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Novozinsky Report: Bill Spaulding to be Next New Jersey Devils Play by Play Announcer

Ryan Novozinsky of NJ.com has reported from a source that MSG Network will hire Bill Spaulding to be the new play by play announcer for Devils games. This post goes over what Spaulding has done as a broadcaster and a quick take.

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Fabian Zetterlund Re-Signs with the New Jersey Devils for 1 Season, $750,000

The last RFA for the New Jersey Devils to sign this season has been signed. The Devils announced that winger Fabian Zetterlund has been re-signed for a one-season two-way contract. This post goes over the details and what Zetterlund’s situation going into this year’s camp.

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Fitzgerald’s Big Gamble

While the Devils managed to improve at every position this offseason, the goaltending position is still a big question mark. If the tandem of Vanecek and Blackwood fail to provide better support than last season, we could be looking at major front office changes.

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Luke Hughes and Petr Hauser Represent the Devils at the Rescheduled 2022 World Junior Championships

Defenseman Luke Hughes (USA) and Right Wing Petr Hauser (Czechia) will represent the New Jersey Devils at the rescheduled 2022 World Junior Championship. The tournament starts today in Edmonton.

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DitD & Open Post - 8/10/22: Hot Start Edition

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Garden State of Hockey- Episode 141: Offseason Complete

The Devils wrapped up their offseason business.

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DitD & Open Post - 8/8/22: On the Team Edition

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A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 3: Dallas to Los Angeles

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the third of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Dallas, Detroit, Edmonton, Florida, and Los Angeles.

Is Nico Barely a Top 100 Skater? Really?

One really good follow on hockey Twitter is JFresh. He recently surveyed fans to see who the best skaters in the NHL were. As might not surprise you, Nico was definitely slighted with his ranking.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 2: Calgary to Columbus

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the second of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Calgary, Carolina, Chicago, Colorado, and Columbus.

DitD & Open Post - 8/5/22: Deals Done Edition

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Another Arbitration Avoided: New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Miles Wood to 1 Season, $3.2 Million

The New Jersey Devils avoided their last remaining arbitration hearing by signing Miles Wood to a one season contract worth $3.2 million. It is very much a prove-your-worth deal. This post is a reaction to the news.

The New Jersey Devils Have Limited Remaining Salary Cap Flexibility This Summer, but Will Still Have it in the Future

With roughly $3 million in cap space and at least one more NHL deal to be signed, the New Jersey Devils will be close to or at the maximum salary cap to start the 2022-23 season. They are still however in a favorable spot going forward, as we will discuss today.

Another Playoff Miss Won’t Be A Complete Disaster For the Devils

The Devils are far from a lock to be a playoff team this season. Therefore, today I take a look at which of the plethora of 2022-23 free agents could be dealt come the trade deadline.

No Arbitration Hearing After All: New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Jesper Bratt for 1 Season at $5.45 Million

The New Jersey Devils and Jesper Bratt were supposed to have an arbitration hearing this morning. However, that did not happen as the team announced they signed Bratt to a one season contract. This post is a quick reaction to the news.

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DitD & Open Post - 8/3/22: Here We Go Edition

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New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Tyce Thompson for 2 Seasons, $1.525 Million

The New Jersey Devils will avoid one of their two player-filed arbitration hearings. The team announced that Tyce Thompson signed a two-season contract at the NHL minimum. This post is a quick reaction to the news for a player yet to have a full season in pro hockey.

Time to Vote for the 2022 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 List

It’s time for the eleventh annual All About the Jersey Top 25 Under 25 list. This year’s list features 49 players under the age of 25 in the organization. Keep reading to see who is available and how to vote in your rankings to contribute to the final list.

It’s Difficult to Trust That Things Will Be Different

The Devils have had a fairly solid offseason so far, upgrading various positions across the roster and positioning themselves to perhaps finally make good on some of that promise we’re always hearing about. It’s hard to shake the now-perpetual feeling that an inevitable faceplant is on the way once the games begin, though.

DitD & Open Post - 8/1/22: Dates of Truth Edition

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A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 1: New Jersey Devils, Anaheim to Buffalo

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the first of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong. This post covers the New Jersey Devils, Anaheim, Arizona, Boston, and Buffalo.

McLeod and Bastian Have a Fairly Unique Role

Forwards on teams can take on many different roles. However, oftentimes those can blend together, so stats end up looking similar among many different players. For McLeod and Bastian, however, they have a pretty unique situation on this team.

New Jersey Devils Hire Ryan McGill as an Assistant Coach

Today, the New Jersey Devils addressed one of their offseason needs by hiring former Las Vegas assistant coach Ryan McGill. This post goes over his experience and how the Golden Knights did defensively to get a sense of how good he may be for New Jersey.

Devils Doing Damage: Opposition Splits by Notable New Jersey Devils

As an opposite to the Devils Killers post, this post looks at whom the New Jersey Devils have done well against from 2015-16 to 2021-22. Opposition splits by notable Devils are provided to see who they have done damage to the most.

DitD & Open Post - 7/29/22: Prospect Challenge Announcement Edition

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Is An Extension for Damon Severson Now Unlikely?

After acquiring Dougie Hamilton last offseason as well as John Marino and Simon Nemec this offseason respectively, does this signify that Damon Severson’s time as a New Jersey Devil will soon come to an end?

The Devils Blue-line Will Be a Strength This Season

For most of the Shero and Fitzgerald eras, the Devils blueline has been a big weakness and I can’t recall a year where the group was anything more than average. With his moves in the last couple offseasons however, Fitzgerald has made the Devils defense group into a strength of the team moving forward.

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 140: Non-Bratt Housekeeping

The Devils made some nice moves this week.

DitD & Open Post - 7/27/22: Siegenthaler Extension Edition

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Jonas Siegenthaler Signed 5-Season, $17 Million Contract Extension with New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils announced that defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler has signed a five-season extension worth just $17 million. This post is a reaction to a fantastic, team-friendly contract extension for a defensively-adept player.

Goaltenders on the Move: Cole Brady and Jakub Malek

Today’s post will take a look at two of the New Jersey Devils’ goaltending prospects, Cole Brady and Jakub Malek. It will focus on their decisions to join new teams ahead of the 2022-23 season and examine how this could impact their development.

How Does the Salary Cap Situation Look Beyond 2022-23?

The Devils are unlikely to have much issue with the cap in this coming season, but how are things looking beyond 2023, now that they have a lot of money sunk into the core?

DitD & Open Post - 7/25/22: New Reverse Retros? Edition

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Devil Killers: The Players that Scored the Most Against the New Jersey Devils Since 2015

Oliver Bjorkstrand was seemingly the face of a Columbus Blue Jackets team that has given the New Jersey Devils fits for years. In honor of him going to Seattle, this post looks at who has done the most damage against Our Favorite Team since 2015.

The 2021-22 Devils and Luck

Come check out the yearly dive into analyzing luck! Were the Devils lucky at all last year, outside of a lottery win? Or was their bad play augmented by some horrific luck as well?

New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Jesper Boqvist to One Season, Two-Way Contract

The New Jersey Devils announced this afternoon that Jesper Boqvist accepted his qualifying offer. This means he is re-signed to a one season, two-way contract. This post goes over Boqvist’s season in general and what the deal means.

Can a NHL Team Actually Improve by At Least 30 Points Over a Season?

The 2021-22 New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs by 37 points last season. Has any NHL team actually improved by at least 30 points in the following season? This post provides an answer with the biggest turnaround in Devils history, an even bigger one by a divisional opponent, and what can we learn from both.

DitD & Open Post - 7/22/22: Ready to Get Hurt Again Edition

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