Tag Archives: Lou Lamoriello

He’s Baaaaack (maybe).

Author’s TWITTER   Seems it just isn’t summer unless we hear rumblings of Ilya Kovalchuck threatening to make a return to the NHL. Well here we are in April and Kovy is trending once again. This may ultimately prove to be more of the same, but this time it seems to have more traction to it

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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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Unrestricted: Patrik Elias

2015-2016 Summary It’s been nothing short of an uphill battle for Patrik Elias to stay healthy over the past few years. His last full season was technically the lockout-shortened 2012-2013 campaign, in which he tallied 14 goals and 36 points in all 48 contests. Since then, Elias has missed 96 games over three seasons due

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Unrestricted: Jordin Tootoo

2015-2016 Summary Entering his second season with the New Jersey Devils, hopes were high that right wing Jordin Tootoo would have a strong follow up year to his tremendous second-half in 2014-2015. He earned a second contract with the Devils after making the team as a tryout last year, where he registered ten goals (one

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Unrestricted: Stephen Gionta

2015-2016 Summary In his fourth full regular season with the New Jersey Devils, Stephen Gionta was just one of four players to appear in all 82 games this season. He’s been the team’s fourth line center since breaking into the league in the 2012 playoffs, and a serviceable defensive forward, despite posting less than desirable

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Offseason Outlook: Defense

While goaltending has been the cornerstone of success in the Devils organization, the team has always abided by a defense-first playing philosophy that still lives on in the post-Lamoriello era. This was a big year where defensemen like Adam Larsson and Damon Severson made remarkable progress in their development, while first-year captain Andy Greene showed

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Offseason Outlook: Goaltending

The preservation of quality goaltending was one of Lou Lamoriello’s parting gifts to the Devils organization. It’s been New Jersey’s cornerstone of success for decades, and will continue to be in the years to come. While we won’t see Devils hockey in the postseason, goaltending is the team’s one true strong point they’re aiming to

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12/8/15 Devils vs. Leafs Preview

Match Overview Having gained 5 out of a possible 6 points in their last three contests, the Devils travel to Toronto for their first matchup of the season against the Maple Leafs. This marks the first time that Lou Lamoriello will go up against his former team since leaving New Jersey for the Maple Leafs’

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Patrik Elias: Is Less More?

Amidst the changes the New Jersey Devils have made this offseason, Patrik Elias has deservedly slipped through the cracks. The 39-year old career Devil is the oldest player on the roster as he enters the final season of a three-year contract he signed in 2013. While he’ll always be remembered for his prowess with the puck, extraordinary playmaking

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Writers Roundtable: The Dog Days of Summer

With the month of August in full swing, it means two things for the hockey community: the dog days of summer have begun, but on the flipside, we’re another month closer to the start of training camp. Since our first edition of Devils Army Blog’s Writers Roundtable came out, the New Jersey Devils have been

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