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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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Is Adam Larsson Due for a Breakout Season in 2015-16?

  (Editor’s Note: Stats were obtained via Puckalytics) It feels like we’ve asked this question on more than one occasion since his rookie season. The former 4th overall pick had struggled to find his role under former New Jersey Devils Coach Peter DeBoer and his coaching staff. The 2013-14 season and the beginning of the

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Zacha in the NHL: Why It’s a Bad Idea

When the Devils selected Pavel Zacha 6th overall they picked him to fill a need: Scoring. Zacha is an insanely skilled offensive player with both size and speed. He could eventually be comparable to Ryan Getzlaf, which has made fans both anxious and excited to see Zacha in the Prudential Center, scoring goals for the

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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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2015 Free Agency —The Shero Era

Ray Shero and The New Jersey Devils, by all accounts, had a successful draft-weekend. On paper, anyway. They filled some glaring needs by drafting talented Czech center Pavel Zacha along with their top ranked Goalie (Mackenzie Blackwood), a promising D-man (Colton White), and a few more forwards (Blake Speers, Brett Sensy) with a lot of upside to help replenish their system. Time

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