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Jamie Drysdale: 2020 NHL Draft Profile; The Top Defensive Prospect

Jamie Drysdale: 2020 NHL Draft Profile; The Top Defensive Prospect

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Quinn Hughes, Cale Makar, ... Jamie Drysdale? The top two Calder Trophy candidates during this year were defencement Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes. They are “modern” defencemen, which is to say that they are excellent skaters who excel in driving the play forward. They aren’t your typical 6’4’’ shutdown top-pairing guys form 10 or even 5 years ago, they’re under 6’ but fast and smart. And, if you ask scouts leading up to the 2020 draft, they’ll tell you that the next modern defender of this mold is Jamie Drysdale. Who is Jamie Drysdale? Jamie...
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BDevils Profile: Prospect Mikhail Maltsev With A Panel Member Questionnaire

BDevils Profile: Prospect Mikhail Maltsev With A Panel Member Questionnaire

Photo Credit: JustSports Photography / Binghamton Devils Round III during this profile series involving members of the Panel as I take on Duncan Field, who covers a rookie from Russia I thought we could revel for a moment in what has been a difficult time in our current state of lives with the Corona virus that has been a front and center concern. I’m going to begin where I last left off with the Binghamton Devils’ profile series, which included some questions for members of the Panel. Please be safe as we are all in this together. In this mini-series, you’ll find five questions...
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DitD & Open Post - 4/1/20: The Turnaround Edition

DitD & Open Post - 4/1/20: The Turnaround Edition

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 4/1/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Some Devils-related content on NHL Network today (April 1): 12:00 p.m. ET – Raising The Cup, 2000 Stanley Cup Final: New Jersey Devils at Dallas Stars, Game Six 2:00 p.m. ET – Relive The Magic: 2000 New Jersey Devils 3:30 p.m. ET – NHL Network Countdown: Goalies of the 2000s 9:30 p.m. ET – Franchise Classics: Chicago Blackhawks at New Jersey Devils, March 17, 2009 Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment is making a “six-figure...
Mar 31, 2020
Yaroslav Askarov: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Top Goaltender With “Great Poise, Athleticism And A Quick Glove”

Yaroslav Askarov: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Top Goaltender With “Great Poise, Athleticism And A Quick Glove”

Yaroslav Askarov is one of the highest touted goaltending prospects in years and is expected to go in the 1st round of the 2020 NHL Draft. | Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via This year’s draft features a talented goaltender from Russia that has been talked about as a potential franchise pick for a few seasons. Will Yaroslav Askarov be a top 10 pick? Could he be a fit for the Devils? It’s not often that we hear about goaltending prospects that are potential 1st round picks, let alone top 10 in today’s NHL. Yaroslav Askarov is a talented goaltender with a lot of hype behind him that...
Mar 30, 2020
Marco Rossi: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Awesome Austrian Ace

Marco Rossi: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Awesome Austrian Ace

There is indeed No Quit in Marco Rossi’s game. | Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Marco Rossi was arguably the best player on arguably the best team in the Ontario Hockey League, the Ottawa 67’s. This 2020 draft prospect profile goes over what Rossi is all about and finds he does a lot of things really well and has few flaws in his game. There have been just eight skaters who were born in Austria and played in the National Hockey League per Hockey-Reference. Today’s profile is about someone who will at least be the ninth and could have a shot at knocking off...
Mar 30, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 3/30/20: Pavel Zacha Can’t Be Stopped! Edition

DitD & Open Post - 3/30/20: Pavel Zacha Can’t Be Stopped! Edition

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 3/30/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links How satisfied are fans with the Devils right now? When will the team be a contender again? That and plenty more from a survey of fans: [The Athletic ($)] Former Devil Mike Rupp on goalies, including his thoughts on Marty Brodeur, Marc-Andre Fleury and Henrik Lundqvist: [The Athletic ($)] He can’t be stopped! I’m not going to say we’re being trolled by these simulations, but the Devils won both games this weekend, and virtual Pavel “Wayne...
Mar 29, 2020
Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 1: Mistakes Were Made

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 1: Mistakes Were Made

Sherman Abrams takes control of the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in Eastside Hockey Manager This is the first part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in Eastside Hockey Manager series. New GM Sherman Abrams was active in the offseason to try to improve the Devils right away. Some mistakes were made. Last week, I simulated the 2019-20 NHL season in Eastside Hockey Manager using a custom-made database to mimic everyone’s rosters prior to the actual 2019-20 season. The simulation showed that the EHM-version of the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils performed better than the...
Mar 28, 2020
Alexander Holtz: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Sniper With a High Hockey IQ

Alexander Holtz: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Sniper With a High Hockey IQ

