Author Archives: Mike Luci

Adam Larsson: Shero’s First Long Term Signing a Success

Although Adam Larsson’s salary arbitration date was looming on the horizon, there was a consensual feeling of assurance amongst both parties that a deal would get done in time. Topping off what was an eventful week for the New Jersey Devils, general manager Ray Shero re-signed the 22-year old Swede to a six-year, $25 million

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Writers Roundtable: Lamoriello’s Lasting Legacy

As the dog days of the NHL offseason draw near, it becomes increasingly difficult to consistently find fresh hockey-related topics (let alone anything on the Devils) to discuss on a routine basis. The writers here at Devils Army Blog have gotten together for the first of what will become a weekly panel (similar to the

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Severance: Lamoriello and Devils Officially Part Ways

In typical fashion of operating under complete secrecy, longtime General Manager (relegated himself to President this offseason) Lou Lamoriello sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world by resigning from his post in New Jersey to become the next general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was never widely considered a candidate for the position, and comes

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Five Teams the Devils Could Trade a Defenseman to

Editor’s Note: The following piece is purely based on speculation and solely reflects the opinions of writer Mike Luci. The following article does not represent the opinions of Devils Army Blog, its admins, or the rest of its writers. Although general manager Ray Shero’s mold of a “fast, attacking, supportive” team is slowly coming to

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The Sixth Forward: Reid Boucher or Paul Thompson?

General manager Ray Shero made it explicitly clear he wouldn’t dabble in the free agent market for the sake of making a move. He appears committed to letting the youthful players within the organization replace the gapes on the roster that were previously occupied by a barrage of underperforming veterans. One of the biggest annoyances of how prospects (particularly at forward)

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Devils UFA Day One Review: Staying on Course

As was the case with draft day, the New Jersey Devils weren’t involved in any high-profile transactions, but kept in the right direction with the moves they did make yesterday. As expected forwards Blake Coleman and Paul Thompson were signed to entry-level deals at two years apiece. General Manager Ray Shero signed defenseman John Moore

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Mike Cammalleri: Finding His Next Go-To Guy

He was a bright spot in an otherwise abysmal season for the New Jersey Devils. Nobody came close to reaching his team-leading 27 goals that he attained in an injury-shortened, 68-game season. Left wing Mike Cammalleri is off to an encouraging start after the first season in his five-year, $25 million deal he signed last summer. Despite his age (33),

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DAB Q&A With Travis Yost

TSN columnist Travis Yost is one of the leading minds in utilizing advanced statistics; a sweeping phenomena that’s led to a transformative outlook on how the game is strategically viewed by NHL organizations and hockey analysts alike. He provides exceptional insight and coverage on the latest trends and happenings throughout the hockey world from a unique and insightful perspective.

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