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Las Vegas Took Jon Merrill from New Jersey Devils in Expansion Draft

Las Vegas Took Jon Merrill from New Jersey Devils in Expansion Draft

In the expansion draft, the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected defenseman Jon Merrill from the New Jersey Devils. This post serves as a reaction to the news, a recap of what Merrill did in New Jersey, and an opinion on how this affects the Devils (not much). Earlier this evening, the Las Vegas Golden Knights announced their initial roster during the 2017 NHL Awards Ceremony. They would do so throughout the night, announcing their thirty selections in four groups. The New Jersey Devils faithful wondering who the Knights would take did not have to wait long. In their first group of...
All About the Jersey Jun 21, 2017
The Las Vegas Expansion Draft Results & NHL Awards Open Post

The Las Vegas Expansion Draft Results & NHL Awards Open Post

Hardware and the first Golden Knights roster. Tonight is the 2017 NHL Awards Ceremony. While the New Jersey Devils aren’t up for any awards, the expansion draft results will be revealed - that impacts the Devils. This is an open post for members to react to the events of the evening. Hardware! Knights! Those are two representations of the big reveals that will happen tonight. Tonight is the NHL Awards ceremony. No members of the New Jersey Devils were nominated for any of them. So who cares, right? Well, you should care because of what else happening in that evening: The Expansion...
All About the Jersey Jun 21, 2017
Devils Announce 2017-18 Home Opener Against Colorado Avalanche on October 7th

Devils Announce 2017-18 Home Opener Against Colorado Avalanche on October 7th

They’ll play for the first time at The Rock in 2017-18 on 10/7 at 7PM Eastern Time. The Devils have announced their home opener for the 2017-18 season. They will face off against the Colorado Avalanche on October 7th at 7PM ET at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. JUST ANNOUNCED: The #NJDevils will host the @Avalanche on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7p.m. for our 2017-18 home opener.#IsItOctoberYet? pic.twitter.com/PCqZXxty7S— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 21, 2017 Both teams are hoping to follow up on some dismal seasons with better performances in 2017-18. New Jersey finished last...
All About the Jersey Jun 21, 2017
We Protected the Wrong John

We Protected the Wrong John

Yes, I know Jon Merrill doesn’t have an “h,” but I already did that stupid parenthetical “h” in one article and I’m tired of them inconveniencing me. This article is about how it was stupid to defend John Moore. Proud to be the anchor on Merrill's ranking Written several times about how he is not an NHL defender yet and he has been given much more time than most people on this list to prove it. I had Mozik, Jacobs, and Merrill all in the same range and Merrill is clearly the least encouraging of the 3 to me, but his experience kept him in the mix for prospect...
All About the Jersey Jun 21, 2017
Devils in the Details - 6/21/17: New New Jersey Jersey Edition

Devils in the Details - 6/21/17: New New Jersey Jersey Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links We got our first looks at the new NHL jerseys Tuesday. Here are a couple views of the new New Jersey jersey: JUST ANNOUNCED: Check out the new #NJDevils @adidashockey sweater that will debut in 2017-18! #FormTheFuture ➡️ https://t.co/uLAKhZrLNk pic.twitter.com/yd62Kaa8KX— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) June 21, 2017 Los Diablos pic.twitter.com/PfD2GZGcO7— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 21, 2017 Some additional info on the NJ Devils jersey reveal. The collar! pic.twitter.com/CRUxhiaWr1— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) June 21,...
All About the Jersey Jun 21, 2017
New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red Episode #237: It’s Time

New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red Episode #237: It’s Time

The NHL Entry Draft. The Expansion Draft. New uniforms. Free agency in just over a week. Even a trade. It’s time - it’s the busiest time in the NHL offseason. Mike Stromberg and David Sarch discuss it all in this episode of Talking Red. It also features an interview with Maxime Duquet of Future Considerations. It’s time. This is the busiest part of the NHL offseason. The NHL Entry Draft is this Friday. Free agency begins next Saturday. Buyout windows are open. The expansion draft results will come out tonight. The Devils traded picks for Mirco Mueller prior to that expansion...
All About the Jersey Jun 20, 2017
Revealed & Initial Reaction: The New Devils Jersey by Adidas

Revealed & Initial Reaction: The New Devils Jersey by Adidas

Earlier tonight, adidas revealed their new jersey designs for the 2017-18 NHL season - including a new design for the New Jersey Devils. This post is a reaction to the new jersey design, which I see as a disappointing effort. For months, it was known that the New Jersey Devils would see some changes to their jersey. It was a part of the league-wide change in apparel to adidas. The sportswear giant promised to #FormTheFuture with their new jerseys. Tonight, the jerseys were revealed - first through a leak and second through official channels. JUST ANNOUNCED: Check out the new...
All About the Jersey Jun 20, 2017
Potential 2nd Day Prospects at the 2017 NHL Draft to Keep an Eye On

