Author Archives: Mike Luci

Recap: Butcher, Bratt Steal The Show At Devils Home Opener

Game Summary After months of anticipation, the season opener finally arrived in Newark. An afternoon filled with fun and festivities was followed by an encouraging 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Goals were scored by Adam Henrique, Jimmy Hayes, Jesper Bratt, John Moore, and goaltender Cory Schneider made 40 saves. Adam Henrique scored the Devils

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New Jersey Devils 2017-2018 Season Preview

After months of patience, speculation, and notable roster changes, the 2017-2018 NHL season is set to begin for the New Jersey Devils. The team is coming off a horrid 2016-2017 campaign, but enters the coming season with a young, fast, vastly modified roster than many fans hope will be a product worth watching from now

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Breaking Down Cuisine Options Around The Rock

Editor’s Note: Article was guest-written by Devils Army Blog admin Raj Vaidya. Follow me on Twitter I hope we’re all excited for the 2017-18 NHL season. Our beloved New Jersey Devils will be opening their campaign at home against the Colorado Avalanche. The Rock truly will be rocking and we’re probably all hungry to see

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Devils Roster Breakdown: The Permanent Fixtures

Follow me on Twitter Yesterday, the New Jersey Devils unveiled their 23-man NHL roster, which was submitted just before the mid-afternoon deadline. While most of the roster was what Devils fans expected, there were a few surprises that caused some fans to raise eyebrows and even trigger some slight outrage. Forwards like John Quenneville and Joseph

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Don’t Get Your Hopes Up: Why The Preseason Is Misguiding

Follow me on Twitter. It was an uplifting and hopeful preseason for the New Jersey Devils. They went 5-1-1, scored 25 goals, and surrendered 12 during that span. While most will dismiss these uncharacteristic stats as products of a futile preseason, this is a big deal for a goal-starved Devils fan base. It could very much

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Projecting The Devils Starting Six

Follow me on Twitter. Even a defense unit as questionable as New Jersey’s is seeing a select group of players fight over one or two roster spots. For the most part, New Jersey’s defense isn’t hard to figure out. Andy Greene, Damon Severson, and John Moore are shoe-ins. Bearing some kind of trade between now and

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DAB Pregame: Rivals Get First Glimpses Of Each Other

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game and news updates.   Matchup Overview After coming off a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals, New Jersey’s second preseason matchup will give them a first look at some players that could compose their cross-river rival’s roster- the New York

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Recap: Young Guns Shine In Devils Preseason Opener

Last night, the New Jersey Devils played NHL hockey for the first time in five months. They treated a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Prudential Center with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. While the game was relatively slow in some parts, the Devils had a commendable showing that was spearheaded by a

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John Moore Poised For Pivotal Season

Author’s Twitter Entering the third and final season of his contract, defenseman John Moore is coming off a modest career season where he tallied 12 goals and 22 points. I wrote an article earlier this summer on how the New Jersey Devils may have an unrealized gem in the 26-year old blue liner. Going into the

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Hobey Baker Award Irrelevant To Predicting Butcher’s NHL Success

Author’s TWITTER After having come up short in several previous NCAA free agent sweepstakes, it came as quite a shock when 2017 Hobey Baker Award recipient Will Butcher agreed to sign with the New Jersey Devils. The 22-year old defenseman was originally drafted 123rd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2013, and spent the last

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