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All About The Jersey 16 hours ago
The 2020 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Outsiders from #52 to #26

The 2020 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Outsiders from #52 to #26

Nikita Okhotyuk and 26 other New Jersey Devils under the age of 25 missed the 2020 Top 25 list. | Photo by Chris Tanouye/ After nearly two weeks of discussion and votes, the 2020 All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils players Under 25 is completed. This post goes over the 27 players who missed the Top 25 List this year. It is now time to reveal this year’s All About the Jersey Top 25 New Jersey Devils players Under 25 list. This is the ninth annual list where we ask and answer the question: Who are the best young players in the system? This is an exercise in perception as...
All About The Jersey 20 hours ago
DitD & Open Post - 10/26/20: New Hires Edition

DitD & Open Post - 10/26/20: New Hires Edition

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Ralph Krueger and Interim Assistant Coach Chris Taylor watch from the bench during an NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 14, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. | Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/26/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Some new additions to Lindy Ruff’s coaching staff: #NEWS: We have named Chris Taylor as assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as goaltending coach. Welcome to the fam, Chris and Dave! #WeAreOne |...
All About The Jersey Oct 25, 2020
New Jersey Devils Players With a Lot to Prove in 2021

New Jersey Devils Players With a Lot to Prove in 2021

They played on an effective line together in 2017-18, but have struggled to develop their respective games since. | Photo by Elsa/ The Devils are in the process of rebuilding, and may move some players if they seem like they will be outplayed by prospects. On Friday, I reviewed players who were in Binghamton last season who might make the roster in 2021. Today, we're taking a look at members of the New Jersey Devils who are at a critical point in their time with the team and their careers in general. There's a lot at stake for them, given their youth and ability on the ice. However, if...
All About The Jersey Oct 24, 2020
Potential Defensive Pairings for the Coming Season

Potential Defensive Pairings for the Coming Season

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Change is on the way for the Devils, particularly in the defensive side of the ice. Gone are Mirco Mueller and Dakota Mermis (With Sami Vatanen and Andy Greene traded prior to the deadline). Added to the fray are long time Blue Jacket Ryan Murray and the recently signed Dmitry Kulikov. In the previous season, according to Money Puck, the most commonly used pairs were Greene-Subban and Severson-Vatanen before the trade deadline, and Subban paired with Severson after. Before we talk about what the defensive pairings could look like with these new additions,...
All About The Jersey Oct 23, 2020
New Jersey Devils Hire Two More Coaches: Chris Taylor and Dave Rogalski

New Jersey Devils Hire Two More Coaches: Chris Taylor and Dave Rogalski

Chris Taylor (foreground, holding a paper and pen) and Dave Rogalski are now coaches on the New Jersey Devils. | Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via This morning, the New Jersey Devils announced that they hired Chris Taylor as an assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as a goaltending coach. This post goes over what Taylor and Rogalski did before being hired and notes that this likely completes Lindy Ruff’s coaching staff. This morning, the New Jersey Devils announced that they have hired two more coaches for the team. Chris Taylor has been hired as an assistant coach, joining Mark Recchi and...
All About The Jersey Oct 23, 2020
Evaluating the Devils’ Internal Options to Fill Spots at Forward

Evaluating the Devils’ Internal Options to Fill Spots at Forward

Yegor Sharangovich has been on a good run in the KHL. | Photo by Sergei Fadeichev\TASS via With multiple empty roster spots, the Devils will have a lot of players on the roster in 2021 who mostly played in Binghamton last season. Following yesterday’s signing of Dmitry Kulikov, it appears that the New Jersey Devils might not be totally done in unrestricted free agency. However, at this point of the offseason, I would not be expecting Tom Fitzgerald to make many more moves aside from re-signing his remaining restricted free agents and signing a couple contracts for Binghamton. With 39...
All About The Jersey Oct 23, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 10/23/20: New Guy Edition

DitD & Open Post - 10/23/20: New Guy Edition

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 06: Dmitry Kulikov #7 of the Winnipeg Jets is pressured by Elias Lindholm #28 of the Calgary Flames during the second period of Game Four of the Western Conference Qualification Round at Rogers Place on August 06, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. | Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/23/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Hey, a new guy: #NEWS: We have signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year contract. Welcome to Jerz! #WeAreOne | @InvestorsBank https://t.co/WlqIdlVHIE— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils)...
All About The Jersey Oct 22, 2020
New Jersey Devils Sign Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov for One Season, $1.15 Million

New Jersey Devils Sign Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov for One Season, $1.15 Million

Dmitry Kulikov is now coming to New Jersey | Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Earlier today, the New Jersey Devils signed left-handed veteran defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a $1.15 million contract for one season. This post reacts to the deal, goes in depth about how Kulikov played for Winnipeg last season, and offers thoughts about the signing. This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils signed a veteran defenseman with the intent of strengthening their blueline. The team announced that they signed left-handed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a $1.15 million contract for the 2020-21 season. The...
All About The Jersey Oct 22, 2020
Are The New Jersey Devils Done Upgrading Their Roster? And Should They Be?

