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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Recent Articles by Michael

Playoffs? PLAYOFFS? (Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

Where Does Pete DeBoer Stand With The Devils?

The New Jersey Devils have long been known for accountability at the top.  Just ask John MacLean, Claude Julien, Larry Robinson (twice) and Robbie Ftorek.  That is especially the case […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
No More AHL In Glens Falls?

No More AHL In Glens Falls?

This season marked 25 years of the American Hockey League at the Glens Falls Civic Center.  For 20 years, the Adirondack Red Wings made it one of the toughest barns […]

Albany Devils Decimate Adirondack Phantoms

Albany Devils Decimate Adirondack Phantoms

It was a rivalry mostly in geography only.  Although there are still a pair of contests remaining between the two clubs at the Glens Falls Civic Center, barring a Calder […]

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A Super Bowl Stanley Cup Final?

The NHL continues to bask in the success of its Winter Classic Stadium Series.  Conversely, the NFL continues to debate the merits of an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl.  So […]

by · January 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Winter Classic

The 2013-14 New Jersey Devils: How The Team Was Built

When the New Jersey Devils were winning Stanley Cups, their foundation was built with smart and deep draft picks, coupled with shrewd trades.  Ah but how was the current edition […]

by · January 23, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 […]

by · December 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Albany Devils, New Jersey Devils
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 […]

by · December 23, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, Top 10 Lists