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Devils' Ben Lovejoy becomes 1st active NHL player to pledge brain to CTE research
Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy became the first active NHL to pledge his brain for donation to CTE research. Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy became the first active NHL to pledge his brain for donation to CTE research. Lovejoy announced his pledge Thursday after...
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Why Devils need to mirror effort from Tuesday's win
The Devils have a small margin for error in their own division. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The margin for error is still razor thin for the Devils. Even after Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets catapulted them back to first place in the Metropolitan Division, the...
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2017 Development Camp Review: Best Camp Ever
Follow me on twitter @Sammystl5 The New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier first overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. -NJ.com New Jersey Devils development camp took place last week at Barnabas Health Center, which temporarily housed all of the Devils top prospects. As described by many who attended...
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2017 Draft Preview Part 1: The Perfect Fits
The Devils are very much out of it. They sold off their expiring contracts at the deadline for pennies on the dollar and now face their toughest stretch of games on the season. It is looking more and more obvious that they will finish somewhere between the 4th-7th overall pick in this year’s...
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2017 Draft Preview Part 2: Best of the Rest
Author’s TWITER   Last week the New Jersey Devils were officially eliminated from playoff contention. This news had been on the horizon for some time as the Devils had recently lost 10 games in a row and did not look to be getting significantly better anytime soon. This means it is time...
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2017 Draft Preview Part 3: The 3 Tiers
Miro Heiskanen has been flying up draft boards Follow me on twitter @SammySTL5 Every year before the NHL draft, everyone likes to discuss the different tiers of talent offered in the first round. In recent drafts, it seems that the Devils are usually just outside of the elite tier of talent. This...
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2017 Draft Preview Part V: The Combine
Patrick cleared up some questions about his health at the combine Follow me on twitter This past week the top NHL prospects gathered in Buffalo, New York for the NHL combine. There was immense focus and pressure on the two players vying for first overall- Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick. The Devils...
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2017 New Jersey Devils Draft Review
Hischier made history as the first Swiss player ever to be drafted 1st overall After weeks of speculation, the New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier first overall in the NHL’s centennial draft. The Devils passed on the former consensus first overall pick Nolan Patrick in favor of the dynamic...
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2017 NHL Draft Part 7: Mid Round Forwards
Follow me @SammySTL5 The impetus for the New Jersey Devils in the draft should be on getting a future first line center with the first overall pick, and then restocking their defensive prospect pool. However, the Devils cannot strictly pick Patrick or Hischier and then just defenseman. New Jersey...
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2017 NHL Draft Preview Part VI: Help on the Blueline
The Devils struggled offensively last year despite the offseason edition of Taylor Hall. This continued stagnation was in large part due to the inability for anyone (besides Damon Severson) to generate offense from the back end. The Devils defense routinely struggled to cleanly exit their own zone...
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2017 NHL Draft Preview: WOW
Nico v.s Nolan, the question that will plague us for the next 2 months This is an article I certainly didn’t expect to be writing. The New Jersey Devils won the draft lottery Saturday night and will be picking first overall in the upcoming NHL entry draft. It’s an unprecedented turn of events...
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A Permanent Move to Wing Appears Likely for John Quenneville
Given his versatility, it appears John Quenneville will start the preseason either on the left or right wing (Photo by Julio Cortez/AP Photo) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 As the dog of days of the NHL offseason are upon us, there has been little news with the Devils regarding any further...
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Adam Henrique: Why 2017-2018 Could Be His Most Important Season
Follow me on Twitter Adam Henrique is entering his seventh season with the New Jersey Devils. -Getty Images There’s a good number of storylines following the New Jersey Devils into the 2017-2018 season. Their trifecta of rookies making the final roster- Hischier, Butcher, Bratt, the revamped...
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After a Slow Start, Kyle Palmieri Has Returned to Form
After a slow start to the season, Kyle Palmieri has 20 points in 28 games and is looking like his 2015-16 self once again (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Going into the season, there was a lot expected of Kyle Palmieri. He had a breakout season last year in New Jersey, tallying a career high...
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Andersen, Nylander Spoil Travis Zajac’s Return To The Ice
Frederik Andersen was fantastic, as he stopped all 42 shots he faced en route to a 1-0 win against the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter:...
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Big Year Needed From Sophomore Players
Follow me on Twitter The New Jersey Devils preseason is in full swing, and they’re off to a 3-0-1 start following a 2-1 win against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Most of the youngsters have really impressed so far as they’ve tallied multiple goals in those four games. However, we...
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Breaking Down Cuisine Options Around The Rock
Editor’s Note: Article was guest-written by Devils Army Blog admin Raj Vaidya. Follow me on Twitter Many fans are concerned over food prices at the Prudential Center. -HFBoards.com I hope we’re all excited for the 2017-18 NHL season. Our beloved New Jersey Devils will be opening their...
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Brian Gibbons: The Bold Move That’s Paying Off
Brian Gibbons leads the Devils in goals this year. – Getty Images Author’s Twitter It’s time to talk about a player who took this team by storm through the first 24 games of the season. Team-leading goal scorer Brian Gibbons is having a start to the season that nobody (and I...
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Can This “Magic Number” Return The Devils To The Playoffs?
Author’s Twitter Is there a magic number that an NHL team needs to reach (collectively or among certain players) to ensure making the postseason? The question dawned on me during a discussion I was having with my fellow DAB writers, where we yet again pondered what it would take (and if it...
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Crowded Down The Middle: New Jersey’s Center Conundrum
Author’s TWITTER After weeks of anticipation, the New Jersey Devils emerged out of the 2017 NHL Draft with the top-ranked prospect- Nico Hischier. The upside is tremendous for the Swiss-born center, who could make the jump straight to the NHL. While I’m sure the Devils roster won’t stay...
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DAB 2017 Team Awards
Writer’s Note: These awards are the opinions of seven of our writers and admins here at DAB.   The Devils have missed the playoffs every year since their 2012 cup run. –Getty Images We are well into the first round of the NHL playoffs, but once again it began without any Devils hockey...
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DAB Conference Final Predictions
We’re halfway through the playoffs and down to four teams competing to hoist the Stanley Cup. I think I can safely say not many of our playoff brackets turned out the way any of us expected, but that’s what has been so great about these playoffs. The onslaught of series upsets however...
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DAB Conference Quarter-Finals Predictions
While the season might be over for the New Jersey Devils, the playoffs are about to begin. As the quest for the Stanley Cup begins, some of the staff at Devils Army Blog has made their picks on who they think will emerge out of the first round. Compare our picks to yours and see how many we wind up...
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DAB Conference Semi-Final Predictions
We were treated to an electrifying first round that was filled with surprises, upsets, and downright beatdowns. With the competition getting tighter as the second round is set to begin tonight, the admins and writing staff at Devils Army Blog have reconvened and submitted their second round...
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DAB Pregame- Fighting Fire with Fire
Matchup overview: Back from the break and starting off with an impressive win, what a great way to end the month of January. Now the Devils face off against a young and aggressive Flames team, but luckily Andy Greene is back to help strengthen up the defense. The Flames have a lot of guys who need...
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DAB Pregame: All About the Youth
Taylor Hall and the New Jersey Devils will look to build off their win from Tuesday when they take on the Maple Leafs in Toronto tonight (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images). Match Overview After defeating the Rangers 3-2 in OT Tuesday night, the Devils will look to build off that win as they travel...
