Tag Archives: Pavel Zacha

Devils Dealt Significant Blow With Travis Zajac Injury

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 In what was an unexpected (and unpleasant) surprise, the New Jersey Devils announced Travis Zajac will miss 4-6 months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. While his numbers may not catch your eye, Zajac was one of the team’s best two-way forwards and provided the

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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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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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Three Mistakes the Devils Must Avoid This Offseason

Author’s TWITTER   With the playoffs winding down, speculation is under way on what Ray Shero will do with his abundance of cap space, draft picks, and the upcoming expansion draft. In what could be the most eventful offseason in Newark since 2010, the current position New Jersey is in has to be a career-first for

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Free Agent Profile: Sam Gagner

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 Center depth isn’t going to be a problem for the Devils in the years to come. Between Pavel Zacha, Michael McLeod, and John Quenneville, they’ll have their fair share of options down the middle. And that doesn’t include the prospect of adding Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier at the Entry

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Pavel Zacha’s Rookie Season and Expectations for Season Two

Follow me on Twitter: @a_chauvancy23 When Ray Shero was hired as the New Jersey Devils GM, part of his plan was to add more youth and skill to a team that has lacked those components for a number of years. One of the building blocks of that plan is Pavel Zacha, who was Shero’s first

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How Many Goals Separated the Devils From the Playoffs?

Author’s TWITTER   In a nutshell, a lot. To accurately answer this question, however, we have to look at the big picture. The Devils missed the playoffs by a whopping 25 points. Going 28-40-14, New Jersey lost 54 games, which was the second-most behind the Colorado Avalanche (60). In retrospect, 25 points equates to 12.5 pointless

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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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DAB Pregame: The final stretch

Matchup Overview: We all saw this day coming. As of last night, the New Jersey Devils are now officially eliminated from playoff contention. Although they played a pretty strong game, they were unable to capitalize on many of their opportunities, and just like it has all season, the lack of scoring cost them in this

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DAB Pregame: All About the Youth

Match Overview After defeating the Rangers 3-2 in OT Tuesday night, the Devils will look to build off that win as they travel to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs, who are fighting for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. However, they’ve won six of their last eight, including a

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