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The New Jersey Devils Who Drew & Took Minor Penalties in 2016-17

The New Jersey Devils Who Drew & Took Minor Penalties in 2016-17

Minor penalties often lead to special team situations and that was one are where the New Jersey Devils had issues last season. This post looks at who drew and took minor penalties last season to see who and how the Devils can make some improvements. The 2016-17 New Jersey Devils were bad. The Devils, as a franchise, are in the process of rebuilding. Even with Travis Zajac out for four to six months, a goal for this coming season should be to make some kind of improvement. As of this writing, the defense remains largely unchanged with the exception of Jon Merrill being taken by Las Vegas...
All About the Jersey 4 hours ago
Devils in the Details - 8/21/17: Dominant Edition

Devils in the Details - 8/21/17: Dominant Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links Sunday was Devils Day over at Pro Hockey Talk. [PHT] PHT looked at topics like “Nico or Nolan?” (Nico, obviously), Pavel Zacha being ready to take a step forward, Cory Schneider looking to bounce back, Taylor Hall’s incredible run of bad luck and Blake Speers hoping to make the leap to the NHL. Devils players went out and *hit the beach* this weekend: ⛱ @Blockaid1, @mKapla3, @MikeyMcLeod9, @_themagicbullet and Steve Santini are ready to hang with #NJDevils fans at the #NJDBeachBash! pic.twitter.com/ANKCgGaGfI— New Jersey Devils...
All About the Jersey Aug 20, 2017
5 Takeaways from the Past 5 Years of Top 25 Devils Under 25 Lists

5 Takeaways from the Past 5 Years of Top 25 Devils Under 25 Lists

Later this week, we will begin to unveil the 2017 Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list. In honor of that, I look back at the past five years of these lists of young Devils players and come up with five takeaways. Later this week, Brian will begin to reveal the results of this year’s Top 25 New Jersey Devils Under 25 list. This year’s list, like the past few years, features input from you as well as the other writers at All About the Jersey. This will be the sixth Top 25 Devils Under 25 list at this very site, currently known as All About the Jersey and formerly known as In Lou We...
All About the Jersey Aug 18, 2017
How Will the Devils Compensate for the Loss of Zajac?

How Will the Devils Compensate for the Loss of Zajac?

On Thursday, the Devils announced that Travis Zajac would miss 4 to 6 months with a torn pectoral muscle. The Devils have some depth at center to counteract the loss, but can anyone take on the role that Zajac’s injury vacates? Yesterday brought some rough news for the Devils ahead of the 2017-18 season, with the team announcing Travis Zajac will be out for four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. The immediate reaction to this news is the obvious one: this is a very bad development for the Devils and their hopes to be better this season. The question...
All About the Jersey Aug 18, 2017
New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red Episode #241: There Are Only Bad Emergency Podcasts

New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red Episode #241: There Are Only Bad Emergency Podcasts

With some big (and not so great) Devils news dropping on Thursday with Zajac’s injury, Talking Red emerges from its summer hiatus to talk about how the Devils will deal with the blow to their forwards group. Dave and Mike discuss that as well as the newly minted NCAA free agents in this week’s episode. Talking Red takes a break from its summer break this week to discuss some big Devils news that broke on Thursday. Unfortunately, that news was bad, with the team announcing that Travis Zajac would be out four to six months recovering from a torn pectoral muscle. Dave and I discussed what...
All About the Jersey Aug 18, 2017
Devils in the Details - 8/18/17: Darkness and Pain Edition

Devils in the Details - 8/18/17: Darkness and Pain Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links Time for a stiff drink. There is only darkness and pain and spiders and hopelessness. It sounds like Travis Zajac will be out until at least December. BREAKING: Travis Zajac to miss 4-6 months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. https://t.co/qSTvDhAScI— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 17, 2017 Devils have interest in an another NCAA forward: Lead suitors for NCAA Maine's Blaine Byron are New Jersey, Ottawa, Buffalo and Vegas. Talented center was originally a Penguins pick— Ryan Kennedy...
All About the Jersey Aug 17, 2017
Top New Jersey Devils Center Travis Zajac Out for 4 to 6 Months

Top New Jersey Devils Center Travis Zajac Out for 4 to 6 Months

Bad news for the New Jersey Devils today as the team announced that their top center, Travis Zajac, is out for four to six months after surgery to fix a torn left pectoral muscle. This news post reflects on the bad news and quickly goes over how it impacts the Devils. The New Jersey Devils official website made a stunning announcement earlier this afternoon. Center Travis Zajac underwent surgery to fix a torn left pectoral muscle and will be out for four to six months as he recovers. Here’s the short statement at the from Ray Shero, posted at the Devils’ site: New Jersey Devils...
All About the Jersey Aug 17, 2017
How Many Players Are the Devils Away From Competing?