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DAB Pregame: Cammy Back in Line-Up as Devils Face-Off with Sens
  The Devils lost to Ottawa just four days ago 3-0.  –Getty Images   Match Overview The Devils are coming off a disappointing 6-4 defeat at the hands of division foe-New York Islanders. Right when New Jersey found themselves in a prime position to make a run to the play-offs they now...
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DAB Pregame: Can the Devils Prevent 10 Losses in a Row?
Adam Henrique and the Devils look to avoid 10 straight losses tonight as they face the  Arizona Coyotes. – Getty Images Author’s Twitter New Jersey Devils (25-30-12) vs. Arizona Coyotes (23-35-8) 8:00 P.M. Here are tonight’s starting goaltenders for the game courtesy of Left Wing...
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DAB PREGAME: Devils Begin Pivotal Home-And-Home With Blue Jackets
First place in the Metropolitan Division is at stake tonight. –Getty Images Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature a battle for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division as the New Jersey Devils travel to Columbus to face the first place Blue Jackets. New Jersey is coming off a 5-0...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Bring 3-Game Losing Skid into Make-Up Game Vs. Jets
  This game is the make-up to the one which was canceled due to snow just a couple weeks ago. –Getty Images   Match Overview Tonight’s game is the make-up for the March 14th game which was snowed out. The matchup will feature your New Jersey Devils who hold a 27-35-13 record, which is...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Celebrate #PattysLastLap Vs. The Isles
Tonight the Devils will celebrate #PattysLastLap as they honor career-Devil Patrik Elias. –Getty Images   Match Overview The Devils (28-38-14) take on the Islanders (39-29-12), who are still in a battle for the last wildcard spot in the Eastern conference, in what is the Devils’ second to...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Face First True Test of 2017-2018 Season
  The Devils are coming off a commanding 6-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. –Getty Images Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview Tonight’s game will feature two teams that have combined for a...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Get First Look At Little Caesars Arena
The Devils played in the last ever game at “The Joe” last year. –Getty Images Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game and news updated. Matchup Overview Tonight’s game will feature two teams that have exceeded expectations to...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Host Capitals In Preseason Debut
Marcus Johansson will make his Devils debut tonight against his former team when the Capitals visit the Devils at Prudential Center at 7 PM (Photo via NHL.com) Make sure to follow Devils Army Blog on Facebook and Twitter for live game updates Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 The Devils open...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Look for First Win of Season Against Penguins in Finale
Cory Schneider will be between the pipes to help his team try and pick up a win. -Getty Images Author’s Twitter  Tonight’s starting goaltenders courtesy of Left Wing Lock The New Jersey Devils are back in action tonight as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. New Jersey is coming off...
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DAB Pregame: Devils look to continue hot start v.s Oilers
McDavid continues to prove he is the best in the league Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news update Overview: The New Jersey Devils continue their trip to Western Canada tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. The Devils are one of the hottest...
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DAB Pregame: Devils look to down isles in back-to-back days
The Devils defeated the Islanders last night at The Rock 3-2. –Getty Images   Match Overview After defeating these same Islanders yesterday, the Devils will hope to start the season against their division foes 2-0-0. After securing the win yesterday the Devil’s recent success...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Look To End Recent Losing Streak Vs. Struggling Panthers
  The Devils are currently enduring a four-game losing streak (0-2-2). –Getty Images   Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature two teams whom have both been experiencing recent struggles. The New Jersey Devils who are ad mist a four-game losing skid, desperately need a win...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Look To Extend Three-Game Win Streak Vs. San Jose
The last time these two teams met were during a 4-0 Sharks victory on November 22, 2016. –Getty Images Matchup Overview Tonight’s game will feature two teams who started the season trending in different directions. The New Jersey Devils who are coming off, in what is my opinion, their...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Look To Get Back On Track
Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game and news updates.   Matchup Overview The Devils lost both matchups to the Hawks last season in overtime. -Getty Images After going 1-1-1 in what could only be described as a relatively uninspiring home...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Look To Get Back On Track As They Host Oilers
Taylor Hall will look to get his first victory against his former team and get the Devils back on track as they host the Oilers tonight at The Rock (Photo by Andy Devlin/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Match Overview Looking to end their three game losing streak, the New Jersey...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Looking For First Preseason Win Over Rangers
  This will be the second matchup between the Devils and Rangers this preseason. –NY Post Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils have enjoyed a great start to the 2017 preseason, posting a 2-0-1 record and a goal differential of +5. They’ve scored three or more goals in all three...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Looking to End Seven-Game Winless Streak
Joseph Blandisi and the Devils will look to put a stop to the bleeding tonight as they finish a home-and-home with the Columbus Blue Jackets (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Match Overview The Devils take to the road to finish a home-and-home with the Columbus Blue Jackets as they look to snap a...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Looking To Pick Up Where They Left Off
The Devils will look to stop Brent Burns and the Sharks this afternoon as they hope to remain unbeaten in regulation since the All-Star break (Photo by Don Smith/Getty Images) Match Overview The New Jersey Devils return from their mandatory five-day break as they get set to take on the San Jose...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Prepare For Isles In NY, Sens In Kraft Hockeyville Canada
Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live game and news updates during both of tonight’s games. Editor’s Note: This piece was written collaboratively by writers Mike Luci and Alex Chauvancy The Devils played Ottawa three times last season. -Getty Images Matchup...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Readying For First Clash With Rangers At MSG
Devils and Rangers scrap in the preseason- Getty Images Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and like us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils perfect season came to an end last night with their loss to the Washington Capitals...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Return Home To Face Bruins
Travis Zajac and the New Jersey Devils will look to build off their 4-3 OT win Monday night as they host the Bruins tonight in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter:...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Return Home to Take On Kings
The Devils host the Kings looking for their fifth win in their last seven contests (Photo by Juan Ocampo/Getty Images) Match Overview Coming off a 4-1 victory Saturday night against their rivals from Philadelphia, the Devils will look to keep the pace as they return to The Rock to take on the Los...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Right Back in Action Against the Canadiens
Devils look to bounce back against Montreal tonight. -Montreal Gazette   Follow Devils Army Blog on Facebook and Twitter for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter   After a heartbreaking 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers last night, there’s no time to dwell...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Set For First Division Battle Of The Season
The Devils get set for their first division battle of the season as they take on Alex Ovechkin and co. tonight at The Rock (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview After...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Travel North To Take on The Maple Leafs
Luckily for New Jersey, Matthews won’t be playing tonight   Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Overview The New Jersey Devils head up to the great white north to face off against an Auston Matthews-less...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Visit Washington To Conclude Preseason
Another tune up vs. the Capitals will be interesting. –Getty Images   Follow Devils Army Blog on Facebook and Twitter for live game and news updates.   The Devils came of a split squad on Monday night, winning and losing one. The team was basically divided between New Jersey and...
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DAB Pregame: Devils Vs Canucks
The Devils look to take two points tonight against Vancouver. -Getty Images Remember to follow Devils Army Blog on Facebook and Twitter for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter Here are tonight’s starting goaltenders courtesy of Left Wing Lock. Matchup Summary The New Jersey...
