New Jersey Devils

It’s no secret the New Jersey Devils have been a haven for former college players, a staple under former President/GM Lou Lamoriello, himself previously an icon at Providence College. On the Devils first Stanley Cup championship club in 1995, there were no less than 11 players from 10 different NCAA schools who saw action that postseason.
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Every year, there’s always a surprise free agent or two that catches one’s attention. Anthony Duclair happens to be one of them this offseason. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent tomorrow after the Chicago Blackhawks didn’t tender him a qualifying offer. The 22-year-old finished 2017-18 with 23 points in 56 games between the
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Earlier this week, I wrote about who the New Jersey Devils should target in free agency for scoring help. Another area that requires attention is their blue line. They are in need of at least one top-four defenseman. That may prove difficult to find in a weak free agent class, but there are a few
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Late last week, I took a look at Nico Hischier’s rookie season and the impact he had on the New Jersey Devils. It’s probably safe to assume that they wouldn’t have made the playoffs without him. Today, I’ll be reviewing Miles Wood’s season. He may not have had the same influence as Hischier, but his
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Given preseason expectations, the New Jersey Devils had themselves quite the successful season. They finished with 44 wins — a 16-win improvement from 2016-17 — and clinched their first playoff berth since 2011-12, when they finished as Eastern Conference champions. Despite the success, Ray Shero and the rest of Devils management can’t rest easy this
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“Start over. There’s no momentum from year to year. Understand what it will take to be competitive again.” That was New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes’ message to his team following their first round exit in five games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The season was quite the improvement for a team that finished
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Two nights after scoring five goals in a Game 3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning the New Jersey Devils only managed to get one goal and were pushed to the brink of elimination following a 3-1 loss in Game 4. They had scored first to take the early lead, but that only lasted for
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Just prior to the NHL trade deadline Michael Grabner became the first player to be involved in a deal between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils and due to the proximity of the teams, some of the normal adjustments didn’t have to be made that normally would during a midseason swap. Grabner
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In the final stop on their whirlwind tour of the United States after winning a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, members of the USWNT were honored at the Prudential Center prior to and during the game between the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens. Since goaltender Maddie Rooney made the final save during
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The Edmonton Oilers have traded away 29-year-old winger Patrick Maroon to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and prospect J.D. Dudek, Bob McKenzie announced Monday. Maroon was an interesting name on the trade market given his size and ability to chip in offense at a fair
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Late last night, the New Jersey Devils acquired right-winger Michael Grabner from the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick and defenseman Yegor Rykov. Grabner, 30, has 25 goals this season and should provide solid scoring depth for the Devils. The Scoring Threat the Devils Needed In his time with the Rangers, Grabner
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The New York Rangers have traded veteran forward Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round draft pick and defensive prospect Igor Rykov, Darren Dreger announced Thursday night following the Rangers 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. This is the first trade between the Devils and Rangers in history. Grabner to
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The Devils got off to a torrid start this season posting a 22-9-5 record through their first 36 games and found themselves in a neck-and-neck race for first place with the Capitals. However, since Dec. 29th they are just 2-7-3 and lost four consecutive games headed into the All-Star break. So what’s been the reason
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Scott Stevens can be considered one of the last of a breed of NHLer that wreaked havoc on other players. During a time when checks were seemingly more vicious than in today’s game, Stevens threw his share of hits that rattled opposing players; some were injured, some were just angry, but there was never a
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Think of all of the instances in recent memory where an NHL team has had two no. 1 overall picks in their lineup. Obviously, the Edmonton Oilers had four (4!) at once, but that’s an anomaly (and they’re not all there anymore). There’s the Pittsburgh Penguins obviously with Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury (now with
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The New Jersey Devils are 11-4-2 to start the season and are currently atop the Metropolitan Divison. No one, not even myself, predicted the Devils would start the season this well. What is more impressive, is this has all been accomplished with some key personnel missing extended time. Travis Zajac, the team’s first line center,
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Every year, a surprising team storms out of the gate, roaring their way to the top of the standings. This year, the NHL has four of those teams. Last year, one of those teams was the Vancouver Canucks. They began the season with an impressive and surprising 4-0 start. Their hot start was incredibly deceiving
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