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Why Devante Smith-Pelly Fits in New Jersey’s Future Plans

Author’s TWITTER The New Jersey Devils have at least one or two scapegoat players every year for the fans to take out their frustrations on. Last year it was pretty much anyone on the third or fourth line. This year players like Jon Merrill, Mike Cammalleri, and Devante Smith-Pelly have been subjected to the most scrutiny.

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DAB Pregame: Recent Momentum Will Be Put to the Test Tonight Versus Wild

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for rapid game and news updates.   Matchup Overview For the first time in almost a decade, the New Jersey Devils emerged from their Western Canada road trip able to attain points in all three matchups (they went 2-0-1). After having virtually no hope of

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DAB Pregame: Echoes of 2012

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for rapid game updates   Matchup Overview A visit to the Staples Center has always had new meaning to the Devils faithful ever since the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. I’m sure none of us will ever forget that fateful game six where the

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Recap: Same Story, Different Game Versus Panthers

Game Summary For the second time this season, the New Jersey Devils came up short when visiting Sunrise, Florida despite coming back from a multi-goal lead. Last night, the Devils suffered their third overtime loss of the season and their second against the Florida Panthers in a 4-3 outcome. Vincent Trocheck scored the winner for

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Weekend Recap: Devils End Home Stand on High Note

The New Jersey Devils come out of this weekend without suffering a regulation loss during their four-game home stand, in which they went 3-0-1. New Jersey played some formidable opponents in the Minnesota Wild, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and managed to outscore them 12-8. This weekend, the Devils went 1-0-1 in back-to-back

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Recap: Devils Blow Second Regulation Lead in Three Games, Fall to Bruins

The New Jersey Devils continued their sluggish start to the 2016-2017 season after succumbing to the Boston Bruins in a 2-1 regulation loss. After an uneventful 40 minutes, Kyle Palmieri opened the scoring at 4:14 of the third period on the power play, getting his second of the year. A little more than five minutes

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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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Elias/Zacha Union Appearing Unlikely

Author’s TWITTER   Amidst the speculation on what general manager Ray Shero will do to improve the New Jersey Devils this offseason, two unanswered questions have remained in circulation: “Will the Devils bring Patrik Elias back?” and “Will Pavel Zacha be on next year’s roster?” Both players are in complete opposite states of their careers.

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Devils Renew Their Faith in Josefson

Author’s TWITTER   The New Jersey Devils had a flurry of activity yesterday that involved two signings and a player filing for salary arbitration. General manager Ray Shero signed forward Luke Gazdic to a one-year two-way contract, while restricted free agent Kyle Palmieri opted to file for arbitration, which ultimately keeps him from interacting with

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Devils Free Agency Report (Part One): Acquisitions and Departures

NHL teams spent over $600 million in contracts on July 1st. The Devils were among those to partake on Friday’s festivities when they made six new acquisitions, and brought back two more players. The Devils currently have over $22 million in cap space with 16 players signed going into the 2016-2017 season (per NHL Numbers.com).

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