Ritter’s Rant: Devils Are Blessed, Pogge Playing Well, Jokes, and More

November 22nd, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »

Despite the San Jose Sharks leading the League with 16 wins, there is another team that has caught my eye and may very well be the best team in the NHL, that team would be the New Jersey Devils. 

A franchise that, outside of Martin Brodeur and Zach Parise, remains faceless, the Devils continually get it done in all aspects of the game, which in many NHL circles, is quite a surprise.

Through 21 games, the Devils have a record of 14-6-1, are ranked 20th in offense averaging 2.62 goals per game, and rank first amongst all NHL teams averaging 2.24 goals against per game. Somehow, some way, the Devils always get it done. Maybe it’s divine intervention?

Former Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Justin Pogge was shipped off to the Anaheim Ducks this offseason, sparking many Leaf fans to cry “Here we go again, another blue-chip prospect gets traded away by Leafs management, surely he’ll come back to haunt us”...So, what’s up with Pogge?

As a member of the ECHL Bakersfield Condors, Pogge has put together a record of 5-2-0 record, with a 2.50 GAA, and a .905 SV percentage—not bad, right?

Well, to be honest, I am not so sure what Pogg ...

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