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DAB Pregame: Going For Three A Third Time
Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. The Devils previously defeated the Panthers 2-1 earlier this month. -Getty Images Matchup Overview Going into tonight’s matchup, the New Jersey Devils are winners of their last two contests...
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DAB Pregame: Kinkaid Will Make His 2nd Consecutive Start Against Crosby and the Pens
  Fresh off their 10-game losing streak Devils look to beat Crosby and the Penguins. –Getty Images   Match Overview The Devils come into this Friday evening matchup fresh off their first win after a 10-game losing skid. With the 6-2 win last night, the Devils improve to 26-31-12 on the...
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DAB Pregame: Looking For Four in a Row Against Philly
Kyle Palmieri, who has 10 points in his last seven games against the Flyers, will hope to net a couple of goals as the Devils look to extend their win streak against the Flyers. (Photo by Jim McIssac/Getty Images) Match Overview After falling 2-1 to the Islanders last night, the New Jersey Devils...
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DAB Pregame: Looking to Continue Their Winning Ways on the Road
The Devils will look to continue their winning aways from The Rock against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. (Photo by Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports) Match Overview Coming off a 4-3 overtime loss, the New Jersey Devils travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division...
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DAB Pregame: Mile-High Showdown
Keys to the game: The Devils need to come into this one ready to go and not underestimate their opponent. Just because the Colorado Avalanche are having an awful season doesn’t mean they will just lay down and die. The Devils also need to make sure they aren’t putting themselves behind the...
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DAB Pregame: New Look Devils Take on NHL’s Best
  Last time Devils faced the Capitals was retro-night at The Rock. –Getty Images   Match Overview After a relatively boring and frustrating trade-deadline, the Devils are back in action tonight at 7:00 PM in Washington D.C.. Tonight’s match-up will feature the NHL-leading Washington...
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DAB Pregame: No Love For The Avalanche on Valentine’s Day This Year
  The last time these two teams met was Jan. of 2016 when Colorado blanked the Devils 3-0 at The Rock. –Getty Images   Match Overview After a 4-1 defeat at the hand of the San Jose Sharks on Sunday the Devils will hope to turn it around and remain in the play-off hunt tonight, at The...
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DAB Pregame: Quenneville Returns as Devils Host Flyers
Miles Wood and the Devils will look to put their ten game winless streak to rest as they host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Matchup Overview After Tuesday’s game against Winnipeg was postponed, the Devils return to the ice tonight as they host the...
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DAB Pregame: Reeling Devils Take On Quincey And The Jackets
New Jersey Devils (25-27-12) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (40-17-6) • 5PM ET • Prudential Center • MSG • TOJN/WFAN The Devils previously beat the Blue Jackets 5-1 this season. -Getty Images Another game, another one-goal loss. This has been a particularly rough stretch for the Devils, which...
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DAB Pregame: Rivals Get First Glimpses Of Each Other
Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview This is the first matchup between the Devils and Rangers this preseason. -Getty Images After coming off a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals, New Jersey’s second...
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DAB Pregame: Shuffling Off To Buffalo
Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview The Devils and Sabres are meeting for the first time this season. -Getty Images Coming off an encouraging 4-1 victory on Saturday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils are set...
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DAB Pregame: Slumping Devils Face Red-Hot Bruins
  The Bruins and Devils beat each other once so far this season. –Getty Images   Match Overview The slumping New Jersey Devils bring their 25-26-12 record into Boston to face the Bruins who hold a 33-26-6 record. These teams are on opposite ends of the spectrum in the Eastern Conference...
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DAB Pregame: The Devils Look To Continue Hot Start Against Lightning
The Devils look to improve to 5-1 tonight against the Lightning (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Follow Devils Army Blog on Facebook and Twitter for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter Rise up Devils Army! Your 4-1 New Jersey Devils are back in action tonight against the Tampa Bay...
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DAB Pregame: The Devils Set to Host Their Rivals From Across the River
Taylor Hall and the Devils will look to rebound as they get set to host their rivals from across the river this evening at the Prudential Center (Photo by Jared Silber/Getty Images). Match Overview Despite playing one of their best games of the season, the Devils came up short on Tuesday night...
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DAB Pregame: The Final Showdown
Matchup Overview: It’s the final face-off between the Devils and the Rangers, with the Devils fully in tank mode and the Rangers once again looking to gear up for the playoffs. While winning games down the stretch is almost seen as a loss, there is still nothing sweeter than being able to take...
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DAB Pregame: The final stretch
Matchup Overview: We all saw this day coming. As of last night, the New Jersey Devils are now officially eliminated from playoff contention. Although they played a pretty strong game, they were unable to capitalize on many of their opportunities, and just like it has all season, the lack of scoring...
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DAB Pregame: The Nightmare is Over
Matchup Overview It’s finally over. Tonight’s game will probably feel relatively bittersweet for all of us. While the worst season of New Jersey Devils hockey in over 30 years comes to a much-needed end, tonight will also be the last time we’ll see Devils hockey for the next six months. Yes...
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DAB Pregame: The Wait Is Over
The roster is set and the Devils are ready to go. -Getty Images   Make sure follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview The regular season is finally upon us as the New Jersey Devils are set to face the Colorado Avalanche. This marks the first...
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DAB Pregame: The Weekend of the Season?
Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game and news updates.   Matchup Overview Going into tonight’s matchup versus the New York Islanders, the New Jersey Devils are five points out of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. If the...
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DAB Pregame: Well-Rested, New-Look Devils Back in Action Vs. Colorado
The Devils defeat the Avs 4-1 on Opening Night at The Rock early this season. –Getty Images Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live game and news updates. Matchup Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own a 14-6-4 record...
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Deal with the Devils?
It’s been presumed for weeks that the Devils would likely be sellers at this year’s deadline. They’re currently second last in the stacked Metro division, and third last in the Eastern Conference. Again, they find themselves plagued by familiar maladies (cough, scorning) where the Devils rank...
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Devils Acquire Sami Vatanen In Major Trade
In a major shakeup, the New Jersey Devils acquired Sami Vatanen (pictured above), and a conditional third round pick in exchange for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third round pick on Thursday morning (Photo from Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In a shocker of a trade...
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Devils Add Drew Stafford on Short-Term Deal
The Devils will hope Drew Stafford can rebound and pot 20 goals after bringing him in on a one-year deal worth $800k (Photo via NHL.com) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 After extending a PTO to Jimmy Hayes on Wednesday, the Devils continued adding to their right wing depth Friday by signing...
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Devils Add Top-Six Talent in Marcus Johansson
The Devils took a care of a major need after acquiring Marcus Johansson for a pair of draft picks Sunday evening (Photo from NHL.com) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Other than the signing of Brian Boyle, it was a quiet first day of free agency for the New Jersey Devils. That didn’t mean Ray...
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Devils blow 2-goal lead, fall to Blue Jackets | Rapid reaction
The Devils lost to the Blue Jackets 5-3. A two-goal lead disappeared, and the Devils couldn't recover. The Columbus Blue Jackets scored twice in the third period and ended the game on a 5-1 run over the final two periods to earn a 5-3 win over the Devils on...
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Devils Can’t Beat Anderson As They Fall 2-1 to Ottawa
Craig Anderson was spectacular last night as he managed to steal a win for the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Game Summary  Despite pelting Craig Anderson with a number of shots and quality scoring chances, the Devils weren’t able to get enough past him as they fell 2-1 to...
