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Devils End First Half of Another Nightmare Season with 5-1 Blowout Loss to the Stars

Mackenzie Blackwood? Akira Schmid? Jon Gillies? Another night, another game where the New Jersey Devils let the other team drop 5 on them regardless of who was in net. Tonight’s beneficiary? The Dallas Stars.

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Garden State of Hockey- Episode 124: Narrowing Down the Problem

Was it maybe the injured goalies, I mean who is to say...

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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/25/22

This week’s update features Chase Stillman heating up for Peterborough, Arseni Gritsyuk being named to Russia’s Olympic team, and the Utica Comets continuing to lead the AHL after picking up 2 more wins.

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Just Say No to Sherman Abrams in 2022

The New Jersey Devils are 25th in the NHL league standings at 15-20-5. Once again, the matter of tanking - personified by Sherman Abrams - has to be addressed. This post is a set of arguments and a plea for the Devils to say no to tanking the remainder of this season.

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DitD & Open Post - 1/24/22: Less Than Ideal Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/24/22

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Lapses and Turnovers Down the Devils in 2-3 Loss to Kings

The Devils coughed up another lead today. Will they ever learn to hold onto one?

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Devils put 7 past LaFontaine en route to exciting win over Hurricanes

The Devils beat one of the league’s best teams 7-4 in a exciting Saturday night matchup featuring several tying and tiebreaking goals for each team

Does NJ Make In-Season Coaching Changes?

I don’t know about you, but it just seems to me like the Devils are spiraling downwards quickly. At what point does the Devils brass make coaching changes? Do they wait out the season, would they dare?

Extracting Some Positives from Another Season in the Gutter for the Devils

Things are bad right now in Devil-land, I don’t think I have to tell any of you that. There are bits of positive news dotting the roster, though, even in the midst of another season flushed down the tubes.

DitD & Open Post - 1/21/22: Jesper’s Deal Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/21/22

Is It Time for the New Jersey Devils to Pull the Plug on MacKenzie Blackwood?

The New Jersey Devils starter has struggled mightily this season; is it time for them to give someone else a try, be it for this season or beyond?

Vejmelka, Coyotes shut down the Devils in a Frustrating 4-1 loss

The New Jersey Devils attacked early and often against the Arizona Coyotes, but had little to show for it as Karel Vejmelka stood on his head. Add in more Mackenzie Blackwood struggles in net and the Devils were handed a 4-1 loss by the Yotes.

NHL Announces Re-scheduled Games; 8 New Dates for New Jersey Devils Games

Earlier this afternoon, the National Hockey League announced the re-scheduling of 98 regular season games, including 8 games for the New Jersey Devils. This post reacts to the 8 new dates for the Devils.

An Early Look at the Devils Potential Trade Deadline Strategy

The Devils will likely be quiet at this year’s deadline, but there are a few moves they can potentially make.

DitD & Open Post - 1/19/22: No. 22 Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/19/22

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New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/18/22

This week’s update features Luke Hughes starring for Michigan, a duo of Devils prospects named to Russia’s preliminary Olympic roster, and Nate Schnarr continuing his breakout season with the Utica Comets.

A Very Early Look at the 2022 New Jersey Devils Pending Free Agents

As the New Jersey Devils are close to the second half of their season and trade deadline is a little over two months away, this post takes an early look at the pending free agents on the team from Jesper Bratt to Brian Flynn.

DitD & Open Post - 1/17/22: Checking in on Luke Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/17/22

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/16 - 1/22

There is a new leader in the Metropolitan Division: the New York Rangers. They jumped past Carolina to take first yesterday. This happened amid a week without a lot of winning results. Read on to see what happened among all eight teams last week and what’s next this week.

Moving Forward, It’s Clear: It’s Not the Offense

For the most part of this "rebuild," the offense has been the main area that has been in need of an upgrade. Scoring has been a huge issue. This year, as we hit mid-season, preventing goals against is now the biggest issue.

What Exactly is the Goal for the Rest of This Season?

The Devils are just about fully cooked in the playoff race. What should they be looking to pull from the wreckage in the second half of the season?

DitD & Open Post - 1/14/22: EBUG Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/14/22

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 123: Ups and Downs as Usual

Consistency seems impossible to find.

Devils Fail to Support Jon Gillies’ Performance in 3-2 Loss to Islanders

Jon Gillies played well enough for a Devils win tonight. Unfortunately, the Devils could not capitalize on enough of their chances.

The New Jersey Devils May Inadvertently be Stumbling onto a Legitimate Shutdown Defense Pair

With injuries and illness paving the way, the New Jersey Devils have put together two of the team’s strongest defenders; could we be looking at a legitimate shutdown D pair tonight?

The Devils Miss Miles Wood

Miles Wood has had an up-and-down career with the Devils. But after a

DitD & Open Post - 1/12/21: Many Happy Returns Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/12/22

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/11/22

This week’s update features Chase Stillman being traded in the OHL, Arseni Gritsyuk continuing to impress in the KHL, and Fabian Zetterlund and Nate Schnarr continuing to play well for the Utica Comets in the AHL.

Damon Severson’s Season is Typical with One Glorious Shorthanded Exception

New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson has seen a recent upgrade in his role due to Dougie Hamilton’s injury. How is his season going? It’s been typical with one surprising, shorthanded exception.

DitD & Open Post - 1/10/22: Miles Lives! Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/10/22

New Jersey Devils Game Against Tampa Bay Lightning on January 10 Postponed

The New Jersey Devils will not be playing the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, January 10. Due to more players being added to the COVID Protocol, this game is postponed to a future date.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/9 - 1/15

Amid postponed games and COVID protocols, the Metropolitan Division was largely in action last week. The top remains crowded as ever while the bottom half is fighting amongst themselves. Read all about the week that was and the week that will be in this week’s snapshot.

Devils Come Up Short Against Blue Jackets, fall 4-3

The New Jersey Devils, with two more players entering COVID protocol, fought hard, but came up short against their Metropolitan Division rivals

Nico Might be Able to Play With Anyone, but Should He?

Nico Hischier has played with different guys each of the last couple of games, and has been dominant regardless of who he is with. But is it a good idea to stick with this tactic?

Is This Jack Hughes Here to Stay?

Jach Hughes has been on fire since the Devils returned to play after Christmas. Is this the Jack Hughes of the future or is this just lightning in a bottle?

DitD & Open Post - 1/7/22: Hughes Szn Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/7/22

Mackenzie Blackwood Has Bounceback Game in 3-1 Devils Win Over Columbus

Jack Hughes had three points to carry the Devils offensively along with two points for Jesper Bratt.

Should the New Jersey Devils Spend Assets on Another Goaltender?

Despite offseason changes, goaltending still is not the strength that the New Jersey Devils need it to be. If there is a player they like that is available that could move the needle, should the team spend assets in an attempt to improve?