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Unrestricted: Jordin Tootoo

2015-2016 Summary Entering his second season with the New Jersey Devils, hopes were high that right wing Jordin Tootoo would have a strong follow up year to his tremendous second-half in 2014-2015. He earned a second contract with the Devils after making the team as a tryout last year, where he registered ten goals (one

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Unrestricted: Stephen Gionta

2015-2016 Summary In his fourth full regular season with the New Jersey Devils, Stephen Gionta was just one of four players to appear in all 82 games this season. He’s been the team’s fourth line center since breaking into the league in the 2012 playoffs, and a serviceable defensive forward, despite posting less than desirable

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Unrestricted: Jiri Tlusty

2015-2016 Summary It’s funny to think at the start of the season, the right wing slot on the line with Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri, was a tossup between Lee Stempniak (brought in as a tryout), and Jiri Tlusty. He appeared in just 30 games in 2015-2016, and would slowly lose the faith of the

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PART 2: KYLE PALMIERI—KEEPING HIM IN NJ

  He was Ray Shero’s first big acquisition as Devils GM. In desperate need to bolster his offense, he flipped a 2nd and 3rd rounder to Anaheim for Montvale, New Jersey native, Kyle Palmieri. Palmieri has always shown a lot of potential but the Duck’s deep roster and tight cap situation made him expendable. Palmieri’s

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DAB 2016 Team Awards

We’re well into the first round of the NHL playoffs, and haven’t seen Devils hockey in over a week. It’s given the writers and staff at Devils Army Blog enough time to reflect on an adversarial but hopeful and encouraging season, despite missing a fourth straight postseason. Below are a list of team awards that

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Offseason Outlook: Offense

New Jersey’s offense has been trending downward since their 2012 playoff run. Having bottomed out this year, the Devils scored the fewest goals of any team in the NHL. Lack of proper scoring depth was the obvious key component behind the Devil’s barren scoring output, however injuries, an undersized roster, and lack of shots also

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Offseason Outlook: Defense

While goaltending has been the cornerstone of success in the Devils organization, the team has always abided by a defense-first playing philosophy that still lives on in the post-Lamoriello era. This was a big year where defensemen like Adam Larsson and Damon Severson made remarkable progress in their development, while first-year captain Andy Greene showed

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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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Three Reasons: Why the Devils Missed the Playoffs

Now that the dust has settled, yet another long offseason has begun in Newark. Like I’ve mentioned in some of my previous articles, there’s plenty of blame to go around for missing the playoffs. Circumstances like all the one-goal losses, injuries to key players, and glaring lack of forward depth all played their parts, but

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Damon Severson’s Underrated Sophomore Season

The New Jersey Devils would ultimately be fated to miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. While the amount of blame can be widely spread out, all we as fans can do now is focus on the positives from this season and speculate on what change general manager Ray Shero will bring this offseason.

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