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Devils Claim Ex-first Round Pick Stefan Noesen
  Stefan Noesen was a member of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers from 2009-2013. –Getty Images   Who is Stefan Noesen? Stefan Noesen is a 6’2”, 205 pound 23-year old American-born right winger. He was drafted in the first-round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 21st overall by the Ottawa...
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Devils Dealt Significant Blow With Travis Zajac Injury
The Devils were dealt a significant blow with Travis Zajac set to miss 4-6 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In what was an unexpected (and unpleasant) surprise, the New Jersey Devils announced...
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Devils Even-Strength Numbers Show Signs of Improvement in January
Although there’s been a few blurs on his record, Cory Schneider numbers have steadily improved along with the Devils even-strength numbers (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (All advanced stats are from Corsica Hockey unless specified otherwise) One of the biggest problems for the Devils this...
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Devils face off against Canadiens at The Rock
The Devils are coming off a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of their rivals the New York Rangers. The Devils played with the most energy they had all season and it still wasn’t enough to take down the Rangers at the Rock. There is barely any time to feel sorry though as the Atlantic leading...
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Devils fall 4-3 in overtime to the Rangers
Game Summary After playing one of their strongest games in quite some time, the Devils were unable to hold off the streaking Blueshirts and only earned 1 point. The chances were certainly there throughout the game, including a flurry of opportunities within the first 5 minutes, the best being an in...
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Devils host Ovechkin and Co. before All Star Break
Dec 29, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Michael Cammalleri (13) scores a goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during a shootout at Verizon Center. The Devils won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Devils come into...
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Devils host Star Wars Night at The Rock (PHOTOS)
The Devils hosted Star Wars Night on Friday at the Prudential Center. Star Wars invaded the Prudential Center on Friday. The Devils hosted their annual Star Wars Night in Newark, where almost every thing on and off the ice had a Star Wars twist. Dozens of...
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Devils Leave Columbus With Impressive 4-1 Win
Cory Schneider stopped 41/42 shots as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 4-1 (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In a battle of Metropolitan Division top dogs, the New Jersey Devils came away with an impressive 4-1 victory...
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Devils Look To Complete Home-and-Home Sweep Of Blue Jackets
Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Match Overview Coming off a 4-1 win Tuesday night, the New Jersey Devils will look to complete their home-and-home sweep with the Columbus Blue Jackets as...
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Devils Might Have To Wait For Improvements On Defense
Author’s Twitter We’re two weeks into summer free agency and about a month into the 2017 offseason. With their needs apparent, most of the New Jersey Devils fan base anticipated a busy offseason…and were largely disappointed. While the first overall selection of Nico Hischier along with...
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Devils Prospects Who Could Be on the Move
As the Devils approach the trade deadline, they remain outside of the playoff picture. With the way things have gone this year, the team will most likely have to look beyond this season for any future playoff hopes (regardless of how tight the standings in the Eastern Conference are). While the...
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Devils Rivalry With Flyers Redefined By the 2017 Draft
Author’s TWITTER When it was revealed the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers were respectively selecting first and second overall at the 2017 NHL Draft, the longtime divisional rivalry between the teams was quickly recognized. They’ve faced each other five times in the playoffs...
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Devils Roster Breakdown: The Permanent Fixtures
Follow me on Twitter Yesterday, the New Jersey Devils unveiled their 23-man NHL roster, which was submitted just before the mid-afternoon deadline. While most of the roster was what Devils fans expected, there were a few surprises that caused some fans to raise eyebrows and even trigger some...
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Devils Smart To Give Jimmy Hayes A PTO
The Devils look to add to their right-wing depth by bringing in former Bruin, Jimmy Hayes, to camp on a PTO (Photo by Winslow Townson/AP) Follow me on TWITTER:@a_chauvancy23 According to multiple reports Wednesday, former Boston Bruins right-winger, Jimmy Hayes, will be attending New Jersey Devils...
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Devils Struggle at Prospect Challenge
Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The Devils finished the Prospects Challenge with a record of 1-2. All in all, for one of the NHL’s better prospect pools, this was a disappointing finish. Yet, it was not completely unexpected. The Devils have a well known deficiency on the blue line in...
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Devils' lines, pairings vs. Blue Jackets (12/8/17) | Kyle Palmieri resumes skating
How the Devils will line up against the Blue Jackets on Friday at the Prudential Center.
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DEVILS: (Trade) Winds of Change
These may be the dog days of the offseason for Devils fans, but the activity will be picking up soon as late June promises to be one of the most exciting times in hockey in recent memory. On June 18, teams’ expansion draft protection lists will be released, which will allow for more speculation...
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Devils’ Trade Deadline Day in Summary
  Pictured above is GM Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes. –Getty Images   Trades and Explanations   Dalton Prout is one of the league’s most physical defensive-defenseman. –Getty Images  Deal #1: New Jersey trades Defenseman Kyle Quincey to Columbus for Defenseman Dalton Prout. At...
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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up: Why The Preseason Is Misguiding
Follow me on Twitter. The Devils are off to a good start in their 2017-2018 campaign. -Getty Images It was an uplifting and hopeful preseason for the New Jersey Devils. They went 5-1-1, scored 25 goals, and surrendered 12 during that span. While most will dismiss these uncharacteristic stats as...
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Drew Stafford’s Late Goal Helps Devils Build on Solid Preseason
Drew Stafford celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal late in the third to help the Devils improve to 3-0-1 in the preseason (Photo by Rick Schultz/AP Photo) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 The Devils continued to build on their good preseason last night as they defeated...
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Early October Break Provides Perfect Trial Period For Younger Players
Defenseman Will Butcher spent the last four seasons playing at the University of Denver. -The Buffalo News Follow me on Twitter Hockey is back, and I couldn’t be happier. The New Jersey Devils team kicked off their preseason on Monday against the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 victory. With...
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Early Season Evaluation Of The Devils Rookie Class
Author’s Twitter   Saying the Devils have gotten production out of their rookies is certainly an understatement. Jesper Bratt, Will Butcher, and Nico Hischier have all been important contributors, and key proponents to the Devils red-hot start. The question is out of the three of these...
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Evaluating Damon Severson, Who Took a Positive Step in 2016-17
Damon Severson, despite the team’s struggle, took a step forward in his development in 2016-17 (Photo by Al Bello, Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23  Going into the season, a lot of uncertainty surrounded the Devils group of defensemen. They lost Adam Larsson and David...
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Four Remaining Free Agents the Devils Should Target
On Saturday, July 1, the National Hockey League’s free agent frenzy began at noon. The New Jersey Devils made a subtle splash with the first signing of the day- center Brian Boyle, who signed a two-year deal. The Devils also made three AHL signings by signing forwards Bracken Kearns and Brian...
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Free Agent Profile: Alex Radulov
While it seems unlikely, IF Alex Radulov hits the open market, he’ll be one of the most sought after forwards in this free agent class (Photo by Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 With the Stanley Cup completed, what is sure to be an active offseason is now...
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Free Agent Profile: Brendan Smith
While his numbers may not be eye-popping, Brendan Smith is one of the best shot suppressors in the league and would be a nice fit on NJ’s blue line (Photo by Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Come July 1st, the Devils will be looking for defense, and it comes...
