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Free Agent Profile: Torey Krug, Top Left-Handed Defenseman on the Market

Introduction You guessed it, today we are covering another defenseman in our free agent profile series. Today we profile Torey Krug, a longtime Boston Bruin defenseman and a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Our last profile on Craig Smith can be found here. Krug is one of the NHL’s premier offensive-defenseman, tallying at least 49 points

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A Closer Look at General Manager Tom Fitzgerald’s Recent Interview

In case you missed it, New Jersey Devils’ general manager Tom Fitzgerald conducted an interview with NJ.com. During this interview he talked a lot about the upcoming NHL Draft. If you missed it fret not, as you can find a deeper analyses of it below. When talking to the media, general managers have to be

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The New Jersey Devils Should Not Be A Trade Destination For Jack Eichel

Buffalo: The City It is hard to think of a gloomier city in North America than Buffalo, New York. The tundra of upstate New York is cold and snowy a majority of the year. Some even say, the climate forces the residents to live in igloos and hunt for Cariboo. Sleds and snowmobiles are their

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Free Agent Profile: Brenden Dillon, Potential Free Agent Bargain Defensive Defenseman

Introduction My most recent free agent profile focused on forward Craig Smith. Someone that can be described as a “value signing.” Value signings, as was mentioned in the Craig Smith profile, are going to be a theme of this upcoming free agency. Especially given the strict budget-cutting and internal salary caps some NHL teams are

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Free Agent Profile: Mike Hoffman, Power Play Specialist

Introduction In 2019-20, the New Jersey Devils were flat out bad. The team held a record of 29 wins, 30 losses, and 12 overtime and shootout losses. Even despite the post-all-star game success of rookie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood, the team still struggled. One reason they were so terrible was its lack of goal scoring and scoring

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Free Agent Profile: Craig Smith, Vastly Underrated Depth Forward

Introduction Our free agent profile series has largely focused on defensemen, as that is not only the biggest need for the New Jersey Devils but also the strength of the pending free agent class. However, today’s focus is going to be on an unrestricted free agent forward that would fit the description of a “value

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Free Agent Profile: Tyson Barrie, Two-Way, Scoring Defenseman

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a bizarre situation. The team seems good, but never good enough to win it all for a fan base that has been impatiently waiting since the late 1960s for another Stanley Cup. The team once again failed to win it all while millions upon millions are dished out to

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Free Agent Profile: Derek Forbort, Former Los Angeles Kings’ Defenseman

Introduction Derek Forbort is a 28-year old defenseman from Duluth, Minnesota. He has played five years in the NHL since being selected 15th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2010 NHL entry draft. This past season, Forbort was traded to the Calgary Flames, who needed to fill the absence of Travis Hamonic. This

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Free Agent Profile: Braden Holtby, Overrated Washington Capitals’ Goaltender

Introduction There’s a saying in hockey, goalies are weird. One season they will be at a Vezina Trophy caliber level, stopping almost every shot that comes their way. And the next, they turn into a pumpkin and are unable to make a save that even an average backup goalie can. This offseason there is a

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Free Agent Profile: Sami Vatanen, Reunion on the Horizon?

Surprise surprise, we are covering another defenseman in our 2020 Free Agent Profile series. Today, we analyze former New Jersey Devil, Sami Vatanen. Though Vatanen is right-handed, he is still a player general manager Tom Fitzgerald should investigate. Vatanen would fill one of three major offseason needs: a top-two defenseman, a top-six winger, and a

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