January 17th, 2011
Sometimes the numbers don’t lie. Just past the halfway mark in the season the New Jersey Devils record is 12-29-3, sad numbers for a team that is accustomed to being in a fight for the division lead.
Looking at the events of the season a complex pattern emerges as a possible explanation for this catastrophic collapse.
January 5th, 2011
The hottest question on the lips of New Jersey hockey fans is “What’s happened to the Devils?”
Anyone that saw the Minnesota Wild game Tuesday night seeking that insight came away still scratching his or her head.
One answer echoed through the hallways of the Prudential Center long before the game started: A lack of...
December 27th, 2010
The word came across the news wires on Thursday afternoon:
Jacques Lemaire will replace John MacLean as the NJ Devils head coach effective immediately, Lemaire's third tour-of-duty, coming after a brief seven-month furlough.
“This was a decision that certainly was not one that is pleasant or we feel good about,” said...
November 8th, 2010
Watching the Breeders’ Cup this weekend it became clear, time after time, that breaking from the gate is crucial in any race. In the NHL Eastern Conference race, the New Jersey Devils are not exactly setting the pace for the rest of the league. They are running dead last.
Let’s look at some sad-but-true...
November 3rd, 2010
Rookie defenseman Matt Taormina’s three goals has him tied with Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk for the team lead in individual goal scoring for the season. That statistic speaks volumes.
In what is turning out to be the toughest start in team history, the Devils have scored a total of 20 goals in their first thirteen games, an...
October 21st, 2010
Not since John MacLean was a rookie, 27 years ago, have the NJ Devils started the season as poorly as they have this year (1-4-1). Now, as a rookie Head Coach, it is up to him to fix it.
After playing their six opening games in nine days, the team finally had a four-day break in the schedule, giving the coaching staff three...
October 14th, 2010
The New Jersey Devils invaded Buffalo Wednesday evening and, by the end, it became a Night of Firsts.
Head Coach John MacLean’s 1st win as an NHL coach. By the celebration behind the bench with Adam Oates and Larry Robinson it was evident that a huge weight has been lifted off his and their collective shoulders.
October 7th, 2010
The New Jersey Devils will open their 2010-2011 campaign Friday night at the Prudential Center with a line-up of twenty players, the minimum allowed under the NHL CBA.
The final cuts brought about the assignment of defenseman Matt Taormina to the Albany Devils (AHL), the recall of center Adam Henrique from the same team,...