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Game Preview #50: New Jersey Devils vs. Vancouver Canucks

We’re back out here.

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DitD & Open Post - 2/6/23: John Marino is Back Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/6/23

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Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 2/5 - 2/11

The seventeenth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season is short due to the NHL All-Star Weekend. Still, Carolina locked themselves in the top spot for the time being as the league resumes tomorrow. Read on for the week that was and week that will be for all eight teams in the division.

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Comparing Standings at the Break

This Devils team is obviously good, the best we’ve seen in over a decade. But going into the All Star Break, how does their record compare with the dynasty teams of the early 2000s?

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FanFirst Friday: Evolving Expectations Edition

No one expected the New Jersey Devils to be doing what they are doing in 2022-2023. Not in our wildest hopes and dreams. Yet here they are. Does that mean our expectations should change? Yes. And no.

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Devils Potential Trade Partner: Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes aren’t very good, but they have a few players who could be an intriguing option for the Devils if they want to improve their bottom six for the playoff run.

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The Latest

The Unsung Season of Nico Hischier

With how much attention has been given to Jack Hughes, Jesper Bratt and Dougie Hamilton’s seasons this year, lost in the shuffle is another excellent year from New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier.

New Jersey Devils Associate Coach Andrew Brunette Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

David Dwork of WPLG Local 10 News in South Florida reported that New Jersey Devils associated coach Andrew Brunette was arrested on Wednesday for DUI in Broward County. This post is a summary of the news and a brief reaction.

The January 2023 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils rebounded after a December of struggles to go 9-2-2 in January 2023. There were loads of goaltenders bailing out the Devils, overtime heroics, and comebacks for the wins. Read on for a summary of a month defined by great results from poor performances, and who is the Devil of the Month among much more analysis.

DitD & Open Post - 2/1/23: You Gotta Pay the Toll Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 2/1/23

New Jersey Devils NCAA Prospect Update: Another Big Deal Coming

Devils Assistant GM Dan MacKinnon recently confirmed the worst-kept secret in hockey — Luke Hughes is coming to New Jersey after his season ends in Michigan. This post celebrates that news and updates on the other Devils prospects in the NCAA.

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 157: Dougie and the Real Deal

The clutch guys deliver once again.

The Devils’ Handling of Alexander Holtz Remains Perplexing

Today we again ask the question: what exactly is the benefit of keeping Alexander Holtz on the NHL roster right now?

DitD & Open Post - 1/30/23: Four for Luke Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/30/23

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/29 - 2/4

In the sixteenth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, the three top teams won their weeks and the wild card teams have more to worry about from the Atlantic Division, and most of the division is off next week. Read on for the week that was and week that will be for all eight teams in the division.

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Two Different Line Combo Philosophies, Two Different Outcomes

Earlier this week, between the Vegas game and the Nashville game, the Devils deployed their lines differently, with differing levels of success. Let’s look into it.

The Devils Come from Two Down to Defeat Dallas in Overtime in a Fantastic Effort

In what is in my opinion the best game of the season, so far, the Devils play brilliantly, with Vitek Vanacek and Jack Hughes leading the way. Read through the game and my thoughts on the Devils’ effort in this game recap

FanFirst Fridays: Random Thoughts Edition

I was initially going to do a Dougie Hamilton appreciation post, but there was so much happening this week, I’m gonna pivot and go Larry King-style randomized thoughts.

Ranking the Trade Value of the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils Players

The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is a little more than a month away. The New Jersey Devils look to be buyers this season. This post ranks 25 Devils players with their perceived trade value to identify who other teams may want from New Jersey.

DitD & Open Post - 1/27/23: Dearth of Defense Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/27/23

Devils Defense Gives Up Breakaway After Breakaway in 6-4 Loss to Predators

The defense was terrible tonight. Everyone else showed up, for the most part.

How the New Jersey Devils Can Make the Salary Cap Work if They Make a Big Splash at the Trade Deadline

The New Jersey Devils, like many other teams in playoff contention, could be looking to improve their roster before the trade deadline. Today, we look at how they can effectively manage their salary cap, even if they do have an expensive acquisition.

Devils Potential Trade Target: Timo Meier

If he is moved, Timo Meier might be the best player traded at the deadline this season. This post looks at why the Devils should be interested in the Sharks top line winger.

DitD & Open Post - 1/25/23: That Pass Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/25/23

Dougie Hamilton Brings Down the Double Hammer to Deliver Devils’ 3-2 Comeback Win over the Golden Knights

It did not look good late, but Dougie Hamilton had other ideas.

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 156: Additional Time Needed

Overtime on overtime on overtime.

New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: Arseni On Fire

After a slow start, Arseni Gritsyuk has returned to his scoring ways that made him the KHL Rookie of the Year last season. This pots highlights Gritsyuk’s turnaround and updates on the other Devils prospects playing in Europe.

Let’s Speculate and Dream: Can the Devils Make a Timo Meier Trade Work?

Any team in the league could use a player like Timo Meier. The Devils seem like a good fit, and they probably have the pieces to make something work, to boot. Could Meier to New Jersey really become a reality?

Devils in the Details - 1/23/23: The Bird at The Rock Edition

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

Hamilton Wins it With Bomb in OT as Devils Defeat Penguins 2-1

Hamilton had the OT winner and Vanecek made 25 saves on 26 shots to lead the Devils to victory

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/22 - 1/28

In the fifteenth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes reigned, the New Jersey Devils got points in ugly ways, and the New York Islanders have slumped as Pittsburgh jumped past them. Read on for the week that was and week that will be for all eight teams in the division.

The Fourth Line Might Need Some Help

Nathan Bastian returned against Seattle, but the fourth line was thoroughly manhandled that game. Can they pick it up?

FanFirst Fridays: California Dreamin’ Edition

I attended the Ducks and Kings games in person last weekend and here are some random observations and thoughts from seeing the Devils live.

Two Words About the Current State of All About the Jersey

A short statement about the state of All About the Jersey as of January 20, 2023.

Success in Tough Buildings: A Closer Look at the 2022-23 Devils Road Games

Road games have been a source of many wins for the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils. This post looks at split stats between home and road games to find out why the Devils have won so many games away from the Rock.

DitD & Open Post - 1/20/23: Timo Talk Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/20/23

The Devils Tie it Late but Lose 4-3 in OT to the Kraken

The Devils were largely outplayed and had to rely on Blackwood to make big save after big save. The captain Hischier scored with Blackwood pulled to send it to overtime, where Seattle prevailed. Read about how this one went down in this Devils recap.

Can the New Jersey Devils Afford Not to Re-Sign Ryan Graves?

Even with a plethora of talented, young defenders coming through the system, the New Jersey Devils may still have a need for Ryan Graves. We look at why that is today.