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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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2017 New Jersey Devils Draft Review

After weeks of speculation, the New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier first overall in the NHL’s centennial draft. The Devils passed on the former consensus first overall pick Nolan Patrick in favor of the dynamic Halifax Mooseheads center. In an article I wrote after winning the draft lottery, I made the case for drafting Nolan

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Crowded Down The Middle: New Jersey’s Center Conundrum

Author’s TWITTER After weeks of anticipation, the New Jersey Devils emerged out of the 2017 NHL Draft with the top-ranked prospect- Nico Hischier. The upside is tremendous for the Swiss-born center, who could make the jump straight to the NHL. While I’m sure the Devils roster won’t stay the same between now and the beginning of

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Three Mistakes the Devils Must Avoid This Offseason

Author’s TWITTER   With the playoffs winding down, speculation is under way on what Ray Shero will do with his abundance of cap space, draft picks, and the upcoming expansion draft. In what could be the most eventful offseason in Newark since 2010, the current position New Jersey is in has to be a career-first for

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2017 Draft Preview Part V: The Combine

Follow me on twitter This past week the top NHL prospects gathered in Buffalo, New York for the NHL combine. There was immense focus and pressure on the two players vying for first overall- Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick. The Devils are currently in the position where they have to decide between the two. It

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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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2017 Draft Preview Part 3: The 3 Tiers

Follow me on twitter @SammySTL5 Every year before the NHL draft, everyone likes to discuss the different tiers of talent offered in the first round. In recent drafts, it seems that the Devils are usually just outside of the elite tier of talent. This does not mean the players they ended up with cannot be

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