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Modest Trade Proposals for the New Jersey Devils: Targeting Slater Koekkoek

Modest Trade Proposals for the New Jersey Devils: Targeting Slater Koekkoek

Yes, a trade proposal for Slater Koekkoek. When I write modest, I do mean modest. | Photo by Scott Audette /NHLI via Trade proposals are often one-sided and derided for being unrealistic. This week, All About the Jersey will present some more modest and reasonable ones. This one discusses why the New Jersey Devils may want to target Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Slater Koekkoek and what it could take to make it happen. Trade proposals and suggestions are one of those things that a lot of sports fans discuss and think about and also sigh when they come up. A lot of them are fanciful...

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All About The Jersey Aug 1, 2020
The All About the Jersey Open Post for the NHL Qualifying Round Games

The All About the Jersey Open Post for the NHL Qualifying Round Games

The Qualifying Round begins today. The games now count. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ NHL games that count have returned. The NHL will Return to Play with the Qualifying Rounds over the next week. This is the place at All About the Jersey where the readers, the People Who Matter, can talk about them as they happen. For the first time since March 12, 2020, there will be meaningful hockey games in the National Hockey League played today. They unfortunately do not involve the New Jersey Devils. However, the Devils fans should pay attention to the results of some of the series for the purposes...
All About The Jersey Aug 1, 2020
UFA Backup Goaltenders the Devils Could Look At

UFA Backup Goaltenders the Devils Could Look At

Your current backup. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via If the Devils want to seriously compete for a playoff position next year, one position they might need to address in free agency is backup goalie. Who will be available? Currently, the New Jersey Devils have a starting goaltender in Mackenzie Blackwood. If things go well for both him and the organization, he will be the starter here for many years to come. Behind him, however, things are quite murky at the moment. The listed backup is Cory Schneider, and that makes sense, given the fact that he is due $6 million a...
All About The Jersey Jul 31, 2020
Friedman: NHL Modifies the Pick Conditions from Carolina in Sami Vatanen Trade

Friedman: NHL Modifies the Pick Conditions from Carolina in Sami Vatanen Trade

We are going to need this man in #45 to play in at least two games in the coming days to ensure that Carolina sends New Jersey a draft pick. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The night before the NHL Returns to Play, the league made rulings on various conditional picks. One of them was for the conditional pick the New Jersey Devils received from Carolina in the Sami Vatanen trade. Basically, if Vatanen plays twice in the coming week, the Devils will get at least a fourth round pick. On the eve of the NHL returning to play meaningful games, the league has made some rulings regarding a...
All About The Jersey Jul 31, 2020
A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Calgary & Winnipeg

A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Calgary & Winnipeg

Gaudreau! Wheeler! Qualifying Round! | Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via The New Jersey Devils are not returning to play in August. But the eight series will be worth watching and there could be Devils-related stakes in all of them. This conclusion of the rooting guide focuses on the only all Canadian match-up: the Calgary Flames versus the Winnipeg Jets. On August 1, the National Hockey League will return to playing games in Toronto and Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the fifth through twelfth place teams will be battling to get into the...
All About The Jersey Jul 31, 2020
Looking at Five of the Top UFAs in a Thin Market at Forward for the Devils

Looking at Five of the Top UFAs in a Thin Market at Forward for the Devils

Photo by Douglas Jones/Icon Sportswire via The Devils will have some cap space to work with this offseason and will need to improve at a lot of positions. So who are some of the top forwards out there in a somewhat limited UFA market that the Devils might inquire about? The Devils are a team with some substantial holes to fill before next season (whenever that happens) and a bunch of cap space to theoretically work with. Whether they will be willing to use it remains to be seen and whether they *should* use it on free agents right now is also debatable. What's not debatable though is...
All About The Jersey Jul 31, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 7/31/20: Real Hockey Edition

DitD & Open Post - 7/31/20: Real Hockey Edition

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - JULY 30: The Vegas Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes square off in the first period during an exhibition game prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on July 30, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 7/31/20 It’s Hockey Eve. Real games begin tomorrow. Here are your links for today: Devils Links As we’ve been looking at here on All About the Jersey, The Athletic projects out what the Devils might expect to pay their restricted free agents: [The Athletic ($)] Did you know about the...
All About The Jersey Jul 30, 2020
A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Pittsburgh & Montreal

