Author’s Twitter. For most Devils fans, the reality of the New Jersey Devils acquiring all-star left wing Taylor Hall is still setting in. As we emerge from the opening weekend of free agency, the Devils already look like a much different team compared to the roster that played in their final regular season game.
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Click HERE to see Part One of our New Jersey Devils Free Agency Report. Returning Players Devante Smith-Pelly…The play of Devante Smith-Pelly was one of the few things that made the offseason worth watching. Ray Shero acquired DSP at the trade deadline from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Stefan Matteau. It turned out
NHL teams spent over $600 million in contracts on July 1st. The Devils were among those to partake on Friday’s festivities when they made six new acquisitions, and brought back two more players. The Devils currently have over $22 million in cap space with 16 players signed going into the 2016-2017 season (per NHL Numbers.com).
With the clock quickly approaching noon, months of speculation will come to an end as this summer’s top free agents decide which teams they’ll want to play for this fall. As is the case leading up to every free agent frenzy, some notable names have already come off the market. Earlier this week, Tampa Bay
Lost in all the talk about Steven Stamkos, Milan Lucic, and Loui Erickson are some real hidden gems in this year’s free agent class. One of those players is right wing Jiri Hudler, who’s coming off another solid season split between playing for the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. After posting career numbers of 31
Author’s Twitter: @_MikeLuci_ Former New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello once said “when time is on your side, you use it,”. While you can justify its meaning, this isn’t always necessarily the case. There always lies the possibility that unprecedented circumstances can throw a monkey wrench into a general manager’s plan if they
Author’s Twitter: @_MikeLuci_ Throughout his career, left wing Mike Cammalleri was always a perennial scoring asset for every team he’s played for. While he’s posted formidable numbers, injuries have plagued the 34-year old forward’s 13-year career. Cammalleri never played a full 82-game schedule, but did fall short by one or two contests in three of
Author’s Twitter: @_MikeLuci_ The New Jersey Devils were outsiders looking in at the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. While they probably wouldn’t have gotten past the first round if they reached the postseason anyway, the consensus of New Jersey’s fan base is optimistic about the direction the team’s headed. The circumstances leading to the
Once rendered as a highly-touted prospect, 24-year old defenseman Merrill is coming off a third NHL season that was nothing short of disappointing. Injuries and temporary bans to the press box limited Merrill to just 47 games, where he posted career-low totals of one goal and five points. Hoping he would further advance his development
2015-2016 Summary The big Russian forward was one of two notable overseas signings by general manager Ray Shero last summer. After spending five years playing with Omsk Avangard, in the KHL, Kalinin made a solid transition to the North American playing style in his first NHL season. The 25-year old tallied eight goals and 15