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Jack Hughes: 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Two-Way Huskie

Jack Hughes: 2022 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Two-Way Huskie

The Other Jack Hughes, after his teammate scored at the 2022 Hockey East tournament. | Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via The 2022 All About the Jersey prospect profile series begins with the man with the same name as The Big Deal: Jack Hughes. His game is very different, though. Learn more about the Northeastern Huskie forward with this prospect profile. Welcome to the first of what will be about 30 prospect profiles of the 2022 NHL Draft class over the next six weeks at All About the Jersey. The Devils have the second overall pick; however, a draft class...
10 hours ago
DitD & Open Post - 5/23/22: Making a List Edition

DitD & Open Post - 5/23/22: Making a List Edition

Who’s gonna be on the list? | Photo by Andrew Maclean/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/23/22 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Elliotte Friedman reports here that the Devils are going to be firming up a list of players that they would consider moving the No. 2 pick for. Who might be on that list? [Sportsnet] P.K. Subban has been named one of three finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is presented to “the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian...
May 22, 2022
Revisiting: The Time Ticking on Tom Fitzgerald

Revisiting: The Time Ticking on Tom Fitzgerald

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Last summer, I said that Tom Fitzgerald's all-in offseason put a spotlight of pressure on him. Now, his team has flopped and we might be in hot seat territory. We’re lost, but we’re making good time! While I was listening to someone rattle off some of their favorite Yogisms - the sayings of Hall of Fame baseball catcher Yogi Berra - this one caught my ear. I was interested enough that I looked up the quote, and found it was an old saying from as early as the 1940s. But why did this line catch my attention so much? The morning I heard someone...
May 21, 2022
A (Somewhat) Annual Look at Faceoffs: McLeod Becoming the Next Zajac

A (Somewhat) Annual Look at Faceoffs: McLeod Becoming the Next Zajac

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Let’s take a look at how NJ performed in the faceoff circle this year. With Travis Zajac gone, how has his void been filled? Most offseasons, I take a look at what has happened with the New Jersey Devils and how they performed that past season in the faceoff circle. I mostly started this when it was Travis Zajac who was an absolute beast on the dot and everyone else was mostly subpar. It was one way for me to highlight the importance of Zajac and what he brought to the table outside of producing offense. Of course, in...
May 20, 2022
The Devils Should Not Consider Any Position ‘Set’ This Offseason

The Devils Should Not Consider Any Position ‘Set’ This Offseason

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Should the Devils focus on improving at center, wing, defense, or in net? Truthfully, there is no position where this team could not use an additional impact player so Tom Fitzgerald should avoid limiting the scope of his search to improve this roster. In various engineering disciplines, there is a concept known as “redundancy.” Redundancy is the idea that you design something in such a way that you don’t end up with a single component that, if compromised, leads to a total system failure. Essentially, if you design a building, for...
May 20, 2022
DitD & Open Post - 5/20/22: What’s Jesper’s Deal? Edition

DitD & Open Post - 5/20/22: What’s Jesper’s Deal? Edition

Jesper Bratt #63 of the New Jersey Devils skates during the game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 24, 2022 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. | Photo by Rich Graessle/ New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/20/22 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Congrats to our guy Arseny Gritsyuk: Avangard's 21-year-old forward Arseny Gritsyuk (22 G, 38 Pts, 52 GP) receives The Alexei Cherepanov Award as KHL Rookie of the Year!#KHLAwards pic.twitter.com/NawG7krPhZ— KHL (@khl_eng) May 19, 2022 Where might Jesper Bratt’s contract end up?...
May 19, 2022
The Devils Core Needs to Repeat 2021-22 in 2022-23

The Devils Core Needs to Repeat 2021-22 in 2022-23

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports While a lot went wrong with the 2021-22 New Jersey Devils season, the core players were not part of that. Today we look at why repeating what they did this year is important for the team. The concept of the New Jersey Devils repeating anything from the 2021-22 season might seem laughable to some, given just how poorly the team performed. Granted, if everyone from 2021-22 repeated their performance, we’d be right back here again, calling for changes, be they roster or coaching. That’s not to say that we don’t want to see different...
May 18, 2022
A Plethora of Young Roster Bubble Forwards Will Lead to Healthy Competition For Line-Up Spots Next Season

A Plethora of Young Roster Bubble Forwards Will Lead to Healthy Competition For Line-Up Spots Next Season

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via In addition to top-end players like Nico, Jack, and Jesper, the Devils also have a sizable group of young forwards who will be battling for line-up spots in September. This should lead to good competition and gives the Devils options based on what type of player the organization wants to fill out their roster. One thing you can’t say about the Devils is that they are lacking in young talent, particularly at forward. From budding superstar Jack Hughes, to top end talent in Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt, to up-and-comers such as...
May 18, 2022
DitD & Open Post - 5/18/22: My Broadcaster Left Me Edition

