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Devils Rivalry With Flyers Redefined By the 2017 Draft

Author’s TWITTER When it was revealed the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers were respectively selecting first and second overall at the 2017 NHL Draft, the longtime divisional rivalry between the teams was quickly recognized. They’ve faced each other five times in the playoffs between 1995 and 2012, with the Devils winning three of those matchups.

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What Will Damon Severson’s Next Contract Look Like?

Author’s TWITTER There were very few positives that came out of yet another disappointing year for the New Jersey Devils. One of those particular upsides was the season of defenseman Damon Severson. Despite posting a team-worst minus 31, he continued to build on the offensive momentum he generated since breaking into the league with career-highs

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The Devils Won: Get Over It

Author’s TWITTER This past Saturday evening was one of the wildest draft lotteries in recent memory. Since moving to this current format in 2016, where every team that misses the playoffs has a chance at drafting first to third overall, this year’s selections were occupied by teams finishing higher than 28th in the league standings (New

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Probabilities: How Long Could the Playoff Drought Last?

Author’s TWITTER   The New Jersey Devils are poised to miss the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. It’s the first time this has happened since the franchise relocated to New Jersey in 1982, and had to wait until 1988 for their first berth. In addition, the Devils are also set to finish with their lowest

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Zacha’s Rough Rookie Season Isn’t An Unusual Showing

Author’s TWITTER There’s always an element of risk when it comes to drafting players. While every team hopes their top pick turns into a superstar, we all know that’s not always the case. The two biggest attributing components to properly developing a blue chip prospect are patience and timing, which a lot of fans tend to

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DAB Talk: Pilot Episode

In their first podcast, Devils Army Blog staff writers Mike, Alex, Brett, and Sam offer their thoughts on the Keith Yandle and Frederik Anderson trades, along with previewing the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo this weekend. Topics discussed include the 11th overall pick, the possibility of Ray Shero making another Kyle Palmieri-like trade, potential targets

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Offseason Outlook: Goaltending

The preservation of quality goaltending was one of Lou Lamoriello’s parting gifts to the Devils organization. It’s been New Jersey’s cornerstone of success for decades, and will continue to be in the years to come. While we won’t see Devils hockey in the postseason, goaltending is the team’s one true strong point they’re aiming to

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