A New Era of Devils Hockey Begins

A New Era of Devils Hockey Begins

January 14th, 2021 Tonight the New Jersey Devils are back on the ice in a meaningful game for the first time in over ten months. Since that last game, a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 11 at Prudential Center, we’ve all added words like zoom, bubble, sanitizer, pandemic, masks, and now taxi squad to...
Today in Hockey History: Jan. 14

Today in Hockey History: Jan. 14

January 14th, 2021 The was a big date for the pioneers and early stars of the National Hockey League. Jan. 14 stood out for a legend in Boston and a pair of all-time great goaltenders. This has also been a pretty good date behind the bench in the Windy City. Let’s begin our daily trip through time and look back at...
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January 10th, 2021
Vancouver Canucks

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the New Jersey Devils are looking for goaltending options after the retirement announcement from Corey Crawford. Have they found anything? What does Matt Dumba think about the idea of playing somewhere other than Minnesota? There is news on the Vancouver Canucks and Elias Pettersson talks and Alexander Kerfoot is questionable for the Toronto Maple Leafs on opening night. Finally, what is the cost if the New York Rangers are interested in Pierre-Luc Dubois? Devils Goaltending Options As per Corey Masisak of The Athletic, the New Jersey Devils are looking at adding another veteran goalie after Corey Crawford announced his retirement. Coach Lindey Ruff stated the organization has discussions about improving every position, regardless of whether or not they lose someone. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks, Nov. 9, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Ruff said: “It is something we’ve had discussions about. I know we’re aware...
January 10th, 2021
Devils Goaltending

The New Jersey Devils got a bit of unexpected news yesterday, as goaltender Corey Crawford announced his retirement from the NHL. The Devils had signed him to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $3.9 million on the first day of free agency to back up Mackenzie Blackwood. Crawford had been one of the most consistent goalies of the last decade. He finished last season with a .917 save percentage (SV%) and had a .918 SV% over the last 10 years. He had a great career, was a two-time Stanley Cup champion, and would've given the Devils a serious upgrade behind Blackwood compared to what they had in 2019-20.  Now, the Devils will have a significant hole to fill on their roster, and time isn't on their side to fill it. They'll likely scour the waiver wire over the coming days, and they can always look to the trade market. Let's take a look at how they could replace Crawford.  The Trade Market Antti Raanta Raanta has had injury problems over the...
January 9th, 2021
Devils Prospects

The New Jersey Devils were well-represented at the 2021 World Junior Championship, with six players spread out among five countries' rosters. A couple of them even managed to come away with some hardware when all was said and done. Here's a review of who was in attendance and how each prospect performed over the 10-day tournament.  Shakir Mukhamadullin The 2021 WJC is the first look most Devils fans had of Mukhamadullin since the team drafted the Russian defenseman with the 20th overall pick at the 2020 Draft. The Russians used him in all situations, including both special teams units, and he logged close to 20 minutes of ice time per game.  Mukhamadullin did not register a point through seven games, but he did do some things well. One area where he had plenty of success was in transition — he had a 75% success rate between zone entries and exits. Even in Canada's 5-0 rout of Russia, Mukhamadullin and Semyon Chistyakov had a positive expected...
January 8th, 2021
New Jersey Devils

It's been quite a busy week for the New Jersey Devils. The regular season is less than a week away, and camp is in full gear as the team looks to prepare for meaningful games. While the roster is mostly set at this point, a familiar face returns for his second stint with the team. Plus, a look at Corey Crawford's absence and the effect it'll have on the club.   Finally, what the Binghamton Devils' relocation to Newark, New Jersey, means for the upcoming AHL season. Let's dive into the latest team news and rumors.  Vatanen Signs One-Year Deal Yesterday, the Devils brought an old friend back into the fray when they signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a one-year deal worth $2 million. He had spent the previous three seasons with the Devils until they traded him to the Carolina Hurricanes at last season's trade deadline.  Over the last three seasons, Vatanen has collected a goals above replacement (GAR) of 4.4, which is right about on par with his...

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New Jersey Devils: Top 10 Rookie Seasons

This article was originally published in October 2014, and recently updated. Since the New Jersey Devils' inception back in 1982-83, two players have earned the Calder Trophy honors. While a rookie skater hasn't won the award since 1999-00, the Devils have had rookies shine in recent... May 26th, 2020

Martin Brodeur: Keeper Of New Jersey

This article was originally written in February, 2016. When one thinks of ways to describe Martin Brodeur, many words come to mind. Stanley Cup champion. Gold medal winner. Vezina Trophy winner. Workhorse. Consistent. Clutch. Class. You don't have to take my word for it, you could ask some of... August 22nd, 2017