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Christian Kyrou: 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Late Blooming Undersized Offensive Defenseman

Christian Kyrou is a smaller right-shot defenseman who is all about offense. He is a late-bloomer who still has a lot of work to do in his own end, but he could be a steal if slips to the later rounds of the draft.

Simon Nemec: 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Two-Way Defenseman with Top-Pair potential

Today we examine one of the top prospects in the 2022 NHL draft, right shot defenseman Simon Nemec. Nemec is a great all-around player, but is he worthy of the Devils 2nd overall pick?

Filip Bystedt: 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; A Sizeable Swedish Center

Filip Bystedt is a big center with a strong 2-way game. While his size and all-around game make him an attractive pick, does he have the upside commensurate with his draft ranking?

Revisiting: The Time Ticking on Tom Fitzgerald

Last summer, I said that Tom Fitzgerald's all-in offseason put a spotlight of pressure on him. Now, his team has flopped and we might be in hot seat territory.

A (Somewhat) Annual Look at Faceoffs: McLeod Becoming the Next Zajac

Let’s take a look at how NJ performed in the faceoff circle this year. With Travis Zajac gone, how has his void been filled?

A Plethora of Young Roster Bubble Forwards Will Lead to Healthy Competition For Line-Up Spots Next Season

In addition to top-end players like Nico, Jack, and Jesper, the Devils also have a sizable group of young forwards who will be battling for line-up spots in September. This should lead to good competition and gives the Devils options based on what type of player the organization wants to fill out their roster.

Steve Cangialosi Stepped Down from Play by Play Announcer of the New Jersey Devils

Steve Cangialosi has been the play by play announcer for 11 seasons and involved in New Jersey Devils broadcasts for 16 for MSG Networks. No more. Cangialosi is stepping down from the role.

Which NHL Teams May Have Cap Problems for 2022-23 that the New Jersey Devils Can Exploit?

The salary cap impacts what every team does and it is the main reason why the rumor is that Minnesota is trading Kevin Fiala. However, the New Jersey Devils can exploit other teams for the same reason. This post lists who those teams could be for this offseason.

Topias Vilén ELC Signals Beginning of Minor Offseason Moves for New Jersey Devils

On Thursday, the New Jersey Devils announced they signed Topias Vilén to an entry level contract. The move signals the beginning of the 2022 offseason for the Devils - which will contain some minor moves to be made among bigger decisions.

With #2 Overall, the Focus Shouldn’t Be On Positional Need

If the Devils decide to keep the pick, they should be making the selection at #2 overall not for positional need, but simply to find the best player available.

Seven Devils in Finland: The AAtJ Open Post for the 2022 IIHF World Championships

The annual IIHF World Championships begin today in Finland. Seven New Jersey Devils players will represent four different nations in this year’s tourney from Nico Hischier to Jon Gillies. Fans can discuss all of the action from the WCs here in this open post.

Okay, That’s Enough Draft Lottery Wins

Hooray, the Devils won one of the top-two spots in the NHL’s draft lottery. Let’s make the next time that is even a possibility some time in, say, the 2030s or later, please.

The Devils Shouldn’t Move their First Round Pick For a Goaltender

Tom Fitzgerald has talked about moving the team’s first round pick for an established player. Today I discuss why if he chooses to move the 2nd overall pick, it shouldn’t be for a goalie.

New Jersey Devils Win Second Overall Pick in 2022 NHL Draft Lottery

Earlier tonight, the New Jersey Devils won a drawing at the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery. They will be selecting second overall at the 2022 NHL Draft. This post reacts to the win and goes into detail about what the Devils can do with the pick.

2022 NHL Draft Lottery & Early Draft Preview for the New Jersey Devils

For a fourth straight year, the New Jersey Devils will be locked into a top ten pick at the 2022 NHL Draft. Tonight is the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, which will determine where they will actually pick in the first round. All this and more about the 2022 draft class in this post.

