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

Adam Larsson (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Devils Defence: Depth And Decisions

Longtime fans and observers of the New Jersey Devils, can appreciate great defence and a gritty, grind it out attitude. Once again, something is building and bubbling on the blue […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
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Dissecting The Devils 2014-15 Schedule

Those squares on your calendar, just got a lot more circular. That’s what happens when the NHL releases the 2014-15 schedule.  There won’t be an Olympic break. There will be […]

by · June 22, 2014 · 0 comments · New Jersey Devils
Brodeur wants one more chance at a Stanley Cup (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

11 Years Later: Brodeur Deserved The Conn Smythe Trophy

The date was June 9, 2003.  When the final horn sounded, the New Jersey Devils were Stanley Cup champions for the third time in franchise history, defeating the Mighty Ducks […]

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New York Rangers: A Tale Of 20 Years

Twenty years is a long time. Much has changed since 1994 in the NHL and on the New York sports landscape. Back then, a Canadian team (Montreal Canadiens) was the […]

Martin Brodeur (Flickr/LindseyAAkiyama)

The 1993-94 Devils: On The Doorstep Of A Dynasty

If your team has won a Stanley Cup, chances are that season was most special to you.  However, there are seasons in which one can look back on fondly, even […]

(Albany River Rats 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs/Rink Rat Illustrated).

Albany Devils Top 10 Playoff Moments

Up until this season, it has been quite some time since a New Jersey Devils affiliated team in Albany has qualified for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.  To be precise, […]

Zajac & Jagr celebrate (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

A Glass Half Full Look At The Devils’ Season

By now you’re looking at the Stanley Cup playoff bracket and obviously you know that the New Jersey Devils are nowhere to be found.  That’s not to say it was […]

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For Eliminated Devils; A Season Of Missed Opportunities

For the second consecutive season and the third time in four years, the New Jersey Devils will not be participating in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

by · April 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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Should Shootout Woes Concern The Devils?

The shootout.  Once lauded by fans of the bygone International Hockey League and embraced by the modern NHL fan, is now waning in support.  One need look no further than […]

by · March 30, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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Zach Parise Was The Heart And Soul Of The Devils

In sports, we tend to overuse superlatives like heart, hustle, intangibles, chemistry, “it factor,” etc.  We’ll label a player, “hard nosed” and “hard working,” in lieu of the numbers, because […]

by · March 19, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
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Devils’ Adam Henrique Revving Up

When breaking down the keys to second half success for the New Jersey Devils, I noted how the club would need more production from number 14 in 2014.  At the […]

by · March 9, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils
Martin Brodeur (Flickr/LindseyAAkiyama)

Which 5 Teams Should Trade For Martin Brodeur?

If I had my druthers, Martin Brodeur would finish his career with the New Jersey Devils.  At this point, the Devils probably aren’t going to get a huge haul for […]

by · March 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils