Author Archives: Chris Mott

Three Takeaways From Ray Shero’s Interview

Development Camp for the New Jersey Devils has concluded, after which Ray Shero was interviewed by members of the media and gave some pretty interesting insight into the Devils offseason. Below are three main takeaways from that interview about what exactly Shero has been up to and the plans he is willing to share right

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Scott Niedermayer skates with the puck

Should Scott Niedermayer’s Number Be Retired In Anaheim?

The Anaheim Ducks have recently announced two numbers the organization will retire this coming season. The most deserving out of the two is Paul Kariya’s No. 9, who spent the first nine seasons of his career, and had his best years in Anaheim. The second number, is someone Devils fans should be familiar with—defenseman Scott

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Blake Coleman, Stefan Noesen File For Salary Arbitration

Near the end of June, the New Jersey Devils extended qualifying offers to a handful eligible players. Two in particular were forwards Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen, both of whom elected to file for salary arbitration before yesterday’s 5pm deadline for player. The two forwards will be preparing for arbitration hearings for their contract length

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Hockey Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018: Top Candidates And Predictions

Editor’s Note: The following piece is solely based on the opinions of the author, and does not reflect the views on this particular topic of the entire Devils Army Blog staff.   Today, the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee will announce their choices for the class of 2018. There are many players that will be

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Taylor Hall giving his speech after winning the Hart Trophy

Successful Night For New Jersey Devils Players At NHL Awards

The NHL Awards took place last night in Las Vegas, and was very interesting to watch. There didn’t seem to be too many surprises, and many finalists were very close (in terms of voting points) for many awards. There were also the many somber and touching moments that showed why the NHL and hockey in

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Brian Boyle and the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Just “Another” Trophy? The NHL Awards are on NBCSN tonight at 8PM ET, as Sportsnet and Devils fans surely have their eyes on many awards tonight. The NHL Awards is an annual ceremony based on regular season performance. These awards include the Hart Trophy (League MVP) or (Jack Adams Award) for best head coach. Going

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Paul Stastny stares across to opponents during pre-game warmup.

Free Agent Profile: Paul Stastny

Follow me on Twitter: @ChrisMottHockey July 1 will be the day that an avalanche will come down on the entire National Hockey League that will change the look of many teams. Free agency provides an opportunity for teams to acquire the necessary assets for taking that next step, or maintain their status as a regular playoff

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James Neal, Pre-Game Warm-up for the Vegas Golden Knights

Free Agent Profile: James Neal

  It’s only June 17th and already, the wheels of NHL free agency have begun to turn. As we all know, the Devils’ biggest needs are a top-four defenseman, and more depth among their 4th-9th forwards. James Neal of the Vegas Golden Knights is one of the top forwards available this summer, and and could

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Tensions Beginning To Flare Between Lightning, Devils

Last night in Newark, New Jersey Devils fans watched playoff hockey at the Prudential Center, something we haven’t seen in recent years. Going into last night’s contest down 2-0 in their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, we saw the Devils start fighting back and playing their game. The Lightning started getting frustrated as the

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