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Devils Free Agency Report (Part Two): Returning Players and Low Profile Signings

Click HERE to see Part One of our New Jersey Devils Free Agency Report.   Returning Players Devante Smith-Pelly…The play of Devante Smith-Pelly was one of the few things that made the offseason worth watching. Ray Shero acquired DSP at the trade deadline from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forward Stefan Matteau. It turned out

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Free Agent Profile: Jiri Hudler

Lost in all the talk about Steven Stamkos, Milan Lucic, and Loui Erickson are some real hidden gems in this year’s free agent class. One of those players is right wing Jiri Hudler, who’s coming off another solid season split between playing for the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers. After posting career numbers of 31

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The Cammalleri Effect: Devils Need a Plan B

Author’s Twitter: @_MikeLuci_ Throughout his career, left wing Mike Cammalleri was always a perennial scoring asset for every team he’s played for. While he’s posted formidable numbers, injuries have plagued the 34-year old forward’s 13-year career. Cammalleri never played a full 82-game schedule, but did fall short by one or two contests in three of

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DAB Talk: Pilot Episode

In their first podcast, Devils Army Blog staff writers Mike, Alex, Brett, and Sam offer their thoughts on the Keith Yandle and Frederik Anderson trades, along with previewing the NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo this weekend. Topics discussed include the 11th overall pick, the possibility of Ray Shero making another Kyle Palmieri-like trade, potential targets

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Three Lessons the Stanley Cup Finals Taught the Devils

Author’s Twitter: @_MikeLuci_ The New Jersey Devils were outsiders looking in at the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. While they probably wouldn’t have gotten past the first round if they reached the postseason anyway, the consensus of New Jersey’s fan base is optimistic about the direction the team’s headed. The circumstances leading to the

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Will Jon Merrill get the John Moore Treatment?

Once rendered as a highly-touted prospect, 24-year old defenseman Merrill is coming off a third NHL season that was nothing short of disappointing. Injuries and temporary bans to the press box limited Merrill to just 47 games, where he posted career-low totals of one goal and five points. Hoping he would further advance his development

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Restricted: Sergey Kalinin

2015-2016 Summary The big Russian forward was one of two notable overseas signings by general manager Ray Shero last summer. After spending five years playing with Omsk Avangard, in the KHL, Kalinin made a solid transition to the North American playing style in his first NHL season. The 25-year old tallied eight goals and 15

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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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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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