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New Jersey Devils 2016-2017 Season Preview

It’s finally here. Tonight, the New Jersey Devils are set to begin their 2016-2017 regular season campaign and are out to prove a lot of doubters wrong. Another transformative offseason has led to the formation of a roster that’s barely recognizable from the team that skated in last year’s regular season finale. New Jersey goes

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2016-2017 New Jersey Devils: Where’s the Grit?

Without question, the New Jersey Devils have vastly improved with training camp only a few weeks away. General Manager Ray Shero did a tremendous job in retooling the offense, giving the Devils their best look up front in years. The blue line remains a bit of a question mark, and we can take New Jersey’s

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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: Tyler Kennedy

2015-2016 Summary Everyone thought Tyler Kennedy’s stint with the New Jersey Devils ended before it could even begin. After being invited to training camp as a tryout, Kennedy would leave partly through the preseason due to personal matters. He would reenter the scene in Late-November on a professional tryout contract, and would sign an official

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Unrestricted: Bobby Farnham

2015-2016 Summary It was a season of firsts for the dynamic Bobby Farnham, popularly known by fans as “Wild Thing”. He played a career-high 53 games this season, 50 with New Jersey after general manager Ray Shero claimed him off waivers from his old stomping grounds in Pittsburgh. Farnham instantly won over the Devil’s faithful

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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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Time to Send Blandisi Down

While he hasn’t registered a point in eight games, Devils fans should be pleasantly surprised by the play of rookie forward Joseph Blandisi in his first NHL season. After tallying five goals and 14 points in his first 19 games since his second call-up, his production dropped considerably. He has no goals and three assists

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Devils Season Overview Games 21-30: Part One

Ten games into the second quarter of the season, the New Jersey Devils still remain one of the two teams occupying the wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The Devils are four games above .500 at the 30-game mark. Their success is largely attributed to their best players playing like their top players, showing resilience

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Writers Roundtable: Offensive Overview

Writers Roundtable’s latest edition will have a particular focus on the state of New Jersey’s offense. Devils Army Blog staff writers Sam Britt, Alex Chauvancy, Brett Minieri, and Nick Papadimas look at the team’s first line, which players can build on the momentum from scoring their first goal, and All-star representatives coming out of Jersey’s

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