Author Archives: James Villani

RECAP: Strong First Period Help Devils Top Caps in Preseason Finale

  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 goal being on the power play that opened up the scoring for the Devils. His goal was promptly followed

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DAB Pregame: Devils Looking For First Preseason Win Over Rangers

  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 of their preseason matchups thus far. Tonight, they play at home for the second and final time this preseason against their

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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.   Follow me on Twitter In the second, and final part of what was a two-part series, I examine the likelihood of what defenseman and goaltenders we

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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.   Follow me on Twitter With the opening of the Devils’ training camp today, the beginning of a new season continues to close-in. When examining training camp

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Free Agent Profile: Kris Versteeg

  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 we’ve examined here at Devils Army Blog are projected first or second line forwards or top-four defenseman, but in this article we

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DAB Pregame: Devils Celebrate #PattysLastLap Vs. The Isles

  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 last game. Since this is the Devils’ last game at The Rock this year they will be celebrating Patrik Elias who is

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DAB Pregame: Devils Bring 3-Game Losing Skid into Make-Up Game Vs. Jets

    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 good for twenty-eighth in the league and the Winnipeg Jets who currently have a 34-35-7 record, and are fifth in the Central Division. Tonight’s

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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 is described by his peers and others around the NHL as an elite goaltender. To many this is true, as

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