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What is and is Not Distracting about Taylor Hall’s Contract Situation

What is and is Not Distracting about Taylor Hall’s Contract Situation

Taylor Hall, signing a camera lens after being named First Star of the Game. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Training camp has begun for the New Jersey Devils and superstar left winger Taylor Hall does not have a contract extension. Will it be a distraction? This post argues that to some, yes; but to others, no. Training camp has already begun and tonight will be the first set of preseason games the New Jersey Devils will play. As you would expect, there have been plenty of quips and observations as the players have taken to the ice. There are those who are in “the best...
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Preseason Split-Squad Game Preview: New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins and at Montreal Canadiens

Preseason Split-Squad Game Preview: New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins and at Montreal Canadiens

Part of the Devils will host Boston in preseason action tonight. The other part is in Montreal or off. Blake Coleman and Patrice Bergeron are not guaranteed to be there. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Tonight, the New Jersey Devils will split their training camp squad into two for two games. One group will be in Newark and host the Boston Bruins. The other will visit the Montreal Canadiens. This post gives a light preview into the first night of the Devils’ 2019 preseason schedule. The Rock will be open for New Jersey Devils hockey for the first time since April....
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DitD & Open Post - 9/16/19: Let the Games Begin Edition

DitD & Open Post - 9/16/19: Let the Games Begin Edition

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/16/19 Here are your links for today: Devils Links The organization has announced its theme nights for the 2019-2020 season. A breakdown of what you can expect and when: [All About the Jersey] Updates out of training camp: All eyes were on Taylor Hall as he returned to the practice rink ice for the first time in nearly nine months. @amandacstein | #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/VXAEWKpzCT— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 14, 2019 We’re here for the Jesper + Jesper friendship....
Sep 15, 2019
New Jersey Devils Cut Back on Announced Theme Nights for 2019-20 Season

New Jersey Devils Cut Back on Announced Theme Nights for 2019-20 Season

Hey, kid, you’re getting three theme nights this season. And less in general. But three for kids. | Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via After holding 19 theme nights last season, the New Jersey Devils have cut back to 12 (17 if you include five nondescript Thursday Night Hockey nights) with 10 actually different themes for the 2019-20 season. This post goes over what has been announced and what is missing compared to last season’s promotional schedule. In the late afternoon of September 13, 2019, the New Jersey Devils announced their theme nights for the 2019-20 season. These are home...
Sep 15, 2019
A Look Behind Member’s of The Panel

A Look Behind Member’s of The Panel

Photo Credit: JustSports Photography / Binghamton Devils The Panel is made up of volunteers that offer opinions regarding players of the Binghamton Devils in Quarterly Grades reports throughout the season Part of the goal of mine as a blogger is to inform fans regarding players that are in Binghamton and the possibilities of them performing for the big club at any given moment. The other part is knowledge, as a big component when it comes down to the prospects and how well their development is proceeding (good or bad), or the vets and how they lead the club. Along the way, I decided to...
Sep 14, 2019
Will the Devils Have 5v5 20 Goal Scoring Potential?

Will the Devils Have 5v5 20 Goal Scoring Potential?

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports The one with the biggest potential, of course, is #9. Last season, there were 34 skaters who scored 20 goals or more at 5 on 5 action. These were your elite scorers who were able to dominate in full strength settings and give their teams much needed production in that setting. John Tavares led the way with 33, Jake Guentzel right behind him at 31, but many different names make that list, down to three different forwards who were moved mid-season, all having been moved from Ottawa to contenders. Not counting those who were traded, those skaters represented...
Sep 13, 2019
Will the Devils See Any Surprise Roster Challenges in Camp?

Will the Devils See Any Surprise Roster Challenges in Camp?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Devils are entering this season with a mostly full NHL depth chart and a group of obvious challengers for the spots that are open. Can anyone outside that core group push their way into the roster conversation during training camp? With training camp now underway in New Jersey, we are creeping ever closer to meaningful Devils hockey. Yesterday, Gerard took a look at some of the potential storylines heading into camp this year and one of them was the question of if there are even any spots available to be won on the big club’s roster. The spots available are...
Sep 13, 2019
DitD & Open Post - 9/13/19: Playoffs or Bust Edition

DitD & Open Post - 9/13/19: Playoffs or Bust Edition

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/13/19 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Probably the biggest storyline hanging over the Devils as we get closer to the season: Taylor Hall and his contract. Here’s where things stand: No formal negotiations have taken place and nothing appears to be imminent. [NorthJersey.com] It’s playoffs or bust for the Devils this year, Taylor says: “I think if we don’t make the [playoffs], that’s a huge disappointment for everyone. That’s a spot we don’t want to envision ourselves in and with...
Sep 12, 2019
Narratives Surrounding the New Jersey Devils Preseason

