The Devils certainly tried to toughen up for the Caps, but it turns out they needed skill.
The New Jersey Devils were swept in eight games against the Washington Capitals in 2021. Can they avoid a ninth straight winless game? This post is a gamethread, where the People Who Matter can discuss the game as it happens.
While the amount of time that New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes will be out has yet to be determined, the potential for him to miss an extended period could spell disaster for the season.
Will the Devils take this season to 3-0, or will the Capitals march on to their third victory?
Looming Contract Negotiations for Hughes, Bratt, and Zacha Next Offseason Could Define Fitzgerald’s Tenure as Devils GM
The Devils have some key players on expiring deals after this season. What type of contracts will they get moving forward?
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/20/21
The face of the franchise had a night to remember.
The first goal of the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season was scored by the big free agent signing of the Summer, Dougie Hamilton, who made history with the goal. This post breaks down how the goal happened; a play going bad real fast for the Chicago Blackhawks.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/18/21
The return of the NHL regular season means the return of the Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot, the weekly look at what all eight teams in the division - like the New Jersey Devils - did last week and what is coming up this week.
For a moment on Friday, there was a sense of "here we go again" as the Devils blew a multi-goal lead late but Jack Hughes scored twice, including the GWG in OT, to flip the script and change the narrative.
This is the sixth and final part of the All About the Jersey multi-part season preview of the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season. The staff of AAtJ gives their general thoughts about the season to come, a bold prediction, names an ‘X-factor,’ and gives a season prediction.
After a strange 2020-21 season, the Devils chose stability on the coaching and management front, as the same front office and coaching staff will be in charge in 2021-22. With some trust placed in them, can this group be the one that guides the Devils out of the basement?
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/13/21
The roster has been released.
In our continuing preview of the New Jersey Devils’ upcoming season, today I take a look at all of the special teams.
Today was the day for all 32 NHL teams to submit their initial 23-man roster for the 2021-22 season. The New Jersey Devils announced theirs with 4 players on injured reserve. Learn who did and did not make the initial roster in this post.
While the New Jersey Devils didn’t need to make too many changes in this department, they did bring in a backup/1B to hopefully improve their fortunes. We look today at how the goalies could shape this season.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/11/21
The New Jersey Devils signed winger Jimmy Vesey out of training camp to a one season contract. They also placed Frederik Gauthier on waivers and demoted Jesper Boqvist and Akira Schmid. This post touches on all of those moves.
The Devils made a big splash this offseason, and much of this was due to additions to the defense. Will the Devils prize UFA signing in Dougie Hamilton, along with trade acquisition Ryan Graves, be enough to transform the Devils blue-line into a respectable group?
A new season brings renewed hope that the Devils young group of forwards, led by Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier, will be ready to take another step in their development. Prospects such as Dawson Mercer and Alexander Holtz also seem ready for their NHL debuts this season which will make this group a lot of fun to watch.
This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils announced they signed center Frederik Gauthier to a one season, two-way contract. This quick post goes over the signing.
The New Jersey Devils announced three more cuts today: Nikita Okhotiuk, Chase De Leo, and Mark Jankowski. The Devils have 31 players left in camp and so must make at least 8 more cuts before Monday’s 5 PM deadline.
Based on his trajectory as a player, plus an impressive training camp and preseason, the Devils would be wise to start Dawson Mercer at center in their opening night lineup next Friday.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/8/21
There was no game between the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders as the Prudential Center suffered a partial power outage. This ends the Devils’ preseason. This post summarizes what it was like in the arena and what happens now.
With many prospects soon coming through the pipeline as well as a few free agent signings, Janne Kuokkanen may see a diminished role with the New Jersey Devils this season. Today, we look at why he needs to come up big this year, lest his role decrease further.
The New York Rangers hand the New Jersey Devils their first loss of the 2021-22 preseason, but the story of this game was the Ryan Reaves injury and the subsequent extracurricular activities as the Rangers went after PK Subban.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/6/21
This post will take a look at how the Utica Comets are shaping up for the 2021-22 AHL season. It will focus on what personnel changes have occurred for both the coaching staff and players as well as take a look at how the roster is shaping up for various prospects.
The powerplay shined in tonight’s victory, scoring two of the Devils four goals.
The New Jersey Devils have been awful at shootouts. Exceptionally so since the 2013-14 season. This post goes into the team’s history in shootouts and offers some points and even two reasons to hope that the shootout may not be an expected loss for the Devils in 2021-22.