Author Archives: James Villani

DAB PREGAME: Banged up Devils Visit Nassau Coliseum

Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own an 18-21-7 record, which puts them seventh in the Metropolitan Division, and the New York Islanders, who own a 26-15-4 record, which puts them third in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils are two days removed from a 4-1 thrashing courtesy of the

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DAB PREGAME: Devils Return Home to Face the Leafs

  Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own a 16-19-7 record, which puts them seventh in the Metropolitan Division, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, who own a 27-13-2 record, which puts them second in the Atlantic Division. The Devils started an all-important second half of the season with a

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World Junior Championship Recap: From a Devils Fan Persepective

Introduction The World Junior Championships came to a bittersweet end for American New Jersey Devils fans. The United States was defeated by Finland in the gold medal game. However, throughout the tournament most of the Devils prospects shined. Another benefit from the tournament is the prospects whom the Devils may have a shot at drafting

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World Junior Championship Preview

Not only does Christmastime bring joy and cheer, it also brings the World Junior Hockey Championships. This year, 10 different countries will compete in two separate divisions in Vancouver, BC. The preliminary round games will start today, December 26th, and the playoffs will start on January 2nd. You can find the full schedule and TV listings at this link: https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-network-wjc-schedule. All games listed will be on NHL NETWORK.

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The Revival of Marcus Johansson and What it Should Mean for his Future in NJ

Introduction General manager Ray Shero is finally getting what he expected when he traded second and third-round picks for forward Marcus Johansson. The ex-Washington Capitals forward was coming off a career year in terms of point production, so expectations were high when he was brought over just two offseasons ago. Unfortunately, for both Johansson and

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Why Ray Shero Shouldn’t Have Been so Hesitant to Spend

If you’re a Devils fans, I guarantee you’ve heard one phrase often during the last offseason: “Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier need to be paid.” This statement was used by many to rationalize general manager Ray Shero’s decision of not spending significant cash over the offseason. Many may agree with this rationale and many may

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DAB PREGAME: Devils Hope to Fix Road Woes in Tampa

Match Overview Tonight’s game will feature your New Jersey Devils, who currently own a 9-9-3 record, which puts them in last place in the Metropolitan Division, and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who own a 16-6-1 record, which puts them second in the Atlantic Division. The Devils need to be more consistent. After a stretch of

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RECAP: Costly 30 Seconds Enough To Down Devils In Carolina

Game Summary The New Jersey Devils weren’t able to mount a two-goal comeback, which resulted in their first regulation loss in three game With the loss, the Devils now hold a 8-9-2 record. The first period was the Devils’ kryptonite. The Carolina Hurricanes struck twice in the first thirty seconds of the game. Justin Williams

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