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Devils' Scott Stevens - Dirty or Tough?

Devils' Scott Stevens - Dirty or Tough?

June 22nd, 2018 * originally published in Jan. 2018 Scott Stevens can be considered one of the last of a breed of NHLer that wreaked havoc on other players. During a time when checks were seemingly more vicious than in today's game, Stevens threw his share of hits that rattled opposing players; some were...
Devils Need a Noah Hanifin Upgrade

Devils Need a Noah Hanifin Upgrade

June 21st, 2018 It's no secret the New Jersey Devils need to improve their defense this summer. Late last week, I wrote about who they could target in free agency to do so. However, there aren't many desirable options come July 1. If they're unable to add someone through free agency, Ray Shero may have to look for...

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May 31st, 2018
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Despite missing twenty games during this past season with various ailments New Jersey Devils winger Kyle Palmieri still managed to put up a third consecutive twenty goal season and finished with 44 points. That total was thirteen points off of his career-high of 57, set during his first season with the Devils (2015-16).  The biggest chunk of time he missed came from late November to mid-December when he suffered a broken foot that sidelined him for twelve games. Once he got back into a groove it was on - as 19 of his 24 goals came when the calendar flipped from 2017 to 2018. The 27-year-old has found a real home with New Jersey and has become an integral part of their team over the past three seasons once GM Ray Shero was able to pry him away from the Anaheim Ducks at the 2015 NHL Draft. The Devils were still able to make the playoffs despite the absence of no. 21 for those twenty games (thank you Taylor Hall) and is a lock to be in their top-6 again next season, but with a...
May 29th, 2018
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When the New Jersey Devils selected Pavel Zacha with the sixth overall pick in 2015, they had high hopes for the Czech forward. He was Ray Shero's first draft selection as Devils general manager and signified the beginning of what would be his plan to rebuild the organization from the ground up. Since making his NHL debut in the team's final game of the 2015-16 season, Zacha has struggled to produce. He's totaled just 51 points in 140 games, which comes out to a 29-point average over 82 games. This past season was much of the same for Zacha, who he equaled his point total from 2016-17. Here's a review of how the 21-year-old's season went. Zacha's Numbers Remained Stagnant When dealing with any young player—forward or defenseman—monitoring his development in his first couple of seasons is critical. Zacha was more comfortable with the team during the preseason and looked ready to take a step forward. However, that's not how his season turned out. On top of being unable to total...
May 28th, 2018
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There will no doubt be a lot of suitors for John Tavares if he reaches unrestricted free agency on July 1, but the best match for the New York Islanders center is just a few miles away in New Jersey. Not only can the Devils offer him a significant amount of money that other teams won’t be able to (without handicapping their ability to add other pieces over the coming years), but they can also offer him a chance to play alongside the odds-on favorite to win the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP. Imagine what New Jersey’s top-6 would look like with the addition of the 27-year-old pivot added to their lineup. Adding Tavares alongside Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier, Kyle Palmieri, and Marcus Johansson would give the Devils the piece they need to continue to build upon what they started this past season. Is Kevin Durant available to fill in that last spot? Word is that Mr. Durant likes to join super-teams. In all seriousness, though maybe Pavel Zacha, Joey Anderson, or Jesper Bratt, or...
May 25th, 2018
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With the 2018 Stanley Cup Final now set both teams playing for the championship have a small connection to the New Jersey Devils. For the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals, they have winger Devante Smith-Pelly, who played a season and a half in New Jersey and signed with their division rival after his contract was bought out last June 30. The Vegas Golden Knights have Jon Merrill on their roster after the Devils left him unprotected for the expansion draft. Golden Merrill Merrill was a second-round pick of New Jersey’s (2010 NHL Draft, 38th overall) and saw action in 216 career games before he was selected by Vegas last June. This season in 34 games with the Golden Knights the 26-year-old blueliner had three points (1g-2a) in 34 games. His lone goal was the game-winner on December 14 when Vegas knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1; he snapped a 1-1 tie scoring on a one-timer with 11 minutes left in Marc-Andre Fleury’s first game against his old...

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New Jersey Devils: Top 10 Rookie Seasons

This article was originally published in October, 2014. His name is Damon Severson. He may not be Tom Seaver's son but the New Jersey Devils' rookie blue liner has been nothing short of terrific thus far. Wearing number 28, Severson is evoking memories of another defenceman to don those digits.... September 12th, 2017

Martin Brodeur: Keeper Of New Jersey

This article was originally written in February, 2016. When one thinks of ways to describe Martin Brodeur, many words come to mind. Stanley Cup champion. Gold medal winner. Vezina Trophy winner. Workhorse. Consistent. Clutch. Class. You don't have to take my word for it, you could ask some of... August 22nd, 2017