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Free Agent Profile: Cody Franson
At 6’5 220 lbs, Cody Franson possesses a rare mix of size and mobility that the Devils lack from their defensemen (Photo by Fred Khoury III/Icon Sportswire) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Most of the talk surrounding this summer’s free agent frenzy have surrounded Kevin Shattenkirk...
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Free Agent Profile: Karl Alzner
Karl Alzner will be sought out by a numbers of teams on July 1st, but is he the right fit for the New Jersey Devis? (Photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Free agency is approaching fast as we’re just two weeks away from the market opening up for teams to make...
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Free Agent Profile: Kevin Shattenkirk
The Devils are one of many teams that’ll be in the running for Kevin Shattenkirk Follow Rob on Twitter It is coming down to that time. The protection lists are in, the expansion draft is in a day and that leaves us less than two weeks away from the free agent market opening up. It is no...
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Free Agent Profile: Kris Versteeg
  The 31-year old forward Kris Versteeg has been with 7-different NHL teams in his career. –Getty Images Follow me on twitter: @JVillani08 With only a few days to go before the July 1st free agency window opens up teams are finalizing their targets and preparing offers. A lot of the players...
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Free Agent Profile: Michael Del Zotto
Michael Del Zotto could be one of the secondary options Ray Shero looks at to help improve their blue line when free agency opens up this Saturday (Photo by Yong Kim/Philly.com) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 One of the biggest issues facing the Devils in a few days will be strengthening...
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Free Agent Profile: Michael Stone
Michael Stone will be one of the few names available in a limited free agent market for defensemen (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23  It doesn’t come with saying much, but improving the Devils blue line is going to be priority no. 1 of Ray Shero’s...
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Free Agent Profile: Nikita Nesterov
Nikita Nesterov will end up being a nice value add for whichever team he chooses to sign with (Photo by John Hefti/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Now that the NHL Draft has come to a conclusion, that means free agency is the next big task facing Ray Shero and co. While the...
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Free Agent Profile: Sam Gagner
Sam Gagner enjoyed a great bounce back season in Columbus, tallying a career-high 50 points in 81 games (Photo by Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Center depth isn’t going to be a problem for the Devils in the years to come. Between Pavel Zacha, Michael McLeod, and John...
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Free Agent Profile: Thomas Vanek
The Devils could look to Thomas Vanek in the short-term to help overcome their scoring woes (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 It’s no secret that the New Jersey Devils are looking to add extra scoring this offseason. Much like the free agent class for...
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Free Agent Profile: TJ Oshie
  TJ Oshie had a career year during the 2016-17 season with the Washington Capitals, but is his success sustainable? –Getty Images Follow me on Twitter: @JVillani08 One of the many things that were missing from the New Jersey Devils in the 2016-17 season was a goal-scorer who would anchor...
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Getting Nico Back On Track
Follow me on Twitter In five games, Hischier only has two assists and zero goals. -Getty Images First overall pick, Nico Hischier, really set the bar for himself after a head-turning preseason. The 18-year old center co-led the team in scoring with four goals, seven points, and showed some...
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Has Mirco Mueller Found His Place In New Jersey?
  Swiss defenseman Mirco Mueller was the 18th overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. –Getty Images Follow me on Twitter   This offseason, the New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Mirco Mueller and a fifth-round selection from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for 2017 second and...
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Having Struggled, Santini Can Ease Into More Suitable Role With Acquisition Of Sami Vatanen
Steven Santini has been used in a shutdown role this season, but should find himself in a more suitable role with the acquisition of Sami Vatanen (Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Coming into the season, the New Jersey Devils had a number of questions...
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He’s Baaaaack (maybe).
Author’s TWITTER   Seems it just isn’t summer unless we hear rumblings of Ilya Kovalchuck threatening to make a return to the NHL. Well here we are in April and Kovy is trending once again. This may ultimately prove to be more of the same, but this time it seems to have more traction...
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Hobey Baker Award Irrelevant To Predicting Butcher’s NHL Success
Author’s TWITTER After having come up short in several previous NCAA free agent sweepstakes, it came as quite a shock when 2017 Hobey Baker Award recipient Will Butcher agreed to sign with the New Jersey Devils. The 22-year old defenseman was originally drafted 123rd overall by the Colorado...
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Home Cooking Continues: Devils vs Senators
Matchup Overview: It has hit the point in the season in which every game has a high level of importance and every point is extremely valuable. Coming off a victory against the last place Avalanche, the Devils are going to have to ramp up the intensity level and play a complete game against an...
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Home Sweet Home? Not Quite.
  The Prudential Center is known by most Devil fans as “The Rock”.  –nj.com   What are the Advantages of Home-Ice? Playing at home in the NHL is a blessing. You don’t have to travel, on occasion you’ll get the benefit of the doubt in regards to the officiating, and...
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How defenseman Sami Vatanen is adjusting to Devils
How defenseman Sami Vatanen has become acclimated with the Devils one week after his trade. One week after his surprising trade to the Devils, defenseman Sami Vatanen finally got to visit his new hockey home at the Prudential Center in Newark. At least he did...
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How Many Goals Separated the Devils From the Playoffs?
Author’s TWITTER   In a nutshell, a lot. To accurately answer this question, however, we have to look at the big picture. The Devils missed the playoffs by a whopping 25 points. Going 28-40-14, New Jersey lost 54 games, which was the second-most behind the Colorado Avalanche (60). In...
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Is a Move to the Wing in the Cards for Adam Henrique?
John Hynes experimented with Adam Henrique on the wing over the final few games of 2016-17 and could look to stick with him there to start next season (Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In what was a wild draft lottery, the Devils fortunes changed quite a...
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John Hynes: Why He Shouldn’t Go Anywhere
Editor’s Note: The opinions in this article solely reflect those of the writer, and do not represent the entire Devils Army Blog admin and writing staff.   Author’s Twitter I’ve always been a big fan of head coach John Hynes, ever since Ray Shero hired him. As the New Jersey Devils...
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John Moore Comes Through In Overtime Once Again
John Moore was the hero in overtime once again as the Devils came away with a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter:...
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John Moore Poised For Pivotal Season
Author’s Twitter Entering the third and final season of his contract, defenseman John Moore is coming off a modest career season where he tallied 12 goals and 22 points. I wrote an article earlier this summer on how the New Jersey Devils may have an unrealized gem in the 26-year old blue...
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Jon Merrill Taken by Golden Knights
It is goodbye for the Devils and defenseman Jon Merrill- Getty Images Follow me @Robby_DeLuca95 on Twitter Well fans, the NHL awards and Expansion Draft have come and gone. Now it’s time for the New Jersey Devils to look towards the NHL Entry Draft on Friday. They’ll be participating...
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Just How Good was Taylor Hall’s First Season in NJ?
Although the Devils W/L record may not indicate it, Taylor Hall had a significant impact for the Devils when he was on the ice (Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Going into this season, the Devils had some high expectations. With the acquisition of Taylor...
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Looking Back at Cory Schneider’s 2016-17 Season
Cory Schneider felt the struggles of the Devils even-strength play for much of the 2016-17 season (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Entering the 2016-17 season, there were a lot of unknowns surrounding the New Jersey Devils. They acquired Taylor Hall and in...
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Making A Case for John Moore
Author’s TWITTER   I always thought John Moore was a very underrated signing for the New Jersey Devils. Yes, his numbers aren’t that flashy, but I sincerely believe Moore hasn’t come close to reaching his ceiling. Whether it’s to justify protecting Moore at the expansion draft or...
