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Taylor Hall: Expectations vs. Reality

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On June 29th, New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero pulled off a blockbuster move that sent defenseman Adam Larsson to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Taylor Hall. The general consensus amongst those in the Devils community feel that the move was a necessary one and will play a role in bringing Jersey’s Team back into the playoff fold. But just what can fans truly expect to get out of the young Hall? (more…)

Early Calder Trophy Candidates

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Every new season, it seems as if the NHL has a new batch of young stars that hit the ground running and don’t look back. This season is no different, and these rookie sensations can be looked upon to not only to bolster fantasy league lineups, but also have their name thrown into the Calder Trophy conversation for the League’s best first year player. Here are five considerable options to not only pick for a fantasy lineup, but who could also be in Calder consideration at season’s end. (more…)

Connor McDavid: Superstar in the Making?

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Sidney Crosby. Patrick Kane. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos. These are just a few names that stick out when thinking of players who have gained superstar status in the NHL. They also share one other common characteristic among them. They were all number one picks overall in their respective draft years in the NHL. There seems to be another player striving to add his name to this exclusive list, and he has been turning heads and raising eyebrows along the way. (more…)

New Jersey Devils 2014 Draft Review

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During the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils had six selections available to them. Many felt that the team should go after some scoring prospects, and leave the defensemen and goalies to other teams. Having Cory Schneider at the time primed to sign a long term contract extension, the team did not select any goaltenders. Despite having some high defensive prospects already in the system, it would not be a complete Devils draft without Lou Lamoriello picking one or two blue liners. Some fans also found their wishes granted when the team opted to select four forwards. Just how well did the Devils do in the selections made? Check below to see who you may find in a Devils sweater soon. (more…)

New Jersey Devils Offseason: How to get back to form?

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The Stanley Cup has been awarded. The champagne has been drunk, the confetti has rained down, and the Los Angeles Kings have been crowned champions for the second time in three seasons. As twenty eight other teams watched the Kings and New York Rangers battle it out for hockey’s most ultimate prize, they were already tinkering and planning how to get themselves in that position come time for the 2014-2015 season. For the New Jersey Devils, this offseason proves to be a most interesting one, and fans will look to Lou Lamoriello to get Jersey’s team back into the postseason after failing to make the cut for the second consecutive season following their 2012 Stanley Cup Final run.

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Why the New Jersey Devils Didn’t Make the Playoffs

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Since the Stanley Cup Final run in 2012, the New Jersey Devils have faced a lot of changes, on the ice and off. Gone are star players Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk, grinder David Clarkson, and hall of fame goalie Martin Brodeur pending this year’s off season to either free agency or retirement. Since 2012, the Devils have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, begging every fan to ask the question of what needs to be done to get a team that was once perennially in the post season back to that form. (more…)

Devils Playoff Hopes Dim as Shootout Woes Continue

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The shootout. The mere mention of the word sends many Devils fans and even players running for the hills. Currently, the Devils are 0-11 in the shootout for the season and the only NHL team to not have a shootout win. Jacob Josefson, Jaromir Jagr, and Reid Boucher are the only New Jersey players to have scored in the skills competition this season, making the team mark 3-39 attempts on the season. In their last game, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres, it extends the Devils to a NHL record 15 straight dating back to last season. (more…)