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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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The Devils Won: Get Over It

Author’s TWITTER This past Saturday evening was one of the wildest draft lotteries in recent memory. Since moving to this current format in 2016, where every team that misses the playoffs has a chance at drafting first to third overall, this year’s selections were occupied by teams finishing higher than 28th in the league standings (New

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2016 Draft Outlook Part 4: Trades

Since the draft lottery last Saturday, the rumor mill has been spinning wildly. Questions on whether Edmonton keeps the fourth overall pick, or if Arizona attempts to bring in the hometown star (and top draft prospect) Auston Matthews, at the expense of mortgaging the bulk of their future, filled the blogosphere. The New Jersey Devils

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2016 Draft Outlook Part 2: The Possibilities

As the Devils continue to fight for a wild card position, it is clear that barring a lottery miracle, the Devils won’t be getting a chance to draft one of Auston Matthews, Jesse Puljujarvi, or Mathew Tkachuk. This is not a problem because there is still a ton of talent in the middle of the

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Early 2016 NHL Draft Outlook Part I: The Cream of the Crop

As of writing this the New Jersey Devils are currently battling for a wild card spot. The recent success has more fans focused towards the playoffs than the draft, which is seven months away. It will be there whether New Jersey makes the playoffs or not and even with a playoff run, the Devils will still be in the

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NHL Draft: Could the Devils search for a FWD be D-railed?

Drafting young players is far from science in any sport. Invariably, despite the most intelligent minds that spend months analyzing, interviewing and projecting, it’s at best an educated guess. Talent doesn’t always translate into success, and as the saying goes, you can’t measure work ethic and desire. With most prospects, it takes some time for

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