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Offseason Outlook: Defense

While goaltending has been the cornerstone of success in the Devils organization, the team has always abided by a defense-first playing philosophy that still lives on in the post-Lamoriello era. This was a big year where defensemen like Adam Larsson and Damon Severson made remarkable progress in their development, while first-year captain Andy Greene showed

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DAB Pregame: Will Lightning Strike Twice?

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for rapid New Jersey Devils game and news updates   Matchup Overview The New Jersey Devils play their final road game of the season tonight as they prepare to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first of two upcoming matchups. Last time

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Writers Roundtable: The Final Stretch Approaches

Twitter (writer of article): @MiikeLuci   Since our last edition of Writers Roundtable, the New Jersey Devils haven’t left us with a lack of topics to discuss. As of writing this, the Devils are coming off a three-game winning streak and occupy the third spot in the Metropolitan Division. Between injuries and the unprecedented breakout

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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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Writers Roundtable: Lamoriello’s Lasting Legacy

As the dog days of the NHL offseason draw near, it becomes increasingly difficult to consistently find fresh hockey-related topics (let alone anything on the Devils) to discuss on a routine basis. The writers here at Devils Army Blog have gotten together for the first of what will become a weekly panel (similar to the

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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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