Jersey Devils fans wanted their coach Lindy Ruff to be fired early in the season.

After a few losses early on coming off one of the team's worst seasons last year, most of the folks in the stands were calling for the coach's head.

Now after winning 12 games in a row, they're chanting "sorry, Lindy."

The Devils haven't made the playoffs since 2018 and before that not since they were in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2012.

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If they keep going the way things are right now, they look to go deep into the playoffs and maybe all the way this year.

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Their three hottest stars are all under 24 on a very young and hungry team.

Nico Hischier, Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt are lighting the lamp and leading the team in scoring. 

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If you've never been to a New Jersey Devils game or haven't gone in the past few disappointing seasons, this is the time to jump on the bandwagon.

It's easy to get to the Prudential Center by NJ Transit.

The underground concourse makes it a safe and easy walk from the train to the arena.

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Driving is also an option and not all that difficult any time of the season.

To keep up on what's happening with the team you can check in here. 

They have three home games this week, including one on Saturday night against the Washington Capitals.

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The Devils are the only true New Jersey team we have and right now they are on fire and providing a great entertainment option for all ages.

Even if you're not a hardcore hockey fan, this is the season to get to the Prudential Center and check out the Devils.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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