Are the New Jersey Devils a Playoff Hockey Team in 2014?

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The New Jersey Devils were undeniably one of the streakiest teams in hockey over the last two years.  They got hot at the right moment in 2012 to cruise to a Stanley Cup appearance by outlasting three divisional rivals.  The Devils started […]

New Jersey Devils Need Top-Six NHL Free Agency Talent for Ilya Kovalchuk

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Beyond current negotiations between the New Jersey Devils and second-line wingers Patrik Elias and David Clarkson, the Devils may need to look outside the organization to fill voids in their top six.  The offense was pathetic down the stretch, and even if New Jersey can […]

New Jersey Devils: What is David Clarkson’s NHL Free Agency Value?

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David Clarkson was a 30-goal scorer two seasons ago and a 15-goal scorer in the half season of 2013.  He led the New Jersey Devils in goals and started the season at an all-star pace.  His disappearance during the second half of the […]

Is Mediocrity the New Status Quo for New Jersey Devils, Lou Lamoriello?

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Lou Lamoriello is known for his skill as a negotiator, his ability to acquire the right pieces for the right price and being the architect behind the New Jersey Devils playoff dynasty as anchored by Martin Brodeur. Lately, he stands out most for […]

New Jersey Devils: Momentum from 2012 NHL Playoffs ECF Win Over New York Rangers Gone?

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The New Jersey Devils started the lockout-shortened 2013 season riding the momentum of a thrilling 2012, but it quickly dissipated as they collapsed down the stretch. New Jersey defeated the New York Rangers in overtime to advance to the 2012 Stanley Cup, banishing demons […]

How Much Did New Jersey Devils Miss Zach Parise in 2013?

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There’s plenty of blame to go around for the miserable 2013 season the New Jersey Devils put together. You can start with the coach that failed to hold it together when injuries to Martin Brodeur and Ilya Kovalchuk sent the Devils into a spiral. Continue to […]

Why Are New Jersey Devils Targeting Everyone But Patrik Elias?

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There’s no denying that the New Jersey Devils are in a precarious situation with some of the team’s leading scorers and several other talented players entering free agency. There’s also no denying that Lou Lamoriello‘s misguided strategy of not negotiating during the season […]

Former New Jersey Devils Forward Scott Gomez Finding Redemption with San Jose Sharks

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It wasn’t that long ago that Scott Gomez was the laughing stock of the NHL. He went on an epic-scoring drought that spanned more than a full calendar year, but the San Jose Sharks saw something in the former New Jersey Devils star that the Montreal Canadiens and the […]

New Jersey Devils Cannot Bring Marek Zidlicky Back Next Season

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Lou Lamoriello may be trying to use Marek Zidlicky as leverage in the upcoming Patrik Elias negotiations, but his assertion this week that the New Jersey Devils could use Zidlicky next season is entirely misguided. Though Zidlicky did make the occasional offensive contribution for a team desperately […]

Could New Jersey Devils Sign New York Rangers Center Brad Richards if Amnestied?

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The New Jersey Devils, at first glance, don’t need any more depth at center. Andrei Loktionov emerged on the top line, Adam Henrique is a young playoff hero and should continue to get better and Travis Zajac signed a lengthy deal this offseason. The CBJB fourth line […]

New Jersey Devils: Inside Travis Zajac’s Terrible 2013 NHL Season

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Travis Zajac signed an eight-year deal after the lockout ended with expectations that he would be the top-line center for the New Jersey Devils.  Maybe he buckled under the pressure of signing a big contract, but Zajac failed to live up to […]

New Jersey Devils: Adam Henrique’s Regression More Than a Sophomore Slump

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Adam Henrique was one of the biggest disappointments to the New Jersey Devils‘ failed season in 2013. Last year’s playoff hero failed to produce and was mired in various slumps throughout his sophomore campaign. As the Devils collapsed down the stretch, missing the […]