Devils History

Some Videos of New HHoFers Niedermayer & Shanahan

Former New Jersey Devils Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame tonight. In honor of that, here are some videos of both players that are examples of what they've done with the Devils.

Of Steve Bernier and Recent NJ Devils Tryouts

Looking at the players that have tried out over the past few years with the Devils and the outcome of each situation.

Six Shots Allowed, Sykora Needed One to Sink Leafs

The New Jersey Devils dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 in Round 2 of the 2000 playoffs, holding them to six shots on net. Petr Sykora scored the series-clinching goal in that game 18 seconds in. This is a breakdown of that play.

Devils Goal Breakdown: Niedermayer's '95 Classic

In a long and illustrious career, Scott Niedermayer made one of his greatest highlights back in Game 2 of the 1995 Stanley Cup Finals. He went end-to-end to tie up the game 2-2 in impressive fashion. This is a breakdown of that historic goal.

Devils Goal Breakdown: Broten's 2nd Earns 1st Cup

The New Jersey Devils were in a position to sweep the Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup in 1995. Neal Broten broke a 2-2 tie in the second period with his second goal of the game, which was the Cup winning goal. This is a breakdown of that goal.

Valeri Zelepukin: A Devils Cult Hero

Forward Valeri Zelepukin went from late round draft pick in 1990 to becoming a productive winger when the New Jersey Devils made the leap to being contenders to sticking in the league as a third-liner after an eye injury. He is a Devil cult hero.

Devils Goal Breakdown: Elias' KO of Flyers in 2000

Patrik Elias scored 2 goals in Game 7 against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals; a 2-1 Devils win to erase a 3-1 series deficit and knock out the Second Rate Rivals. This is a breakdown of Elias' second goal.

Stevens on Lindros: Greatest Hit I've Ever Seen

In preparing for another historical goal breakdown from the New Jersey Devils win in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, I look back at a more famous moment from Game 7: Scott Stevens destroying Eric Lindros.

Devils Goal Breakdown: Arnott's 2000 Cup Winner

Jason Arnott scored one of the greatest goals in New Jersey Devils history to beat Dallas and win the Stanley Cup in 2000 during double overtime of Game 6. Join me as I breakdown the play that led to the Arnott alone in the slot for a glorious goal.

Claude Lemieux Wasn't Clutch, He Was Very Good

Inspired by a recent post about Bill Guerin, I got reminiscent about Claude Lemieux's 1995 playoff run. After digging deeper, it's worth explaining that he didn't get to 80 career playoff goals by being "clutch," he was just better than most recall.

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Looking Back at Bill Guerin's Time in NJ

Bill Guerin has been named as an inductee to the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday. In honor of that, let's look back at his time with his first organization, the New Jersey Devils.

Looking Back at the 2003 Devils ECF Near Collapse

The 2002-03 New Jersey Devils won the team's third Stanley Cup, a Cup that almost never happened as the Devils nearly blew a 3-1 series lead to Ottawa in the Eastern Conf. Finals. This look back covers it all from Game 1 to Friesen's series' winner.

Shanahan & Niedermayer - 2 More Devils to the Hall

Two more former New Jersey Devils players will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013: forward Brendan Shanahan and defenseman Scott Niedermayer. This post goes over what they did and why they're so deserving of their induction.

American Devils: The 2006-07 Team

It's the Fourth of July and so it's entirely appropriate to look back at the most American roster in New Jersey Devils history: the 2006-07 team.

Jacques Caron: The Honored Goaltender Coach

The New Jersey Devils will honor longtime goaltending coach Jacques Caron before the March 17, 2013 game against the Montreal Canadiens. Here are a few words about Caron and why his longevity belies his importance.

Talking Red #97 - A Win & Peter Stastny Interview

In this episode of the New Jersey Devils podcast Talking Red, David, E.J., and John discuss the Devils' 2-1 win over the Islanders, Zajac's extension, and much more. David also had the honor to interview former Devil and hockey legend Peter Stastny.

Lever to Salvador: An Overview of Devils Captains

Bryce Salvador will play his first game as captain of the New Jersey Devils as the team's tenth captain in history. In honor of that, this post provides a quick overview of all captains in Devils history.

Before New Jersey, Wilf Paiement was the Ace

Wilf Paiement was more than just the first ever draft pick by the New Jersey Devils franchise. Let's look back at how he became their first ace forward and he still sits as the 13th top scorer in franchise history.

The Rise of Pat Verbeek: His Time with N.J.

The Little Ball of Hate got that name in the mid-90s, but he started his long, productive, and successful career with the New Jersey Devils. He racked up quite a few points and even more penalties in N.J. until a hold out that sent him to Hartford

When Captain Kirk Led the Devils

Kirk Muller spent seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils. He became the team's third captain, eventually the team's third all-time leading scorer, and led a core that helped the Devils make the playoffs in the late 1980s.

The Infamous Flash in the Pan that was Mike Danton

The New Jersey Devils drafted Mike Jefferson, suspended him for not reporting to Albany two seasons later, mended fences with Mike Danton, and then traded him away. He didn't last long, but he left an infamous mark as a Devil.

Iconic Devils Brothers: Aaron & Neal Broten

As part of the Iconic Families series sponsored by New York Life, this post highlights two brothers who played and excelled for the New Jersey Devils at different points of the organization: Aaron and Neal Broten.

Let's Talk New Jersey Devils Bloopers

The New Jersey Devils have been around for close to four decades as a franchise and they've had a few laughs in their time. In this post, I bring up a few Devils bloopers suggested by readers on Twitter and ask for more.

Looking Back at the Game that Led The Great One to Call the Devils, "Mickey Mouse"

After the New Jersey Devils lost 13-4 to the Edmonton Oilers on November 19, 1983, Wayne Gretzky called the Devils a "Mickey Mouse" organization. In this post, I review the highlights in that loss and conclude that he had a point.

A Comparison of First Year New Jersey Devils Head Coaches, Part 2 - Robinson to DeBoer

Concluding our comparison of NJ Devils head coaches in their first seasons behind the bench. Part 2 covers Larry Robinson through Peter DeBoer.

A Comparison of First Year New Jersey Devils Head Coaches, Part 1 - MacMillan to Ftorek and Some Guy Named Lemaire

Comparing results for the NJ Devils head coaches in their first seasons behind the bench. Part 1 will review the first 8 coaches in team history, from Billy MacMillan to Robbie Ftorek.

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