Devils Issues, Views & Analysis
Today, we work out the type of hockey the Devils will need to play to clear various bars by the time the regular season closes.
This weekend is for the NHL All-Stars. The Skills Competition is on Friday, the All-Star Game Tourney is on Saturday, and Jack Hughes is representing the New Jersey Devils. Talk about it here as it happens.
The New Jersey Devils rebounded after a December of struggles to go 9-2-2 in January 2023. There were loads of goaltenders bailing out the Devils, overtime heroics, and comebacks for the wins. Read on for a summary of a month defined by great results from poor performances, and who is the Devil of the Month among much more analysis.
Today we again ask the question: what exactly is the benefit of keeping Alexander Holtz on the NHL roster right now?
Earlier this week, between the Vegas game and the Nashville game, the Devils deployed their lines differently, with differing levels of success. Let’s look into it.
The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline is a little more than a month away. The New Jersey Devils look to be buyers this season. This post ranks 25 Devils players with their perceived trade value to identify who other teams may want from New Jersey.
Any team in the league could use a player like Timo Meier. The Devils seem like a good fit, and they probably have the pieces to make something work, to boot. Could Meier to New Jersey really become a reality?
Road games have been a source of many wins for the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils. This post looks at split stats between home and road games to find out why the Devils have won so many games away from the Rock.
The time has come for the Devils to move the guy they ostensibly brought in to be the third line center to... third line center.
The New Jersey Devils fired Mark Recchi after last season, where the power play stunk. 41 games into this season, is the power play better under Andrew Brunette? The short answer: Yes. Read on to find out how, why, and what could be better.
Yegor Sharangovich is in a contract year, he is producing about the same as he did in the last two seasons, and yet his ice time has been cut except on the penalty kill. In this post, I look at his on-ice data and usage, and I don’t get it. What do you think?
The New Jersey Devils have plenty of decisions to make in 2023 regarding their pending unrestricted and restricted free agents. From Jesper Bratt to Mason Geertsen, this post goes over all of them with initial takes on what the Devils should consider doing with them.
After a marvelous November, the New Jersey Devils fell hard in December with a 4-7-2 record. They remain in second place in the division and in a playoff spot, though. Read on for a summary of a month defined by a slump and who is the Devil of the Month among much more analysis.
Waiver eligibility dictated that the Devils send down their top performing goalie so far this season in Akira Schmid, but is it time for them to consider giving him a longer look in the face of the inconsistency and frequent injury concerns of the now-veteran Mackenzie Blackwood?
Ahead of the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils season, my expectations were low and my concerns and frustrations were high. This post is an apology for GM Tom Fitzgerald head coach and Lindy Ruff - and a statement of new expectations: the Devils must make the playoffs now.
The New Jersey Devils lost recently to Dallas on a gut punch of a last second goal in the second period. This post shows that it is one of many late period goals that have been a problem for the team. The post also goes into which ones have been costly and what they can do about it.
The Devils have been a problem for the NHL this season, finding themselves near the top of the league standings and leading the league team expected goal share. The stars are a big reason for this but the number of options the Devils have that can contribute are also helping to make this team go.
Sean Fitz-Gerald, former 2015 Sportswriter of the Year per Sports Media Canada, wrote up a retrospective piece on Scott Stevens for The Athletic. It is a terrible hatchet job that cannot be ignored. This is a response to the awful post.
The New Jersey Devils took their 99th penalty of the season in their big win over Chicago. What kind of calls have they taken? Miles Wood and Brendan Smith took the most calls; how does that impact their perception? This post explores all that and more.
The Devils have been slow out of the gate the past couple of weeks in particular, even with them continuing to rack up points. Is it cause for concern or just a blip on the radar?