3:53 AM EST, Tue November 24, 2020
12 hours ago
Taking Stock of a Devils-Free Holiday Season

Taking Stock of a Devils-Free Holiday Season

Photo by Mike Coppola/ Ruminating on a quiet Thanksgiving weekend that will feature no Devils hockey. We’ve been scraping the barrel for new Devils topics for a while now, so I figured I’d take a step back and go big picture in this strange time to be a Devils fan and, more broadly, a human person who lives on Earth in 2020. Under normal circumstances, we’d be well into the meat of an NHL season by now. We’d probably have a good idea whether or not this iteration of the Devils could be competitive or if it had/has a shot at actually crashing back into the...
16 hours ago
The 2020 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Reveal of 10th to 6th

The 2020 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Reveal of 10th to 6th

You can only hope to contain Alexander Holtz. Even with two men. | Photo by ERIK SIMANDER/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via This week’s reveal of the 2020 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list showcases who ended up between 10th and 6th on the list. Two familiar faces join three new names on the AAtJ Top 25 Under 25 List. Welcome to the Top Ten of the 2020 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list. This is the next-to-last reveal of the whole list, featuring five players that are perceived to be higher than the rest in the system. ...
20 hours ago
DitD & Open Post - 11/23/20: The Tandem Edition

DitD & Open Post - 11/23/20: The Tandem Edition

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/23/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Do the Devils have one of the best goaltending tandems in the league? Over at Infernal Access, Todd Cordell takes a look at what Corey Crawford brings to the table this season: [Infernal Access] A couple Team Canada updates: Lines for the Red vs. White game at Team Canada’s #WorldJuniors game. The two teams will play again on Sunday and Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/rqnOOkQffW— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) November 22,...
Nov 21, 2020
The Most Important Improvement of Them All

The Most Important Improvement of Them All

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Across the last two Saturdays, I have discussed players coming off their rookie NHL seasons who, with improvement, will really help to benefit the Devils this season. While improvement from Boqvist and Gusev will be important, the most important in this group will undoubtedly be Jack Hughes. Over the last two weeks, I have been looking at players entering their second season both in the NHL and with the New Jersey Devils who could improve their games and provide a boost in production for the team. This will be vital if the Devils are to improve...
Nov 20, 2020
Can P.K. Subban Have A Bounce Back Season?

Can P.K. Subban Have A Bounce Back Season?

Sometimes he scored. But he didn’t do very much else. | Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Acquired before the 2019-20 season, P.K. Subban disappointed a lot of fans with his poor production. Can he bring his game back to where it needs to be? P.K. Subban is entering his 11th full season in the NHL, and in his first nine years he scored 98 goals and 308 assists in 643 games, averaging out to about 13 goals and 39 assists per 82 games played. If he came anywhere near that in his first season for the New Jersey Devils, fans would have been very happy with him. After all, he...
Nov 20, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 11/20/20: Work to Do Edition

DitD & Open Post - 11/20/20: Work to Do Edition

He has work to do. | Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/20/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links The Devils are almost certainly going to be not great. But what if? Could they be actually good? [The Athletic ($)] Our guy is putting in some work: Nico gettin' swol. ️: @nicohischier pic.twitter.com/TabOP6ShRa— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 18, 2020 Alexander Holtz racking up the points over in the SHL: First year draft-eligible forward William Eklund has recorded his 9th point of the SHL season...
Nov 19, 2020
Will 2021 See the Full Emergence of Jesper Bratt?

Will 2021 See the Full Emergence of Jesper Bratt?

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via The upcoming 2021 could be an important season of growth for New Jersey Devils winger Jesper Bratt. We look at his points so far and what he will need to do to make a greater impact today. When NHL teams use their late round draft picks, they’re usually spend on players who have NHL potential or NHL-level skills, but not so much the certainty of making it to the big stage. The New Jersey Devils used the 162nd overall pick in the summer of 2016 to select a young Swedish forward named Jesper Bratt; Bratt for his part had probably been...
Nov 18, 2020
Garden State of Hockey- Episode 71: New Faces in the Top 15

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 71: New Faces in the Top 15

