Tag Archives: Pavel Zacha

Scott Gomez: No Need to Retread

Scott Gomez’s misfortunes this season made a lot of Devils fans strive for his services. The opportunities for his availability started when the St. Louis Blues placed Gomez on waivers before eventually releasing him. Gomez recently signed a PTO with the AHL’s Hershey Bears, showing explicit hope of salvaging what has been a very storied

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Jonathan Drouin and the Devils: Can It Happen?

The relationship between Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning has begun to unravel in recent days, at least publicly. Drouin was sent to Tampa’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse on Saturday.  Soon after, Allan Walsh (Drouin’s agent) reported that he requested a trade for his client back in November. You can read the full statement

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The Josefson Experiment: A Work in Progress

It’s been a long journey for 24-year old center Jacob Josefson to get where he is today. Since he was selected 20th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, his professional career was filled with discouraging and downright frustrating obstacles from injuries, his standing on the team’s depth chart, and concerns he was rushed to the

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Putting Things in “Prospect-ive”: Who Stood Out?

Last weekend, I traveled to Buffalo, New York where I was fortunate to catch the New Jersey Devils as they participated in the inaugural Prospects Challenge tournament. Although they wound up going 0-1-1 and got outscored 10-5, there were a good amount of positives that came from the Devils group of rookie hopefuls. The most devastating

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The Prospects Challenge: A Chance to Prove Themselves

After an eventful summer of significant roster and personnel changes for the New Jersey Devils, the lengthy offseason is finally drawing to a close. This weekend, we’ll get an early look at the organization’s youth crop. A team comprised of their young up and comers will travel to the Queen City to participate in the first Prospect Challenge tournament, hosted

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Writers Roundtable: Hockey on the Horizon

We are less than two weeks away from the beginning of the NHL preseason and the opening of training camps. I think I can speak for everyone when I say it has been an especially long summer for us Devils fans. Ending what has been a relatively eventful and transformative offseason for New Jersey, DAB

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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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Writers Roundtable: Dog Days of Summer Part 2

As the dog days of summer drag on, we continue with our writers roundtable. Devils news has been few and far between since our latest edition. In this week’s edition our staff writers Sam Britt, Mike Luci, and Brett Minieri examine different topics from NHL.com prospects rankings for the Devils to the most important news

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Zacha in the NHL: Why It’s a Bad Idea

When the Devils selected Pavel Zacha 6th overall they picked him to fill a need: Scoring. Zacha is an insanely skilled offensive player with both size and speed. He could eventually be comparable to Ryan Getzlaf, which has made fans both anxious and excited to see Zacha in the Prudential Center, scoring goals for the

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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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