Non-Devils Issues, Views & Analysis

General issues, views, and analyses for players not on the New Jersey Devils or discussing other teams that do not include the Devils.

Look (& Laugh) at My PHBA NHL Awards Ballot


I was asked to take part in collective effort called the Professional Hockey Bloggers Association to vote for the major NHL Awards for the 2013-14 season. I reveal my ballot, my "homer" votes,...

GO WEST - 2014 Playoffs Open Post

This is an open post for ILWT fans to discuss about all of the hot, cold, and in-between action of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs that do not feature the New Jersey Devils. They can also discuss...

ILWT Guide to Choosing a Bandwagon in the Playoffs


Well folks, the Devils' season is over, and while for some that means hockey is done as well, others will tune in for the most exciting tournament in sports anyway. So, before they get going let's...

What Will NJ Add? 2014 Trade Deadline Open Post


There have been plenty of trades made ahead of the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline. There will be plenty more trades and all kindsof talk today. This is an open post for ILWT users to discuss all that's...

How it Affects NJ: Buffalo's Trade & Other Rumors


The first significant trade near the NHL Trade Deadline happened last night as Buffalo moved Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis. While that deal may not affect the New Jersey Devils, that move...

Myers Suspended 3 Games for Head Shot on Zubrus


Buffalo defenseman was suspended three games for his head shot on Dainius Zubrus in Saturday's 2-1 loss. The NHL Department of Player Safety correctly called it a head shot, but did consider Zubrus...

Myers to Have Phone Hearing for Zubrus Head Shot


Tyler Myers jumped into a check that hit Dainius Zubrus right in the chin in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres last night. Myers will only get a phone hearing, which is rather...

What You Get w/ NHL Gamecenter Live & NHL Vault


The NHL Gamecenter Live people provided a promotional code for a review of the NHL Gamecenter Live and NHL Vault services. This is that review.

How Bad Is the Metropolitan Division Right Now?


It's no secret that the Metropolitan Division has been substandard this year. Just how awful does this bunch look right now? When compared to all of the worst divisions in recent history, the...

Big Hits: How NHL Can Promote Good over Bad


Big hits are a memorable part of the game for the fans and sometimes the hitter. Given increasing safety concerns, I suggest a proactive approach for the league to explain good hits in the hopes of...


9/11/2013: Beginning of Camp Edition

Devils and non-Devils links for 9/11/2013 for readers to go through as well as a place for any hockey-related discussion.

Reviewed: Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract


Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract is a compendium for advanced stats and analytic concepts developed in recent years meant to be accessible to fans new and already-familiar to these metrics. This...

Would You Take Kovalchuk Back After 4 Yrs w/ SKA?


The "retirement" of Ilya Kovalchuk is no longer as he signed a four year deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. After his deal is done, he'll be a UFA. In response to the signing, I have to ask:...

Global Hockey Legends Charity Game Report


Several former New Jersey Devils and other local players teamed up against a team of Russian players to raise money for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund at the Prudential Center today....

A 2013 Resolution: Let's Share Our Love of Hockey


Following a customary post about looking back on 2012, I propose a suggested resolution for 2013: share our passion of hockey with more people and go into the benefits and how to approach it.

The NHL Officially Locks Out the Players


As of midnight on September 15, the NHL will lockout the players. This is a short post summarizing some feelings about it as well as stating what will happen at In Lou We Trust now.

The Atlantic Division Off-Season through July


Well, the offseason has settled in, there isn't much to report about the New Jersey Devils, or for that matter the NHL. Hockey fans around the world are waiting for that magical time in October...

NHL Awards 2012: Explanations for My Lady Byng & Calder Trophy Ballots


On Wednesday and Thursday, the SB Nation writers revealed their selections for the Lady Byng and Calder Trophies for the 2011-12 NHL regular season. In this post, I explain my ballots for each...

NHL Awards 2012: Explanations for My Vezina & Norris Trophy Ballots


SB Nation writers have voted for their selections for the 2011-12 NHL player awards. In this post, I explain my ballot for the Vezina and Norris trophies.

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