Michael Gwizdala Michael Gwizdala | @MichaelTHW

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.

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What If the Devils Were Yankees?

Hockey and baseball have a lot of similarities and that’s probably part of the reason why they top my list of favorite sports.  In both sports, one can appreciate a […]

by · January 21, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Steve Ott has been a dependable fantasy forward over the last several years. (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

NHL Blackout Rules Are Insane

Far be it from me to school the NHL on geography.  The league finally moved the Winnipeg Jets from the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference, to the Central Division […]

by · January 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Hockey Media
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The Jaromir Jagr What If Machine

This season has seen Jaromir Jagr continue to climb up the NHL record book.  Presently, Jagr is seventh all-time in goals and points, totaling 696 and 1,727.  Currently Jagr has […]

by · January 21, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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What 5 Players Could Help The Devils Score?

When the status quo is no longer cutting it and your goal differential is still sitting at minus eight, the “T” word begins to rear its head.  The “T” of […]

by · January 20, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
The torch has been passed New Jersey Devils fans as Cory Schneider is now the man with very big shoes to fill. David Sarch answers these questions and much more. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

New Jersey Devils: 5 Keys To The Second Half

Through the first half of the 2013-14 NHL campaign, the New Jersey Devils stand at 17-16-2-6 (42 points).  Over .500 and in the hunt for one of the final playoff […]

by · January 3, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Albany Devils: A 2013 Review

The Albany Devils have completed the 2013 portion of their 2013-14 American Hockey League campaign and what a ride it has been thus far.  Despite dropping a shootout in their […]

Eric Gelinas might be seeing less ice-time than Marek Zidlicky and Andy Greene, but he could be a good option for those in deeper leagues. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Top 10 New Jersey Devils Offensive Defencemen

When one thinks of the New Jersey Devils, a defence first approach comes to mind.  In addition to hitting opponents crossing the blue line, they’ve had some who hit the […]

Albany Devils Take Divisional Bout Against Springfield Falcons

Albany Devils Take Divisional Bout Against Springfield Falcons

Sometimes you can’t win for losing.  Unless you’re the Albany Devils.  This season the A-Devils have lost their top two defencemen in Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill, alternate captain Tim […]

by · December 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Albany Devils, Springfield Falcons
Eight Is Enough For Albany Devils

Eight Is Enough For Albany Devils

Hanukkah is the festival of lights and lasts for eight nights.  On Saturday, the Albany Devils had a goal for each light, in a crazy 8-6 victory over the Bridgeport […]

by · December 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, New Jersey Devils
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Top 5 Things Devils Fans Should Be Thankful For

No matter how tough you may think you have things, there’s someone else out there that has it tougher.  That applies to hockey as well.  This season the New Jersey […]

by · November 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
Cory Schneider is in Devils hell right now.  (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

New Jersey Devils Through 20 Games

Ask New Jersey Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello about an appropriate time to evaluate his team and he’ll usually give you a benchmark of 20 games or so.  So somewhere […]

by · November 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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Top 10 New Jersey Devils Twitter Accounts

Here at The Hockey Writers, having a social media presence is a must.  Much like a one-timer off the crossbar, that rings true for NHL clubs as well.  If you’ve […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, Top 10 Lists