How Many Players Are the Devils Away From Competing?

Usually this question is asked in terms of years, but today I want to contemplate and speculate as to how many more players New Jersey needs to be a competitive team again. Five full seasons and counting; that’s how long it has been since our New Jersey Devils have been a playoff team. That’s how long it’s been since Jersey’s Team was relevant in discussions about who will take home the Stanley Cup at the end of each season’s playoffs. While most fans have been patient during the team’s rebuilding phase, it’s still a bummer to not see our team playing into late April and...
All About the Jersey Aug 16, 2017
Expect Just As Much Lovejoy in 2018

Expect Just As Much Lovejoy in 2018

Ben Lovejoy was a mainstay on the blueline last year. The roster hasn’t changed. So neither will that. I’m not here to make the case for Ben Lovejoy. I’ve already done that. I’m not here to make the case against Ben Lovejoy. John already did that. I’m here to say that “Love” him or hate him. He’s back for the Devils in full force this year. It seems clear to me for three reasons. Reason #1: He is our #1 penalty-killer. Reason #2: He played a lot last year at all times of the season and we’ve added no notable new piece since. Reason #3: He strong defensively at even...
All About the Jersey Aug 16, 2017
Devils in the Details - 8/16/17: The Butcher Edition

Devils in the Details - 8/16/17: The Butcher Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links The Devils are among the teams that Will Butcher, the Hobey Baker Award winner and sought-after darling of the offseason’s dead zone, will meet with. Hooray! [Denver Post] In the NHL Network’s rankings of top wingers … Taylor Hall comes in at 20? Lists and rankings aren’t easy to put together, but … what? [Russian Machine Never Breaks] Alex Kerfoot, the Devils’ 2012 fifth-round pick, is a free agent. [Fire and Ice] Hockey Links Phil Kessel enjoying his time with the Stanley Cup: oh my god. Phil Kessel is the greatest....
All About the Jersey Aug 14, 2017
Let’s Speculate Trades for the Devils and Cap-Strapped Teams

Let’s Speculate Trades for the Devils and Cap-Strapped Teams

There are teams up against the salary cap and the New Jersey Devils, who have loads of salary cap space, can help them through a trade. Let’s look at those and speculate some trades that will likely not happen. Trade speculation is one of those things that many sports fans mock. Namely because a lot of the speculation is just wishful thinking. Because it is often done by the fans of a team looking to get The Player(s) They Want and believing they can do so by moving The Player(s) They Don’t Want easily. They tend to be outlandish, one-sided, and obviously unlikely to happen. So why...
All About the Jersey Aug 13, 2017
A Brief Look at the New Jersey Devils Roster for the 2018 Offseason

A Brief Look at the New Jersey Devils Roster for the 2018 Offseason

As the 2017 offseason for the New Jersey Devils is almost over, the upcoming season will go a long way for the Devils to consider who to keep and who to let go at the start of July 2018. This post is a brief look at the impending free agents and potential buyouts and extensions for next Summer. It may appear to be too soon to look ahead to next season. However, it is the interest of any general manager and any organization to look ahead beyond just the upcoming season. While the salary cap may go up, roster and contract limits remain the same and who is on the books today can impact what...
All About the Jersey Aug 12, 2017
How Do You Deploy the Top 6?

How Do You Deploy the Top 6?

In my determination, there are seven potential forwards that could start the season on the top 6 for the New Jersey Devils. While it’s almost assured that more than those seven will play on the top 6 at some point during the year, how should John Hynes deploy them to start the season? When training camp starts and the New Jersey Devils get together and start prepping on the ice for the regular season, one thing that John Hynes is going to have to determine is how to set up the top 6. Who will play with who, and who will go where. Of course, what he goes with for game one of the regular...
All About the Jersey Aug 11, 2017
Let’s Remember the Devils Doing a Bunch of Cool Stuff

