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Patrik Elias: The last hurrah?

To say there’s been change within the New Jersey Devils organization this past summer is an understatement. From management to coaches, staff and players, the team has undergone a complete overhaul from top to bottom. As it happens, the clock may also be ticking on one of the last remnants of this championship franchise.     Patrik

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Training Camp Preview: Devils Veterans

It was a long offseason for the Devils. One that came with many changes the franchise has not seen in decades. Gone are long-time executives Lou Lamoriello and David Conte as well as seasoned veterans Dainius Zubrus and Steve Bernier. With the offseason now over and the first preseason game right around the corner, it’s

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Patrik Elias: Is Less More?

Amidst the changes the New Jersey Devils have made this offseason, Patrik Elias has deservedly slipped through the cracks. The 39-year old career Devil is the oldest player on the roster as he enters the final season of a three-year contract he signed in 2013. While he’ll always be remembered for his prowess with the puck, extraordinary playmaking

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The Sixth Forward: Reid Boucher or Paul Thompson?

General manager Ray Shero made it explicitly clear he wouldn’t dabble in the free agent market for the sake of making a move. He appears committed to letting the youthful players within the organization replace the gapes on the roster that were previously occupied by a barrage of underperforming veterans. One of the biggest annoyances of how prospects (particularly at forward)

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What Could the Devils Do at the 2015 Draft?

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.

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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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Devils Offense: Their Own Worst Enemy

The stats and information on this article was compiled as of 3/18/15 You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Going into the season, former head coach Pete DeBoer didn’t believe scoring would be an issue. When training camp was under way, the Devils appeared four lines deep on paper, which looked like it would pay dividends

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DAB Pregame: Putting Things in Retrospect

You can follow me on Twitter @MiikeLuci Remember to follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for live game updates.   Matchup Overview The most significant storyline going into tonight will be the Devil’s annual wearing of their original red, white, and green jerseys, a tradition that was first implemented about six years ago against this very same Penguins team. This is the

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