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The Metropolitan Division is a Mediocre Mess Right Now

The Devils were seemingly in crisis a few days ago, but after a couple wins they are back in the thick of things in the great, bumbling mass of mediocrity that is the Metropolitan Division.

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DitD & Open Post - 11/16/18: No. 1 Edition

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Kinkaid Reigned in Gutsy New Jersey Devils Shutout Win Over Philadelphia Flyers

Goaltender Keith Kinkaid was sensational. He reigned over the Philadelphia Flyers as he stopped all 29 of their shots (with a little help from the post). The New Jersey Devils went out and scored three goals to make it a 3-0 shutout win over the Second Rate Rivals. This recap goes over the win led by Kinkaid.

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Travis Zajac and the 2018-19 Renaissance

Today we take a look at Travis Zajac’s performance so far this season, and how he changed his game to shatter perceptions and misconceptions about him and his role on the New Jersey Devils.

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20 Minute Effort Not Good Enough in Binghamton Devils’ Loss

BDevils would be up by a pair of goals early in the first, only to see the game shift giving up five unanswered by Syracuse in 5-2 loss to the Crunch on Wednesday

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Happy National Pickle Day! Blake Coleman is the Devils’s Best Non-Top-Line Forward

Hall, Hischier, and Palmieri are the Devils 3 best forwards. There’s a glut of guys after that, but it’s extraordinarily easy to make the case the Coleman is the best of the rest.

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DitD & Open Post - 11/14/18: Taylor Hall Things Edition

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Justice & Resilience Prevailed in New Jersey Devils 4-2 Win Over Pittsburgh Penguins

Fighting off a winless streak, a less than full-strength roster, an opponent looking for revenge, and some poor refereeing, the New Jersey Devils prevailed over the Pittsburgh Penguins. This recap goes into justice, resilience, Taylor Hall’s four point night, and more.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/13/18

Week 6 of the 2018-19 prospect update saw Ty Smith represent the WHL against Russia, the Devils college prospects all have productive weekends, and Akira Schmid continue to play in the USHL.

The Greatest Devil: Martin Brodeur’s Induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Not that anyone ever doubted it would happen, but tonight is the Induction Ceremony for Martin Brodeur and the 2018 Class for the Hockey Hall of Fame. This is the perfect epilogue for an epic career by the Greatest Devil ever. Marty Forever.

DitD & Open Post - 11/12/18: Mercifully Over Edition

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Something’s Gotta Give: Devils Defeated Easily by Jets 2-5.

The losing continued as the Devils concluded their road trip with a stop in Winnipeg. This post recaps where everything went wrong once again and the few things that went right for the team.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 11/11/2018 - 11/17/2018

In this edition of the Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot, the Columbus Blue Jackets have taken first. However, they are not safe as second through seventh place are between one and three points behind them. This post goes over what happened last week and what is coming up next for all eight teams in the division.

Dominate Play in Binghamton Devils Win Over Utica Comets

Four first period goals led the way in a 5-1 rout past Utica, as Binghamton earned four out of a possible four points on the weekend to stay in the thick of things in the North Division in third place

Mirco Mueller Has Upped His Game

While the Devils are mired in a really poor road trip, and it would be easy to harp on the negatives, instead let’s discuss some positivity around this team. For me, one positive has to be the improved play of Mirco Mueller.

Michael McLeod Leads Binghamton Devils 4-3 Win Over Charlotte Checkers

Charlotte suffers just their second loss in 12 games and first on the road as Binghamton hunkered down after a timely TO call that resulted in three unanswered goals in the victory

The Compete Sucked: New Jersey Devils Routed in 1-6 Loss to Toronto Maple Leafs

The New Jersey Devils went into this game looking to show a lot of "compete" tonight. Their compete sucked as the Toronto Maple Leafs blew them out by five goals. This recap is not cheery or relatively long; it was another bad game on this bad road trip.

How Concerned Should We Be About the Devils’ Recent Slide?

It’s been a rough few weeks after a big start to the season for the Devils. Which is the real version of this team?

