Tag Archives: 2017 NHL Draft

Top 12 Devils Prospects

@SammySTL5 Follow me on Twitter It’s late-August, and the sun that is New Jersey Devils hockey is beginning it’s slow rise from the eastern horizon. Sure, recently Devils hockey has been less of a sun and more of a black hole that sucks in hours of our free time during the winter. To go with another

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2017 New Jersey Devils Draft Review

After weeks of speculation, the New Jersey Devils selected Nico Hischier first overall in the NHL’s centennial draft. The Devils passed on the former consensus first overall pick Nolan Patrick in favor of the dynamic Halifax Mooseheads center. In an article I wrote after winning the draft lottery, I made the case for drafting Nolan

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2017 NHL Draft Part 7: Mid Round Forwards

Follow me @SammySTL5 The impetus for the New Jersey Devils in the draft should be on getting a future first line center with the first overall pick, and then restocking their defensive prospect pool. However, the Devils cannot strictly pick Patrick or Hischier and then just defenseman. New Jersey is still a team that struggles

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What Did The Devils Get? The Mirco Mueller Trade

Over the weekend, the New Jersey Devils traded Boston’s second round pick and Nashville’s fourth round pick to the San Jose Sharks for Mirco Mueller and a 5th round pick. Many fans immediately questioned this trade due to receiving a relatively unknown defenseman for two picks, one being a mid-second rounder. There is a reason

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2017 NHL Draft Preview Part VI: Help on the Blueline

The Devils struggled offensively last year despite the offseason edition of Taylor Hall. This continued stagnation was in large part due to the inability for anyone (besides Damon Severson) to generate offense from the back end. The Devils defense routinely struggled to cleanly exit their own zone and to complete routine breakout passes. It’s hard

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2017 Draft Preview Part V: The Combine

Follow me on twitter This past week the top NHL prospects gathered in Buffalo, New York for the NHL combine. There was immense focus and pressure on the two players vying for first overall- Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick. The Devils are currently in the position where they have to decide between the two. It

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2017 Draft Preview Part 3: The 3 Tiers

Follow me on twitter @SammySTL5 Every year before the NHL draft, everyone likes to discuss the different tiers of talent offered in the first round. In recent drafts, it seems that the Devils are usually just outside of the elite tier of talent. This does not mean the players they ended up with cannot be

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2017 Draft Preview Part 2: Best of the Rest

Author’s TWITER   Last week the New Jersey Devils were officially eliminated from playoff contention. This news had been on the horizon for some time as the Devils had recently lost 10 games in a row and did not look to be getting significantly better anytime soon. This means it is time once again to look

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2017 Draft Preview Part 1: The Perfect Fits

The Devils are very much out of it. They sold off their expiring contracts at the deadline for pennies on the dollar and now face their toughest stretch of games on the season. It is looking more and more obvious that they will finish somewhere between the 4th-7th overall pick in this year’s draft. Here

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