A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Pittsburgh & Montreal

Suzuki! Crosby! Qualifying Round! | Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The New Jersey Devils are not returning to play in August. But the eight series will be worth watching and there could be Devils-related stakes in all of them. This penultimate part of the rooting guide focuses on the series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. On August 1, the National Hockey League will return to playing games in Toronto and Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the fifth through twelfth place teams will be battling to get into...
All About The Jersey Jul 30, 2020
Six UFA Defensemen the New Jersey Devils Should Target

Six UFA Defensemen the New Jersey Devils Should Target

While Torey Krug makes this list, he doesn’t come in at #1. | Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via While they certainly should not sign every player on this list, today we look at six free agent defenders that could make the New Jersey Devils a more competitive team. Free agency may still be a few months off, but it’s not too early for us to start looking at ways to improve our New Jersey Devils. With the club being one of seven not in the Canadian bubble cities for this year’s postseason tournament, talk turns to how to get the team back to the playoffs. To get back to...
All About The Jersey Jul 29, 2020
A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Nashville & Arizona

A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Nashville & Arizona

Arvidsson! Raanta! Qualifying Round! | Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The New Jersey Devils are not returning to play in August. But the eight series will be worth watching and there are Devils-related stakes at hand. This edition of the rooting guide focuses on the series with the most stakes for the Devils: the Nashville Predators versus the Arizona Coyotes. On August 1, the National Hockey League will return to playing games in Toronto and Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the fifth through twelfth place teams will be battling to...
All About The Jersey Jul 29, 2020
Assessing the Devils’ Needs - Short Term

Assessing the Devils’ Needs - Short Term

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports If I wanted to keep this piece short, I think it’s fair to say that the Devils have a lot of needs - a lot of which free agency won’t solve on its own. A basic analysis of the team paints a dire picture - The team struggles defensively, yet struggles to score at the same time. Years of John Hynes leading the team have stalled the development of the Devils’ young forwards, and possibly have delayed the Devils rebuild indefinitely. However, with success comes patience, and the Devils need to use free agency to find some stopgaps, who could help steer...
All About The Jersey Jul 29, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 7/29/20: Hockey is Back Edition

DitD & Open Post - 7/29/20: Hockey is Back Edition

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 28: The Philadelphia Flyers celebrate a 3-2 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an exhibition game prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on July 28, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 7/29/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links In this week’s 31 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman links the Devils to the strange split between John Chayka and the Coyotes. He calls the position that Chayka was looking at a “major position in an...
All About The Jersey Jul 28, 2020
A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Columbus & Toronto

A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Columbus & Toronto

Dubois! Marner! Qualifying Round! | Photo by Claus Andersen/ The New Jersey Devils are not returning to play in August. But the eight series will be worth watching and there could be Devils-related stakes in all of them. This part of the rooting guide focuses on a series short on stakes but big on potential salt: the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Columbus Blue Jackets On August 1, the National Hockey League will return to playing games in Toronto and Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the fifth through twelfth place teams will be battling to get...
All About The Jersey Jul 28, 2020
What to Do with Kyle Pamieri?

What to Do with Kyle Pamieri?

Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via The 28 year old winger will be UFA after next season— do we re-sign him, and for what, or sell high at the trade deadline? The Devils contract with Kyle Palmieri has one more season left on it. Palmieri signed a 5 year deal with New Jersey back in 2016 with an AAV of 4.65mil. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2021 season, so the Devils front office has a decision to make. Lets Run the Numbers: The Salary: He’s currently on a 5 year, 4.65 million dollar contract, signed as an RFA The Stats: Palmieri is rated a 74.30 by Corsica...
All About The Jersey Jul 27, 2020
A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Vancouver & Minnesota

A NJ Devils Fan Rooting Guide for the NHL Qualifying Round: Vancouver & Minnesota

Sutter! Pettersson! Dubnyk! Soucy! Hunt! Goals! Qualifying Round! The New Jersey Devils are not returning to play in August. But the eight series will be worth watching and there could be Devils-related stakes in all of them. This rooting guide focuses on one of the series that directly impacts the Devils: the Vancouver Canucks versus the Minnesota Wild. On August 1, the National Hockey League will return to playing games in Toronto and Edmonton. The top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the fifth through twelfth place teams will be battling to get into the...

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