Jason Arnott

Devils shoveling out

Schwei by the Numbers: Shoveling Out Of The Hole

The Devils are enjoying their best stretch of hockey this season, going 3-0-1 with points in four straight games.


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Devils’ Lamoriello: ‘I Despise The Word Rebuilding’

Although he traded his captain, Jamie Langenbrunner, to the Dallas Stars for a conditional second-round draft pick on Friday, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello dismissed talk that the last-place team is in a rebuilding phase.


Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores past New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg in the second period of the NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dealing With The Devils: Running Out Of Faith

As bad as it’s been for the Devils this year, anybody who has kept up with my column knows that I have been what you might call optimistic. Now I’ll allow you to call it what it really was: denial.



Habs Cool Off Devils At The Rock

Brian Gionta and Lars Eller scored in the first 1:38, Carey Price made 27 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Thursday night.


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Devils Face Struggling Flames

Coming off its best win of the season, New Jersey now gets to face a struggling Calgary team as it tries to post back-to-back victories for the first time.



Devils Take Season’s Worth Of Frustration Out On Caps

Johan Hedberg made key saves and New Jersey finally scored some goals. That combination brightened the mood of the struggling Devils, who pulled off a stunning 5-0 win Monday over Washington Capitals.


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Dealing With The Devils: The $100 Million Headcase

At his current pace, Ilya Kovalchuk is on track to finish the year with a paltry 16 goals. To give you an idea of how disastrous that would be by his standards, consider that last year Kovalchuk notched his 16th goal by December 5th.



Devils Fall To 0-5-2 At Home

Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek scored shootout goals and the Buffalo Sabres won in Lindy Ruff’s 1,000th game as their coach, beating the reeling New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Wednesday night.


Jack Dowell #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks digs for the puck as Matt Taormina #20 of the New Jersey Devils hits the boards at the United Center on November 3, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dealing With The Devils: The Start Of Something Good?

The Devils have made crucial mistakes, been ravaged by injuries, and had seemingly every bounce go against them. So go ahead and write their eulogy if you’d like. But this team is not dead.


San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) scores past New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) as San Jose Sharks right wing Dany Heatley (15) assists in the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Schwei On Ice: An October To Forget For Devils

The Devils finished the month of October with a record of 3-8-1. The seven points are the third-lowest total ever in the season’s opening month since the club moved to New Jersey back in 1982.


Devils in LA

Schwei On Ice: Looking For Success Out West

The Devils will look to escape the clouds of their 2-6-1 start with three games in sunny California as they take on the Sharks, Ducks and Kings.


Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur

Brodeur Nets 112th Shutout; Devils Top Habs

Martin Brodeur made 29 saves for his 112th career shutout and Jason Arnott had a goal and an assist to lead New Jersey to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.


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Dealing With The Devils: Breaking Down A Slow Start

All is well in Devil-land for at least one day. But I don’t think anyone is ready to make the argument that it’s all peaches from here on out for this team.


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Schwei On Ice: Ruff And Other Stuff

The Devils face a pair of Northeast Division opponents this week; the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins, wrapped around a visit from the Colorado Avalanche.


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NHL Preview: Can The Local Teams Compete?

So, is there any hope? Can any of the three locals compete for a title like the Jets or Yankees or is this going to be a winter of bad ice chips in the metropolitan area?