Are The New Jersey Devils Done Upgrading Their Roster? And Should They Be?

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via While the team has made some moves so far this offseason, with plenty of talent still unsigned (and some teams still tight against the salary cap) have we seen all of the moves the New Jersey Devils will make? It’s still not easy to believe that the NHL draft just took place earlier this month, and that we’re not already diving in to the 2020-21 regular season, but alas times are still strange. Our New Jersey Devils started the offseason well with the draft (even if there was at least one head-scratching moment), which was followed up by...a VERY...
All About The Jersey Oct 21, 2020
Garden State of Hockey- Episode 67: Upcoming Decisions

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 67: Upcoming Decisions

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Which prospects have more to prove to remain in the Devils system? This episode acts as a companion to John’s piece from Sunday regarding prospects with something to prove in the next year. We went over the players mentioned in here and discussed where they fit in the current Devils system in addition to their performance so far in their various assignments. Some players are currently on contracts and some are unsigned as of yet but all of these names should be familiar to Devils fans. How do the selections from this year’s draft factor into these decisions?...
All About The Jersey Oct 21, 2020
Goaltending Could Get the Devils to the Playoffs

Goaltending Could Get the Devils to the Playoffs

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ *Bats fruit out of air * ... COULD!!!, I said “Could” get the playoffs. Anyway, here’s how. Given that the Devils were one of the worst teams in the NHL last year and they traded away their best offensive forward (Hall), defensive forward (Coleman), and defensive defenceman (Greene); and have a GM/HC combo each in his first full year with in the position for the team; it’s fair to wonder if the Devils can ice an even remotely competent this season. I’ve had that concern myself. Furthermore, I think some fans don’t even mind struggling again. We now...
All About The Jersey Oct 21, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 10/21/20: Farewell, Doc Edition

DitD & Open Post - 10/21/20: Farewell, Doc Edition

Farewell, old friend. | Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/21/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links You really do love to see it: NJD prospect Alexander Holtz has started his SHL season with 4 goals and 6 points through 8 games.— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) October 20, 2020 One RFA situation figured out: New Jersey #Devils sign forward Nick Merkley to a 1 year, 2 way contract:2020-21: $874,125 / $70khttps://t.co/IhCBMEYiJI— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) October 20, 2020 Pierre LeBrun reports that the NHL...
All About The Jersey Oct 20, 2020
New Jersey Devils Re-sign Nick Merkley to One Season, Two-Way Contract

New Jersey Devils Re-sign Nick Merkley to One Season, Two-Way Contract

Nick Merkley is re-signed for a season. | Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via This evening, CapFriendly broke the news that the New Jersey Devils re-signed forward Nick Merkley to a two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. This post is a reaction to the news and touches on how there is hope he can make the New Jersey roster in 2020-21. This evening, CapFriendly broke the news that the New Jersey Devils have re-signed Nick Merkley to a two-way contract for one season. The contract is worth $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. As he will be 24 by the time this...
All About The Jersey Oct 20, 2020
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 10/20/20

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update: 10/20/20

Nick Merkley had 2 goals and 2 assists in 3 games in Liiga (Finland) this past week. I couldn’t find a picture of him in a Devils uniform so enjoy this picture of him from his Kelowna Rockets days. The 2nd week of the 2020-21 prospect update was highlighted by Nick Merkley’s offensive outburst in Finland, Alexander Holtz and Jesper Boqvist keep being productive in Sweden, and Benjamin Baumgartner scoring a goal that was assisted by a legend. The 2nd week of the 2020-21 New Jersey Devils prospect update was an eventful one both on and off the ice. The COVID-19 situation in Quebec saw...
All About The Jersey Oct 19, 2020
Thank You, Doc: Legendary Hockey Broadcaster Dr. Mike Emrick is Retiring

Thank You, Doc: Legendary Hockey Broadcaster Dr. Mike Emrick is Retiring

Broadcasting legend Mike “Doc” Emrick announced his retirement today. | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Earlier today, the news broke that former New Jersey Devils and legendary hockey broadcaster Dr. Mike “Doc” Emrick is retiring. This post goes over his greatness, the praise he has received, and how he will be missed. Thank you, Doc. Today was a sad day for the world of hockey as the news broke that legendary broadcaster Dr. Mike “Doc” Emrick is retiring. The initial word was first broken this morning by Phil Mushnick at the New York Post. This led to a large outpouring of love and...

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