What went wrong for the 2013-14 Devils?

The Devils closed out their season with a victory this afternoon against the Boston Bruins, but the tough reality is the fact that New Jersey has now missed the playoffs for the second straight year and for the third time in four seasons. The Devils were able to climb within one point of playoff spot behind the Columbus Blue Jackets with only a handful of games remaining, but it...
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Todd Cordell: Here We Go Again

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell In what has seemingly become a weekly occurrence, Eric Gelinas found himself skating on the Devils' extra defense pairing in practice this afternoon. After playing over seven minutes in the 1st period of Saturday's win over Carolina, Gelinas found himself glued to the bench playing just a few minutes over the final two periods. It...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils defeat Oilers, 2-1 in overtime

Jon Merrill’s slap shot might not have the pure power fellow rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas displayed while he was in the NHL for 44 games this season, but it has the same impact. With Gelinas back in the minors working on his defense for the past week, Merrill scored his first NHL goal when he scored 2:34 into overtime to give the Devils an important 2-1 victory over the Edmonton...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils coach Pete DeBoer: Eric Gelinas can't just be a 'big shot'

The decision to send rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas back to the minors on Friday may be a bit controversial, but Devils coach Pete DeBoer didn’t see it that way. Gelinas, he said, needs to work on his defense to stay in the NHL. “I think he’s a very promising young defenseman that needs to keep developing his game,” DeBoer said. “You can’t just be a big shot. One, I...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils' Eric Gelinas happy he moved on from goalie, catcher days

When Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas was just a little guy, he would follow his much older brother to the pond behind their Ottawa home and beg his way into outdoor hockey games. Karl Gelinas, then 14, gave in by ordering Eric, 5 at the time, to play goal. Eric wanted to skate around and work on a shot that years later would grow into something special, but then he simply stood...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Gelinas' power play goal gives Devils 4-3 overtime win over Rangers

It may very well be the moment Devils rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas went from being an impressive young prospect to a dynamic NHL star. That’s what an overtime goal against the Rangers can do. “The way he plays, he might be a superstar in this league if he keeps working,” winger Jaromir Jagr said. Gelinas, 22, was modest about the booming one-timer which went past goalie...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Gelinas' OT goal gives Devils win against Rangers

The New Jersey Devils put up a more respectable number of shots, and the added offense produced just enough goals to beat the rival New York Rangers again. Eric Gelinas scored on a power play 1:15 into overtime, after the Devils squandered the lead in the final seconds of regulation, to lift New Jersey to a 4-3 win Saturday night. The Devils managed only 11 shots Friday in a 3...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Gelinas' OT goal lifts Devils over Rangers, 4-3

Eric Gelinas scored a power-play goal 1:15 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils shook off the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Saturday night. Gelinas one-timed a shot, off a pass from Patrik Elias, from above the right circle past Henrik Lundqvist. The goal came 13 seconds after Rangers captain Ryan Callahan high-sticked Andy...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils: Deuces Wild

The New Jersey Devils didn't have to do much in effort to clear a roster spot for Eric Gelinas. Just a day after being sent down to Albany, Gelinas has been recalled and will play Tuesday when the Devils host the Eastern Conference leading Tampa Bay Lightning. In order to make room for Gelinas, Devils captain Bryce Salvador was placed on injured reserve as he's out...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils Prospect Report: Merrill, Gelinas suffer injures & more

Two of the New Jersey Devils' top defense prospects, Jon Merrill and Eric Gelinas, suffered pretty significant injures over the past couple days. Here are some notes on those injures as well as some other Devils related prospect notes. - Yesterday Michigan Wolverines Head Coach Red Berenson announced that Jon Merrill suffered a broken 7th vertebra in an exhibition win over...
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October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

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