Author Archives: Mike Luci

With Poor Discipline Proving Costly, Devils Biggest Enemy Is Themselves

Author’s Twitter Make no mistake, last night’s 5-2 win breathed new life in this series. The Devils played a hard-fought game, but endured some lengthy stretches of time where they struggled to get the puck out of their own zone. Cory Schneider indisputably reclaimed his starting role back with a remarkable 34-save performance, while Taylor Hall

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Devils Struggling To Solve Tampa Bay’s Dynamic Offense

  Author’s Twitter The New Jersey Devils are heading back to Newark down 2-0 in their round one series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Devils have given up 10 goals in their first two games, while managing to score just five. While the scoreboard makes it seem like the Lightning have been the utterly dominant

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Could Geoff Ward Head Across The River?

Editor’s Note: The following piece is based purely off speculation, and only represents the writer’s opinion, and not the entire Devils Army Blog staff.   Author’s Twitter While the New Jersey Devils are preparing for their second playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, their cross-rival rivals, the New York Rangers, are about to begin searching

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DAB Pregame: The Quest Begins

Remember to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DevilsArmyBlog for rapid game and news updates. Matchup Overview Following up on our preview of this round one matchup, the New Jersey Devils will certainly have their hands full against a stacked and well-balanced team in the Tampa Bay Lightning. If yesterday’s

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Round One Preview: Devils vs Lightning

Series Overview After missing the postseason last year, both the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning have returned to the playoffs. This is Tampa Bay’s fourth postseason appearance in the last five years, which included a 2015 Stanley Cup Final appearance. New Jersey, on the other hand, is back in the playoffs for the

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Why Ben Lovejoy Could Be Slipping Through The Cracks

Author’s TWITTER Through the first three months this season, second-year Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy only appeared in 17 of New Jersey’s first 34 games. Since 2018, Lovejoy has played in every game for the Devils, bringing his seasonal total to 41 contests. Since signing in 2016, Lovejoy has become somewhat of a scapegoat for the team’s

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Shero Sends Mixed Message With Grabner Trade

Author’s TWITTER Fresh off a 4-2 home loss to the Minnesota Wild, Devils fans were hastily shifting gears towards getting ready for the Patrik Elias jersey retirement this Saturday, in addition to keeping up with the latest trade deadline rumors. It was a frustrating loss, but the news that followed would make Devils fans forget all

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Taylor Hall Has Helped The Devils Find Their New Identity

Author’s TWITTER It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write anything, so I’m glad to get my thoughts out on this particular topic. Dating back to the 2012 offseason, I kept convincing myself that then-general manager Lou Lamoriello would work his magic (that he seemingly revamped in the 2010 offseason), and sign Zach Parise

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