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James Neal, Pre-Game Warm-up for the Vegas Golden Knights

Free Agent Profile: James Neal

  It’s only June 17th and already, the wheels of NHL free agency have begun to turn. As we all know, the Devils’ biggest needs are a top-four defenseman, and more depth among their 4th-9th forwards. James Neal of the Vegas Golden Knights is one of the top forwards available this summer, and and could

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Three Players Who Won’t Be Back In New Jersey Next Season

Editor’s Note: The following piece solely represents opinions of the writer, and does not reflect the entire Devils Army Blog staff. Author’s Twitter It’s been three days since the New Jersey Devils concluded their 2017-18 campaign. While the wounds may still be fresh, there’s plenty to be excited about with this team going into the

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Why Ben Lovejoy Could Be Slipping Through The Cracks

Author’s TWITTER Through the first three months this season, second-year Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy only appeared in 17 of New Jersey’s first 34 games. Since 2018, Lovejoy has played in every game for the Devils, bringing his seasonal total to 41 contests. Since signing in 2016, Lovejoy has become somewhat of a scapegoat for the team’s

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Shero Sends Mixed Message With Grabner Trade

Author’s TWITTER Fresh off a 4-2 home loss to the Minnesota Wild, Devils fans were hastily shifting gears towards getting ready for the Patrik Elias jersey retirement this Saturday, in addition to keeping up with the latest trade deadline rumors. It was a frustrating loss, but the news that followed would make Devils fans forget all

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Taylor Hall Has Helped The Devils Find Their New Identity

Author’s TWITTER It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write anything, so I’m glad to get my thoughts out on this particular topic. Dating back to the 2012 offseason, I kept convincing myself that then-general manager Lou Lamoriello would work his magic (that he seemingly revamped in the 2010 offseason), and sign Zach Parise

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Pavel Zacha: New Jersey’s Slumping Sophomore

Author’s Twitter At the 27-game mark, the New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.03 goals per game, a mark they didn’t even come close to at this time one year ago. New Jersey’s offensive rejuvenation is primarily due to the contributions from forwards Taylor Hall, rookies Nico Hischier, Jesper Bratt, and of course, Brian Gibbons with his

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Devils Acquire Sami Vatanen In Major Trade

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In a shocker of a trade, the New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional third round pick from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi, and a 2018 third-round pick. The Devils have been in the market for a puck-moving defenseman and got their

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