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Moore-On or Moron: Quarter Season Edition

With roughly 25% of the 2023-24 season in the books, lets ponder some Devils takes and whether or not they’re good.

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DitD & Open Post - 11/29/23: Tougher Road Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/29/23

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Devils Pull Off Wild Comeback in 5-4 Win Over Islanders

The Islanders looked like they were going to frustrate the Devils into a bad loss, but the Devils overcame.

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Utica Comets Update: Nemec is back

Utica may be struggling, but Simon Nemec is not. This post updates on the Devils prospects in the AHL.

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Hockey at the Rock- Episode 17: Return of the Captain

Nico is back and we are all thankful.

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Why Luke Hughes is the Best Option at LD1

The Devils had a great night on Saturday night, and Luke Hughes was a big part of it. Today, I will be arguing for Luke Hughes taking a first-pairing role.

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Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 11/26/2023 - 12/2/2023

In the seventh weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of this season, the New York Rangers remain on top, Columbus finally won some games, the New Jersey Devils continue to struggle, and more in this week’s roundup of what happened in the division.

Nico Hischier and Devils Dominate Buffalo Sabres in 7-2 Revenge Victory

The Captain is back, and this team sure looked different.

Devils Cannot Rely on Coming From Behind

This season, the Devils have spent much more time trailing than they did last year. And that is not a recipe for success, as we have clearly seen so far.

Devils Lose Sleepy Afternoon Game 2-1

After talking big in the media about the heart-to-heart during practice and the need for change, the Devils look as bad as ever and drop a miserable game to a bad Metropolitan team. They’ve officially run out of rope and their legs are dangling off the gallows.

Like the New Jersey Devils, This Season’s Experience at the Prudential Center Lacks Effort

The New Jersey Devils on the ice have underwhelmed this season. So has the organization when it comes to the experience at the Prudential Center for attending a game. Both lack effort as detailed in this rant.

DitD & Open Post - 11/24/23: What’s Wrong? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/24/23

The Post-Game Discipline for Headshots Mess Caused by Perverse Incentives in the CBA, the NHL, the NHLPA, & the Refereeing

Nico Hischier’s impending return and Jacob Trouba’s headshot on Tomas Nosek has got me thinking about NHL discipline for headshots. The NHL’s post-game discipline is a mess caused by the league, the player’s union, and the referees.

Devils Leave Little to Be Thankful For, Embarrass Selves 4-0 Against Red Wings

After collapsing against the Rangers, the Devils mirrored that performance by surrendering three goals in under ninety seconds against a Detroit team that’s 1-4 in their last five. More concerning than the loss is how they lost: without any fight-back or pride.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 16: Familiar Foes

Old enemies come back to haunt us all.

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The Devils Have Work to do Being Out of a Playoff Spot on Thanksgiving

Teams that are out of a playoff spot on Thanksgiving face an uphill battle to get in, but there are reasons to believe why the Devils could buck the trend.

DitD & Open Post - 11/22/23: Sarge’s Honor Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/22/23

Sergei Brylin to Be Immortalized in New Jersey Devils Ring of Honor on January 20, 2024

Sarge is getting his due in New Jersey. The longtime New Jersey Devils do-it-all skater and assistant coach in the organization, Sergei Brylin, is getting inducted into the Devils Ring of Honor on January 20, 2024. This post is a reaction to the good news.

New Jersey Devils NCAA Prospects Update: Casey Leading The Pack

While much of the NCAA prospect news has been on the stellar start to Seamus Casey’s season, he is not the only Devil in the NCAA averaging over a pt/g. This post updates on Casey and the other collegiate Devils prospects.

As Nico Hischier Returns From Injury, Let This Be A Reminder About His Importance

Nico Hischier last played on October 27, and was reported to be "day-by-day" shortly after. He just returned to practice today.

DitD & Open Post - 11/20/23: Jack Back Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/20/23

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 11/19/2023 - 11/25/2023

In the sixth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot, the New York Rangers are on top of a division that has four points separating second from seventh. Columbus failed, the Islanders ended their losing run, and more in this week’s roundup of what happened in the division.

New Jersey Devils Blew It in the Third Period to Our Hated Rivals, 3-5

The New Jersey Devils got a great game from the returning Jack Hughes, two terrible goals allowed by Igor Shesterkin, and even led 3-2 in the third period. They lost 3-5. Which means the Devils blew it. This is an unhappy recap of the loss.

Luke Hughes Shined Bright Thursday Without Brendan Smith

Thursday against Pittsburgh, Luke Hughes played alongside someone new, and his game exploded. Let’s look into it a little bit today.

FanFirst Friday: Downward Spiral Edition

Devils’s been a rough go without Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes. And a lot of it is exposing holes in Coach Lindy Ruff’s system.

New Jersey’s Replacement Centers: Michael McLeod, Dawson Mercer, and Chris Tierney

Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier have been injured as of late. New Jersey Devils have replaced their spots in the lineup with Michael McLeod and Dawson Mercer at center with Chris Tierney entering the lineup. This post looks at how each has done so far.

Devils in the Details - 11/17/23: Resilient Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/17/23

Third Period Surge Secures Devils’ 5-2 Victory Over Penguins

After battling back and forth on the scoresheet through the first two periods, the Devils’ stars broke the third period wide open and scored three unanswered for a 5-2 victory against a Metropolitan rival.

The New Jersey Devils Need to Turn Things Around Starting This Weekend

With two games coming up against divisional rivals tonight and Saturday, the New Jersey Devils need to get things back on track. Today we look at why that is and what could happen if they don’t.

The Devils Issues Go Beyond Missing Hughes & Hischier

The Devils missing their Top Two centers hasn’t helped, but them being out isn’t why they’re losing games.

DitD & Open Post - 11/15/23: Jack’s Return Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/15/23

Devils Defense Falls Apart When it Matters Most in 6-3 Loss to Winnipeg Jets

Despicable ending to what could have been a good game.

New Jersey Devils Juniors Prospects Update: Filmon on Top

Filmon is having another strong season. This post updates his encouraging start and all the other Juniors prospects in the Devils system.

Hockey at the Rock- Episode 15: Treading Water

Things are getting difficult...

Who Are the Weakest Links for the Devils at 5v5?

After a very successful year at even strength, the team has taken a step back this year. Why? Who is responsible?

DitD & Open Post - 11/13/23: Talking Holtz Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/13/23

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 11/12/2023 - 11/18/2023

In the fifth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, the New York Rangers are still hot, the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins heated up, everyone laughed at the Philadelphia Flyers for a night, and the division remains competitive as ever. All this and more about all 8 teams in the week that was and the week that will be.

With NJ Not at Full Strength, Meier Needs to Step Up

When stars get injured, others on the team need to step up and play better. Goaltenders not included, right now that guy needs to be Timo Meier for the Devils.