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Preseason Game Preview: Devils vs Rangers Round Two

Twitter @ChrisMottHockey The New Jersey Devils will face the New York Rangers once again for another preseason tune-up. However, unlike last time, the game will be played at Madison Square Garden. It will also not involve a split-squad scenario that occurred last week. Tonight represents one of the last opportunities for fringe players looking to

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Preseason Pregame: Devils vs. Islanders

Despite impressive showings from some of the young guns, the Devils lost both their opening preseason games. Like MLB spring training and NFL training camp, the preseason only matters for guys returning from injury and players battling for the last few roster spots. For the Devils, a couple key players had impressive showings and raised

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Devils Top-Five North American Prospects

Follow me on Twitter Prospect pools move in cycles. Teams begin with drab unimpressive youth crops, but can have a great NHL team. Then the squad begins to grow old, slip in the standings, and get high draft picks as a result, as high-end prospects begin to come flowing back into the fold. Once the

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Devils 2018 Development Camp Recap: The Standouts

The Devils’ rise can pretty much be traced through their development camps. Four years ago, New Jersey had one single impressive prospect at camp—John Quenneville. The Devils then started to turn things around, adding the likes of Pavel Zacha and Blake Speers in 2015. The team improved as we saw the additions of Nico Hischier,

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Who’s In The Spotlight At Devils’ Development Camp?

Development camp is a time for NHL teams to get all their prospects in one place to showcase their skating, stick-handling, and hockey IQs. Most of development camp is just getting players used to doing things at the NHL level like practicing and exercising. The rest is essentially bonding and trying to instill some of

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Improved, Stagnated, Bust: Which Prospects Stood Out?

With the end of another season approaching, it is time to check on the Devils prospect pool. Developing young players is a tricky business. A lot of teams struggle to master its nuances and get the most out of their draft picks. The Devils however, have experienced some relative success at developing impactful young players,

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Why Jesper Bratt Deserves A Spot On Opening Night Roster

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Coming into camp, there was alot to be excited about for the Devils group of forward prospects. There were former first round picks like Pavel Zacha, Michael McLeod, and of course, first overall pick Nico Hischier. Later round picks such as Blake Speers and Nathan Bastian also came into camp

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Early October Break Provides Perfect Trial Period For Younger Players

Follow me on Twitter Hockey is back, and I couldn’t be happier. The New Jersey Devils team kicked off their preseason on Monday against the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 victory. With that said, let’s fast forward to the beginning of the regular season. For some inexplicable reason, the NHL has thrown one of the bye weeks

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