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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.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 10/30 - 11/05

In the third weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the 2022-23 season, the Philadelphia Flyers are actually in first place. In a crammed division where two points separate first from seventh, check out what happened last week and what’s next for all eight teams in the division.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 10/23 - 10/29

In the second weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins remain on top, the New Jersey Devils swept their week to move up to fifth, and only the New York Islanders put up a losing record for the week. Read on to see what all 8 teams have done and what’s next for them.

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 10/16 - 10/22

As the 2022-23 NHL regular season has begun, so returns the weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot. This post looks at the week that was and the week ahead for all eight teams in the division. Read on to see that Pittsburgh has taken an early lead and Columbus is in the basement.

Notable Prospects the Devils are Playing Against at the 2022 Prospects Challenge

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.

What Does it Take to Score 50 Goals in a Season?

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.

How a Champion was Built: Selected Salary Cap Era Teams

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.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 7: Lessons Learned

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the seventh part of a series looking into notable playoff droughts by NHL teams. This part covers the main lessons learned from the series and how it applies to the New Jersey Devils.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 6: Tampa Bay to Winnipeg

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the sixth of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Tampa Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, and Winnipeg.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 5: Ottawa to St. Louis

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the fourth of several posts looking into notable playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Ottawa, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Jose, and St. Louis.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 4: Minnesota to the New York Teams

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the fourth of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Minnesota, Montreal, Nashville, the New York Islanders, and the New York Rangers.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 3: Dallas to Los Angeles

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the third of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Dallas, Detroit, Edmonton, Florida, and Los Angeles.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 2: Calgary to Columbus

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the second of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong and how it ended. This post covers Calgary, Carolina, Chicago, Colorado, and Columbus.

A Look at NHL Playoff Droughts Part 1: New Jersey Devils, Anaheim to Buffalo

How long must a team suffer? How long has a team suffered? This is the first of several posts looking into the playoff droughts of 30 of the 32 active NHL franchises to figure out what went wrong. This post covers the New Jersey Devils, Anaheim, Arizona, Boston, and Buffalo.

Can a NHL Team Actually Improve by At Least 30 Points Over a Season?

The 2021-22 New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs by 37 points last season. Has any NHL team actually improved by at least 30 points in the following season? This post provides an answer with the biggest turnaround in Devils history, an even bigger one by a divisional opponent, and what can we learn from both.

The 2022 Free Agency Frenzy Open Post for the New Jersey Devils

Today is going to be an expensive day as unrestricted free agency in the NHL begins at noon. This is the annual open post for New Jersey Devils fans to discuss the Free Agency Frenzy. The New Jersey Devils have close to $27 million in cap space. They can spend. What will they and others spend on today? React to it all here.

A New Jersey Devils 2022 Free Agency Frenzy Preview

Unrestricted free agents can sign as of noon ET on Wednesday, July 13. The majority of free agent action takes place on the first day. It is an important day for all 32 teams. This post is a preview of the New Jersey Devils’ approach to the beginning of this year’s free agency period.

Tomas Hamara: 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; An Effective Two-Way Defenseman with a Lower Ceiling

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: 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.

The AAtJ Open Post for the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Finals

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.

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.

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.

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.

The AAtJ Open Post for the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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.

A New Jersey Devils Fan Preview of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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.

The 2022 NHL Trade Deadline & the New Jersey Devils Open Post

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.

The Big Deal in Las Vegas: The AAtJ 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend Open 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.

NHL Announces Re-scheduled Games; 8 New Dates for New Jersey Devils Games

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.

Prudential Center Requires Vaccination to Attend Events as of January 10

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.

New Jersey Devils Get 5 Back from COVID Protocol; NHL Announces Temporary Roster & Taxi Squad Rules

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.

Zero Tickets to Beijing: NHL Players Will Not Go to the 2022 Winter Olympics

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.

What Football Manager Helped Me Better Understand about Hockey Management

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.

Where Did the 32 NHL GMs Come From? Part 2

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.