DitD & Open Post - 5/18/22: My Broadcaster Left Me Edition

Steve Cangialosi and Glenn “Chico” Resch in a 2014 file photo. | Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/18/22 Here are your links for today: Devils Links There will be a new voice for the Devils. Steve Cangialosi is stepping down from his role as the team’s play-by-play voice on MSG Network broadcasts, a position he has held for the past 11 seasons. We wish Steve the best and thank him for his work during some truly lean years on the ice. [NHL] I’m in the process of a much better goodbye than this: but the outpouring of...
May 17, 2022
Steve Cangialosi Stepped Down from Play by Play Announcer of the New Jersey Devils

Steve Cangialosi Stepped Down from Play by Play Announcer of the New Jersey Devils

End of an Era: Steve Cangialosi is no longer calling play by play for the Devils. | Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Steve Cangialosi has been the play by play announcer for 11 seasons and involved in New Jersey Devils broadcasts for 16 for MSG Networks. No more. Cangialosi is stepping down from the role. Earlier this evening, some big news went down involving New Jersey Devils broadcasts. As reported by Robert Aitken Jr. at NorthJersey.com, Steve Cangialosi is stepping away from calling Devils games. Cangialosi has further confirmed the news on Twitter: I’m in...
May 17, 2022
A Look at the Probabilities for the New Jersey Devils Prospects

A Look at the Probabilities for the New Jersey Devils Prospects

Alexander Holtz is perhaps the top prospect in the Devils’ system and seems destined for success at the NHL level. | Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via In today’s post, I’ll be taking a look at how the Devils’ prospects project via the Hockey Prospecting model and see which prospects have their stock going up. Outside of the Utica Comets and the World Hockey Championship, the 2021-22 season is now complete for the New Jersey Devils prospects. I wanted to take a look at how these players changed their NHL probabilities according to the Hockey Prospecting...
May 16, 2022
Which NHL Teams May Have Cap Problems for 2022-23 that the New Jersey Devils Can Exploit?

Which NHL Teams May Have Cap Problems for 2022-23 that the New Jersey Devils Can Exploit?

It’s not just Kevin Fiala that could be moved for cap relief. | Photo by David Berding/ The salary cap impacts what every team does and it is the main reason why the rumor is that Minnesota is trading Kevin Fiala. However, the New Jersey Devils can exploit other teams for the same reason. This post lists who those teams could be for this offseason. The NHL salary cap is a hard cap with plenty of nuances that every NHL team takes advantage of one way or another. As cap compliance is a daily requirement, it can explain why some players get called up or demoted, and...
May 16, 2022
DitD & Open Post - 5/16/22: Hello, Luke Hughes Edition

DitD & Open Post - 5/16/22: Hello, Luke Hughes Edition

New Jersey Devils fans hold a sign for Luke Hughes, chosen fourth overall by the Devils during the first round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft at Prudential Center on July 23, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. | Photo by Andrew MacLean/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/16/22 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Congrats to Devils prospect Arseniy Gritsyuk, who has been named as one of three finalists for the KHL’s rookie of the year award. Gritsyuk tallied 16 goals and 12 assists this season. [KHL] Shakir Mukhamadullin made his AHL debut on...
May 15, 2022
Topias Vilén ELC Signals Beginning of Minor Offseason Moves for New Jersey Devils

Topias Vilén ELC Signals Beginning of Minor Offseason Moves for New Jersey Devils

Will Jaromir Pytlik be signed by June 1? We shall see. | Photo by Codie McLachlan/ On Thursday, the New Jersey Devils announced they signed Topias Vilén to an entry level contract. The move signals the beginning of the 2022 offseason for the Devils - which will contain some minor moves to be made among bigger decisions. On Thursday, the New Jersey Devils announced that they signed 2021 fifth round draft pick, defenseman Topias Vilén to an entry level contract. As he was 19 at the time of signing, it is a three-season deal. According to CapFriendly, the ELC is worth...
May 14, 2022
With #2 Overall, the Focus Shouldn’t Be On Positional Need

With #2 Overall, the Focus Shouldn’t Be On Positional Need

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ If the Devils decide to keep the pick, they should be making the selection at #2 overall not for positional need, but simply to find the best player available. It is an interesting dynamic. With the New Jersey Devils winning the draft lottery for the fourth time over the last 11 years, third time over the last 6 drafts, it is a super exciting time. I jumped out of my seat when I saw the Flyers logo turn over for 5th overall pick, and I knew the Devils had won the lottery once again. Three top 2 picks in 6 years is massive; the first two picks...