Potential 2nd Day Prospects at the 2017 NHL Draft to Keep an Eye On

This post will serve as a supplement to our draft prospect profile series, with a quick glance at a few 2nd day prospects that could provide some value to the Devils. With the 2017 NHL Entry Draft just a few days away, I wanted to touch base on a few prospects that we didn't profile but could be on the Devils radar in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, depending on how the draft shakes out. A quick reminder that you can view all of our 2017 Draft profiles here. Let's take a look at the forwards first, then the defensemen. Forwards RW Kailer Yamamoto - DOB: 9/29/98 - HT: 5'9 - WT: 160 lbs. - Team:...
All About the Jersey Jun 19, 2017
2017 NHL Mock Draft Roundup for New Jersey Devils

2017 NHL Mock Draft Roundup for New Jersey Devils

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft is less than a week away. On Friday, the New Jersey Devils will make the first selection. I’ve rounded up 27 mock drafts to get an idea who others think it will be between Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick. While the Expansion Draft is on-going, NHL schedules for 2017-18 are pending, 2016-17 NHL Awards are to be handed out, and new uniforms are to be unveiled, the biggest event this week is the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The New Jersey Devils will be selecting first overall for the first time since the Devils moved from Colorado. It’s a big pick and with the draft...
Raw Charge Jun 18, 2017
2016-2017 Season Breakdown: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

2016-2017 Season Breakdown: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

Or, the rise of Brayden Point! Opponent: New Jersey Devils Did the New Jersey Devils hurt or help the Tampa Bay Lightning this season? Technically playing New Jersey earned Tampa four points out of six and therefore helped the team in standings, but what was more interesting to me when I looked back through our recaps was the rise of Brayden Point. We played the Devils early in the season, when everyone was healthy-ish and there was a bit of a debate about whether to keep Point around or kick him out of the top six and play Jonathan Drouin instead. Alan’s preview for the November 5...
All About the Jersey Jun 18, 2017
New Jersey Devils Protect 8 Skaters for Las Vegas Expansion Draft

New Jersey Devils Protect 8 Skaters for Las Vegas Expansion Draft

Earlier this morning, the NHL released the protection lists for all 30 teams ahead of the Las Vegas Expansion Draft. This post lists who the New Jersey Devils protected and reacts to a somewhat small surprise inclusion. This morning, the NHL released the protection lists for Las Vegas’ expansion draft for all thirty teams. These are the players that cannot be selected by the Las Vegas Golden Knights over the next few days. The NHL helpfully also listed who was left unprotected; those are the players they can select. After much discussion, we know now what Ray Shero and the New Jersey...
All About the Jersey Jun 18, 2017
First Isn’t Often Best: A Quick Look at Past First Overall NHL Draft Picks

First Isn’t Often Best: A Quick Look at Past First Overall NHL Draft Picks

With the New Jersey Devils selecting first overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, this post looks back at previous first overall selections since 1970 to explain that the first guy isn’t often the best guy in that draft class. I don’t know if you know this, but the New Jersey Devils have the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This Friday, we will learn whether the Devils will choose Nico Hischier, Nolan Patrick, or someone else entirely. It’s the first time the Devils have ever had the first pick in their history in New Jersey. Given the state of the team and where it...
All About the Jersey Jun 17, 2017
Devils Trade Picks to San Jose for Defender Mirco Mueller

Devils Trade Picks to San Jose for Defender Mirco Mueller

The Devils sent 2 picks to the Sharks for a 22-year-old, former first-round defender. Quick reaction here. The Devils have traded a 2nd and a 4th round pick for Sharks defender Mirco Mueller and a 5th. The picks were the ones we got in trades — the 49th overall that came from Boston in the Stempniak trade, and the 123rd overall we got for Vern Fiddler. The Devils now have 10 draft picks. See CapFriendly for details. Tweet link Who is Mueller? Mirco Mueller is a 22-year-old defender that was the Sharks 2013 1st round pick, 18th overall. His EliteProspects profile says:...
All About the Jersey Jun 16, 2017
Inevitable Expansion Draft Trade Starting to Feel Not-So-Inevitable for New Jersey

Inevitable Expansion Draft Trade Starting to Feel Not-So-Inevitable for New Jersey

