Devils Issues, Views & Analysis

NJ Passing Review: Devils vs the Atlantic Division

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This is a look at the how the New Jersey Devils fared against their Atlantic Division opponents in the passing game. Read on for the details.

Full Circle: Gomez Returning to NJ on Camp Tryout

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Former New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez is returning to New Jersey: without a contract and only for training camp on a tryout basis. This post goes over who Gomez is, why he's coming in on a...

Choosing Optimism in 2014-15

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Should we be optimistic about the upcoming Devils season? Your mileage may vary, but one writer tries to figure it out for himself.

Passing Analysis: Devils Vs The Metro Division

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This is a look at the divisional matchups for the New Jersey Devils and how well both they and their opponents generated offense via their passing. Read on for the details.

Reviewing Goals Against Cory Schneider: Apr. 2014

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April brought the end of the 2013-14 season for New Jersey Devils. Cory Schneider capped off his first season with five appearances in the month, a short but better outing for him. This post...

An Early Look at the All-Important Home Stretch

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Last season, the New Jersey Devils entered the home stretch of the season with a legitimate chance to make the playoffs. Instead of running with that chance, however, the team faltered in the end....

NJ Passing Review: Possession & a Team Comparison

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This is a look at how much possession matters during a hockey game as well as how the New Jersey Devils compared on a team-level to their opposition. Read on for the details.

2014 Devils Passing Review: Does Accuracy Matter?

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This is a look at the impact of accuracy and how frequently players complete and attempt passes. Read on for the details.

Reviewing Goals Against Cory Schneider: Mar. 2014

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Cory Schneider's March was a stunning drop from the prior two months. In seven appearances, he conceded 21 goals while posting a save percentage well below 90%. What happened? This post looks at...

Does a Forward Need to Be Traded?

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After Free Agent Frenzy, the New Jersey Devils were left with an overabundance of NHL-caliber forwards. The initial thought by most fans, myself included, was that a trade was imminent. Is a trade...

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How Frequently do the NJ Devils Generate Offense?

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This is a look at how frequency New Jersey Devils skaters generate offense in each zone and how that compares with the opposition. Read on for the details.

NJ Devils Corsi Breakdown: Passing and Shooting

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This is a look at how the New Jersey Devils skaters contribute to Corsi via their passing and shooting. Read on for the details.

Reviewing Goals Against Cory Schneider: Feb. 2014

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Cory Schneider was sensational in January and he continued his strong play in February. It was a short month, but he played in all of the New Jersey Devils' games and conceded only six goals -...

How Close Were Devils Games Last Year?

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Under head coach Peter DeBoer, the Devils play a low event style of hockey. While the team may not score much, it also performs exceptionally well at preventing goals against. Does this lead to...

NJ Passing Review: Who's Generating the Goals?

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This is a look at taking efficiency one step further and looking at data to see what impact, if any, certain New Jersey Devils skaters have in generating goals. Read on for the details.

Do the Devils Need to Acquire a Depth Defenseman?

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With training camp just over a month away, rosters around the league are getting close to set. Do the Devils need to grab any remaining FA defensemen to shore up their depth chart or can they enter...

Is the Devils Forecheck a Hindrance?

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This is an investigation into whether or not the New Jersey Devils system is helping or hurting the team's chances at being successful. Read on for the details.

Reviewing Goals Against Cory Schneider: Jan. 2014

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After a disappointing December, Cory Schneider was tremendous in January. He played more, stopped many more shots, and gave up fewer goals in January compared to December. Let's review the goals...

An Undervalued Stat? Analyzing Faceoffs in NJ

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Faceoffs can be an important facet of the game of hockey. They start a game, and a team that can win them can generate positive momentum. Despite this, however, it is a stat that is not largely...

2014 Devils Passing Review: The Transition Game

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This is a look at the neutral zone and transition phases of the game and analyzing how the New Jersey Devils skaters performed in both phases. Read on for the details.

Devils Stay Greene: $25 Million Extension Reaction

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The New Jersey Devils locked up another potential free agent in 2015 by signing Andy Greene to a contract extension worth $25 million over five years. This reaction post looks at why it's a good...

What are the Devils' Options Down the Middle?

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Heading into 2014-15, the Devils appear to be set at forward in terms of quantity. Beyond that, the configuration of forwards seems very much up in the air. What possibilities are out there for New...

2014 NJ Passing Review: Efficiency and Winning

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This is a look at what passing statistics correlate more with winning hockey games. Read on for the details.

Reviewing Goals Against Cory Schneider: Dec. 2013

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Cory Schneider was hot in November but he was not in December. In 6 games, he conceded 18. How many of those were soft? How many of them featured another Devil making a notable error? This month's...

How About a Faster Start This Year?

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Last year, the New Jersey Devils were the last team in the NHL to win a hockey game, losing seven straight contests before getting that all-important "W". Will this year be better for the team, or...

Can the Devils Survive the Injury Bug in 2014-15?

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With a team that is equal-parts old and seemingly injury-prone, will the Devils' health be a major factor for the 2013-14 season?

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