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.
Andrew Brunette Hired as Head Coach by Nashville; How it Impacts New Jersey Devils
Kevin Weekes broke the news today that the Nashville Predators hired Andrew Brunette to be their head coach. This post is a reaction to the news, points out how much better the power play was under Brunette compared to Recchi, and names Sarge as a potential option to fill the now open position.
The 2023 New Jersey Devils Offseason Preview: Free Agency & NHL Draft
After a fantastic 2022-23 season, the expectations for the New Jersey Devils are more than just getting into the playoffs in 2023-24. The work to achieve that will continue in the 2023 offseason. This post previews the Summer’s main activities for the Devils: free agency & the NHL Draft.
The AAtJ Open Post for the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs & World Championships
As is tradition when the New Jersey Devils are not in the playoffs, this is an open post for all 2023 Stanley Cup Playoff discussion at All About the Jersey. This also includes discussion of the 2023 IIHF World Championships.
The Issues with Carolina’s Aggressive Forecheck
The Carolina Hurricanes defended the New Jersey Devils exceptionally well in Game 1. That all started with Carolina’s aggressive forecheck. This post goes into what it was, the issues inherent in it, and what the Devils might want to try to do about their 1-2-2 (or 2-1-2) forecheck.
Predictions for the Next 30 Years of the NHL and New Jersey Devils
Since the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils are playoff-bound, and the next three games do not mean much, let’s look ahead and predict what could happen on and off the ice for the NHL and the Devils over the next 30 years.
Getting Goalied: It Happens to Everyone, Even the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils
It is never fun to see the New Jersey Devils getting goalied in a game. But is there a way to objectively define such a game? This post comes up with a definition and applies it to the 2022-23 New Jersey Devils. The post also reveals how often the Devils goalied their opponents and lit up opposing goalies.
The 2023 NHL Trade Deadline & the New Jersey Devils Open Post
Today is the day of the NHL Trade Deadline for the 2023 season. By 3 PM ET, all trades must be registered with the league. The New Jersey Devils already got Timo Meier in what has been a very active deadline week. Will they do more? Who else will be dealt? Discuss it all as it happens in the comments to this post.
A 2023 New Jersey Devils Trade Deadline Preview & the Many Issues in Making a NHL Trade
The NHL Trade Deadline is in two weeks. Here is a New Jersey Devils trade preview as well as a listing of all of the issues involved in making a trade in the NHL.
The Big Deal in Florida: The 2023 NHL All Star Weekend Open Post
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.
A Response to Sean Fitz-Gerald’s & The Athletic’s Hatchet Job on Scott Stevens
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.
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.
Just chill out, man. #NJDvsMTL pic.twitter.com/xrGSlkmjQT— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) December 9, 2016