Tag Archives: Marcus Johansson

Who the Devils Must Trade, and the Possible Returns

Introduction It certainly has been a disappointing season for the New Jersey Devils. They sit ten-plus points out of a playoff spot, signaling they’ll likely be sellers rather than buyers at the trade deadline. The Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline is nearing, so it isn’t a bad idea to start wondering who will be traded and

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Pregame: Devils Prepare for Habs

Writer’s Twitter: @ChrisMottHockey Preview The New Jersey Devils are coming off two very different games after the All-Star break; one where they once again had the Penguins number and played very well. And then another game where they let the outcome slip away when it was in their favor at home and to make matters

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Devils Visit Boston Bruins In Final Road Game of 2018 (Thank Goodness)

The New Jersey Devils are taking on the Boston Bruins at TD Garden tonight at 7:00. We are all aware of the Devils struggles on the road with a 3-12-3 record. That is beyond abysmal and New Jersey will look to turn it around in their final game of the 2018 calendar year, although they notoriously struggle against Boston. To make the challenge even greater, they’ll have to earn a victory without two of their top-six forwards.

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The Revival of Marcus Johansson and What it Should Mean for his Future in NJ

Introduction General manager Ray Shero is finally getting what he expected when he traded second and third-round picks for forward Marcus Johansson. The ex-Washington Capitals forward was coming off a career year in terms of point production, so expectations were high when he was brought over just two offseasons ago. Unfortunately, for both Johansson and

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DAB Pregame: Devils Hope To Avoid Season Sweep Against Lightning

Last season, the New Jersey Devils (9-11-5) swept their season series against the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-7-1). Now, the shoe is on the other foot, as the Bolts have won both games played so far in blowout fashion. The Devils will have home ice advantage against Tampa Bay for the first time this season tonight, so there is reason to be optimistic as the Devils have performed well on home ice and abysmal on the road. New Jersey is looking to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning while also hoping to end a five-game losing streak when the puck drops tonight at the Rock at 7pm.

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Can The Devils Meet Toronto’s Demands For William Nylander?

The William Nylander contract saga is one of the oddest storylines of the 2018-2019 NHL season. Holdouts aren’t too common in hockey, and more commonly occur in pro-sports leagues like the NFL. The last notable holdout in the NHL was a young Jonathan Drouin back during his days with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nylander’s situation

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DAB Pregame: Getting Second Win Since 4-0-0 Start A Longshot Tonight

Matchup Overview With one win in their last seven games, it doesn’t appear likely the New Jersey Devils will get just their second win, since their 4-0-0 start tonight. Facing them for the first time this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are winless in their last three contests, their most recent being a 5-0 beatdown against

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Can The Devils Fill Their Roster Holes Internally?

Author’s Twitter The New Jersey Devils entered the weekend having won just once in their last six contests, after their deceptive 4-0-0 start. We’ve learned more about this Devils team in the six games since, namely how New Jersey is essentially a one-line team, and where the holes in this roster are evidently forming. Of the

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Recap: Devils Remain Winless Two Games Into Road Trip

Game Summary A look at the final score of 4-3 suggests the game wasn’t too bad a loss as the Devils suffered a few short days ago, but that’s just in goal differential. The Lightning are arguably the best team in hockey, whereas Detroit is a bottom-feeding, lottery team. If there was any game that

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