Author Archives: Rob DeLuca

Early October Break Provides Perfect Trial Period For Younger Players

Follow me on Twitter Hockey is back, and I couldn’t be happier. The New Jersey Devils team kicked off their preseason on Monday against the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 victory. With that said, let’s fast forward to the beginning of the regular season. For some inexplicable reason, the NHL has thrown one of the bye weeks

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What Could Tim Erixon Bring To The Devils Defense?

Follow me on Twitter Another day, another professional tryout (PTO) handed out by the New Jersey Devils. This one has been issued to defenseman Tim Erixon. The 26-year old had a lot of promise when the New York Rangers acquired him from the Calgary Flames. This is very interesting because he hasn’t really panned out

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The Case For Sergei Brylin: Should No. 18 Hang From The Rafters?

Follow me on Twitter Note: This article is the opinion solely of its writer and does not reflect the opinion of the entire DAB staff and admins. As we all know, Patrik Elias is going to be the fifth New Jersey Devil to have his number retired, which will occur on February 24 against the New

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Which Line Will Nico Hischier Start the Season on?

Follow me on Twitter Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two and a half months it’s known that the New Jersey Devils will have a decision to make regarding their 2017 first round pick Nico Hischier. Since there’s no guarantee he’ll even make the opening roster, it all depends on

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Nico Hischier Signs Max Entry-Level Contract: Worth it?

@Robby_DeLuca95 It took some time but rest easy Devils fans, Nico Hischier has signed his three year entry-level contract and will wear number 13 on his jersey. As a matter of fact, he got the maximum ELC. This means he will be making $925,000 per year including any performance bonuses that may happen. What we’re

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Jon Merrill Taken by Golden Knights

Follow me @Robby_DeLuca95 on Twitter Well fans, the NHL awards and Expansion Draft have come and gone. Now it’s time for the New Jersey Devils to look towards the NHL Entry Draft on Friday. They’ll be participating in the rest of the offseason without defenseman Jon Merrill, who was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights in the

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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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DAB Pregame: Devils Look for First Win of Season Against Penguins in Finale

Author’s Twitter  Tonight’s starting goaltenders courtesy of Left Wing Lock The New Jersey Devils are back in action tonight as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. New Jersey is coming off a 1-0 overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers. John Moore picked up his first game-winning goal of the season, and Keith Kinkaid made 35

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Will We Ever See a “Golden Years” Core In New Jersey Again?

  Author’s Twitter   Fellow New Jersey Devils fans, it looks as if our beloved Patrik Elias, most likely will not see the ice again in his playing career. Have a look at his stats. While some would love to see him never stop playing (myself included) it is time to face the fact that

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