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Michael Cammalleri: Can He Get a Second Wind?
Author’s TWITTER   There’s plenty of blame to go around for New Jersey’s lackluster offense this season. Having said that, one of the most undeniable contributing factors to this team’s lackluster scoring is the inconsistency of their top forwards. In terms of player...
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Miles Wood, Devils Skate Past Flyers
Miles Wood celebrates with his teammates as the Devils defeated the Flyers 4-1 (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images) Game Summary After laying a complete egg against Montreal the previous night, the Devils returned to the ice in Philly to take on the Flyers. The Devils struck first on a Pavel Zacha...
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New Jersey Devils 2017-2018 Season Preview
After months of patience, speculation, and notable roster changes, the 2017-2018 NHL season is set to begin for the New Jersey Devils. The team is coming off a horrid 2016-2017 campaign, but enters the coming season with a young, fast, vastly modified roster than many fans hope will be a product...
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New Jersey Devils vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: LIVE score updates and chat (12/8/17)
Cory Schneider, Taylor Hall, Jesper Bratt and the New Jersey Devils will wrap up a home-and-home series against Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark. Cory Schneider, Taylor Hall, Jesper Bratt and...
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NHL Mid-Season Predictions
Be sure to check out the first part of this article titled: NHL Mid-Season Report and Awards   The NHL underwent an alignment change after the 2013 season which resulted in a new playoff format. -printablesportsbracket.com   I will be using current conference standings, statistics, and...
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NHL Mid-Season Report and Awards
  This will be the second time an NHL all-star game is hosted in Los Angeles. -Getty Images Mid-Season Report: The NHL season has officially entered the part of the schedule where there is a mandatory four-day break period for the impending all-star festivities. Each team will be sending at...
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Nico Hischier Signs Max Entry-Level Contract: Worth it?
The New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier first overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. -NJ.com @Robby_DeLuca95 It took some time but rest easy Devils fans, Nico Hischier has signed his three year entry-level contract and will wear number 13 on his jersey. As a matter of fact, he got the maximum ELC...
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No Need For Concern Over Henrique
Author’s Twitter Adam Henrique has four goals through 23 games this season. -Getty Images Coming out of the weekend, Devils forward Adam Henrique has just two goals and eight points over his last 15 games. Prior to last Monday’s victory (where he tallied a goal and three points), Henrique...
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Odds Strongly Favor 2018 Playoff Appearance For Devils
The Devils haven’t made the playoffs since 2012. -Getty Images Author’s Twitter With their first two months of the season in the books, New Jersey currently brandishes a surprising 14-6-4 record, and sit third in the Metropolitan Division. Most of the hockey world (Devils fans...
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Part 1: Who Will Crack the Devils Opening Night Roster?
Writer’s Note: The content in this article is the sole opinion of its writer, and does not represent the opinions of the entire Devils Army Blog admin and writing staff.   This will be Taylor Hall’s second full season in a Devils uniform. –Getty Images Follow me on Twitter With...
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Part 2: Who Will Crack the Devils Opening Night Roster?
Writer’s Note: The content in this article is the sole opinion of its writer, and does not represent the opinions of the entire Devils Army Blog admin and writing staff.   Defenseman Andy Greene is entering his third season as New Jersey’s captain. –Getty Images Follow me...
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Pavel Zacha: New Jersey’s Slumping Sophomore
Devils center Pavel Zacha has just two goals in 21 games this season. -Getty Images Author’s Twitter At the 27-game mark, the New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.03 goals per game, a mark they didn’t even come close to at this time one year ago. New Jersey’s offensive rejuvenation is...
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Pavel Zacha’s Rookie Season and Expectations for Season Two
Pavel Zacha will be an important part of a Devils team looking to take a big step forward in 2017-18 (Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 When Ray Shero was hired as the New Jersey Devils GM, part of his plan was to add more youth and skill to a team that...
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Probabilities: How Long Could the Playoff Drought Last?
Author’s TWITTER   The New Jersey Devils are poised to miss the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. It’s the first time this has happened since the franchise relocated to New Jersey in 1982, and had to wait until 1988 for their first berth. In addition, the Devils are also set to...
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Projecting The Devils Starting Six
Follow me on Twitter. The Devils defense will once again be led by Andy Greene and Damon Severson this season. -Getty Images Even a defense unit as questionable as New Jersey’s is seeing a select group of players fight over one or two roster spots. For the most part, New Jersey’s defense...
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Recap: Brian Gibbons Lifts Devils Past Red Wings In Overtime
The New Jersey Devils celebrate after Brian Gibbons scores the game-winning goal almost midway through overtime for a 4-3 victory (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter:...
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Recap: Butcher, Bratt Steal The Show At Devils Home Opener
Game Summary New Jersey’s 4-1 win over the Avalanche was their first of the season. -Getty Images After months of anticipation, the season opener finally arrived in Newark. An afternoon filled with fun and festivities was followed by an encouraging 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche...
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RECAP: Devils 3rd Period Comeback Comes Up Short
  Keith Kinkaid was on the losing end of a 4-2 defeat last night in Toronto. –Getty Images   Game Summary The Devils 3rd period comeback came up just short as they were defeated last night by a score of 4-2 in Toronto. The scoring opened with a John Moore wrist-shot early in the 1st...
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RECAP: Devils Blow Back-To-Back Leads In Fourth Straight Loss
The Devils lost both games against the Oilers this season. -Getty Images   Matchup Summary Looking to shake off a 3-1 loss that started their three-game home stand, the New Jersey Devils failed to rebound the way they probably would have liked in last night’s matchup. The Devils previously...
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Recap: Devils Fall To Blues As Losing Streak Extends To Three
Behind a dominant third period, the St. Louis Blues left New Jersey with a 3-1 victory to extend New Jersey’s losing streak to three (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Game Summary After concluding their trip out to Western Canada, the New Jersey Devils...
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Recap: Devils Falter In Eleven-Round Shootout
The Devils weren’t able to get by the Bruins and Anton Khudobin, who made 40 saves in a 3-2 shootout victory. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter:...
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Recap: Devils Falter Late Once Again
The Devils weren’t able to close out the Canadiens as they fell in OT to move to 0-2-2 in their last four games. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils extended their winless streak to four games (0-2-2) after losing 4-3 in overtime to the Montreal...
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Recap: Devils Offense Stays Hot In 6-3 Victory
Brian Gibbons and Andy Greene celebrate after they score the team’s first regular season 3-on-5 goal in franchise history (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) Game Summary The Devils continued their scoring outburst last night as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3. New Jersey was flying...
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Recap: Devils Rebound With 3-2 Win Over Colorado
Kyle Palmieri puts the eventual game-winner past Jeremy Smith to help the Devils secure their fourth win in their last six games (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Game Summary After falling flat against the Sharks Sunday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils rebounded last night with a 3-2 win over...
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Recap: Devils Show Resiliency in Thrilling Shootout Win
Drew Stafford celebrates after he manages to tie the game late in third period of last night’s 5-4 shootout victory (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23  Game Summary Looking to stay atop the Metropolitan Division standings, the New Jersey Devils topped...
