Michael Gwizdala

Michael Gwizdala
Michael Gwizdala covers the New Jersey Devils for The Hockey Writers. Michael has also written for the Times Union and has been published on numerous outlets on the web. Additionally, Michael was once a Media Relations intern for the AHL Albany River Rats. Michael is also a graduate of The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.


Recent Articles by Michael

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Martin Brodeur Memories By Season

Martin Brodeur is the Wayne Gretzky of goaltending. Like Gretzky, Brodeur’s name is sprawled out across the NHL record book. As the league went from standup to butterfly, at the […]

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New Jersey Devils Top 10 Meadowlands Memories

The New Jersey Devils never played at Izod Center. They did however play at the building when it was known as the Brendan Byrne Arena and later the Continental Airlines […]

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Not So Lucky Numbers

In the era of free agency, player movement and the salary cap, we’re accustomed to seeing players in different sweaters. Sometimes, even an oddball combination between player and team. A […]

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New Jersey’s Elias Notches 1000th Point

He is the one who stayed. When other players have sought greener pastures or hopped across the Hudson River, he has remained in the Garden State. Since 1995, Patrik Elias […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Buffalo and New Jersey Hockey Connections

My favorite player for the New Jersey Devils, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres. Rob Skrlac, was drafted in the 9th round (224th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. […]

Steven (18) playing against his older brother Joe (9)
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Albany Devils Bazooka Joe Whitney AHL Player Of The Week

A call-up can be an excellent motivator. Aside from stating the obvious, even a cup of coffee with the NHL club, can rejuvenate a player, toiling away on countless bus […]

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The Worst Teams In Stanley Cup Playoff History

If you’ve been following the NFL Playoffs, you already know the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers are moving on to the Divisional round. A team that finished the regular season […]

Can the Penguins fit Jagr under the salary cap? (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

New Jersey Devils Midway Mark Progress Report

In the words of 32nd United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try […]

by · January 4, 2015 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Bobby Hull now has 35 goals in 37 games.

Happy Birthday Bobby Hull

Happy Birthday Bobby Hull. Born on this date, January 3, 1939. “The Golden Jet,” turns 76-years-old. In a professional career which spanned 1,474 games between the NHL and WHA, Hull […]

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New Jersey Devils Hoping For Healthy New Year

At least you have your health. A refrain often used to comfort someone down on his or her luck. It’s something that can be taken for granted, of course until […]

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Who You Calling Little?: The Top Smallest New Jersey Devils

Once upon a time, being a small player in the NHL was a non-starter. It didn’t matter how fast you were, your stick-handling ability or knack for scoring, the small […]

Could this be the resurrection of Scott Gomez? It sure looks like it could be as the veteran forward has been receiving a good chunk of ice-time and performing well in New Jersey's top-six forward rotation. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

New Jersey Devils: Scott Gomez Hits 1,000 Mark

In his return to the New Jersey Devils, Scott Gomez has shown that he still has a penchant for finding the open man on the ice. It makes perfect sense […]