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Devils & Wood Strike the Right Deal

Devils & Wood Strike the Right Deal

September 23rd, 2018 After a long stalemate, the New Jersey Devils and Miles Wood agreed to a new contract on Sept. 22, that will pay him an average of $2.75 million per year over the next four years. The left wing finished 2017-18 with 19 goals and 32 points, both of which were career highs. Here's how the Devils made...
Q & A with New Jersey Devils Prospect Michael McLeod

Q & A with New Jersey Devils Prospect Michael McLeod

September 20th, 2018 It’s only been two years since Michael McLeod was selected 12th overall by the New Jersey Devils at the 2016 NHL Draft, so even if he doesn’t make the team’s NHL roster this October there shouldn’t be any panic. A full season in the AHL with the Binghamton Devils might be just the seasoning...

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September 6th, 2018
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Training camp is set to begin next week, which means actual hockey games are right around the corner. One question that remains for the New Jersey Devils is how their blue line will perform after a shaky 2017-18. There's one defenseman who will have the attention of Devils head coach John Hynes and his staff. That would be Damon Severson, who had an up and down 2017-18. He's entering the second year of a six-year extension he signed last summer that pays him just over $4 million a year. Now more than ever, the Devils need him to meet expectations. Can he rebound and give the team consistent top-four minutes in 2018-19? Severson's Inconsistent 2017-18 Severson had a tough time finding his game last season. He fell out of favor with Hynes and was a healthy scratch on a few occasions. Severson's posted strong five-on-five numbers in the past. However, he had some mixed results last season. He had a relative Corsi For (Rel CF%) of 2.23% and a relative expected goals for (Rel xGF%)...
September 4th, 2018
Devils Management

When Martin Brodeur unexpectedly revived his career with the St. Louis Blues in December 2014, no one knew that the goaltending legend would remain part of the Blues' organization for the better part of four years. But, after retiring midseason, Broduer was named a special assistant to general manager Doug Armstrong, and after the season, was promoted to assistant general manager on a three year contract. Now, three years later, Brodeur's contract has expired and he's returned home to the New Jersey Devils, while the Blues have promoted scouting director Bill Armstrong (no relation) in his place. Brodeur's Blues Tenure Brodeur initially signed on with the Blues as goaltender -- the first time he had ever played for an NHL team other than the Devils. With Brian Elliott injured and no clear backup to Jake Allen, Brodeur was brought in as relief. In seven appearances with the Blues, he went 3-3-0, and he recorded his final shutout against the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 29,...
August 25th, 2018
New Jersey Devils

For any NHL team, depth is a must when competing for a playoff spot. New Jersey Devils defenseman Steven Santini figures to play a part in that in 2018-19. On Aug. 14, the organization re-signed the restricted free agent to a three-year deal that carries a cap hit of $1.42 million a year. He's coming off the heels of a season where he finished with 10 points in 38 games and struggled in a top-pair role. Although the Devils still value him, he has yet to become a fixture in the lineup. Is 2018-19 the season he earns regular playing time on the Devils' blue line? Santini Showed Potential in 2016-17 The 2016-17 Devils were a team to forget. They struggled to compete on most nights, especially in the second half of the season. They finished with their worst record since 1988-89 when they won just 27 games and finished with 66 points. There weren't many bright spots, but Santini was one of them. He had a relative expected goals for (Rel xGF%) of 1.88%. The Devils averaged 52.36...
August 23rd, 2018
Devils Prospects

Blake Speers had a taste of pro hockey before. At the start of the 2016-17 season, he made the New Jersey Devils opening night roster and played in their first three games. After going pointless in those games as a third/fourth liner, the club returned him to his junior team, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for more seasoning where he would finish out his second season as captain of the team he called home for four seasons. This past season the 21-year-old Speers started and finished his first full pro season with the Binghamton Devils in the AHL and he’d be the first to tell you that he certainly had his ups and downs there. But that hasn’t altered his perspective or goals for the upcoming campaign that is quickly approaching as we finish out the dog days of August. Blake’s Bad Breaks “It was obviously a huge learning process. It clearly didn’t go as well as I had expected, or hoped; or how a lot of other people expected,” Speers admitted following the completion...

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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