Tag Archives: Kevin Shattenkirk

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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Was This Offseason A Complete Letdown?

Author’s TWITTER Going into the offseason, the New Jersey Devils were flushed with cap space, draft picks, and other tradable assets. With a glaring need of genuine talent on defense and supplementary offensive depth (yet again), the consensus of Devils fans predicted that drastic changes were inevitable, and the organization would enter the coming season

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Devils Might Have To Wait For Improvements On Defense

Author’s Twitter We’re two weeks into summer free agency and about a month into the 2017 offseason. With their needs apparent, most of the New Jersey Devils fan base anticipated a busy offseason…and were largely disappointed. While the first overall selection of Nico Hischier along with the acquisitions of Brian Boyle and Marcus Johansson were laudable

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Free Agent Profile: Cody Franson

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Most of the talk surrounding this summer’s free agent frenzy have surrounded Kevin Shattenkirk (and rightfully so). There isn’t a player of his caliber in the rest of the market. The Devils have been mentioned for quite some time and when everything comes to a head, they’re likely to be

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The Devils Must Improve Their Offense And It Starts with Their Defensemen

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 It’s no surprise to you when I say the Devils have trouble scoring. They have a 44% goals for percentage, 3rd worst in the league, and are only averaging 1.75 goals per 60 minutes at even-strength, which is second worst. They’ve gotten good production from Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri,

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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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How Ray Shero Stifled the Defenseman Market

Author’s TWITTER   There never seems to be a shortage of trade speculation in the hockey world. Since the draft, seven different trade deals have been completed throughout the league that saw players of all positions, prospects, and draft picks involved. Among the seven trades that transpired over the past three months, one of the

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The Devils Need to Add Defense Before Camp Begins

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 It’s been another long offseason in New Jersey. There have been many changes and a number of new faces will take the ice when camp begins in just a few weeks. It’s safe to say the Devils are in much better shape than they were at this time last year.

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