifting through the standings, what can we find about this season that's making it feel so frustrating?

Ryane Clowe Is Having an Impact Post-Injury

Ryane Clowe's Devils career got off to a rocky start to say the least, but he has contributed much more since returning from his concussion. Has he turned the corner?

The Ever-Frustrating Marek Zidlicky

All hockey players have good days and bad days, but it feels like no one can bounce between extremes quite as quickly or as often as Marek Zidlicky. So is he worth the aggravation?

Devils at Sabres: Game Preview #43

The Devils head to Buffalo to finish the second half of a back-to-back to play the league-worst Sabres after falling Friday night versus the league-best Blackhawks.

Henrique, Brodeur Push Devils to 2-1 Win Over Pens

The Devils had a New Year's Eve matinee today against the Pittsburgh Penguins. They played well and got a deserved victory for their effort.

2013: A Year To Mostly Forget For the Devils

As 2013 draws to a close, we look back to the ups and downs (mostly downs) of the past year in New Jersey.

'Twas the Night Before Devils Hockey

A festive scene from the Prudential Center in Newark.

Devils at Capitals: Game Preview #37

In the back half of this weekend's back-to-back, the Devils will look to reach NHL .500 for the second time in as many nights and move into a playoff spot when they take on the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

PSA: Patrik Elias Is Still Really Good

Not necessarily unappreciated, but always under the radar, Patrik Elias continues to be a force for the red, white, and black while the spotlight falls on others.

Can the Devils Offense Turn it Around This Season?

The Devils' offense has been bad to this point, but can they rebound? A look at recent history indicates it's possible, but this team has a lot of improving to do to get there.

Defensive Youth Movement Arrives but Will It Stay?

The Devils offseason was littered with talk of the you defensemen getting action. It didn't happen early on, but it has certainly picked up in the past month. Are the new guys here for good?

What is Going on With Damien Brunner?

After a promising start, Damien Brunner's season has now turned into a huge disappointment. Just how bad has it gotten for the Swiss winger?

Cory Schneider Takes Ice Alone, Wins 2-1 In OT

The Devils won a game they most certainly did not deserve to tonight against the Kings thanks to the man between the pipes.

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