Devils Issues, Views & Analysis
Earlier this afternoon, the National Hockey League announced the re-scheduling of 98 regular season games, including 8 games for the New Jersey Devils. This post reacts to the 8 new dates for the Devils.
As the New Jersey Devils are close to the second half of their season and trade deadline is a little over two months away, this post takes an early look at the pending free agents on the team from Jesper Bratt to Brian Flynn.
The Devils are just about fully cooked in the playoff race. What should they be looking to pull from the wreckage in the second half of the season?
New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson has seen a recent upgrade in his role due to Dougie Hamilton’s injury. How is his season going? It’s been typical with one surprising, shorthanded exception.
The New Jersey Devils will not be playing the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, January 10. Due to more players being added to the COVID Protocol, this game is postponed to a future date.
Nico Hischier has played with different guys each of the last couple of games, and has been dominant regardless of who he is with. But is it a good idea to stick with this tactic?
One of the biggest concerns for the Devils this season has been their inability to defend. While this remains a big concern, this weakness is mitigated somewhat by the play of Jonas Siegenthaler and Damon Severson, who have formed an excellent shutdown pairing capable of defending the league’s best players.
December 2021 was a bad month for the New Jersey Devils. Prior to Christmas, they had one win in ten games. While they won their final two games, their 3-8-1 month all but turned them into doormats for opponents. Read on at length about the month that was for the Devils.
The Devils season is likely over, but while last week I focused on moves I want the organization to make to shake things up, today I focus on what I think will be a key for the Devils organization moving forward: their center depth.
The New Jersey Devils did practice today and announced that Nico Hischier, Ryan Graves, P.K. Subban, Jesper Boqvist, and Christian Jaros are out of the COVID protocol. However, Tomas Tatar and Jon Gilles entered it today. This post also goes over the taxi squad and new roster rules that are temporary until the NHL All Star Game in February.
The 2021-22 New Jersey Devils might as well be called The Moles for the numerous holes they dug themselves into. This post goes into detail about several of them from the record to first periods to the coaching issues.
The hot seat is warming up for the coaching staff, the power play is hot garbage, and the Devils are porous defensively. But despite these flaws, the goaltending doesn’t get an excuse, and the duo of Bernier and Blackwood has come nowhere near to meeting preseason expectations.
A quote from New Jersey Devils head coach Lindy Ruff about how the Devils lost to the New York Islanders revealed a potentially bad sign for the Devils: a fragile mindset, looking to blame a bad break for a loss than the process. This goes into the quote and reacts a lot to it.
The team’s recent losing streak has elucidated some of the team’s flaws. Many of these issues stem from poor coaching and decision making, but is it time for a change?
In November, the New Jersey Devils played 13 games and went 5-5-3 in them. Their performances were not as good as last month in 5-on-5. Their penalty kill improved a lot while the power play still sucked. Read through what happened in the games, with their roster, and the overall stats in this post reviewing the Devils’ play in November.
As Jack Hughes returned to the lineup this week, the coaching staff elected to insert him back into the lineup as a winger, whether due to injury concerns or some other thinking. After two very bad games from a line featuring their two top centers, it is time to abandon that plan, ideally permanently.
It was not big enough for Jack Hughes to return to the New Jersey Devils lineup tonight. The Devils and Hughes agreed to an 8 season, $64 million contract extension. The Big Deal got a Really, Really Big Deal. This post quickly reacts to the news.
Dougie Hamilton shoots a lot of pucks for the New Jersey Devils. So do the rest of the Devils defensemen. This post goes into why that is by providing a general summary of how the Devils attack in 5-on-5 situations - and how they still create as many scoring chances as they do.
Dougie Hamilton was billed as a top tier defensemen and a major difference-maker before his arrival in New Jersey. So far, that is exactly what he’s looked like.