Devils Issues, Views & Analysis
Miles Wood is now one of the longest tenured Devils. But while Lindy Ruff may have a high opinion of the player, Wood’s game is still best suited for the 4th line.
The Devils have been subverting expectations (in a bad way) for long enough that even the previews that have them outside the bottom ten have trouble believing themselves. As the preseason opens tonight, the Devils will get to work on ridding themselves of the label "perennial underachiever."
New Jersey Devils season ticket holders, such as myself, have received (or will receive soon) a box from the team. This post goes over what’s in the box and new information regarding membership, food, and bags.
The seven-game preseason for the New Jersey Devils preseason begins tomorrow. Given that the games do not count, this guide explains how to best watch the games to get value out of them and what they mean overall.
Preseason is the perfect time to be aware of which New Jersey Devils players are exempt from waivers for the upcoming season. This post goes into who they are, how much time and games are left on their exemption, and who has the pressure to perform in camp because of it.
This morning, the New Jersey Devils announced their 56-player roster for their 2022 training camp. This post goes over who is in, who is expected to make the New Jersey Devils, who cannot, and everyone else.
This morning, P.K. Subban announced his retirement from the NHL. The former New Jersey Devil, Nashville Predator, and Montreal Canadien hangs it up after 13 seasons, a Norris, a Clancy, and plenty of moments in a potential Hall of Fame career.
It is finally time to release the Top 5 of the 2022 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25. This group includes four forwards and a defenseman. The four forwards are already key contributors for the New Jersey Devils while the defenseman is perhaps just a season away from contributing.
The Devils couldn’t land the splashy FA winger this offseason, so they will look to improve the 2022-23 offense by committee. If Alexander Holtz can make the leap to the NHL and perform, that could go a long way toward getting the Devils to where they need to be.
On the surface, it looks like the New Jersey Devils will have a lot of cap space for the 2023 offseason with a projected $36.5 million. This post will explain why the Devils actually will not have that much space to work with by next Summer.
The New Jersey Devils will play 3 games at the 2022 Prospects Challenge, starting with Montreal tonight. This post goes over the main names and some not-so-well-known names of the Devils’ opponents for this year’s tourney.
Former New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey and former Boston Bruin draft pick Zach Senyshyn will join the New Jersey Devils training camp this year on PTO deals. This post goes over both players and what’s at stake for both.
Rookies have reported in for the New Jersey Devils this year. With the 2022 Prospect Challenge starting on Friday, the Devils announced a 28-man roster with 4 goalies, 9 defensemen, and 15 forwards. Learn who is among them and who may be unfamiliar to you in this post.
While Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt made headlines for their individual performances last season, and deservedly so, Jonas Siegenthaler arguably put up a performance just as impressive as the two burgeoning offensive stars. Today we look back at his 2021-22 season and ask the question: can he do it again?
It’s time to reveal the first set of players in our top 10 for the 2022 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 ranking. This group consists of four forwards and a defenseman. All of the forwards have varying levels of experience with New Jersey while the defenseman is a top prospect from this year’s draft class.
Rookie camp will begin for the New Jersey Devils this Tuesday and the Prospect Challenge games will start on Friday. Why is there a rookie camp? This post points out why: to help establish depth beyond the 23-man roster.
There have been 200 instances in NHL history of someone scoring at least 50 goals in a season. None have ever been with the New Jersey Devils. This post goes into why it matters, what it could take to reach that mark, how close Brian Gionta was, and whether anyone in the current organization could do it one day.
Both The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros.-Discovery announced their broadcast schedules for the 2022-23 NHL season. The New Jersey Devils will have 7 games exclusive to ESPN’s networks and 2 games on TNT. This post is a reaction to both releases.
If the Devils want to add a player on a PTO to their training camp roster their are still a handful of good options available. Here are a few names they should be interested in.
The 2022 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 series continues today with the players that finished in the middle of the pack. This group includes 3 forwards, a defenseman, and a goaltender.
In response to Friday’s post about how the New Jersey Devils championship teams were built, this post looks at more recent champions to see how they were built in the current Salary Cap Era. It turns out that the champions succeeded both at the draft and in other means to get players.
Should we expect more growth from Jesper Bratt? Recession? Let’s see how he did versus the league in some stats to determine what could be.
Drafting well is important for a team’s success. So is acquiring other players to build a team through trades, free agency, and other means. This is shown by looking back at how the 1995, 2000, and 2003 Cup champion teams were built.
In the 2021-22 NHL season, the Devils ended up with 4 20 goal scorers and didn’t have anyone hit the 30 goal mark? Will they see improvement in those areas this season?
It is now time to reveal the next group of players on our Top 25 Under 25 list. This group of 5 players consists of 2 forwards and 3 defensemen. One of these players is a regular at the NHL level while the other players have some NHL experience but have mostly spent time with Utica in the AHL.
Dawson Mercer had a solid rookie season in 2021-22 that was at times scintillating and at other times a bit rocky. The Devils will need him to grow in his second year and become a consistent and versatile role player for the team.
After Jesper Bratt and MacKenzie Blackwood, Yegor Sharangovich is the third most important pending RFA for the New Jersey Devils after 2022-23. This post goes over what he has done and the questions ahead of a crucial season for him.
Last season, the Devils were particularly atrocious in games that took place during a back-to-back. They will need to be better this year if they want to go anywhere.