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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

The Devils Have a Legitimate Shutdown Pair

One of the biggest concerns for the Devils this season has been their inability to defend. While this remains a big concern, this weakness is mitigated somewhat by the play of Jonas Siegenthaler and Damon Severson, who have formed an excellent shutdown pairing capable of defending the league’s best players.

DitD & Open Post - 1/5/22: Cursed Day Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/5/22

Blackwood’s Struggles Continue as Devils fall to Bruins 5-3

The short-handed New Jersey Devils fought hard, but their three game winning streak came to an end against the Boston Bruins as the bounces continued to not go Mackenzie Blackwood’s way

Hamilton, Hischier, Bernier, Sharangovich, Zacha All Out for Tonight (And Beyond)

The New Jersey Devils announced a statement on Dougie Hamilton - and dropped bad news about Nico Hischier, Jonathan Bernier, Yegor Sharangovich, and Pavel Zacha. This is a summary and short reaction to this heap of badness.

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 1/4/22

This week’s update notes that the World Junior Championship has been cancelled, the strong performances from the Devils NCAA prospects, and the continued success of Arseni Gritsyuk in the KHL.

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 122: Turning a Corner?

The Devils had a pretty good return to action, huh?

The December 2021 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

December 2021 was a bad month for the New Jersey Devils. Prior to Christmas, they had one win in ten games. While they won their final two games, their 3-8-1 month all but turned them into doormats for opponents. Read on at length about the month that was for the Devils.

DitD & Open Post - 1/3/22: Going Streaking Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/3/22

Hischier Scores Twice, including the OT GWG, as Devils Beat the Capitals 4-3

The New Jersey Devils didn’t make things easy for themselves as Mackenzie Blackwood let in two late goals to send the game to overtime, but they got the job done in overtime against the Washington Capitals.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/2 - 1/8

Welcome to 2022. The Metropolitan Division remains tight at the top with the Carolina Hurricanes starting the new year in first after an epic comeback win. Also, Columbus and the New Jersey Devils finally won some games. Read on to find out what happened last week and what is coming up next for all eight Metropolitan Division teams.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Devils

Heading into 2022, the New Jersey Devils should adhere to these resolutions, things that have gone well over the last two games, if they want to turn things around.