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Are New Jersey Devils Fans Talking Enough About Fabian Zetterlund?

Are New Jersey Devils Fans Talking Enough About Fabian Zetterlund?

Photo by Rich Graessle/NHLI via From starting the season as a healthy scratch to being an important piece of the New Jersey Devils on a nightly basis, is there enough love being shown for the play of Fabian Zetterlund? With the way the 2022-23 season has gone so far for the New Jersey Devils, there’s been a lot of positive narratives surrounding the team. If it’s not the offensive play of Jack Hughes, it’s the points coming from the back end courtesy of Dougie Hamilton. If one day the focus is on John Marino and his defense, the next it shifts to the strong...
Dec 7, 2022
What Are the Flaws With this Devils Team?

What Are the Flaws With this Devils Team?

Nate Bastian’s style of play figures to translate well to playoff hockey. Assuming he’s healthy. | Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports The Devils have put themselves in a great position to make the playoffs. If they address their flaws, they’ll be in a great position to make a deep run. But what are their flaws? Let’s dive into it. The New Jersey Devils haven’t shown a lot of flaws through the first two months of the 2022-23 season, jumping out to first place in the Metropolitan division with a 21-4-1 record. It’s as good a start as anyone who follows this team...
Dec 7, 2022
DitD & Open Post - 12/7/22: Puck on a String Edition

DitD & Open Post - 12/7/22: Puck on a String Edition

New Jersey Devils goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) skates on the ice after being named first star against the Chicago Blackhawks at Prudential Center. | Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/7/22 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Vitek Vanecek continued his roll and secured a shutout, Dougie Hamilton and Jack Hughes impressed and the Devils cruised to a 3-0 win over the Blackhawks on Tuesday night. [Devils NHL] Just … something else: Puck on a string. JACK HUGHES VS. EVERYBODY FOR THE ASSIST ...
Dec 6, 2022
Vanecek Earns Shutout as Devils Blast Blackhawks in 3-0 Victory

Vanecek Earns Shutout as Devils Blast Blackhawks in 3-0 Victory

The best center duo in the league | Photo by Andrew Mordzynski/Icon Sportswire via From start to finish, the Devils had this one in the bag. First Period I thought the New Jersey Devils were going to buck the trend of slow starts on the opening shift, but Dougie Hamilton was denied on a wide-open chance in front of the net when Nico Hischier worked along the wall to open up the pass to the low slot. Thankfully, the Devils continue getting chances. Yegor Sharangovich patiently waited for the defenders to open up on a two-on-two for a pass across to Jesper Boqvist, who...
Dec 6, 2022
2022-23 Gamethread #26: New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks

2022-23 Gamethread #26: New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawk legend and possible trade bait Patrick Kane comes to the Rock tonight. | Photo by Jamie Sabau/ A pair of home games begins tonight for the New Jersey Devils. First up are the Chicago Blackhawks. Will the Devils add to their miseries on the road? Talk about it here at it happens in this post, a Gamethread. Chicago is a fallen star. A team looking to start over. Continue to move on from the past. Our Favorite Team can help their perceived cause this season with a victory over them at the Rock. Please make it so. The Time: 7:00 PM ET The Broadcast: TV - MSG,...
Dec 6, 2022
New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: Topias Vilen Getting Noticed

New Jersey Devils European Prospect Update: Topias Vilen Getting Noticed

Topias Vilen has been amongst the leaders in goals for defensemen in the SHL most of the season. | Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ After scoring zero goals last season, former fifth round pick Topias Vilen is now amongst the goal-scoring leaders for a defenseman in the SM-Liiga. This posts spotlights Vilen’s encouraging development and provides updates on the other Devils prospects playing in Europe. EUROPEAN UPDATE: TOPIAS VILEN GETTING NOTICED At the time Topias Vilen was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 5th Round (129th overall) in 2021, the then 17 year-old...
Dec 6, 2022
Game Preview #26: New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Game Preview #26: New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Photo by Stacy Revere/ The Devils play the second-to-last Blackhawks for the first time this season The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (20-4-1) versus the Chicago Blackhawks (7-13-4). SBN Blog: Second City Hockey The Time: 7:00 PM ET The Broadcast: MSGSN The Last Devils Game The last Devils game was a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Devils were outshot 33-18 and were pretty dead in the first two periods. Vanecek and a behind the net Flyers turnover meant it was tied 1-1 after 2, and the Devils showed up in the 3rd, scoring two goals in the first 7 minutes....
Dec 5, 2022
The Devils are Still Succeeding, but it’s in Spite of Some Sluggish Starts of Late

