Category Archives: NHL: NJ Devils

New Jersey Devils’ Day Two/Overall Grades and Player Breakdown

Introduction The New Jersey Devils had to wait hours to make the team’s first pick of day. But, general manager Tom Fitzgerald did not disappoint. He started off by selecting a goalie which was highly rated by many. He ended the day by selecting three forwards and one defenseman. Fitzgerald even made a trade as

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New Jersey Devils’ Day One Draft Grades and Player Breakdowns

Introduction The New Jersey Devils made all three of the team’s first-round picks despite possible rumors of the team moving at least one of their 18th or 20th overall picks. The Devils addressed the team’s forward need, specifically at the wing, with the team’s first two picks. The third pick the Devils went defense, and

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New Jersey Devils’ 2020 NHL Draft Preview

Introduction Get ready New Jersey Devils’ fans. The day we have all been waiting for is just about here, the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. In our most recent episode of Devils Army Cast, we broke down the upcoming draft in great depth (see below). For those who are old-fashioned and appreciate text, this article will

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NHL’s “Model” Defenseman, Do The Devils Have One?

Introduction Twenty years ago, you wanted a defenseman who could hit hard, was steady in their own end, and were okay offensively. Examples being Scott Stevens, Chris Pronger, and Chris Chelios. While there were some other fantastic defensemen such as Ray Borque and Paul Coffey, they were coming out of a high-scoring 80’s era and

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Free Agent Profile: Torey Krug, Top Left-Handed Defenseman on the Market

Introduction You guessed it, today we are covering another defenseman in our free agent profile series. Today we profile Torey Krug, a longtime Boston Bruin defenseman and a soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. Our last profile on Craig Smith can be found here. Krug is one of the NHL’s premier offensive-defenseman, tallying at least 49 points

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A Closer Look at General Manager Tom Fitzgerald’s Recent Interview

In case you missed it, New Jersey Devils’ general manager Tom Fitzgerald conducted an interview with NJ.com. During this interview he talked a lot about the upcoming NHL Draft. If you missed it fret not, as you can find a deeper analyses of it below. When talking to the media, general managers have to be

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The New Jersey Devils Should Not Be A Trade Destination For Jack Eichel

Buffalo: The City It is hard to think of a gloomier city in North America than Buffalo, New York. The tundra of upstate New York is cold and snowy a majority of the year. Some even say, the climate forces the residents to live in igloos and hunt for Cariboo. Sleds and snowmobiles are their

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Free Agent Profile: Brenden Dillon, Potential Free Agent Bargain Defensive Defenseman

Introduction My most recent free agent profile focused on forward Craig Smith. Someone that can be described as a “value signing.” Value signings, as was mentioned in the Craig Smith profile, are going to be a theme of this upcoming free agency. Especially given the strict budget-cutting and internal salary caps some NHL teams are

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Free Agent Profile: Mike Hoffman, Power Play Specialist

Introduction In 2019-20, the New Jersey Devils were flat out bad. The team held a record of 29 wins, 30 losses, and 12 overtime and shootout losses. Even despite the post-all-star game success of rookie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood, the team still struggled. One reason they were so terrible was its lack of goal scoring and scoring

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Free Agent Profile: Craig Smith, Vastly Underrated Depth Forward

Introduction Our free agent profile series has largely focused on defensemen, as that is not only the biggest need for the New Jersey Devils but also the strength of the pending free agent class. However, today’s focus is going to be on an unrestricted free agent forward that would fit the description of a “value

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