Split Squad Sweep; New Jersey Devils defeat Philadelphia Flyers 6-0, Montreal Canadiens 4-2, to Open Preseason
Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes each registered three-point nights, and top prospects Alex Holtz and Simon Nemec scored as Devils start the preseason off on encouraging note
2023 Preseason Gamethreads #1 & 2: New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens & vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Preseason begins for the New Jersey Devils with a split-squad game. One group will be up in Quebec to play the Montreal Canadiens. The other will be in Newark and host the Philadelphia Flyers. Fans can discuss both games as it happens.
Back in July 2017, I joined All About the Jersey as a then-volunteer game previewer. There have been many highs and lows along the way.
The Devils begin their 2023-2024 preseason with split-squad games in Montreal and against Philadelphia on home turf. After an up-and-down Prospects Challenge, can a split Devils roster build some confidence early and get their season started on the right foot?
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/25/23
Dougie Hamilton had a fantastic 2022-23. A career year, even. Now, he is set to get paid $12.6 million in salary for next season - the third highest salary in the NHL. Welcome to Dougie Hamilton’s Big Money Seasons. Can he possibly play up to it?
Luke Hughes and Simon Nemec are young, inexperienced defensemen and both of them could make the New Jersey Devils. Plus, Kevin Bahl also has less than 100 NHL games played and he could be a regular. Is this a big deal? This post goes in length as to why it may not be.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/22/23
While the New Jersey Devils already plan to have some new faces on the back end this season, today we look at the chances of one more joining them in 2022’s 2nd overall pick.
Training camp has begun in earnest for the 32 NHL teams. As such, the New Jersey Devils announced a 57-man roster for their training camp. Between contract statuses and one PTO, 43 of them are eligible right now. Among them, up to 23 will be named. The competition for spots starts now.
Earlier this week, the Devils announced they’ll induct another honoree into the Ring of Honor. With all due respect to the other candidates, the next person to go in should be Lou Lamoriello.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/20/23
This week, we reveal the Top 5 of this year’s Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list. You know who the first two are; third place ended up being a tight race to call. Find out who ranked the highest between the writers and the readers.
Ahead of the 2023-24 regular season, the New Jersey Devils announced their Theme Night schedule for the regular season. It features the return of the Ring of Honor among other returning dates.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/18/23
As veterans are about to report to training camp and preseason beginning in just over a week, this is an annual look at the waiver exempt New Jersey Devils players for 2023-24. This covers what has to happen before a player has to go through waivers and what it means for the team.
The Devils were one of the best high danger teams last season. Come check out just how good they were, and why they want to keep that up this year.
Timo Meier is in a position to have a great 2023-24 season. This post will show that Timo Meier was fantastic at generating offense in 5-on-5 even if it did not always lead to points. Should he maintain that, the points may flow like water next season.
With the New Jersey Devils participating in the 2023 Prospects Challenge starting tomorrow, there were some interesting facts in the press release. We look at them, and possible deeper impact today.
Ahead of the 2023 Prospects Challenge, which begins Friday, the New Jersey Devils announced a 24-man roster for this year’s tourney. From Luke Hughes to Jace Isley, this post covers who is going and where each stand.
Ahead of training camp opening for veterans, the New Jersey Devils signed a veteran goaltender. Keith Kinkaid returns to the organization for a two-way contract. This post covers his history as a whole and where he stands.
The Devils are in better shape against the salary cap than most other NHL contenders going into the season, which could make the trade deadline very interesting.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/13/23
This post reveals the second half of the top 10: two defenders (one a prospect and another who broke out last season), two forwards looking to push for a spot in camp and a goaltender on a meteoric rise.
With the Devils sporting a cost-friendly duo in goal, they have the flexibility to have the best skaters group in the NHL while developing Akira Schmid.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/11/23
The New Jersey Devils were relatively disciplined last season with only 632 PIM as a team. With players like Miles Wood gone and Brendan Smith expected to take a reduced role, can they take fewer penalties? This post explains yes - but there are still some players with penalty-concerns.
After finishing second behind the Carolina Hurricanes last season, the New Jersey Devils look to compete for a high playoff seed in the Metropolitan Division again. Will that be easier or more difficult for them this season?