The Devils are Still Succeeding, but it’s in Spite of Some Sluggish Starts of Late

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ 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? The Devils have been undeniably dominant over their first 25 games overall. The 41 points they have collected have them sitting atop the league standings and have far outpaced any previous points total for a Devils team through 25 games. All told, there really are not many things to criticize about the team, aside from a stray off night from a player here or there. They...
Dec 5, 2022
DitD & Open Post - 12/5/22: We’re Fun! Edition

DitD & Open Post - 12/5/22: We’re Fun! Edition

New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) skates against Philadelphia Flyers left wing Joel Farabee (86) in the second period at Wells Fargo Center. | Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/5/22 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Akira Schmid had another strong game, and Fabian Zetterlund, Dawson Mercer and Jack Hughes scored as the Devils beat the Flyers 3-2 on Saturday. It was not the prettiest of games, but it was a win. [Devils NHL] Akira keeps rolling: #NJDevils Akira Schmid, 5-0-0 in five games (4 starts), 1.42 GAA,...
Dec 4, 2022
Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 12/04 - 12/10

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 12/04 - 12/10

Jack Hughes finished a breakaway against a hated rival. You love to see it. | Photo by Bruce Bennett/ In the eighth weekly Metropolitan Division snapshot of the 2022-23 season, the New Jersey Devils enter December in first place. Philadelphia finally won a game, the Islanders did not, Carolina won all three, and Pittsburgh is making a push. Read on to find out about the week that was and will be for all 8 teams. There are three more Metropolitan Division snapshots until the end of the 2022 portion of the season. The New Jersey Devils are still leading. Their...
Dec 3, 2022
Devils Overcome Slow Start to Defeat Flyers 3-2

Devils Overcome Slow Start to Defeat Flyers 3-2

Jack Hughes scored the game-winning goal in the win | Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via The Devils had 2 of the worst periods they’ve played all season in a row, but managed to keep the game tied heading into the 3rd, where they scored 2 goals to get a 3-1 lead and eventually a 3-2 victory It’s the first reverse retro game of the season, with the Devils wearing the old Scouts/Rockies colors for an away game against the rival Flyers. 1st Period Hamilton had the second Devils shot of the game and he fell down and slid right into Carter Hart, pushing him out...
Dec 3, 2022
2022-23 Gamethread #25: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

2022-23 Gamethread #25: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

Ivan Provorov and the Flyers are tonight’s opponents. | Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The New Jersey Devils return to Philadelphia to play the Flyers again. They lost their season opener there, 2-5, back in October. Much has changed. Will the Devils pay them back with a win tonight? Let us hope so; talk about it as it happens here. Our Favorite Team returns to Philadelphia. The Second Rate Rivals dropped the Devils way back on October 13 in a 2-5 loss. Spirits were lowered. Hope faded for a bit. Since then, Our Favorite Team has soared while the Second Rate Rivals...
Dec 3, 2022
The Third Line With Holtz Hasn’t Been Bad

The Third Line With Holtz Hasn’t Been Bad

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Holtz has been given another shot with the big club after the injury to Nathan Bastian. How has the third line done these last two games with him? With the injury to Nathan Bastian, the New Jersey Devils called up Alexander Holtz at the start of this past week, giving him another shot to prove that he deserves more time in the NHL, and that the Devils should eventually give him 10+ games here this year and burn a year of his ELC. He is up to 6 games played so far with New Jersey, so the team can only use him a few more times before having to...
Dec 3, 2022
Game Preview #25: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

Game Preview #25: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ After dropping their first matchup, the Devils look to settle the score against Philly tonight. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (19-4-1) at the Philadelphia Flyers (8-11-5). SBN Blog: Broad Street Hockey. The Time: 7:00 PM The Broadcast: MSGSN In Need of Physicality With Nathan Bastian apparently out long-term with an upper body injury, the Devils need to rely on the rest of their fourth line Miles Wood an Michael McLeod - to give the team enough of an edge to compete and wear down the opponent. Unfortunately, Miles Wood missed the Devils’...
Dec 2, 2022
FanFirst Fridays: Origins Edition

FanFirst Fridays: Origins Edition

Picking a team as a young kid can lead you down some wild paths. Even a lucky enough one to meet Mr. Devil himself, Ken Daneyko. We all have a story about how we came to love the New Jersey Devils. The following is mine. Last week, I did my annual trek to Newark, New Jersey. The current center of the hockey universe. My son and I met a ton of great Devils fans, got showered by beer during the controversial Maple Leafs game and made a lot of memories I’m sure we will be talking about all year. But we were constantly asked similar questions from people all week, in one...