Author Archives: Mike Luci

Ray Shero: Winds of Change

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Coming seemingly out of left field, Ray Shero’s succeeding of Lou Lamoriello as general manager marked the conclusion of one of the most illustrious eras in hockey history. It doesn’t make sense not to start a piece like this without paying tribute to the 28 years Lou Lamoriello spent as

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Lou Lamoriello: Where Does He Stand?

Twitter: @MiikeLuci For a general manager in the latter stages of his career, Lou Lamoriello has recently experienced a lot of first time instances. The most noteworthy, New Jersey missing the playoffs for three consecutive seasons under his watch. Management and coaching, over this stretch, committed to the same general core group of players (particularly from the

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DAB Q&A With Mike

You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci One of the newer admins on Devils Army Blog, Mike Michalski, was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions I had for my third Q&A installment. We talked about some of the Devils’ upcoming unrestricted free agents we could see back next year, where key roster

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Drafting a Forward: Center or Wing?

You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci It’s an utmost certainty the Devils will select a forward if they don’t trade the sixth overall pick. The depletion of New Jersey’s offensive depth reached unprecedented lengths this year, and with little to no assuring talent coming through the pipelines, the need for immediate scoring help is dire if Lou Lamoriello wants to elude

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Keep or Trade: New Jersey’s Top-Ten Pick

You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Since we’ve been looking towards next season for quite some time now, it’s easy to jump into a topic like this. The dust has finally settled as the Devils enter an early offseason for the fourth time in five years. This will also mark the third instance in

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DAB Playoff Predictions: Round One

The playoffs are finally here, and with it comes the annual onslaught of analysis and projections on which team will come out of what series, and who will eventually hoist hockey’s most cherished prize, the Stanley Cup. From scoring and special teams, to more specific stats like shooting percentages and the season series between two

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The Lost Season: Why it was Worth Watching

You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci At first glance, it’s hard to find many positives in the Devils  season. It’s a glass half-full/half-empty scenario, and when you dive further into the turbulent course the Devils season took, you may find two things: They gave their fans plenty of reasons to follow the team throughout this

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DAB Pregame: Hosting the Elite

You can follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game updates You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Matchup Overview The Montreal Canadiens are in town tonight, a team that’s bested the Devils the two times they’ve faced each other this season, while outscoring them 10-4. Going into tonight’s third and final matchup between these

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