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In Lou We Trust 9 hours ago

Suggestions for What to Look for in a Preseason Hockey Game

Tonight, the New Jersey Devils take to the ice for the first time since April. However, it's a preseason game against Our Hated Rivals that will not matter. As preseason begins, this post has suggestions on what one should look for in these games.
In Lou We Trust 13 hours ago

Preseason Game Preview #1: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers

Welcome back to NHL hockey. Well, preseason hockey to be technical about it. This is a short and light preview about tonight's game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers.
In Lou We Trust Sep 21, 2014

I Wouldn't Hold My Breath on the Amazing Jaromir Jagr Playing At 50

As training camp began, Jaromir Jagr stated he wants to play until he's 50. While he never said "the NHL," this quote is a jumping off point to highlight how Jagr doing what he did at 41 stands out and that historically, very few play even past 44.
In Lou We Trust Sep 20, 2014

In Depth Stats: Cory Schneider

Over the past two plus decades, goaltending has been one of the rock solid strong points for the New Jersey Devils, thanks to Martin Brodeur. The new franchise guy is now Cory Schneider. Do analytics give him strong odds at success? Let's see.
In Lou We Trust Sep 19, 2014

Am I Excited for This Year?

The Devils are in a bad spot. We somehow manage to be in transition, but also ancient. Despite this, I outline some of the reasons I am still excited for this season.
In Lou We Trust Sep 16, 2014

2014 ILWT Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Top Five

For the third year in a row, Adam Henrique is the ILWT Top Devil Under 25. This post focuses on him and the other four players that join him in the top 5.
In Lou We Trust Sep 15, 2014

No Hold Out After All: Eric Gelinas Signed One Year, $900k Deal Over Weekend

The last restricted free agent to sign with the New Jersey Devils, Eric Gelinas, signed with the Devils over the weekend. This post has thoughts on the deal, why he wasn't likely to hold out anyway, and what he has to do to secure a roster spot.
In Lou We Trust Sep 15, 2014

The Battle for the New Jersey Devils Backup Goaltender Spot

As New Jersey Devils training camp opens up for rookies, the battles for roster spots begin. This post looks at one of the more important ones: the backup goaltender position, likely fought between Keith Kinkaid and Scott Clemmensen.
In Lou We Trust Sep 14, 2014

The 2014 ILWT Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Middle Fifth (#15 - #11)

It's the fourth part of the reveal of this year's top 25 New Jersey Devils players under the age of 25, as voted on by the ILWT community. This group of five is right in the middle, featuring 4 risers and 5 players who will play in Albany in 2014-15.
In Lou We Trust Sep 14, 2014

The 2014 ILWT Top 25 Devils Under 25: Entering the Middle (#20 - #16)

We continue to reveal the top 25 New Jersey Devils players under the age of 25, as voted on by the ILWT community. This group of five is just below the middle fifth of the list, the players with some decent amount of hope but not a lot.
In Lou We Trust Sep 14, 2014

The 2014 ILWT Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Bottom Five of 25 (#25 - #21)

Today, we reveal the community's choices for the beginning of the top 25 New Jersey Devils players under the age of 25. This post is for the bottom five, those ranked 25 through 21.
In Lou We Trust Sep 12, 2014

Devils and Shot Quality

Not long ago I wrote on how I didn't think the Devils needed goal scorers. In light of new statistics that examine shot quality, I revisit that statement in an article meant to profile the Devils as a whole and their shot quality stats.
In Lou We Trust Sep 11, 2014

The 2014 ILWT Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Outsiders (#35 - #26)

The results are in for the 3rd annual ILWT Top 25 Devils Under 25. This post reveals the 10 players that were ranked outside the top 25 by the community.
In Lou We Trust Sep 11, 2014

Previewing New Jersey's Training Camp Invitees

The NHL preseason is just about upon us and the Devils have invited a few names to camp for tryouts. Today we take a look at which one(s) could be on the team for opening night and what the could offer New Jersey.
In Lou We Trust Sep 10, 2014

Eric Gelinas Is Playing Hardball But Is He Also Playing With Fire?

Eric Gelinas is reportedly willing to sit out training camp if an agreement is not reached between his camp and the Devils. Are he and/or the Devils being foolish by allowing things to progress to this point?
In Lou We Trust Sep 9, 2014

Scott Stevens Stepped Down as Assistant Coach; Tommy Albelin Promoted to New Jersey

Today, Tom Gulitti reported that there is change behind the bench for the New Jersey Devils. Assistant coach Scott Stevens steps down, Tommy Albelin is promoted from Albany to replace him, and I try to figure out if it's a good move or not.
In Lou We Trust Sep 9, 2014

Should We Temper Expectations for Albany in 2014-15?

The Albany Devils made the playoffs in 2013-14, becoming just the second Devils AHL team to make it in the past fourteen seasons. Should we expect a repeat of last season or will it be another frustrating year?
In Lou We Trust Sep 8, 2014

New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red: Episode #165

The NHL is ever closer to returning and so Talking Red is back. On this week's episode, David Sarch interviews Rob Vollman of Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2014 about the book, the East, penalty killing, and (of course) the Devils.
In Lou We Trust Sep 8, 2014

The Slot is an Issue: New Jersey Devils Shot Charts Over the Peter DeBoer Era

War on Ice is one of the new hockey stat sites and one of its main features are Hextallys: visual charts that show shot location and relative success rate. With them, let's look at the Devils' shot charts under Peter DeBoer.
In Lou We Trust Sep 7, 2014

Book Review: Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2014

Rob Vollman surprised me with a copy of a new book: Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2014. It features Iain Fyffe, Tom Awad, team essays, and the use of more analytics to probe questions by many hockey fans. This is a review of the book.

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