Follow me on Twitter Note: This article is the opinion solely of its writer and does not reflect the opinion of the entire DAB staff and admins. As we all know, Patrik Elias is going to be the fifth New Jersey Devil to have his number retired, which will occur on February 24 against the New
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Authors Twitter December 6, 1995. I was just two months old when Patrik Elias received his first opportunity to play with the New Jersey Devils, the team that drafted him 51st overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on the next night. Little did then 19-year-old
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
Author’s TWITTER The New Jersey Devils have at least one or two scapegoat players every year for the fans to take out their frustrations on. Last year it was pretty much anyone on the third or fourth line. This year players like Jon Merrill, Mike Cammalleri, and Devante Smith-Pelly have been subjected to the most scrutiny.
Author’s TWITTER While I wouldn’t start worrying, it’s worth acknowledging the lack of recent updates on the status of restricted free agent Reid Boucher. The 22-year old left wing seemed to find strong chemistry on a line with Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac after struggling to break into the Devil’s lineup since turning pro.
Author’s TWITTER Amidst the speculation on what general manager Ray Shero will do to improve the New Jersey Devils this offseason, two unanswered questions have remained in circulation: “Will the Devils bring Patrik Elias back?” and “Will Pavel Zacha be on next year’s roster?” Both players are in complete opposite states of their careers.
Free Agency is just a couple of weeks away and the Devils will head to July 1st with plenty of money to spend. This year’s free agency crop is not the best, but there are a handful of players that Ray Shero can go after that would help fulfill some of the team’s needs. One
One of the most prominent names in the New Jersey Devils blogosphere is the Hockey Writer’s Dan Rice. A credentialed journalist, Dan has spent years providing high-quality coverage, articles, and insight on the Devils and other NHL-related happenings. He’s developed a large social media following and has become one of the most relied-upon sources for
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