With roughly 25% of the 2023-24 season in the books, lets ponder some Devils takes and whether or not they’re good.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/29/23
The Islanders looked like they were going to frustrate the Devils into a bad loss, but the Devils overcame.
Utica may be struggling, but Simon Nemec is not. This post updates on the Devils prospects in the AHL.
Nico is back and we are all thankful.
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.
The Captain is back, and this team sure looked different.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/22/23
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.
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.
Nico Hischier last played on October 27, and was reported to be "day-by-day" shortly after. He just returned to practice today.
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.
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.
Thursday against Pittsburgh, Luke Hughes played alongside someone new, and his game exploded. Let’s look into it a little bit today.
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.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/17/23
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.
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 missing their Top Two centers hasn’t helped, but them being out isn’t why they’re losing games.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/15/23
Despicable ending to what could have been a good game.
Filmon is having another strong season. This post updates his encouraging start and all the other Juniors prospects in the Devils system.
New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/13/23
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.
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.