Photo by ERIK SIMANDER/TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP via Today in our continuing prospect coverage, we have Swedish sniper and excellent talent Alexander Holtz. He will undoubtedly go in the top 10, and is ranked anywhere from #5 to #9 depending on where you look. As you will see, I think he is closer to #5, and he should be someone the Devils target if they do not win the lottery. Today, in our early look at the top of the 2020 draft board here at All About the Jersey, I take a look at one of the top European skaters eligible. He will almost undoubtedly be one of the top 10 skaters off of the...
Mar 27, 2020
Lucas Raymond: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile | A Gamebreaking Winger Out of the SHL

Lucas Raymond: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile | A Gamebreaking Winger Out of the SHL

Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Lucas Raymond is a winger from out of the SHL who could be one of the very best playmakers in this draft? Could he be a difference-maker for whatever team takes him in the top-10? Who is Lucas Raymond? Lucas Raymond is a Swedish winger out of the SHL who has been highly touted in draft circles for a while. Born in Goteborg, Sweden on March 28, 2002, Raymond has played his whole career in his home country, advancing through the ranks of the Frolunda HC system over the past half decade. Raymond dominated every level of junior that he visited on his way up,...
Mar 27, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 3/27/20: Back to Harvard Edition

DitD & Open Post - 3/27/20: Back to Harvard Edition

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Reilly Walsh, 81st overall pick of the New Jersey Devils, poses for a portrait during the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 3/27/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Hard to blame the young man for wanting to finish off a Harvard degree, but... #NJDevils prospect Reilly Walsh is going to return to Harvard for his senior season, according to a source. Walsh was a 3rd-round pick in the 2017 draft. Devils are "very comfortable" with Walsh...
Mar 26, 2020
Tim Stutzle: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Top Rated European Skater is a Fast, Versatile Talent

Tim Stutzle: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Top Rated European Skater is a Fast, Versatile Talent

The current skater ranked first overall in the NHL’s European Skater Rankings is Germany’s Tim Stutzle. We take a look at why he would be a good choice for the New Jersey Devils today. The 2020 NHL Draft is set to a feature a number of talented young players to be infused into the league. While the New Jersey Devils currently sit sixth in terms of draft position (with some season hopefully to go), things can always change via the lottery. Nothing seems certain after the first pick, and players always rise and fall depending upon how each team values them. One player who should be...
Mar 25, 2020
Garden State of Hockey- Episode 40: April 26, 2012

Garden State of Hockey- Episode 40: April 26, 2012

Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ The Devils managed to get the final word in a tightly fought series against the Panthers and we look back at the heroics of that double overtime win. This week, we took a look at the game that enabled the heroics of future rounds in 2012, as Adam Henrique ended the series against the Florida Panthers with a double overtime goal. This was a hard fought and highly contested series, contrary to what many expected going into it and the Devils had to scrape and claw to make it past the first round for the first time since 2007. This game featured a classic Marek...
Mar 25, 2020
Quinton Byfield: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Best Prospect Other than Lafreniere ... or Better?

Quinton Byfield: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; Best Prospect Other than Lafreniere ... or Better?

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Quinton Byfield is the #2 prospect for the 2020 draft and he may be closer to overtaking Lafreniere at the #1 spot than he is at falling to #3 or below. The 2020 draft has been booked as the Lafreniere draft for a while. We said the same thing about the Nolan Patrick draft before Nico stole the #1 pick out from under him and has run away with it. Could this be another one of those cases? Is he deserving of #1 consideration? Or — like Kakko > Hughes — is it just talk in the blogosphere to get articles like this flowing? Let’s dig in. Who is Quinton...
Mar 25, 2020
DitD & Open Post - 3/25/20: Pay Cuts Edition

DitD & Open Post - 3/25/20: Pay Cuts Edition

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 3/25/20 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment is reversing course on a plan to temporarily cut pay for salaried employees. “After listening to our staff and players, it’s clear that was the wrong decision,” Josh Harris said. “We have reversed it and will be paying these employees their full salaries.” [NHL] Sixers and Devils at-will employees were informed today that temporary salary reductions of up to 20 percent will be instituted for...
Mar 24, 2020
Alexis Lafreniere: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Undisputed Top Prospect and Potential Next NHL Star

Alexis Lafreniere: 2020 NHL Draft Prospect Profile; The Undisputed Top Prospect and Potential Next NHL Star

Alexis Lafreniere has solidified himself as the top prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft class after dominating the QMJHL and helping Canada to a Gold Medal at the World Junior Championships. | Photo by Mathieu Belanger/ For a few years now, Alexis Lafreniere has been considered the top prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft. He further cemented his status as the #1 overall pick after putting in another dominating season in the QMJHL for Rimouski and at the World Junior Championships for Canada. The New Jersey Devils will need some more draft lottery magic to land Lafreniere. Let’s take a look at...