Narratives Surrounding the New Jersey Devils Preseason

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via With preseason getting ready to start on Monday, we take a look at some possible narratives surrounding our New Jersey Devils. Preseason starts on Monday! Hockey is back! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, starting Monday our New Jersey Devils will be back in action, albeit in games that don’t count for anything. Still, it’s hockey and it gives the team a chance to evaluate players while satiating our appetite for a sport that’s been missing since June. With that being said, here are some things to keep in mind as we round into...
Sep 11, 2019
Garden State of Hockey- AAtJ Podcast Episode 6: Challenging the Prospects

Garden State of Hockey- AAtJ Podcast Episode 6: Challenging the Prospects

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via The Devils prospects were certainly met with a challenge in Buffalo but who stood out? The Top 25 Under 25 also marches on as we approach the Top 10. This week’s episode is short and sweet. Why’s that? Well, Pavel Zacha quickly made our opening discussion irrelevant on Tuesday morning. John gave his take here so check out some of his thoughts on the last domino to fall in terms of Devils free agents. Otherwise, we wrapped up the Buffalo prospects challenge and discussed the play of some of the bigger prospects. For some video review of...
Sep 11, 2019
Yet Again, the New Jersey Devils Want a New Goal Song (Maybe)

Yet Again, the New Jersey Devils Want a New Goal Song (Maybe)

Last season, fans heard “Howl” by The Gaslight Anthem after the Devils scored at The Rock. What will they hear this year? It could be “Howl” again. | Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Ahead of the 2019-20 preseason and regular season, the New Jersey Devils are reaching out to the fans to choose a new goal song - again. This post goes over all eight finalists and wonders why the last goal song is not only a finalist but also the most recently released song. Once again, the New Jersey Devils organization is interested in changing the goal song. That is, the song that gets played very...
Sep 11, 2019
DitD & Open Post - 9/11/19: Resolved Edition

DitD & Open Post - 9/11/19: Resolved Edition

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/11/19 Here are your links for today: Devils Links Well, that resolved itself quickly. A day after it was reported that Pavel Zacha was flirting with the KHL, he signed a three-year deal with a $2.25 million AAV with the Devils. [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com] Devils prospects wrapped up Prospects Challenge play with a 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins. The game-tying and game-winning goals were scored by Ludvig Larsson, who earned himself an invite to Devils training camp. [NHL] A vote of confidence for...
Sep 10, 2019
What is in the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils Season Ticket Holder Box

What is in the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils Season Ticket Holder Box

The 2019-20 STH Box! | Picture by John Fischer Preseason is imminent for the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils. As a result, Devils season ticket holders have started to receive their boxes for the upcoming season. This post has pictures of what is in the box, including a scarf. There are many signs for the fan to look forward to as the NHL regular season gets closer. Prospect games are one. The beginning of training camp is another. The beginning of preseason games also works for some. And for the fans who are season ticket holders, it is when they receive their package for the upcoming...
Sep 10, 2019
No KHL Drama: Pavel Zacha Re-Signed for 3 Seasons & $6.75 Million

No KHL Drama: Pavel Zacha Re-Signed for 3 Seasons & $6.75 Million

Celebrate for Pavel Zacha was re-signed today. | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ After rumors of going to Avangard Omsk of the KHL, Pavel Zacha has re-signed with the New Jersey Devils for $6.75 million over three seasons. This post goes over the new contract, whether it is reasonable, and gives an overall opinion about it. Yesterday, there was a day of drama surrounding Pavel Zacha. Rumors of going to the KHL. Avangard Omsk stating such rumors were premature but not denying them. General manager Ray Shero tossing expletives to the press about he did not care about that. Word of actually...
Sep 10, 2019
The 2019 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Middle of the Pack (#15 - #11)

The 2019 AATJ Top 25 Devils Under 25: The Middle of the Pack (#15 - #11)

Brett Seney managed to appear in 51 games for the Devils in his first full season as a professional after a standout career at Merrimack College. | Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via The next installment to our 2019 AATJ Top 25 Under 25 series is here. This group represents the players that finished in the middle of the top 25 and includes three forwards and two defensemen. It’s time to reveal which players cracked the top 15 but saw themselves just outside of the top 10 in today’s post on the Top 25 Under 25. This group includes three forwards and two defensemen, including two players...