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Stars 3, Devils 2: Close but no cigar

February 2, 2020 - 10:33 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell A few notes from New Jersey vs Dallas: 1) The Devils defended well. They conceded just 22 Grade B chances at 5v5, the second lowest total since the turn of the calendar. I know the Stars aren’t an offensive powerhouse but I was surprised the Devils managed t...

The New Jersey Devils are giving Joey Anderson another (deserved) look

February 3, 2020 - 11:19 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The New Jersey Devils have recalled 21-year-old winger Joey Anderson from Binghamton. Anderson has amassed 15 goals (t-1st) and 34 points (2nd) through 44 games this season. That’s pretty solid production from a youngster, which explains why he represented t...

New Jersey Devils: January's three stars of the month

February 4, 2020 - 10:47 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell It was yet another subpar month for the New Jersey Devils. Just four teams won fewer games and the historically bad Detroit Red Wings were the only side to allow more goals against. It was bad. That being said, there were still some bright spots in the pool...

Canadiens 4, Devils 3: Unacceptable yet expected

February 5, 2020 - 10:40 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Montreal: 1. Blown lead unacceptable yet expected The Devils held a 3-0 lead on home soil. Regardless of the circumstances, that is a game they have to win. I don’t care if a few key regulars are out of the lineup. I d...

On Vatanen, the Hurricanes, and the potential return on a trade

February 6, 2020 - 11:56 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The New Jersey Devils sit 29th in points and 30th in goal differential. They are very bad. You know what very bad teams do at the trade deadline? Sell players; in particular those without contracts beyond the current season. That – coupled with the fact S...

Vancouver Canucks a potential landing spot for Wayne Simmonds

February 7, 2020 - 11:28 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell While Wayne Simmonds has mentioned he’d like to finish the season with the New Jersey Devils (the rental move didn't work so well last time), there is a realistic possibility he is traded prior to the deadline. The Devils are very clearly going nowhere this...

Devils 3, Kings 0: Blackwood perfect again

February 9, 2020 - 10:44 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell A few notes from New Jersey vs Los Angeles: 1) Mackenzie Blackwood can be somewhat inconsistent, which I guess should be expected of a young goaltender playing behind a bad defense. Blackwood’s ceiling games are top tier, though, making it easy to get excite...

A rough baseline's been set should Devils move on from Palmieri or Coleman

February 11, 2020 - 10:24 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell There has been a lot of debate about whether the New Jersey Devils should consider trading non-rentals like Kyle Palmieri or Blake Coleman. It’s a somewhat complicated issue where valid points can be made for both sides of the argument. On one hand, the...

G56 New Jersey Devils vs Detroit Red Wings: The Basement Bowl

February 13, 2020 - 11:12 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Stop the presses. Tonight the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings square off in what should be an epic battle of basement dwellers. The Devils sit 28th in goal differential and 30th on a per game basis. The Red Wings, not to be outdone, are 31st in eac...

Devils 4, Red Wings 1: New Jersey wins the basement bowl

February 14, 2020 - 10:45 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell A few notes from New Jersey vs Detroit: 1) The Devils started the game in rather embarrassing fashion. While the scoreline was even after 20 minutes, the flow of the game was anything but. The Red Wings – one of the worst teams in recent memory – generated...

G58 New Jersey Devils vs Columbus Blue Jackets: Nico is back!

February 16, 2020 - 11:24 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch for when the New Jersey Devils take on the Columbus Blue Jackets: 1. Better defensive play The Devils have been a defensive trainwreck all season. Somehow, they’ve hit new lows of late. They’ve allowed 65 attempts (30th) and 33 scor...

An in-depth look at the Andy Greene and Blake Coleman trades

February 17, 2020 - 10:21 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The New Jersey Devils made a ton of noise on Sunday, pulling off a pair of sizeable trades a week in advance of the trade deadline. Interim GM Tom Fitzgerald shipped captain Andy Greene to the New York Islanders in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2021. He...

The New Jersey Devils might have to consider trading Kyle Palmieri

February 18, 2020 - 9:55 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell We’re still ~a week away from this year’s trade deadline but it’s becoming very clear it is a sellers market, be it for rentals or players with (some) term. LA’s decision to part with rental Tyler Toffoli – rather than extend him – was made pretty...

On Simmonds, Vatanen, Palmieri, and potential deadline trades

February 19, 2020 - 9:33 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell We’re less than a week away from the trade deadline and the New Jersey Devils are one of the few clear sellers. There are a lot of lines in the water with regards to what they might do, and I have a few ideas of my own for what they could/should do, so let...

Devils 2, Sharks 1: Blackwood steals the show...again

February 21, 2020 - 10:47 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs San Jose: 1. Mackenzie Blackwood stole the show San Jose is not a good team. They are bad, in fact. They’re missing a ton of key players right now – Evander Kane, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson come to...

New Jersey Devils deadline roundup: On Palmieri, Simmonds, and Vatanen

February 23, 2020 - 10:14 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Mackenzie Blackwood stole the show (again) on Saturday afternoon, as he stopped 33 of 35 and led the charge in New Jersey’s upset win over Washington. In the grand scheme of things that game doesn’t mean much for the team, where as tomorrow’s deadline me...