Day 2 in the Sunshine State. The Devils were at it early, dealing their first selection of the day. Besides that though, the Devils used the rest of their picks to draft prospects. It was a day that utilized to address the lack of forwards in the system while also strengthening the goaltending and defensive
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Now that the dust has settled, we can finally sit back and reflect on what ultimately turned out to be an eventful two days for the New Jersey Devils at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. They didn’t land any star-caliber talent that got moved like Milan Lucic or Ryan O’reilly, but general manager Ray Shero
With the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, the New Jersey Devils have selected center Pavel Zacha of the Sarnia Sting. Zacha, 18 had a productive but hindered season with the Sting. The Czech native had 16 goals and 34 points in 37 games, missing a large portion of the season due to
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The 2015 NHL Entry Draft is set to begin this Friday night at 7:00pm EST in Sunrise, Florida, and will then continue with rounds 2-7 on Saturday morning. This year’s draft is widely considered to be one of the most stockpiled drafts in recent memory, with a plethora of young talent available for the taking.
Editor’s Note: This piece solely reflects the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect upon the views of the Devils Army Blog or any of its writers/admins. Most fans were disappointed with the Devils’ play last year, to say the least. Each game was seemingly played with a lack of fire, lack of
Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci It started with the hiring of 40-year old John Hynes, who became the youngest head coach in the NHL upon joining the New Jersey Devils on June 2. It was perceived as an uncharacteristic move to the Devils faithful, who are more accustomed to seeing the same coaches- or at
You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci With the Stanley Cup Finals well underway and the offseason right around the corner, we’re in the midst of one of hockey’s busiest times of year. I was fortunate to touch base with Mike Straw, one of my oldest friends and managing editor who writes for the Hockey
The unexpected happened a month ago: Lou Lamoriello – the architect, the Godfather, the face of the Devils for 27 years – relieved himself of his GM duties in the way only he could—in utter secrecy. It was a shock to everyone including the media, his own players and NHL hierarchy alike. There were rumors of
Follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Just because Lou Lamoriello relinquished his duties as general manager, doesn’t mean all his old habits and transaction-related tendencies will go with him. One such trend that perpetually echoed through Lamoriello’s extensive player acquisition history has been bringing back players that formerly played for the organization. This tactic hasn’t necessarily worked