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New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: It Begins!

The 2023-24 season has kicked off all across Europe. This post takes an early look at their seasons and unveils a slight change to the format.

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Split Squad Sweep; New Jersey Devils defeat Philadelphia Flyers 6-0, Montreal Canadiens 4-2, to Open Preseason

Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes each registered three-point nights, and top prospects Alex Holtz and Simon Nemec scored as Devils start the preseason off on encouraging note

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On Writing About Devils Games for a Seventh Year

Back in July 2017, I joined All About the Jersey as a then-volunteer game previewer. There have been many highs and lows along the way.

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DitD & Open Post - 9/25/23: Let the Games Begin Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/25/23

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Welcome to Dougie Hamilton’s Big Money Seasons

Dougie Hamilton had a fantastic 2022-23. A career year, even. Now, he is set to get paid $12.6 million in salary for next season - the third highest salary in the NHL. Welcome to Dougie Hamilton’s Big Money Seasons. Can he possibly play up to it?

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Odds of Getting Off to a Good Start

With expectations as high as they’ve been in over a decade, the New Jersey Devils would greatly benefit from a strong start. How does the schedule look early on?

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Putting One or Even Two Rookies on the New Jersey Devils Blueline May Not Be a Big Risk

Luke Hughes and Simon Nemec are young, inexperienced defensemen and both of them could make the New Jersey Devils. Plus, Kevin Bahl also has less than 100 NHL games played and he could be a regular. Is this a big deal? This post goes in length as to why it may not be.

DitD & Open Post - 9/22/23: We Are So Back Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/22/23

Could Simon Nemec Make the 2023-24 Opening Night New Jersey Devils Roster?

While the New Jersey Devils already plan to have some new faces on the back end this season, today we look at the chances of one more joining them in 2022’s 2nd overall pick.

The 2023 Training Camp Roster of the New Jersey Devils

Training camp has begun in earnest for the 32 NHL teams. As such, the New Jersey Devils announced a 57-man roster for their training camp. Between contract statuses and one PTO, 43 of them are eligible right now. Among them, up to 23 will be named. The competition for spots starts now.

It’s Time to Induct Lou Lamoriello into the Devils Ring of Honor

Earlier this week, the Devils announced they’ll induct another honoree into the Ring of Honor. With all due respect to the other candidates, the next person to go in should be Lou Lamoriello.

DitD & Open Post - 9/20/23: Timo’s New Number Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/20/23

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25: The Top Five

This week, we reveal the Top 5 of this year’s Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list. You know who the first two are; third place ended up being a tight race to call. Find out who ranked the highest between the writers and the readers.

The Devils Ring of Honor Returns & Other 2023-24 New Jersey Devils Theme Nights Announced

Ahead of the 2023-24 regular season, the New Jersey Devils announced their Theme Night schedule for the regular season. It features the return of the Ring of Honor among other returning dates.

Comparing Eastern Conference Top Six Center Duos

The Devils are built primarily down the middle and on the backend. Where do Hischier and Hughes rank among top six centers in the east?

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DitD & Open Post - 9/18/23: Making the Team Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/18/23

The Waiver Exempt New Jersey Devils Players for the 2023-24 Season

As veterans are about to report to training camp and preseason beginning in just over a week, this is an annual look at the waiver exempt New Jersey Devils players for 2023-24. This covers what has to happen before a player has to go through waivers and what it means for the team.

Devils Offense Will Need to Keep Thriving on High Danger

The Devils were one of the best high danger teams last season. Come check out just how good they were, and why they want to keep that up this year.

FanFirst Friday: Sacrificing Edition

The Devils have some of the best contracts in all of hockey. Time to stop and appreciate that.

The Impending Monster Season from Timo Meier

Timo Meier is in a position to have a great 2023-24 season. This post will show that Timo Meier was fantastic at generating offense in 5-on-5 even if it did not always lead to points. Should he maintain that, the points may flow like water next season.

DitD & Open Post - 9/15/23: We Back Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/15/23

Points of Interest for the New Jersey Devils Prospects Challenge Roster

With the New Jersey Devils participating in the 2023 Prospects Challenge starting tomorrow, there were some interesting facts in the press release. We look at them, and possible deeper impact today.

New Jersey Devils Reveals 24-Man Roster for 2023 Prospect Challenge

Ahead of the 2023 Prospects Challenge, which begins Friday, the New Jersey Devils announced a 24-man roster for this year’s tourney. From Luke Hughes to Jace Isley, this post covers who is going and where each stand.

Keith Kinkaid Returns; New Jersey Devils Signed Kinkaid to a Two-Way, One Season Deal

Ahead of training camp opening for veterans, the New Jersey Devils signed a veteran goaltender. Keith Kinkaid returns to the organization for a two-way contract. This post covers his history as a whole and where he stands.

Salary Cap Flexibility Going into 2023-24 gives the Devils a lot of Options

The Devils are in better shape against the salary cap than most other NHL contenders going into the season, which could make the trade deadline very interesting.

DitD & Open Post - 9/13/23: New Beginnings Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/13/23

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Reveal of 6th to 10th

This post reveals the second half of the top 10: two defenders (one a prospect and another who broke out last season), two forwards looking to push for a spot in camp and a goaltender on a meteoric rise.

Not Trading for Hellebuyck is the Right Move For Now

With the Devils sporting a cost-friendly duo in goal, they have the flexibility to have the best skaters group in the NHL while developing Akira Schmid.

DitD & Open Post - 9/11/23: The Possibilities Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/11/23

How Likely Do You Think That Will Happen Again?

The 2022-23 season was an incredible one for the New Jersey Devils. Literally. Ahead of the 2023-24 season, this is a post to point out that it may not be repeat of what happened last season.

Replacing Ryan Graves’ Defensive Starts

Last season, Ryan Graves received the brunt of the defensive zone starts for the Devils’ defense. With him gone, someone else will need to fill that role.

FanFirst Friday: Hockey is Almost Here Edition

It’s September which means that hockey, albeit preseason hockey, will be played this month. Thank the maker.

Expect Fewer Penalty Minutes for the New Jersey Devils in 2023-24

The New Jersey Devils were relatively disciplined last season with only 632 PIM as a team. With players like Miles Wood gone and Brendan Smith expected to take a reduced role, can they take fewer penalties? This post explains yes - but there are still some players with penalty-concerns.

DitD & Open Post - 9/8/23: King’s Ransom Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/8/23

Will The Metropolitan Division be Easier or More Difficult for the New Jersey Devils?

After finishing second behind the Carolina Hurricanes last season, the New Jersey Devils look to compete for a high playoff seed in the Metropolitan Division again. Will that be easier or more difficult for them this season?

Are the vibes TOO good right now with the Devils?

Everything seems to be going the Devils way and everybody seems to love what they’re doing. Which means the other shoe is gonna drop at some point, right?

DitD & Open Post - 9/6/23: Trophy Contender Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/6/23

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Third Five Revealed from 15th to 11th

The 2023 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 continues with two of the rankings biggest risers and the need to invoke the tiebreaker rule to determine who finished 11th.