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New Jersey Devils RFA Profile: Nathan Bastian

With all of the pending free agents on the Devils, some might slip under the radar somewhat. As a fourth liner, Nathan Bastian could be one. Come see what he’s done and what bringing him back would look like.

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FanFirst Friday: Ch-Ch-Changes Edition

Whether we like it or not, change is a part of every offseason. And it’s begun to happen around the Devils.

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The AAtJ Open Post for the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs & World Championships

As is tradition when the New Jersey Devils are not in the playoffs, this is an open post for all 2023 Stanley Cup Playoff discussion at All About the Jersey. This also includes discussion of the 2023 IIHF World Championships.

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Lenni Hämeenaho: 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Safe Finnish Winger

Lenni Hämeenaho of Porin Ässät made the first team in his draft eligible year, he was the only 2023 draft-eligible player on Finland’s WJC roster, and he produced in Liiga. So how could he be available for the Devils in the late second round? Read this to learn why.

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DitD & Open Post - 6/2/23: New Beginnings Edition

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

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New Jersey Devils UFA Profile: Miles Wood

A Devils draft choice all the way back in 2013, Miles Wood earned his ice with the team and has been a lineup regular since 2016-17. He had a productive 2022-23, but is it worth it to re-sign him?

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DitD & Open Post - 5/31/23: Farewell, Andrew Brunette Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/31/23

Andrew Brunette Hired as Head Coach by Nashville; How it Impacts New Jersey Devils

Kevin Weekes broke the news today that the Nashville Predators hired Andrew Brunette to be their head coach. This post is a reaction to the news, points out how much better the power play was under Brunette compared to Recchi, and names Sarge as a potential option to fill the now open position.

Danny Nelson: 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Defenseman Turned Forward With a Scoring Touch

Danny Nelson is a defenseman turned forward with a strong east west game and forechecking ability and a knack for scoring goals. Could he be the player selected by the Devils in the 2nd round?

New Jersey Devils UFA Profile: Tomas Tatar

Tomas Tatar had a very good rebound season for the Devils, bouncing back in scoring and on-ice impacts, though he also had another underwhelming postseason. Is there a deal that makes sense to keep the veteran winger in New Jersey?

DitD & Open Post - 5/29/23: The To-Do List Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/29/23

Jaden Lipinski: 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Arizona-Born Vancouver Giant

Jaden Lipinski is from Scottsdale, Arizona; got a contract from the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League; and worked his way up in 2022-23 to potentially hear his name in the 2023 NHL Draft. Learn more about him with this post.

New Jersey Devils RFA Profile: Kevin Bahl

Today in our ongoing free agent coverage here at AATJ, let’s take a look at Kevin Bahl, who is set to become a restricted free agent. Should he be brought back, what is his value, and where does he fit in?

FanFirst Friday: Greatest Devils to Never Win A Cup in Their Career

So many great New Jersey Devils players came and went without lifting Lord Stanley’s Cup in the Garden State. But who was the best ever?

Jakub Dvorak: 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Big Defensive Defenseman

Jakub Dvorak is a large defensive defenseman who played a lot for Czech national teams at the U-18 level, limited minutes with Bili Tygri Liberec, and missed most of 2022-23 with an injury. Learn more about him in this profile.

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DitD & Open Post - 5/26/23: Critical Business Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/26/23

New Jersey Devils UFA Profile: Erik Haula

The veteran forward played well, but had some troubles finding the net for much of the season. He came on in a big way down the stretch, though, and him returning seems like a good fit for everyone. Will it play out that way between Haula and the Devils?

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 6: Salute to a Successful Season

The Devils certainly had a season to remember.

New Jersey Devils RFA Profile: Timo Meier

The Devils big trade deadline acquisition from this past season needs a new deal. What type of deal can he expect? Can he live up to that deal? Can we even expect a long-term deal in the first place?

DitD & Open Post - 5/24/23: Stadium Series Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/24/23

Jesse Kiiskinen: 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Relentless Scoring Winger With a High-Compete Level

The Devils likely got a good look at 6’0 RW prospect Jesse Kiiskinen this past year while keeping tabs on teammate LHD Topias Vilen in the Liiga. Could Kiiskinen still be on the board when the Devils make their 2nd round selection?

New Jersey Devils UFA Profile: Ryan Graves

Today in our offseason coverage of potential free agents, I will be diving into Ryan Graves. He just turned 28 and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. How has he done, and should the Devils look to bring him back?

DitD & Open Post - 5/22/23: Future Star Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/22/23

Aram Minnetian: 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; New Jersey’s Top Defenseman Prospect

From Woodcliff Late to Bergen Catholic to the United States National Team Development Program, defenseman Aram Minnetian will hear his name called at the 2023 NHL Draft. Learn more about the defender with this post.

New Jersey Devils 2023 RFA Profile: Michael McLeod

AATJ’s offseason profiles begins with Michael McLeod, the long-time fourth center for the New Jersey Devils.

FanFirst Friday: The Future in Net Edition

Since the season ended, a big part of the discussion around the New Jersey Devils has been the need to address goaltending, again. But is it necessary?

The 2023 New Jersey Devils Offseason Preview: Free Agency & NHL Draft

After a fantastic 2022-23 season, the expectations for the New Jersey Devils are more than just getting into the playoffs in 2023-24. The work to achieve that will continue in the 2023 offseason. This post previews the Summer’s main activities for the Devils: free agency & the NHL Draft.

DitD & Open Post - 5/19/23: Tom Talks Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/19/23

New Jersey Devils Jack Hughes Has a Point in Telling Teammates to “Sign the Deal”

During exit interviews, New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes spoke about players who want to come back needing to more than just say so. Today we look at why Hughes’ words are important for this club going forward.

A 2022-23 Devils Unsung Hero Appreciation Thread

The Devils got contributions from their top guys all season. They also got contributions from some unexpected sources. Today, we give those players their flowers.

DitD & Open Post - 5/17/23: Lindy’s Future Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/17/23

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: Stillman still playing hockey and other summer contract considerations

And then there was one. RW Chase Stillman plays for a championship plus other prospects who may be signed in the off-season.

The Devils Showed They Can Contend in 2022-23. Now They’ll Have a New Challenge Going Forward: Expectations

Despite a five-game second-round exit, it was a magical season in New Jersey as the Devils roared back to the top of the standings and advanced in the playoffs after a long hiatus from such extravagances. When they return to the ice in the fall, they’ll have to be prepared to respond to a higher bar to clear for success.

DitD & Open Post - 5/15/23: Clean-Out Day Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/15/23

The May 2023 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils prevailed on May 1 to eliminate Our Hated Rivals. The New Jersey Devils were eliminated in five games by the Carolina Hurricanes on May 11. Lockers were cleaned out on May 13. May is effectively over for the Devils; this post looks back at such an eventful month.

The Positive Side of Things

It hurts to see your team lose in the playoffs, especially when it was clear that they were better than they showed at the end. But with this team specifically, there is a ton of positivity and momentum heading into the offseason.

FanFirst Friday: The End Edition

The Devils historic season ended with disappointment in round two in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5. The mourning should be short because this team is just getting started.

Lessons the New Jersey Devils Should Learn from the 2023 NHL Playoffs

The New Jersey Devils were eliminated in the second round by the Carolina Hurricanes. As the offseason now begins, the Devils have plenty to learn from their first playoff run since 2018. This post goes into some of the lessons they should learn.