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Hobey Baker Award Irrelevant To Predicting Butcher’s NHL Success

Author’s TWITTER After having come up short in several previous NCAA free agent sweepstakes, it came as quite a shock when 2017 Hobey Baker Award recipient Will Butcher agreed to sign with the New Jersey Devils. The 22-year old defenseman was originally drafted 123rd overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2013, and spent the last

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A Permanent Move to Wing Appears Likely for John Quenneville

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 As the dog of days of the NHL offseason are upon us, there has been little news with the Devils regarding any further signings or trades. Although activity has been bleak, New Jersey was busy with their development camp featuring the team’s top prospects all of last week. There were

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Can This “Magic Number” Return The Devils To The Playoffs?

Author’s Twitter Is there a magic number that an NHL team needs to reach (collectively or among certain players) to ensure making the postseason? The question dawned on me during a discussion I was having with my fellow DAB writers, where we yet again pondered what it would take (and if it was achievable in one

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What Will Damon Severson’s Next Contract Look Like?

Author’s TWITTER There were very few positives that came out of yet another disappointing year for the New Jersey Devils. One of those particular upsides was the season of defenseman Damon Severson. Despite posting a team-worst minus 31, he continued to build on the offensive momentum he generated since breaking into the league with career-highs

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Crowded Down The Middle: New Jersey’s Center Conundrum

Author’s TWITTER After weeks of anticipation, the New Jersey Devils emerged out of the 2017 NHL Draft with the top-ranked prospect- Nico Hischier. The upside is tremendous for the Swiss-born center, who could make the jump straight to the NHL. While I’m sure the Devils roster won’t stay the same between now and the beginning of

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Is a Move to the Wing in the Cards for Adam Henrique?

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In what was a wild draft lottery, the Devils fortunes changed quite a bit this past Saturday night as they were awarded first overall pick in this June’s NHL Entry Draft. New Jersey is likely to end up with one of Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier, the two best prospects

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Probabilities: How Long Could the Playoff Drought Last?

Author’s TWITTER   The New Jersey Devils are poised to miss the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. It’s the first time this has happened since the franchise relocated to New Jersey in 1982, and had to wait until 1988 for their first berth. In addition, the Devils are also set to finish with their lowest

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Making A Case for John Moore

Author’s TWITTER   I always thought John Moore was a very underrated signing for the New Jersey Devils. Yes, his numbers aren’t that flashy, but I sincerely believe Moore hasn’t come close to reaching his ceiling. Whether it’s to justify protecting Moore at the expansion draft or his security as a Devil going into next season

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John Hynes: Why He Shouldn’t Go Anywhere

Editor’s Note: The opinions in this article solely reflect those of the writer, and do not represent the entire Devils Army Blog admin and writing staff.   Author’s Twitter I’ve always been a big fan of head coach John Hynes, ever since Ray Shero hired him. As the New Jersey Devils close in on what has

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DAB Pregame: The Weekend of the Season?

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game and news updates.   Matchup Overview Going into tonight’s matchup versus the New York Islanders, the New Jersey Devils are five points out of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. If the team currently occupying that spot (Toronto) loses against

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