DitD & Open Post - 11/9/18: Good News Edition

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Random Thursday Thoughts

Looking at five topics surrounding our New Jersey Devils as they head to Toronto for action tomorrow night.

Hall Isn’t Producing at Even Strength — We Should Try Splitting Up the Top Line When Away

Taylor Hall carried the Devils on his back last year — leading the team in points by 41 and collecting NJ’s first MVP award. The PP production has continued, but at even strength, he’s come up largely empty.

Bingo Bites: Week in Review, Team Stats & Updates From Adirondack

We talk hockey as Binghamton Devils’ related returns for the Bites and with it, a new feature covering the Thunder’s strong start out of the gate, along with numbers in the AHL and three first round picks currently on the roster

DitD & Open Post - 11/7/18: Bump Edition

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New Jersey Devils Shamefully Collapse in 3-7 Loss to Ottawa Senators

After going up 2-0 and playing well for the first ten minutes, the New Jersey Devils were hit up for two goals by the Ottawa Senators. The Devils responded by collapsing with a shameful performance that ended in a 3-7 loss. This recap is more or less a long rant about a terrible game by a slumping Devils team.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/6/18

Week 5 of the 2018-19 prospect update saw Ty Smith and Jesper Boqvist continue to produce, Mitchell Hoelscher get on the scoresheet twice, and Akira Schmid receive a call up to the USHL.

Brian Boyle’s Hat Trick Led New Jersey Devils 5-1 Beatdown of Pittsburgh Penguins

On Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Pittsburgh, Brian Boyle was the best hockey player of the night. Boyle scored a natural hat trick as the New Jersey Devils romped through the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1. This recap goes into how great the Devils played.

New Jersey Devils Month in Review for October 2018

With one month in the books, this post takes a deep dive into October 2018 for the New Jersey Devils. The team went 5-3-1 with a hot start and a cold finish. There were some impressive numbers by individuals and some good team stats despite how the team entered a slump by month’s end.

DitD & Open Post - 11/5/18: Demoted Edition

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Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 11/4/2018 - 11/10/2018

In this edition of the Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot, the New York Islanders are in first after beating three Metropolitan teams by winning four out of four. Some teams stumbled while others progressed to make the division as tight as ever. This post goes over what is coming next for all eight teams in the division.

Win Slips Away for Binghamton Devils in Allentown, PA

Tough loss on the road as the BDevils lose in overtime by a score of 3-2 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Slumping New Jersey Devils Shutout by Surging New York Islanders

The slump continued for the New Jersey Devils as they were shutout for the first time this season. They took a 0-3 loss at the hands of the hot New York Islanders. This recap easily lists at least 10 things about the game.

What to Make of the Zacha Demotion

So you probably heard, but yesterday Pavel Zacha was sent down to the AHL to get his game right. What should we think about this, and how should we as fans approach Zacha moving forward?

Big Comeback Win For Binghamton Devils Over Lehigh Valley Phantoms

A two goal Devils lead squandered as LV scored three unanswered only for Binghamton to pull off a comeback 4-3 victory in overtime

DitD & Open Post - 11/2/18: Outplayed Edition

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Will the Devils Ultimately Regret Not Keeping Ty Smith in the NHL This Year?

At this point, it’s purely a hypothetical question, but with Ty Smith dominating the WHL so far this season, would the Devils be better off in the NHL right now if they had kept him around?

Outworked Again: New Jersey Devils Rolled by Detroit Red Wings, 3-4

After being beaten up 3-8 by Tampa, the New Jersey Devils went into the Motor City and came out flat as the Detroit Red Wings out-worked and out-played them. The Devils lost 3-4 in a game that was not as close as the score suggests, which is described in this recap.

Pavel Zacha Should Sit a Game

The fan concern over Pavel Zacha continues, as he has no points through nine games; should he sit for one game to get a different perspective and/or refresh himself?

Analytics Say Sami Vatanen is Likely Not The Devils Best Defenceman (ft. Interview with EvolvingWild)

I talk with the EvolvingWild twins about why their model doesn’t view Vatanen as most Devils fans do — as the best defender on the roster, and a legit, top pairing d-man.

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