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2023-24 Gamethread #25: New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames

The New Jersey Devils will spend the weekend in Alberta. First, they will play the Calgary Flames in an afternoon game. It will be Tyler Toffoli versus Yegor Sharangovich among other matchups. Talk about it as it happens here.

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Nico Hischier Needs Some More Praise

As the captain of the Devils, fans of this team know just how important Nico Hischier is. However, based on what has happened since he has come back from injury, he needs some more spotlight on him, which I want to do today.

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Game Preview 25: New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames

Though the Devils are 5-1 in their last six, are they actually on the cusp of turning the season around, or have their performances been a mirage in the desert?

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FanFirst Friday: Goalies...AGAIN

Yeah so here we are 20 plus games into the season and the hottest topic is, once again, goaltending.

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The Growing Case Against New Jersey Devils Goaltending Coach, Dave Rogalski

The 2023-24 New Jersey Devils goaltending has not been good. With few answers for help, perhaps the team should consider changing their goaltending coach, Dave Rogalski. This post makes a case against Rogalski as he is in the middle of his fourth season with the team in this role.

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DitD & Open Post - 12/8/23: Getting Gibson Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/8/23

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Tempering Expectations with New Jersey Devils Simon Nemec

After making his debut due to an injury to Dougie Hamilton, Devils 2022 #2 overall choice Simon Nemec has already been heavily integrated into the team’s gameplan. Today, we take a step back to remain realistic in our expectations.

The Devils Certainly Don’t Look like a Playoff Team

Time is already running out for these Devils to salvage their season

DitD & Open Post - 12/6/23: Happy Hughesday Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/6/23

Jesper Bratt Salvaged a New Jersey Devils Victory Over the Vancouver Canucks, 6-5

In the latest edition of the Hughes Game, Jack & Luke Hughes of the New Jersey Devils prevailed over Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks. The Big Deal put up three points, but the hero was Jesper Bratt scoring his second of the night with 34 seconds left. This post is a recap of the victory.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 18: Embarrassed

That was ugly.

New Jersey Devils European Prospects Update: Hameenaho Heating Up Again

Lenni Hameenaho is hot again and is now tied for 5th in the Liiga in goals, two back from the league lead of 13. This post updates on Hameenaho’s progress and on all the other Devils prospects skating across Europe.

Will the Devils Get Their Mojo Back?

It’s been a rough quarter of a season, but there are reasons to believe the Devils can get back to winning with more consistency.

DitD & Open Post - 12/4/23: Dougie is Out Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/4/23

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 12/3/2023 - 12/9/2023

In the eighth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of this season, the Carolina Hurricanes pulled ahead to second place, the New Jersey Devils lost in a most embarrassing fashion, and more to discuss in this week’s roundup of what happened in the division.

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Holtz Is Scoring Like He Was Drafted To Do

Alexander Holtz was drafted to snipe goals for the Devils, plain and simple. And through 21 games this year, he leads the team in 5v5 goals, doing his job well.

Unforgivable Defense, Poor Goaltending, and Lack of Effort Lead to 6-3 Devils Loss to League-Worst Sharks

Horrific and inexcusable.

FanFirst Friday: Luke Hughes Edition

Yes, he is that f%#king good. And he’s a big part of the reason the Devils have a remarkable power play.

The November 2023 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

It was not a good November for the New Jersey Devils. Although it ends with a three-game winning streak, the team went 6-7-0 with all kinds of struggles in the net, on defense, and with loads of injuries. Read on for a summary of what happened in November and who is the Devil of the Month among further analysis.

DitD & Open Post - 12/1/23: The Connection Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/1/23

Luke Hughes Hammers Home Overtime Winner to Defeat Flyers 4-3

The Devils almost fumbled the bag at the eleventh hour, but a stellar game from Akira Schmid and the Hughes brothers propelled them past the Flyers in overtime 4-3.

It’s Time for the New Jersey Devils to Hand the Reins to Akira Schmid

With the way the goaltending splits have been so far this season, and the results (or lack thereof) it’s time for the Devils to give more starts and lean more heavily on Akira Schmid.

Moore-On or Moron: Quarter Season Edition

With roughly 25% of the 2023-24 season in the books, lets ponder some Devils takes and whether or not they’re good.

DitD & Open Post - 11/29/23: Tougher Road Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/29/23

Devils Pull Off Wild Comeback in 5-4 Win Over Islanders

The Islanders looked like they were going to frustrate the Devils into a bad loss, but the Devils overcame.

Utica Comets Update: Nemec is back

Utica may be struggling, but Simon Nemec is not. This post updates on the Devils prospects in the AHL.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 17: Return of the Captain

Nico is back and we are all thankful.

Why Luke Hughes is the Best Option at LD1

The Devils had a great night on Saturday night, and Luke Hughes was a big part of it. Today, I will be arguing for Luke Hughes taking a first-pairing role.

DitD & Open Post - 11/27/23: Nico Returns Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/27/23

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 11/26/2023 - 12/2/2023

In the seventh weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of this season, the New York Rangers remain on top, Columbus finally won some games, the New Jersey Devils continue to struggle, and more in this week’s roundup of what happened in the division.

Nico Hischier and Devils Dominate Buffalo Sabres in 7-2 Revenge Victory

The Captain is back, and this team sure looked different.

Devils Cannot Rely on Coming From Behind

This season, the Devils have spent much more time trailing than they did last year. And that is not a recipe for success, as we have clearly seen so far.

Devils Lose Sleepy Afternoon Game 2-1

After talking big in the media about the heart-to-heart during practice and the need for change, the Devils look as bad as ever and drop a miserable game to a bad Metropolitan team. They’ve officially run out of rope and their legs are dangling off the gallows.

Like the New Jersey Devils, This Season’s Experience at the Prudential Center Lacks Effort

The New Jersey Devils on the ice have underwhelmed this season. So has the organization when it comes to the experience at the Prudential Center for attending a game. Both lack effort as detailed in this rant.

DitD & Open Post - 11/24/23: What’s Wrong? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/24/23

The Post-Game Discipline for Headshots Mess Caused by Perverse Incentives in the CBA, the NHL, the NHLPA, & the Refereeing

Nico Hischier’s impending return and Jacob Trouba’s headshot on Tomas Nosek has got me thinking about NHL discipline for headshots. The NHL’s post-game discipline is a mess caused by the league, the player’s union, and the referees.

Devils Leave Little to Be Thankful For, Embarrass Selves 4-0 Against Red Wings

After collapsing against the Rangers, the Devils mirrored that performance by surrendering three goals in under ninety seconds against a Detroit team that’s 1-4 in their last five. More concerning than the loss is how they lost: without any fight-back or pride.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 16: Familiar Foes

Old enemies come back to haunt us all.