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Patrik Elias: Trade Chip or Career Devil?

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Much like Martin Brodeur in the latter years of his career, there isn’t much that left wing Patrik Elias hasn’t done over the years he’s played in the NHL. His milestone achievement of reaching 1000 points this season was the latest of countless accomplishments he’s made throughout his professional career. He’s had multiple

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Ray Shero: Winds of Change

Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Coming seemingly out of left field, Ray Shero’s succeeding of Lou Lamoriello as general manager marked the conclusion of one of the most illustrious eras in hockey history. It doesn’t make sense not to start a piece like this without paying tribute to the 28 years Lou Lamoriello spent as

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Drafting a Forward: Center or Wing?

You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci It’s an utmost certainty the Devils will select a forward if they don’t trade the sixth overall pick. The depletion of New Jersey’s offensive depth reached unprecedented lengths this year, and with little to no assuring talent coming through the pipelines, the need for immediate scoring help is dire if Lou Lamoriello wants to elude

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DAB Playoff Predictions: Round One

The playoffs are finally here, and with it comes the annual onslaught of analysis and projections on which team will come out of what series, and who will eventually hoist hockey’s most cherished prize, the Stanley Cup. From scoring and special teams, to more specific stats like shooting percentages and the season series between two

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DAB Pregame: Sink or Swim

  Matchup Overview It’s old news that the New Jersey Devils have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The Devils are two points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are basically in the same situation as the Devils. At this point, the subsequent wins and losses will only impact the Devil’s position in the

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Devils Veterans: Negatively Leading By Example

Twitter: @MiikeLuci The Devils currently have seven players on their roster that are 34 or older – Jaromir Jagr (42), Patrik Elias (38), Bryce Salvador (38), Marek Zidlicky (37), Dainius Zubrus (36), Scott Gomez (35), and Michael Ryder (34) – the most of any team in the league. It’s no secret that New Jersey is the league’s oldest team,

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There’s reason to be optimistic after the Devils 8-3 loss to the Penguins

The Devils are coming off of an embarrassing yet “humbling” 8-3 blowout defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Devils fans took to social media to voice their frustrations after the Devils let a 3-1 lead slip away midway through the second period, and allowed the Penguins to score 7 unanswered goals. This was

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