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5 Players with Something to Prove During the New Jersey Devils’ Development Camp

July 14th, 2015
After a long offseason, a handful of New Jersey Devils are taking the ice this week. A total of 42 players are attending the Devils' prospect development camp, which opened on Monday and closes on Saturday. A full list of players attending can be found here. Only players who are still on ...

Shero’s Relative Free-Agency Silence Speaks Volumes: Devils Are Rebuilding

July 7th, 2015
In his final months as general manager of the New Jersey Devils, Lou Lamoriello insisted his team was not in need of a rebuild. Rebuild is a dangerous word in sports. Though it indicates an important focus on a team's future, its subtext suggests that a team's present is going to ...

The New Jersey Devils’ 2015 Free-Agency Primer

June 30th, 2015
Beginning on July 1, NHL teams can start signing unrestricted free agents in hopes of adding those crucial one or two players who can help spark a run to the Stanley Cup. In fairness, the New Jersey Devils are probably more than just one or two good free-agent signings from being ...

Positional Breakdown of Devils’ Roster as Draft and Free Agency Approach

June 23rd, 2015
Things have been quiet for the New Jersey Devils over the last month.  Recently, they filled out their coaching staff, signed two prospects and added two European players. All these moves were worthwhile, but none stole headlines. However, the most exciting time of the offseason is nearly here, and New Jersey must ...

Analyzing the Factors Behind Patrik Elias’ Mediocre 2014-15 Season

June 13th, 2015
Patrik Elias may well go down as the best forward in the history of the New Jersey Devils. The 39-year-old Czech forward does not simply lead the Devils in the major offensive categories—he is running away with them.  His 406 goals are 59 more than second-place John MacLean. His 611 assists are ...

5 Devils Who Have to Prove They Belong in System of New Bosses Shero and Hynes

June 5th, 2015
So far, this offseason has been an offseason of "new" for the New Jersey Devils.  On May 4, longtime team president Lou Lamoriello stepped down from his role as general manager, hiring former Pittsburgh Pengiuns GM Ray Shero to take over. On May 27, the Devils signed two prospects, Ryan Kujawinski and ...

Latest News and Analysis from New Jersey Devils’ Offseason of Transition

May 30th, 2015
The New Jersey Devils opened the offseason in surprising and interesting fashion by hiring a new general manager, Ray Shero, on May 4. But, perhaps somewhat predictably, the news has slowed to an extent since then. The Devils brought in Shero to help them complete a much-needed period of transition after ...

5 New Jersey Devils Who Are Most Impacted by the Team’s Change in Management

May 23rd, 2015
When Lou Lamoriello hired Ray Shero to be the New Jersey Devils' new general manager earlier this month, most fans' first reaction was shock. Lamoriello was aging and on the hot seat, but the abruptness of the change caught nearly everyone off guard. The change may have come as just as ...

New Jersey Devils’ Biggest Need May Be Forwards, but There Is Defensive Need Too

May 14th, 2015
While there is no doubt that the New Jersey Devils need help at forward, it would be untrue to say that is New Jersey's only weak spot. The Devils are obviously set in goal with Cory Schneider, as well as with their top defense pairing of Andy Greene and Adam Larsson, ...

Devils’ Lamoriello Steps Down, Hires Ray Shero: Initial Thoughts and Questions

May 6th, 2015
When it became known that New Jersey Devils boss Lou Lamoriello was holding a press conference on Monday, speculation abounded as to what the topic of the meeting could be. But seemingly no one predicted what the Devils boss of over 20 years was about to do. After 27 years as president ...