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Free Agent Profile: Brenden Dillon, Potential Free Agent Bargain Defensive Defenseman

Introduction My most recent free agent profile focused on forward Craig Smith. Someone that can be described as a “value signing.” Value signings, as was mentioned in the Craig Smith profile, are going to be a theme of this upcoming free agency. Especially given the strict budget-cutting and internal salary caps some NHL teams are

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Free Agent Profile: Braden Holtby, Overrated Washington Capitals’ Goaltender

Introduction There’s a saying in hockey, goalies are weird. One season they will be at a Vezina Trophy caliber level, stopping almost every shot that comes their way. And the next, they turn into a pumpkin and are unable to make a save that even an average backup goalie can. This offseason there is a

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Free Agent Profile: Radko Gudas, “Tough-Guy” Defenseman

Introduction The early theme of our free agent profile series here at Devils Army Blog is defensemen. This is for a good reason, as it’s an area where the New Jersey Devils need to make it a point to improve. An overview of the Devils’ roster shows two distinct holes in the team’s defensive group.

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Why the NHL’s Round-Robin is Must-Watch TV

Introduction This past week, the NHL released a finalized schedule for qualifying and round-robin play. This ultimately has created a buzz around the hockey community unlike ever before.  The Eastern Conference But, seeing as we have time before the play begins. I wanted to draw attention to the round-robin tournament that features the league’s eight

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Why I’m Rooting for the Washington Capitals

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us which only means one thing for New Jersey area fans: Ignore the Islanders existence and hop on a bandwagon somewhere else. Fortunately, there’s five new playoff matchups and a lot of underdog potential to root for. I however, am not taking that route. Somewhere between watching Alex Ovechkin

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DAB Pregame: Undermanned Devils Take on One of NHL’s Hottest Teams

Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own a 25-33-9 record, which puts them last in the Metropolitan Division, and the Washington Capitals, who own a 39-21-7 record, which puts them first in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have only one goal in their past two games. This does not

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The Revival of Marcus Johansson and What it Should Mean for his Future in NJ

Introduction General manager Ray Shero is finally getting what he expected when he traded second and third-round picks for forward Marcus Johansson. The ex-Washington Capitals forward was coming off a career year in terms of point production, so expectations were high when he was brought over just two offseasons ago. Unfortunately, for both Johansson and

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