Author Archives: James Villani

What Does the Seguin Extension Mean for Taylor Hall and the Devils?

Ever since Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin were taken with the first two overall picks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, their careers have been compared side-by-side. This will be apparent now more than ever, as the two enter the final years of their respective deals. Luckily for Seguin, he just signed an 8-year extension

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Devils Defense: Is Tobias Enstrom Worth A Look?

As we approach August, the New Jersey Devils’ defensive core looks eerily similar to how it did when last season ended. Their blue line corps that struggled mightily for lengthy stretches last year has only seen a subtraction of John Moore and addition of 30-year old defender in Eric Gryba. With the season rapidly approaching,

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DAB PREGAME: New-Look Devils Need Victory In Pivotal Game Three

  Matchup Overview Tonight’s game three takes place after the New Jersey Devils dropped the first two contents of this round one playoff series in Tampa Bay. In each matchup, New Jersey fell behind quickly and by a large margin. Tonight they will look to reverse this theme and get a much-needed victory in front

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RECAP: Devils Drop Game Two, Head Back to Newark Down 2-0

Game Summary The New Jersey Devils find themselves in a 2-0 hole ahead of their arrival back to Newark. This is courtesy of a 5-3 defeat in game two, where the Devils comeback came up a bit short. Overall, the Devils played a much better first period than they did in game one. However, early

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DAB PREGAME: Devils Take on Hurricanes with Playoff Implications on the Line

Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own a 39-28-8 record, which positions them fifth in the Metropolitan Division, and the Carolina Hurricanes, who own a 34-31-11 record, which puts them sixth in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils concluded the toughest road trip of the season with a successful 4-2-0

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DAB PREGAME: Devils Continue Difficult Western Road Trip in LA

Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own a 36-26-8 record, which positions them fourth in the Metropolitan Division, and the Los Angeles Kings, who own a 39-26-6 record which puts them 3rd in the Pacific Division. The Devils have begun their difficult Western Conference road trip with two consecutive

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RECAP: Kinkaid-Led Devils End Preds 10-Game Win Streak

Game Summary Like most playoff teams, the Devils found a way to win. This was in large part due to Keith Kinkaid’s stellar performance, which downed the hottest team in the NHL 3-2. The Predators dominated the game early on, as was evident by a Mattias Ekholm partial breakaway goal just 1:17 into the contest.

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