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Increased Shot Totals Paying Off for Devils Defense

Author’s TWITTER   While they aren’t close to sitting comfortably above the wildcard threshold with more than half the season left to play, the New Jersey Devils are a vastly improved team from last year’s. While their goal totals are pretty much the same as they were at this point last season, the way the Devils

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DAB Pregame: Trekking Through Panther Territory

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game updates.   Matchup Overview The preseason offered us Devils fans a small sampling of what to expect in the coming regular season and after six long months of waiting, anticipating, and speculating, the New Jersey Devils officially begin their 2016-2017

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New Jersey Devils 2016-2017 Season Preview

It’s finally here. Tonight, the New Jersey Devils are set to begin their 2016-2017 regular season campaign and are out to prove a lot of doubters wrong. Another transformative offseason has led to the formation of a roster that’s barely recognizable from the team that skated in last year’s regular season finale. New Jersey goes

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Three Devils with Make-or-Break Seasons in 2016-2017

With training camp set to begin next week, speculation will intensify on what the final roster looks like for the New Jersey Devils. While this year’s group is going to be vastly different than last season’s, management brought back a decent number of players from the 2015-2016 squad that they’re still hoping become building blocks

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John Hynes: Olympic Material?

Author’s TWITTER Before beginning his second season as head coach of the New Jersey Devils, John Hynes will serve as an assistant for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Coach Hynes joins a staff led by John Tortorella (head coach), and fellow assistants Mike Sullivan, Phil Housley, Jack Capuano, and Scott Gordon.

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Devils Free Agency Report (Part Two): Returning Players and Low Profile Signings

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

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Will Jon Merrill get the John Moore Treatment?

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

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