Let’s Remember the Devils Doing a Bunch of Cool Stuff

Did you know: the Devils have done all sorts of awesome stuff over the years? It’s true! And thanks to the magic of the internet and YouTube, we can watch lots of it. Let’s do that right now. I don’t know about many of you, but I was in need of a pick-me-up on this summer Friday. We are squarely in the mid-Auguest desert of the NHL calendar and the world at large is supplying existential dread a few orders of magnitude above where I prefer. So I figured what better way to combat that than to enjoy some highlights the New Jersey Devils doing good and fun things. The current version of...
All About the Jersey Aug 11, 2017
Devils in the Details - 8/11/17: Affiliation Edition

Devils in the Details - 8/11/17: Affiliation Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links As an FYI: Taylor Hall will be on NHL Network’s countdown series Top 20 Wings Right Now this Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder have announced a one-year affiliation agreement with the Devils. [Glens Falls Post-Star] Here’s Patrik Elias playing in Martin Havlat’s retirement game: Tak se loučí hvězda. Martin Havlát #9 ukončil před vyprodanou halou kariéru: 790 zápasů v @NHL, junior. i senior. mistr světa. @HCKometa pic.twitter.com/2ptjHeIZ9q— Události Brno (@UdalostiBrno) August 10, 2017 [via...
All About the Jersey Aug 10, 2017
It’s Quiet...Too Quiet...

It’s Quiet...Too Quiet...

It may be the middle of the summer, but with our New Jersey Devils trying to be better in 2017-18 than they were in 2016-17 aren’t there still a few things that can be done? I know it’s still the middle of summer and thus the middle of the NHL offseason, but everything has gone dark around our New Jersey Devils. There’s very little news about anything coming out, including Damon Severson’s contract negotiations and how in the world GM Ray Shero plans on icing a better product on defense than the team did last season. Unless his “master plan” for 2017-18 is to be “Fallin’...
All About the Jersey Aug 9, 2017
Devils Should Make A Push For AHL All-Star Casey Bailey

Devils Should Make A Push For AHL All-Star Casey Bailey

Last season’s lone wolf representing the BSens at the All-Stars was forward Casey Bailey, and he’s still available as a free agent that should be signed by the Devils Recently I began reviewing who was still available on the free agent market, specifically for the AHL, and was shocked in the process as I ran across a familiar name in former BSens’ forward Casey Bailey. For those that are unaware, Bailey represented the Binghamton Senators in last season’s AHL All-Star affair that took place at PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. Bailey was the lone sole on an otherwise...
All About the Jersey Aug 9, 2017
The Devils Don’t Need To Improve on Defense To Be Good in 2017-18

The Devils Don’t Need To Improve on Defense To Be Good in 2017-18

When asked about he Devils defense for the coming year you get anywhere from burgeoning panic to complete despair. I attempt to quell those worries with an alternate narrative using GAR. In 2015-16, the Devils gave up 208 goals, which was 9th least in the NHL. Put another way, the Devils, despite being a bottom 10 team in the standings, were a top 10 defense. Then we gave up our likely top defender, Adam Larsson, for Taylor Hall, and let David Schlemko walk, replacing them with only Ben Lovejoy and piecemeal other fringe NHLers. Because of this and a tough year from Schneider, the Devils...
All About the Jersey Aug 8, 2017
Storylines to Follow for the Devils Most Recent European Forward Prospects

Storylines to Follow for the Devils Most Recent European Forward Prospects

This post will focus on the Devils most recent European based forward prospects and talk about some important storylines to keep an eye on next season. One of the interesting aspects about the Devils most recent draft class was the amount of European forwards that were selected. Players such as Nico Hischier, Nikita Popugayev, and Marian Studenic are European forwards that are already plying their trade in North America. Jesper Boqvist, Fabian Zetterlund, and Aarne Talvitie still in their native countries developing their games prior to coming over. This post will focus on those European...
All About the Jersey Aug 7, 2017
New Jersey Devils Hire Amanda Stein From TSN690

New Jersey Devils Hire Amanda Stein From TSN690

The New Jersey Devils have hired TSN690 reporter Amanda Stein. The hiring of a new in-house reporter for the New Jersey Devils was announced today. Amanda Stein of Montreal’s TSN690 radio station. Amanda has spent seven years with the station doing an excellent job covering the Montreal Canadiens and anchoring on Sportscentre. Amanda broke the news on her twitter account and will start working for the Devils on September 1st. For those following coverage of the Devils recent development camp you would have noticed Amanda taking a break from Montreal to report on the Devils prospects and...

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