Looking Back at the 2017 New Jersey Devils Draft Class

Ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, it is time to look back five years and evaluate how the New Jersey Devils draft picks in 2017 turned out. Nico Hischier has been great. Read on to find out about the other ten selections.

Expectations vs Reality: The Devils Need to Transform the Former into the Latter

Many people are high on the Devils becoming a good team in the near future. But doing so will require transforming expectations into reality, especially where statistics are concerned.

Should the Devils Swing Big to Fix the Goalie Situation?

It’s no secret that the Devils were an unmitigated disaster in net this past season. Will Tom Fitzgerald be aggressive to fix what is likely the Devils’ biggest problem?

Breaking Down New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald’s Press Conference

New Jersey Devils General Manager Tom Fitzgerald spoke to the press this morning about Lindy Ruff, further evaluations of the organization, Shakir Mukhamadullin, pending free agents, goaltenders, and more. This post reacts to the major points reported from today’s presser.

New Jersey Devils Release Alain Nasreddine and Fire Mark Recchi

The New Jersey Devils announced today that they have let go Alain Nasreddine with mutual termination and fired Mark Recchi. This post reacts to the two assistant coaches and opines about what may be next for the staff.

Should the Devils Bring Back Lindy Ruff?

While many Devils fans understandably assumed Lindy Ruff was a lame duck these last few months, a combination of some unclear media reports, vocal support for the Devils’ bench-boss from some key players, and silence from the Devils front office has made the organization’s plan for the coaching position as clear as mud. So today I attempt to decipher what the Devils may want to do with their bench-boss.

Breaking Down the Final Media Session for the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils Part 2

Earlier today, the New Jersey Devils held the second of two final media sessions for the 2021-22 season. This post is a reaction to what was revealed by Jesper Bratt, Pavel Zacha, and much of what Lindy Ruff said today.

The April 2022 Month in Review of the New Jersey Devils

In the month of April, the New Jersey Devils went 3-8-4, won no games at home, got outscored during power plays, and locked up the fifth worst record in the NHL. It was a bad month to end a bad season. This post goes over it with a lot of detail and discussion.

Breaking Down the Final Media Session for the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils Part 1

Earlier today, the New Jersey Devils held the first of two final media sessions for the 2021-22 season. This post is a reaction to what was said and revealed by players such as Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, Dougie Hamilton, and more.

What’s Next For Devils Fans This Offseason?

With this atrocious season behind us, Devils fans can finally look forward to offseason events which should hopefully find the missing pieces needed to boost this team to the playoffs.

Fans, Rejoice! The New Jersey Devils’ 2021-22 Season Ends Tonight!

Folks, mercifully, we have reached the end of the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season. It was horrible.

The All About the Jersey Awards for the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils

The 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season will end on Friday. Ahead of the end of this dismal season, the writers of All About the Jersey thought about this season and voted for Devils to determine who would win the various awards as per this site’s tradition.

A Good Okhotyuk Solves A Lot of Future Issues

Nikita Okhotyuk made his NHL debut the other night, and he had himself one heck of a game. If he can prove to be a hit for this franchise, that makes everything better.

Jonas Siegenthaler is One of the Big Positives to Come Out of This Season

He’s been sidelined for the remainder of the season now, but across the 70 games the Devils got from Jonas Siegenthaler, he displayed the ability to be a legitimate shutdown defender in this league.

Dawson Mercer’s Quiet Rookie Season

Dawson Mercer has had a successful rookie season, but between lack of team success and other players overshadowing his accomplishment has not been a major storyline this year. In this post I review his season in more detail.

League Average Goaltending Likely Would Not Make the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils a Playoff Team

League average goaltending would be fantastic for a 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season kneecapped by bad goaltending. It alone would not likely be enough for them to be a playoff team. This post goes into the math as to why not and what more they may need to get there.

Don’t Underestimate Yegor

If this team is to get better next year, it will need some key supporting pieces to supplement star performances. Yegor Sharangovitch looks to be one of those guys.