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Devils Dealt Significant Blow With Travis Zajac Injury

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In what was an unexpected (and unpleasant) surprise, the New Jersey Devils announced Travis Zajac will miss 4-6 months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. While his numbers may not catch your eye, Zajac was one of the team’s best two-way forwards and provided the

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Can This “Magic Number” Return The Devils To The Playoffs?

Author’s Twitter Is there a magic number that an NHL team needs to reach (collectively or among certain players) to ensure making the postseason? The question dawned on me during a discussion I was having with my fellow DAB writers, where we yet again pondered what it would take (and if it was achievable in one

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Devils Rivalry With Flyers Redefined By the 2017 Draft

Author’s TWITTER When it was revealed the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers were respectively selecting first and second overall at the 2017 NHL Draft, the longtime divisional rivalry between the teams was quickly recognized. They’ve faced each other five times in the playoffs between 1995 and 2012, with the Devils winning three of those matchups.

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2017 NHL Draft Preview Part VI: Help on the Blueline

The Devils struggled offensively last year despite the offseason edition of Taylor Hall. This continued stagnation was in large part due to the inability for anyone (besides Damon Severson) to generate offense from the back end. The Devils defense routinely struggled to cleanly exit their own zone and to complete routine breakout passes. It’s hard

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Who Will the Devils Protect? Who Will Vegas Take?

Note: This article is the solely the opinion of its writer and does not reflect the entire Devils Army Blog staff. Author’s Twitter The NHL expansion draft is returning for the first time in 17 years, taking place on June 21, 2017 for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. They’re allowed to select one player from

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Three Mistakes the Devils Must Avoid This Offseason

Author’s TWITTER   With the playoffs winding down, speculation is under way on what Ray Shero will do with his abundance of cap space, draft picks, and the upcoming expansion draft. In what could be the most eventful offseason in Newark since 2010, the current position New Jersey is in has to be a career-first for

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DEVILS: (Trade) Winds of Change

These may be the dog days of the offseason for Devils fans, but the activity will be picking up soon as late June promises to be one of the most exciting times in hockey in recent memory. On June 18, teams’ expansion draft protection lists will be released, which will allow for more speculation, analysis

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He’s Baaaaack (maybe).

Author’s TWITTER   Seems it just isn’t summer unless we hear rumblings of Ilya Kovalchuck threatening to make a return to the NHL. Well here we are in April and Kovy is trending once again. This may ultimately prove to be more of the same, but this time it seems to have more traction to it

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Just How Good was Taylor Hall’s First Season in NJ?

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Going into this season, the Devils had some high expectations. With the acquisition of Taylor Hall, many fans hoped New Jersey would at least contend for a playoff spot. The Devils season has concluded and the team fell well short of that expectation and are now hoping they can land

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