Michael McLeod is utilized as a defense-heavy bottom 6 forward. Those are not unique in the NHL, but how he is utilized and the lack of consistent support he gets kind of is, at least this season.
The Devils came back from down 3-0 to take the lead early in the second, but it was all downhill from there once Winnipeg got back to scoring again.
As Jack Hughes returned to the lineup this week, the coaching staff elected to insert him back into the lineup as a winger, whether due to injury concerns or some other thinking. After two very bad games from a line featuring their two top centers, it is time to abandon that plan, ideally permanently.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/3/21
The Devils look at risk of unraveling just past the quarter-mark in the season.
The New Jersey Devils high scoring trio of Mercer, Bratt and Johnsson has been great ever since being put together. With the struggles of the two veterans at times in past seasons, is the pace they’re all scoring at sustainable?
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/1/21
The Devils allowed the Sharks to walk—or rather, swim— all over them the entire second period, which sealed the loss easily.
It was not big enough for Jack Hughes to return to the New Jersey Devils lineup tonight. The Devils and Hughes agreed to an 8 season, $64 million contract extension. The Big Deal got a Really, Really Big Deal. This post quickly reacts to the news.
Bastian is back in New Jersey and Hughes is back on the ice!
Dougie Hamilton shoots a lot of pucks for the New Jersey Devils. So do the rest of the Devils defensemen. This post goes into why that is by providing a general summary of how the Devils attack in 5-on-5 situations - and how they still create as many scoring chances as they do.
Andreas Johnsson, Dougie Hamilton, and Jesper Bratt led the way for the Devils tonight.
In this week’s Metropolitan Division snapshot, the Carolina Hurricanes are barely holding on to first; the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, and New York Islanders went winless; and more about what is coming up this week.
The Devils had nothing going for them tonight, and the score makes it look a lot better than it actually was.
Dougie Hamilton was billed as a top tier defensemen and a major difference-maker before his arrival in New Jersey. So far, that is exactly what he’s looked like.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/26/21
Nathan Bastian was claimed by Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. The Kraken placed Bastian on waivers on Wednesday and the New Jersey Devils were gracious in claiming Bastian on Thursday. This short post reacts to the news and notes the multiple positives about this claim.
I’ve had enough of Mark Recchi, and shootouts.
The leaked third jersey for the New Jersey Devils was true. Worse, Martin Brodeur was involved in designing this bad-looking third jersey. Read on to learn its impact, three barely-known minor league inspirations, and more.
Among the problems for the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils, their lackluster at best power play is one of the most significant ones. It has been poor at generating offense and scoring goals. This post goes in deep into the Devils’ power play to figure out what is happening and what they can do about it.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/22/21
The Carolina Hurricanes continue to keep winning, the New York Islanders returned to Long Island, the New Jersey Devils are still in the mix, and the Metropolitan Division remains super competitive. Learn about what happened in the division last week and what is coming up this week.
Yegor Sharangovich scored his first 2 goals of the season, Dawson Mercer gave the Devils life early in the third and Mackenzie Blackwood comes up huge to spark the Devils best win of the 2021-22 season.
The potential third jersey design for the New Jersey Devils from adidas has been leaked. And it is a bad design in the opinion of this author. This post explains why and continues to lament the lack of the classic design.
Are the Devils an exciting young team that is headed for better days or are they a meticulously crafted instrument of pain hellbent on causing suffering for its fans. Short answer? It depends on whether they won or lost last night.
The National Hockey League announced this afternoon that the November 16 game between the New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators will now be held on December 6. This quick post reacts to the news and notes the changes to each team’s schedule.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/19/21
Mackenzie Blackwood’s off night highlights a brutal second period that ends up costing the game for the Devils