Non-Devils Issues, Views & Analysis
General issues, views, and analyses for players not on the New Jersey Devils or discussing other teams that do not include the Devils.
Tomas Hamara is an efficient two-way defenseman without a notable weakness. His all-around toolkit and ability to handle pressure make him a good prospect, but without an elite ability in any area of the game, he’s a player whose ceiling may be limited.
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.
As is tradition when the New Jersey Devils are not in the playoffs and requested by The People Who Matter, this is an open post for the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals at All About the Jersey. It’s Tampa Bay against Colorado. Watch, learn, enjoy, and discuss.
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.
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.
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.
As is tradition when the New Jersey Devils are not in the playoffs, this is an open post for all 2022 Stanley Cup Playoff discussion at All About the Jersey. When it doubt, just cheer for whoever is facing Our Hated Rivals.
The 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tomorrow. The New Jersey Devils will not be involved. But the playoffs are an excellent experience for all hockey fans. This post goes over all 16 playoff teams with a Devils fan perspective.
Today is the day of the NHL Trade Deadline for the 2022 season. By 3 PM ET, all trades must be registered with the league. The New Jersey Devils are expected to sell. How active will they be? What will happen around the league? Discuss it all as it happens in the comments to this post.
Tonight is the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills Competition and tomorrow is the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. The Big Deal, Jack Hughes, is in Las Vegas to represent the New Jersey Devils. Talk about Hughes and the events at the NHL All-Star Weekend in this post.
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.
Driven by an order from the City of Newark, the Prudential Center will require proof of one vaccination shot to attend as of January 10, 2022 and full vaccination by February 9, 2022. This post is a short summary of the new policy.
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 NHL announced that NHL players will not be participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China due to COVID-related concerns impacting the NHL season. This post has thoughts on that and what happens now.
A NHL GM has to do more than just put a good roster together. There is much more to literally manage. And one of the best games on the market to express is actually about being a soccer manager. This post explains what I learned from Football Manager about hockey management.
Tom Fitzgerald was an Assistant General Manager to Ray Shero and was hired as the GM of the New Jersey Devils as Shero’s replacement. Is this common path for other GMs in the NHL? This second of two parts looks at the staffing history of the other GMs in the league to see if they had success prior to their position.
Tom Fitzgerald was an Assistant General Manager to Ray Shero and was hired as the GM of the New Jersey Devils as Shero’s replacement. Is this common path for other GMs in the NHL? This first of two parts looks at the staffing history of the other GMs in the league to see if they had success prior to their position.
This morning, the NHL, NHLPA, and IIHF announced that NHL players can participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. This post reacts to the news, the memo sent to the players, a summary of the qualifying games, and includes an early preview of the event.
This evening, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to new COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season. This post goes over the main points of those protocols, their impact, and touches briefly on New Jersey’s status.
Signs are showing that the NHL expects to pause for the 2022 Winter Olympics next February. Thus, assuming the NHL does participate, this post is a very early projection of which New Jersey Devils players could go to Beijing and who could represent America in men’s ice hockey.
Get ready for NHL teams to spend a lot when the clock strikes noon. Unrestricted free agency begins today. This is the annual open post for Devils fans to discuss everything that happens today. The New Jersey Devils have over $30 million in cap space. They can spend. What will they and others spend on today? React to it all here.
The third main event of the 2021 NHL offseason begins at noon on Wednesday, July 28. Free agency begins then and the New Jersey Devils have the cap space to make something happen. This post previews what the Devils can and need to do in free agency. And the Dougie.
The Seattle Kraken took right winger Nathan Bastian from the New Jersey Devils in the Expansion Draft. This post is a quick reaction to that previously leaked news and reacts to ESPN’s unimpressive return to broadcasting NHL events.
This is the open post to discuss all the choices, activities, events, and other news that will be made at the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. With a New Jersey Devils focus as this is for the People Who Matter - the Devils fans.
Tonight is the Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft. One member of the New Jersey Devils will be picked by Seattle. This post previews the event by explaining when is it, how to watch it, where it will be, who is involved, and its potential impact on the Devils.
New Jersey Devils defenseman Ty Smith was named to the 2021 NHL All-Rookie Team by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. He also finished seventh in Calder Trophy voting. This post quickly reacts to this news.
The New Jersey Devils will enter the 2021 offseason with a lot of cap space even after they take care of their own free agents. This can be used as an asset. By offering relief to cap-strapped teams, the Devils can pry more assets from them. This post looks at who those teams may be this Summer.
This morning in New Jersey and this late afternoon in Riga, the 2021 IIHF World Championships begin. Six players in the New Jersey Devils organization will represent their nations in this year’s tourney from Nico Hischier to Matt Hellickson. Fans can discuss all of the action from the WCs here in this open post.
As is tradition when the New Jersey Devils are not in the playoffs, this is an open post for all 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff discussion at All About the Jersey. Only the Islanders and Oilers impact the Devils’ picks this year.
The Rangers and their fans, suffering under the delusion that they were executing a reasonably successful rebuild effort, have been correctly disabused of that notion by their wise owner. Now, Mr. Dolan, it is time for you to grab hold of the reins and steer this franchise to the promised land.
The New Jersey Devils will close out the month of April with four games in seven days from Sunday to Saturday against their second most-hated rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. This post goes in on the Flyers as it declares this to be The Week of Pity.