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Recap: Devils Shutout by Sharks As Three Game Win Streak Ends
    This is the second consecutive meeting where the Devils haven’t scored. -Getty Images It was a long night for the New Jersey Devils. They fell victim to being shutout for the first time this year, as the San Jose Sharks defeated them by a score of 3-0. Despite having 28 shots on...
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RECAP: Devils Swedes Lead In 6-2 Routing
Marcus Johansson and Jesper Bratt (pictured above) led the way for the Devils as they combined for four of the team’s six goals in a 6-2 demolition of the Sabres (Photo by Bill Wippert/Getty Images) Game Summary The Devils picked up right where they left off after Saturday afternoon’s 4-1...
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Recap: Devils Third Period Comeback Falls Short
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Looking for their fourth win in a row, the New Jersey Devils were unable to overcome a rough first 40 minutes, as...
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Recap: Hischier, Bratt Impress In Devils 4-1 Victory
Nico Hischier celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal of the preseason (Photo by Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 The Devils continued their strong start to the preseason, tallying a 4-1 victory in Montreal led by Jesper Bratt’s two goals and Nico...
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Recap: Jets Second Period Flurry Dooms Devils
The Devils weren’t able to withstand a flurry of second period goals from the Winnipeg Jets as they fell by a score of 5-2 (Photo by Terrence Lee/USA TODAY Sports) Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates. Follow me on...
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Recap: Miscues Doom Devils Once Again
The Devils woes at The Rock continue as they remain winless in their last six contests on home ice (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Game Summary The Devils fell to the Washington Capitals 5-2 in what was their final game before heading into the All-Star break. New Jersey was plagued by a number...
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Recap: Palmieri’s Two Goal Night Leads Devils Past Red Wings
Kyle Palmieri continues to be one of New Jersey’s top goal scorers as he notched his 8th and 9th in his last 19 games (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP Photo) Game Summary In what was a wild finish, the New Jersey Devils held off the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-3. Stefan Noesen got the scoring...
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Recap: Sharks Score Four Unanswered In Routing of Devils
After going into their five-game layoff on a 3-0-1 unbeaten streak, the New Jersey Devils hoped to pick up where they left off. The San Jose Sharks being among the league’s top teams was a challenge in itself for the Devils, who were shut out 4-0 by them in their initial matinee this season. For...
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RECAP: Split Squads Give Devils Split Results
The following piece was composed collaboratively by staff writers Mike Luci and Alex Chauvancy   The Devils celebrate after an 8-1 routing of the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. -NHL.com The Devils had split results with their split squad games that saw half the training camp roster take on...
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RECAP: Strong First Period Help Devils Top Caps in Preseason Finale
  Rookie Nico Hischier finished the 2017-18 preseason with 7-points (4G, 3A). –Getty Images Game Summary The Devils ended the 2017-18 preseason with a bang as they topped the Capitals 4-1. Rookie-phenom Nico Hischier once again led the way, as he tallied 3 points (1G, 2A), with his first...
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Recap: The Struggle Continues as Blue Jackets Shut Out Devils
Frustration settles in for the Devils as they fall to the Blue Jackets 3-0. (Getty Images) Twitter: Rob DeLuca Game Summary The New Jersey Devils winless streak has now been extended to seven games (0-5-2), following a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday evening. The game started off...
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RECAP: Wood Hat-Trick Completes Comeback For Devils
Miles Wood gets his first career hat-trick in the best game of his career so far. -Getty Images Author’s Twitter Summary In a wild game at the United Center, the New Jersey Devils rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win 7-5. That doesn’t even begin to sum up how crazy the game was to...
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Recap: Young Guns Shine for Devils
John Quenneville celebrates with his teammates after scoring his first career NHL goal against the Rangers Tuesday night (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Author’s Twitter Game Summary In what was one of the Devils most entertaining games in recent weeks, they managed to come away with a...
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Recap: Young Guns Shine In Devils Preseason Opener
Forward Joseph Blandisi tallied two assists last night. -Getty Images Last night, the New Jersey Devils played NHL hockey for the first time in five months. They treated a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Prudential Center with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. While the game was...
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Recap: Zacha’s Game-Winner Helps Devils End Home Skid
Pavel Zacha continues to contribute on offensive scoring the game-winner in last night’s 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres (Photo by Steve Ryan/Getty Images) Game Summary On a night where they seemed to do about everything just right, the New Jersey Devils came away with a 2-1 victory over...
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Second Half push begins now: Devils vs Red Wings
Matchup Overview: Teams have had some time to rest and get ready for the second half push following the All-Star break, and the Devils first challenge comes from the Detroit Red Wings. The Devils come into this game on a 2 game losing streak and will certainly be looking to end January with a bang...
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Series Finale Tonight at the Rock: Devils v.s Flyers
Kincaid gets the call tonight Follow me @SammySTL5 The Devils continue their slow march to the end of the season tonight against the hated Philadelphia Flyers. The Devils last game was against the Flyers and they were held in check for large portions of the game, losing 3-0. The only bright spots...
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Standings Watch: How Low Can the Devils Go?
Author’s TWITTER   With three games left and eons away from a playoff spot, there isn’t much worth looking forward to for the remainder of the New Jersey Devils 2016-2017 season. Save Patty’s Last Lap that’s set to occur this Saturday, these final three games hold little meaning...
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Steven Santini in Prime Position for Regular Role This Season
Steven Santini played close to half a season with New Jersey in 16-17 and should find himself in a regular role along the team’s blueline this season (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 One of the biggest issues facing the Devils this preseason will be...
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Summing Up the Career of Patrik Elias
Authors Twitter   December 6, 1995. I was just two months old when Patrik Elias received his first opportunity to play with the New Jersey Devils, the team that drafted him 51st overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on the next night. Little did then...
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The Case For Sergei Brylin: Should No. 18 Hang From The Rafters?
Brylin is an incredible debate for Devils fans to consider. -NJ.com Follow me on Twitter Note: This article is the opinion solely of its writer and does not reflect the opinion of the entire DAB staff and admins. As we all know, Patrik Elias is going to be the fifth New Jersey Devil to have his...
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The Devils Could Use Another Right Winger. What Options do They Have?
Thomas remains one of the top forwards available in free agency and could help the Devils scoring woes in the short-term (Photo by Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23  By acquiring Marcus Johansson, the New Jersey Devils took care of a major need up front. He puts...
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The Devils Must Improve Their Offense And It Starts with Their Defensemen
The Devils will look to get Damon Severson help this offseason as they focus on improving their defense unit (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 It’s no surprise to you when I say the Devils have trouble scoring. They have a 44% goals for percentage, 3rd...
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The Devils Won: Get Over It
Author’s TWITTER The New Jersey Devils will be drafting first overall for the first time in team history. -NHL.com This past Saturday evening was one of the wildest draft lotteries in recent memory. Since moving to this current format in 2016, where every team that misses the playoffs has a...
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The Numbers Behind Henrique’s Offensive Resurgence
Author’s TWITTER   The last 31 games for the New Jersey Devils have been hit or miss to say the least. Hovering just above .500 in the standings, the Devils have gone 12-14-5 since December 3rd, after going 9-7-7 through the first quarter of the season. I previously wrote about how the...
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The Quiet Consistency of Beau Bennett at Even-Strength.