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via The next part of our list is revealed and there are plenty of freshly acquired Devils alongside a recent signee. The next part of the Top 25 Under 25 list has been revealed in this post. We talk about the new faces on that list and how they came to be Devils prospects. Additionally, we check in with some prospects playing abroad and the status of their loan agreements whether coming back (Jesper Boqvist) or going to Europe (Nico Daws). We’re chugging right along with the list over the next few weeks, but hopefully there is some more...
Nov 18, 2020
New Jersey's New Jerseys

New Jersey's New Jerseys

In light of the Reverse Retro series dropping this week week, let’s take a look at some of the other jerseys in Devils history, and what jerseys we feel should be in our future. Warning: I am going to commit utter blasphemy against some of our older jersey decisions in this article. Read at your own risk. First Things First, Lets Get Back to Our Roots: Way, way back in ancient times (AKA 1974) the Devils began as the royal blue Kansas City Scouts. NHL.com Notable aspects of this jersey that have climbed through our history as a team are the bottom...
Nov 18, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 11/18/20: Salary Deferral Edition

DitD & Open Post - 11/18/20: Salary Deferral Edition

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/18/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links How optimistic about the team are you right now? Where do you think they’ll finish this season? When will this team make the playoffs again? Those questions and more in The Athletic’s fan survey: [The Athletic ($)] ICYMI: Here’s another look at the new jersey. A Garden State tradition. Introducing the @njdevils adidas #ReverseRetro jersey. Hittin' the ice in 2021. pic.twitter.com/Ohw1fZotyo— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils)...
Nov 17, 2020
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/17/20

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 11/17/20

Cole Brady impressed in his first NCAA start for the Arizona State Sun Devils by making 44 saves on 47 shots against a very strong University of Michigan team on Sunday. | Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via This week’s prospect update is highlighted by Jesper Boqvist returning to North America, Nico Daws moving to Germany, and Cole Brady making the most of his first NCAA start. The 6th week of the 2020-21 New Jersey Devils prospect update is here. It features two prospects on the move with Jesper Boqvist seeing his loan come to an end while Nico Daws makes a move to play in Germany. It’s...
Nov 16, 2020
An All About the Jersey Hockey Stat Primer: Shooting and Save Percentages and PDO.

An All About the Jersey Hockey Stat Primer: Shooting and Save Percentages and PDO.

The Pride of Montvale, New Jersey scored on 16.1% of his shots last season. What can that tell us? A bit more than you may think. | Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Continuing the series of primers about hockey stats, this post focuses on shooting percentage, save percentage, and PDO. This also includes the Law of Large Numbers, the Gambler’s Fallacy, and plenty of Kyle Palmieri. Last week, I posted a primer about Corsi. What it means, what it can tell us about our favorite players and teams, what people have learned from its development, and even its drawbacks. Essentially, it describes...
Nov 16, 2020
The 2020 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Third 5 Revealed from 15th to 11th

The 2020 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Third 5 Revealed from 15th to 11th

Reilly Walsh is the only returning name in this part of the 2020 Top 25 Devils Under 25 List | Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via This week’s reveal of the 2020 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list showcases who ended up between 15th and 11th on the list. Four players make their debut on the AAtJ Top 25 Under 25 List with one player returning in this range. While there are always rises and surprises over time among those on the Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list, the middle of the actual Top 25 is where the more exciting prospects tend to emerge....
Nov 16, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 11/16/20: Recall Edition

DitD & Open Post - 11/16/20: Recall Edition

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 12: Jesper Boqvist #90 of the New Jersey Devils in action against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center on January 12, 2020 in Newark, New Jersey. | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 11/16/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Ah, yes, the 1982-1983 season, the inaugural year for New Jersey’s team, when the Devils went 17-49-14: View this post on Instagram A post shared by New Jersey Devils (@njdevils) Looks like Jesper Boqvist has been recalled: It appears NHL teams...
Nov 15, 2020
Marian Studenic - A Quick Glance at the Future

Marian Studenic - A Quick Glance at the Future

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Yesterday, Alex took a look at Nikita Gusev and what he would need to do to further establish himself as a NHL star. Today, I will be looking at a promising Devils youngster currently spending his lockout in the Slovakian League - Marian Studenic. Studenic was a 5th round pick of the Devils in the 2017 NHL draft. Prior the draft, he played with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL. After an additional year in the OHL, Studenic signed an entry level contract in the Spring of 2018, and proceeded to spend the following two years with the Binghampton Devils. His...