Alternate title: DAMN IT, RAY, MAKE A MOVE ALREADY Over the past 6-or-so months, ever since it became painfully clear that the Devils were not a playoff-caliber team in 2016-17, people have been trying to figure out which routes the Devils had to pull themselves out of the NHL’s basement. The entry draft, as is pretty much always the case in the NHL, was going to be one of the main ways for the team to focus on improving, but this off-season provided a unique opportunity in the form of the expansion draft as well. Yes, the arrival of the Golden Knights, the NHL’s newest franchise out in...
All About the Jersey Jun 15, 2017
Devils in the Details - 6/15/17: Blockbuster Edition

Devils in the Details - 6/15/17: Blockbuster Edition

I’ll be traveling this weekend, so you’re getting an early post for what will likely be an interesting weekend. Here are your links: Devils Links 10 offseason questions with John Hynes: [NHL.com] Hockey Links As the Expansion Draft looms, here are some of the key dates you should be watching: [Sportsnet] The first blockbuster trade of the summer: The Canadiens acquire Jonathan Drouin + a cond. 6th-round pick (2018) from TBL, in return for M. Sergachev + a cond. 2nd-round pick (2018).— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 15, 2017 [via PHT] Sad to see our good friend Dan...
All About the Jersey Jun 15, 2017
Projected Protected Devils for the Expansion Draft

Projected Protected Devils for the Expansion Draft

Today we look at who New Jersey could, should, and might protect in the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft. While NHL fans won’t be informed of who the Las Vegas Golden Knights draft from each team until the NHL Awards on June 21st, the Expansion Draft itself is looming and will take place from June 18th-20th. Our New Jersey Devils will be losing a player, but the question still remains as to who it is. All teams are allowed to protect a certain number of players following 1 of 2 formats: either 7 forwards, 3 defenders and 1 goaltender, or 8 skaters (in any combination) and 1 goaltender. We...
All About the Jersey Jun 14, 2017
AAtJ Staff Chat: Nico vs Nolan Roundtable Discussion

AAtJ Staff Chat: Nico vs Nolan Roundtable Discussion

This draft will see the first #1 overall selection in Devils’ history. While good news, it has spurred a heated debate on who to take — Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick. CJ: Greetings, gentlemen. We gather here today to discuss the Devils 1st overall pick. The debate is between Brandon Wheat Kings Captain, Nolan Patrick who I profiled here; and the Swiss Sniper from the QMJHL, Nico Hischier, who Brian profiled here. I thought it’d be a good idea for us each to give just give a couple sentences each at the onset here on who we’d select with the biggest reason(s) why so the readers can...
All About the Jersey Jun 13, 2017
New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red Episode #236: Talking Excitement

New Jersey Devils Podcast Talking Red Episode #236: Talking Excitement

There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a New Jersey Devils fan. On this episode of Talking Red, David Sarch and Mike Stromberg talk all about the upcoming offseason action. David also discusses the OHL prospects with the man behind the excellent OHL Prospect blog, Brock Otten. The Stanley Cup has been awarded. The offseason has begun for all 31 National Hockey League teams. The team that matters for David Sarch, Mike Stromberg, me, this site, and the Talking Red podcast is the New Jersey Devils. This episode of the Devils-based podcast is all about excitement. There’s a...
All About the Jersey Jun 12, 2017
Devils Announce Preseason Schedule for 2017-18

Devils Announce Preseason Schedule for 2017-18

The Devils will first take the ice this preseason on Sept. 18th. This year’s preseason includes a split-squad day with the Devils first appearance in a Kraft Hockeyville game. The Devils have released their 2017-18 preseason schedule in a news post on NHL.com. The 2017-18 New Jersey Devils Preseason Schedule Mon. Sept. 18 - 7:00 PM - vs. Washington Capitals - Prudential CenterWed. Sept. 20 - 7:00 PM - @ NY Rangers - Madison Square GardenThu. Sept. 21 - TBD - @ Montreal - Bell CentreSat. Sept. 23 - 7:00 PM - vs. NY Rangers - Prudential CenterMon. Sept. 25 - TBD - @ Ottawa - O'Leary,...
All About the Jersey Jun 12, 2017
NHL Mock Draft 2017: New Jersey Devils Select Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2017: New Jersey Devils Select Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

The New Jersey Devils won the first overall pick in real life, so we made the first overall pick in the 2017 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft. We chose the Swiss center from Halifax, Nico Hischier. Read on as to why he was the pick. As is tradition with an upcoming draft, we at SBN performed a mock draft for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. We allowed trades and began while the Stanley Cup Finals (and the NHL Draft Combine) were ongoing. As the New Jersey Devils won the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery in real life, we went first in the mock draft. With that first selection, we chose a center from Halifax of...

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