Although his point totals may not indicate so, Beau Bennett has quietly been one of the Devils most consistent players at even-strength this season (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Author’s Twitter Needless to say, it’s been a rough year for the Devils. They’ve had trouble scoring goals...
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Three Forwards Hold Key to Devils Midseason Turnaround
Author’s TWITTER   The New Jersey Devils emerged from their recent road trip on a three-game winning streak and three points out of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. Considering how the Devils were over ten points out at one point, most people thought it was pretty...
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Three Mistakes the Devils Must Avoid This Offseason
Author’s TWITTER   With the playoffs winding down, speculation is under way on what Ray Shero will do with his abundance of cap space, draft picks, and the upcoming expansion draft. In what could be the most eventful offseason in Newark since 2010, the current position New Jersey is in...
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Three Reasons the Devils Season is Still Worth Watching
  The Devils are running out of time in the regular season but do not stop watching just yet. –Getty Images Author’s Twitter I know what you are thinking. You are looking at this title and thinking to yourself, “The Devils have 14 games left and are dead last in the Eastern...
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Three Teams The Devils Could Still Trade With
Ray Shero and John Hynes are aiming to improve their team’s roster any way they can. -Getty Images Follow me on Twitter   As we enter the midst of the pre-season, all 31 NHL teams are trimming their rosters down to the 23-man limit. You can expect a big round of cuts sometime this...
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Three Teams With Cap Issues The Devils Can Exploit
Author’s Twitter Ray Shero was recently quoted saying improving the Devils defense would remain a priority for the remainder of the summer. The pickings are slim of what’s left in the free agent market, but Shero does have the cap space and assets to improve his team’s defense via trade...
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Top 12 Devils Prospects
@SammySTL5 Follow me on Twitter It’s late-August, and the sun that is New Jersey Devils hockey is beginning it’s slow rise from the eastern horizon. Sure, recently Devils hockey has been less of a sun and more of a black hole that sucks in hours of our free time during the winter. To go...
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Trade Deadline Q&A With Todd Cordell
With the trade deadline less than a week away, speculation of which players end up on what team has taken off these past couple of days and will continue to increase leading up to this coming Wednesday. The New Jersey Devils aren’t exempt from the onslaught of trade rumors and predictions...
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Was This Offseason A Complete Letdown?
Author’s TWITTER Going into the offseason, the New Jersey Devils were flushed with cap space, draft picks, and other tradable assets. With a glaring need of genuine talent on defense and supplementary offensive depth (yet again), the consensus of Devils fans predicted that drastic changes...
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What Could Tim Erixon Bring To The Devils Defense?
The Devils offered Tim Erixon a PTO, will he make it?- Getty Images Follow me on Twitter Another day, another professional tryout (PTO) handed out by the New Jersey Devils. This one has been issued to defenseman Tim Erixon. The 26-year old had a lot of promise when the New York Rangers acquired him...
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What Did The Devils Get? The Mirco Mueller Trade
Mueller will hopefully reach his potential in New Jersey Over the weekend, the New Jersey Devils traded Boston’s second round pick and Nashville’s fourth round pick to the San Jose Sharks for Mirco Mueller and a 5th round pick. Many fans immediately questioned this trade due to receiving a...
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What Should the Devils Do With Cory Schneider?
Writer’s Note: The content in this article is the sole opinion of its writer, and does not represent the opinions of the entire Devils Army Blog admin and writing staff.   Author’s TWITTER   Cory Schneider was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks during the 2013 NHL entry-draft...
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What Will Damon Severson’s Next Contract Look Like?
Author’s TWITTER There were very few positives that came out of yet another disappointing year for the New Jersey Devils. One of those particular upsides was the season of defenseman Damon Severson. Despite posting a team-worst minus 31, he continued to build on the offensive momentum he...
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Which Line Will Nico Hischier Start the Season on?
Follow me on Twitter Where will Nico Hischier start the season? – NJ Devils Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two and a half months it’s known that the New Jersey Devils will have a decision to make regarding their 2017 first round pick Nico Hischier. Since...
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Who Should be the Devils Head Coach Come Next Season?
Editor’s Note: The content in this article is the sole opinion of its writer, and does not represent the opinions of the entire Devils Army Blog admin and writing staff. John Hynes was hired after the firing of ex-Devils coach Pete Debeor by general manager Ray Shero. –(Phot0 by Bruce...
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Who Will the Devils Protect? Who Will Vegas Take?
Devils general manager Ray Shero has some decisions to make before this year’s expansion draft. – Getty Images Note: This article is the solely the opinion of its writer and does not reflect the entire Devils Army Blog staff. Author’s Twitter The NHL expansion draft is returning...
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Why Devante Smith-Pelly Fits in New Jersey’s Future Plans
Author’s TWITTER The New Jersey Devils have at least one or two scapegoat players every year for the fans to take out their frustrations on. Last year it was pretty much anyone on the third or fourth line. This year players like Jon Merrill, Mike Cammalleri, and Devante Smith-Pelly have been...
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Why Does the Shootout Still Exist?
The horn sounds after the end of three grueling periods, both teams still locked in a tie and we are headed to overtime. Now the three-on-three begins; the most skilled players from each side taking advantage of the open ice. The action rushes back and forth, the crowd remains on the edges of their...
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Why Jesper Bratt Deserves A Spot On Opening Night Roster
Jesper Bratt, a sixth round pick in 2016, has come into camp and impressed everyone with his two-way play and deserves a spot on the Devils opening night roster (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Coming into camp, there was alot to be excited about for the...
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Why The Devils Need To Improve On Defense Sooner Than Later
Brian Gibbons and the Devils offense have had no trouble scoring to start the season, but they’re due for some regression as the season ages(Photo by Bill Smith/Getty Images) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 The New Jersey Devils have been one of the biggest surprises of this season...
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Why the Playoffs Are a Longshot
Author’s TWITTER   Going into tonight’s game against the New York Islanders, the Devils are four points out of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. With 24 games left, the Devils need to put together their best run of the season if they want any shot at playing beyond...
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Why You Should Expect More Goals From Taylor Hall This Season
While he did score 20 goals last season, Taylor Hall was a bit off his career pace last season. You should expect on seeing him light the lamp a bit more this coming season (Photo by Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports) Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23  To say 2016-17 was a down year for Taylor...
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Will Alex Kerfoot sign in Jersey?
Prospect Alex Kerfoot had very successful season at Harvard, but where will he sign? Follow me @SammySTL5 In the battle of Devils prospects, Joey Anderson and the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs came out on top over Alexander Kefoot and his Harvard Crimson. With this loss, Kerfoot has...
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Will Butcher: The New Big Thing
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 7: University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher #4 passes the puck during the second period of an NCAA hockey game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at DU’s Magness Arena on January 7, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post) Unsigned...
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Will We Ever See a “Golden Years” Core In New Jersey Again?
With retirement all but inevitable for Patrik Elias, it brings an end to a wonderful ERA. -Getty Images   Author’s Twitter   Fellow New Jersey Devils fans, it looks as if our beloved Patrik Elias, most likely will not see the ice again in his playing career. Have a look at his...
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Your 2017-2018 League-By-League Devils Prospect Guide
Popugaev was at one point considered a first round talent Follow me on Twitter   Over the past few drafts, the New Jersey Devils accumulated a wide range of prospects, spread across the world in many different leagues. Going into every season, Devils fans are always interested in what...
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