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Devils Season Preview Part Three: Defense & Goaltending

ICYMI: Here are Part One and Part Two of our Devils season preview series.   You typically build a team from the goalie out. This has been a staple of Devils hockey, which has brought them a lot of success over the years. Two of Lou Lamoriello’s most overlooked achievements in the twilight of his

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Devils Season Preview Part One: Six Month Synopsis

Following a third consecutive playoff-less season, the New Jersey Devils have had a transformative past six months. After 27 years at the helm, Lou Lamoriello brought in Ray Shero to succeed him as general manager. A few months later, Lamoriello left the Devils organization entirely to become general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sending shockwaves

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DAB Pregame: The Final Stretch

  Remember to follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog and like our Facebook page for live game updates. Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils make their first trip to the city of brotherly love for their first matchup against one of their most storied rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. Since their last game against the Rangers, the

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DAB Pregame: Different Teams, Same Rivalry

Remember to follow us on Twitter @DEVILSARMYBLOG and like our Facebook page for live game updates.   Matchup Overview One thing that will never change about Devils culture is the fan base’s attitude towards their cross-river adversaries. Although the tables have turned over the past few years, you can still sense the anticipation in the air as

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Examining Damon Severson’s Rookie Season

(Editor’s Note: advanced stats were obtained from Puckalytics) There’s no doubt that one of the few bright spots for the Devils last season was rookie defenseman, Damon Severson. He burst onto the scene after an impressive training camp and preseason. He was one of the top rookie defensemen in the NHL before missing significant time

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Jacob Josefson Facing Important Season in 2015-16

  With the New Jersey Devils in the midst of a rebuild, there will be the opportunity for some of the team’s younger players to earn a roster spot and more playing time this coming season. One of those players is Jacob Josefson, who was the Devils’ first round pick in 2009. Josefson has struggled

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Adam Larsson: Shero’s First Long Term Signing a Success

Although Adam Larsson’s salary arbitration date was looming on the horizon, there was a consensual feeling of assurance amongst both parties that a deal would get done in time. Topping off what was an eventful week for the New Jersey Devils, general manager Ray Shero re-signed the 22-year old Swede to a six-year, $25 million

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Devils 2015-2016 Coaching Staff: Wiping the Slate Clean

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci It started with the hiring of 40-year old John Hynes, who became the youngest head coach in the NHL upon joining the New Jersey Devils on June 2. It was perceived as an uncharacteristic move to the Devils faithful, who are more accustomed to seeing the same coaches- or at

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