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Devils Top-Five European Prospects

Follow me on Twitter When looking at prospects from across the Atlantic, there are many factors one must consider. The European rink size is one variable that is brought up as a concern about European skaters. NHL scouts sometimes wonder how players will translate to North America, where they will have less room to maneuver

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Exciting Changes Coming To Devils Army Blog

The Devils Army Blog team has been working diligently all offseason to brainstorm ways on improving its services, and find new ways to provide new quality and original content for our fans. DAB is thrilled to announce a number of exciting changes that will be implemented in time for the 2018-19 hockey season. In fact,

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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 Defense: Is Tobias Enstrom Worth A Look?

As we approach August, the New Jersey Devils’ defensive core looks eerily similar to how it did when last season ended. Their blue line corps that struggled mightily for lengthy stretches last year has only seen a subtraction of John Moore and addition of 30-year old defender in Eric Gryba. With the season rapidly approaching,

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Evaluating The “College Factor”

Follow me on Twitter @SammySTL5 There are many aspects an NHL scouting department has to consider when selecting a player, with size, skill level, and production all being key areas. Then there are the off-ice matters that must be considered. One factor that has always been prevalent is the “Russian factor”—fear that Russian-born players will

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Five Potential Cap-Strapped Trade Partners For The Devils

Author’s Twitter As arbitration hearings get under way, it’s going to put teams limited on cap space in tighter situations, to the point where salary dumps are an inevitability. According to CapFriendly.com, there are 12 teams with less than $6 million in cap space and of those 12, seven of them have less than $3.3

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Devils Sign Texan Duo Blake Coleman, Stefan Noesen

On Tuesday, the Devils re-signed the Texan duo—Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen, to three and one-year deals, respectively. Blake Coleman has an AAV of $1.8M, bringing him to UFA status by the end of his deal, while Noesen’s contract has an AAV of $1.725M, after which he will remain an RFA. Both deals are great

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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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The Third Team: Potential Return In Erik Karlsson Trade Scenario

Erik Karlsson is one of (if not the) league’s best defenseman, and it looks like he will be traded by the Ottawa Senators, sooner than later. Given how delapidated the Senators organization currently is right now, this news doesn’t come as a surprise. However, when a player of Karlsson’s caliber is on the cusp of

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