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What to Look for in a Preseason Hockey Game

Preseason is where the results do not matter but the games carry value. As the last New Jersey Devils preseason was in 2019, this post goes over general points to keep in mind as the six games take place over this and next week.

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Will Bringing in Jimmy Vesey Matter?

The New Jersey Devils brought in Jimmy Vesey on a training camp PTO. He has a shot to make the team, but will he make it through this young, crowded field? Will bringing him in matter?

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You Could Trust Travis Zajac

Travis Zajac was a player who could always be relied on to put in the effort and take the tough assignments. That simultaneously made him an indispensable asset for the Devils and a crutch that they couldn’t stop themselves from leaning on in his later years.

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DitD & Open Post - 9/22/21: Who’s Our 3C? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/24/21

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Dawson Mercer Has a Good Chance to Make the New Jersey Devils Roster

After sizing up the competition from the New Jersey Devils training camp roster, prospect Dawson Mercer has as good of a chance as anyone as being the 3C to start the season.

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New Jersey Devils Announce 2021 Training Camp Roster and New Pants

New Jersey Devils veterans reported for training camp and now there are a total of 50 players. This post lists who they are, identifies who from the rookie camp is missing, and touches on the Devils’ new pants announcement.

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DitD & Open Post - 9/22/21: Camp is Here Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/22/21

The 2021 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Top Five

It is finally time to release the Top 5 of the 2021 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25. This group includes four forwards and a defenseman. All of these players are current contributors to New Jersey.

The 2021-22 New Jersey Devils are Expected to be Bigger - So What?

The 2021-22 New Jersey Devils are taller and heavier than last season’s team by way of the team average. They will be a bigger team. Does that matter? I argue: No, not really.

Travis Zajac Signed for One Day, Announces Retirement as a New Jersey Devil

The New Jersey Devils announced this morning that Travis Zajac has signed a one-day contract and announced his retirement. This post reacts to the news and summarizes Zajac’s legacy as a Devil.

DitD & Open Post - 9/20/21: Prospect Challenging Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/20/21

2021 Prospects Challenge Gamethread #2: New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins

Those taking part in the New Jersey Devils rookie camp will finish the 2021 Prospect Challenge today. In their second and final game, the Devils will play the Boston Bruins.

Preseason Division Snapshot: Main Issues the New Jersey Devils & Others will Address

Training camp for veterans will begin later this week for most teams and preseason games will start a week after that. Ahead of preseason, this post looks at a main issue each team in the division will have to address along with the New Jersey Devils.

The 2020-21 Devils and Luck

Today at AATJ, let’s take a look at how lucky or unlucky the 2020-21 New Jersey Devils were.

2021 Prospects Challenge Gamethread #1: New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres

Those taking part in the New Jersey Devils rookie camp will play two games in Buffalo for the 2021 Prospect Challenge. Tonight is the first game, which is against the host team, Buffalo Sabres.

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Can the Devils Make Good on Their Promise This Time?

As Devils hockey returns, it returns to a fanbase willing to believe things can be different. Can they prevent another letdown this time?

DitD & Open Post - 9/17/21: Media Darling Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/17/21

Eight New Jersey Devils Games to Be Aired on ESPN+ & Hulu; One on TNT

Earlier today, Disney and Turner released their NHL broadcast schedules for the 2021-22 season. For the New Jersey Devils, TNT will air one game and ESPN+ and Hulu have exclusive access to eight. This post reacts to the news.

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 109: Some Summer Updates and the Top 25 Under 25

The PTOs are distributed and we talk about their competition with the members of our annual Top 25 Players Under 25 List.

Should the New Jersey Devils be Looking at Any Other Players for PTOs/Contracts?

With training camp coming up, the New Jersey Devils have started to add players who will be on PTOs to fill out their preseason rosters. Should they be looking to make any other additions?

New Jersey Devils Release Their 2021 Prospects Challenge Roster

Ahead of the 2021 Prospects Challenge game against Buffalo tomorrow, the New Jersey Devils announced their 2021 Prospects Challenge roster this morning. The 23-man roster features 13 Devils prospects, 5 AHL signed players, and 2 try out players.

Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to All About The Jersey

Coming Thursday, comments will look different.

Which New Jersey Devils Rookies Have the Best Shot At Winning A Roster Spot With A Strong Training Camp?

Training Camp begins today for the rookies. There are a handful of young players fighting for very few roster spots as the Devils hopefully transition from rebuilding to competing for a playoff spot. Which rookies have the best shot at making the team with a standout performance in training camp?

DitD & Open Post - 9/15/21: Voice of the Devils Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/15/21

New Jersey Devils Bring in Jimmy Vesey, Mark Jankowski, & Tyler Wotherspoon on Professional Try Out Deals

Ahead of rookie camp beginning tomorrow, the New Jersey Devils announced that Jimmy Vesey, Mark Jankowski, and Tyler Wotherspoon will be in training camp next week on a professional try-out deals. Learn more about each and their chances at making the team in this post.

The 2021 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Reveal of 10th to 6th

It’s time to reveal the first set of players in our top 10 for the 2021 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 ranking. This group consists of three players that have already contributed to New Jersey, another one that could make his debut this season, and a prospect with a lot of upside for the future.

The Waiver Exempt New Jersey Devils Ahead of 2021 Training Camp

New Jersey Devils rookies will report to training camp on September 15. Veterans will report a week later. Ahead of camps starting, this post looks at the Devils who are currently waiver exempt, notes who may lose it, and goes in detail about Jesper Boqvist again.

DitD & Open Post - 9/13/21: Dougie the Devil Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/13/21

What Football Manager Helped Me Better Understand about Hockey Management

A NHL GM has to do more than just put a good roster together. There is much more to literally manage. And one of the best games on the market to express is actually about being a soccer manager. This post explains what I learned from Football Manager about hockey management.

Jack Hughes Did Some Tough Work

Hughes was a very good top six forward last year, but as more data is compiled and tabulated, it just showcases even more how much he helped the Devils when on the ice.

DitD & Open Post - 9/11/21: The Maven Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/11/21

Tyler Bozak is an Insurance Policy the Devils Should Consider

The Devils have more-or-less concluded their offseason business this summer by most accounts, but one more move that could help solidify the roster at forward would be bringing in veteran center Tyler Bozak.

How Should the New Jersey Devils Divide the Goalie Load This Season?

The New Jersey Devils spent a good chunk of money this offseason to bring in Jonathan Bernier to pair with MacKenzie Blackwood. How should the team go about splitting goal duties between them?

After Fitzgerald’s 2021 Moves, the Clock is Ticking

While the 2020-21 season ended with the whimper of more selling, Tom Fitzgerald changed gears and went all out to ensure a competitive future. His job might now depend on this season’s success.

DitD & Open Post - 9/8/21: Remembering Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/8/21

Site News: Welcome Jared & Stephen to All About the Jersey

Ahead of the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season, two new people have been tabbed to join the All About the Jersey staff. This post welcomes Jared Moore and Stephen Schnoor to the site.

The 2021 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Third 5 Revealed from 15th to 11th

The next installment to our 2021 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 series is here. This group represents the players that finished in the middle of the top 25 and includes four forwards and a defenseman.

Where Did the 32 NHL GMs Come From? Part 2

Tom Fitzgerald was an Assistant General Manager to Ray Shero and was hired as the GM of the New Jersey Devils as Shero’s replacement. Is this common path for other GMs in the NHL? This second of two parts looks at the staffing history of the other GMs in the league to see if they had success prior to their position.