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Devils Defense: Is Tobias Enstrom Worth A Look?

As we approach August, the New Jersey Devils’ defensive core looks eerily similar to how it did when last season ended. Their blue line corps that struggled mightily for lengthy stretches last year has only seen a subtraction of John Moore and addition of 30-year old defender in Eric Gryba. With the season rapidly approaching,

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Riveters Re-sign Pair From Last Season, Add Collegiate Defenseman

Another day, another signing for the Metropolitan Riveters. It is a big one as Miye D’Oench and Rebecca Russo have returned to the team for one more season. The Riveters also inked Harvard defenseman Chelsea Ziadie to a contract. D’Oench, 24, returns for her third season in the NWHL—all with Metropolitan. She posted 30 points

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Evaluating The “College Factor”

Follow me on Twitter @SammySTL5 There are many aspects an NHL scouting department has to consider when selecting a player, with size, skill level, and production all being key areas. Then there are the off-ice matters that must be considered. One factor that has always been prevalent is the “Russian factor”—fear that Russian-born players will

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Devils Coaching Hires Big Steps Forward For Themselves And League

Twitter: @ChrisMottHockey Yesterday, The New Jersey Devils announced the appointments of Rick Kowalsky and Mike Grier as assistant coaches for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Both will be taking over vacant spots caused by the departures of Geoff Ward, who is now an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames, and Ryan Clowe, who was hired as

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Five Potential Cap-Strapped Trade Partners For The Devils

Author’s Twitter As arbitration hearings get under way, it’s going to put teams limited on cap space in tighter situations, to the point where salary dumps are an inevitability. According to CapFriendly.com, there are 12 teams with less than $6 million in cap space and of those 12, seven of them have less than $3.3

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Riveters Retain Defensive Core

The Metropolitan Riveters 2018-2019 roster is coming into fruition. Earlier this week, they re-signed three key defensemen in Courtney Burke, Jenny Ryan and Michelle Picard. These are three very significant signings if the Riveters want to position themselves for a repeat run. Let’s break each of them down individually. Courtney Burke, 23, led the league

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Devils Sign Texan Duo Blake Coleman, Stefan Noesen

On Tuesday, the Devils re-signed the Texan duo—Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen, to three and one-year deals, respectively. Blake Coleman has an AAV of $1.8M, bringing him to UFA status by the end of his deal, while Noesen’s contract has an AAV of $1.725M, after which he will remain an RFA. Both deals are great

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Devils 2018 Development Camp Recap: The Standouts

The Devils’ rise can pretty much be traced through their development camps. Four years ago, New Jersey had one single impressive prospect at camp—John Quenneville. The Devils then started to turn things around, adding the likes of Pavel Zacha and Blake Speers in 2015. The team improved as we saw the additions of Nico Hischier,

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