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Why Devante Smith-Pelly Fits in New Jersey’s Future Plans

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.

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DAB Pregame: The Weekend of the Season?

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game and news updates.   Matchup Overview Going into tonight’s matchup versus the New York Islanders, the New Jersey Devils are five points out of the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. If the team currently occupying that spot (Toronto) loses against

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DAB Pregame: Recent Momentum Will Be Put to the Test Tonight Versus Wild

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for rapid game and news updates.   Matchup Overview For the first time in almost a decade, the New Jersey Devils emerged from their Western Canada road trip able to attain points in all three matchups (they went 2-0-1). After having virtually no hope of

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Recap: Schneider Leads Devils to Back-to-Back Wins

Overview After struggling for most of the last two months, Cory Schneider stopped 55 of 56 shots he faced against Boston and Carolina to the lead the Devils to back-to-back wins for the first time since December 3rd and 6th. The Devils have also held their opponents to 30 shots on goal or less in

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Recap: Devils Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Winnipeg

Recap The Devils played a tight-checking game until two quick goals by Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler gave Winnipeg a 2-0 lead late in the second period. The Devils found themselves playing from behind once again. They battled back getting a Miles Wood goal early in the third period to trim their deficit to 2-1.

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Weekend Recap: Devils End Home Stand on High Note

The New Jersey Devils come out of this weekend without suffering a regulation loss during their four-game home stand, in which they went 3-0-1. New Jersey played some formidable opponents in the Minnesota Wild, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, and managed to outscore them 12-8. This weekend, the Devils went 1-0-1 in back-to-back

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DAB Pregame: Trekking Through Panther Territory

Remember to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DevilsArmyBlog for like game updates.   Matchup Overview The preseason offered us Devils fans a small sampling of what to expect in the coming regular season and after six long months of waiting, anticipating, and speculating, the New Jersey Devils officially begin their 2016-2017

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Things Quiet on Reid Boucher Front

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.

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Elias/Zacha Union Appearing Unlikely

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.

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Restricted: Sergey Kalinin

2015-2016 Summary The big Russian forward was one of two notable overseas signings by general manager Ray Shero last summer. After spending five years playing with Omsk Avangard, in the KHL, Kalinin made a solid transition to the North American playing style in his first NHL season. The 25-year old tallied eight goals and 15

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