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The 2018 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Bottom Half of the Top Ten

The top 10 of the 2018 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 is here! This post covers the bottom half of the top 10, which includes two forwards and three defensemen. Three of these players have NHL experience and it’s possible the other two players could make an impact in New Jersey this season.

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Preseason Split New Jersey Devils Squads Dropped in OT by Rangers & Third Period Flopped in Montreal

The New Jersey Devils split their squad for a preseason game in New Jersey against the New York Rangers and a game in Montreal against the Canadiens. They lost both games; an overtime loss to NY and a third period flop in Montreal. This recap covers both games with plenty of commentary about both.

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Welcome to the Beginning of the 2018-19 New Jersey Devils Campaign

Tonight, the New Jersey Devils will take to the ice at the Prudential Center for their first and only preseason game of 2018. This post explains that this is the true beginning of the Devils’ campaign for 2018-19. Welcome back to Devils hockey.

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DitD & Open Post - 9/17/18: Let the Games Begin Edition

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Expectation-Beater Kyle Palmieri & The Devils’ Actual Goals Against Expected Goals

More of the 2017-18 Devils skaters beat the expected goals model at Moneypuck than the prior two seasons, but Kyle Palmieri beat the model in three straight seasons. This post goes into how the Devils did against the model and what that could mean.

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The Devils Need More Shooters 

Last year, the Devils upped their total shot count at 5 on 5 action as compared to previous seasons. That was a huge benefit and one reason for their increased success. This year, the team needs to see more diversity in who shoots the puck.

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A lot of projections heading into the 2018-19 season have the Devils taking a step back from last year’s playoff run. The hope is that the Devils will again exceed expectations from the broader hockey world, but if they do stumble, what does that mean for the rebuild?

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DitD & Open Post - 9/14/18: It Begins Edition

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DitD & Open Post - 9/12/18: Inside Look Edition

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The 2018 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Middle of the Pack (#15 - #11)

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Five Devils Players to Focus On in 2018 Training Camp

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DitD & Open Post - 9/10/18: In Action Edition

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The New Jersey Devils Who Are & Are Not Waiver Exempt for 2018-19

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A Rebound from Schneider Would Go a Long Way Towards a Playoff Return for New Jersey

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DitD & Open Post - 9/7/18: Elite Edition

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Don’t Wait to Sign Wood

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Why Does Everyone Think The Devils Were “Lucky” Last Year?

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2018 Prospect Challenge Preview for the New Jersey Devils

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DitD & Open Post - 9/3/18: Over/Under Edition

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Changes in New Jersey Devils Staff from Lou’s Last Season to the Current Era

In light of Martin Brodeur returning to the New Jersey Devils as a staff member of the organization, this post looks at how much has changed among the staff from Lou Lamoriello’s final season in 2014-15 to today. Much has changed between leadership, coaches, scouts, and support staff with only a few in each department who can say they were there four years ago.

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