It’s early in the season, but the New Jersey Devils are uncharacteristically at the bottom of the NHL. Their position may not change any time soon.
Over the first few weeks of this 2010-2011 Devils’ season, I’ve done my best to stay optimistic. But there are certain things about this horrendous start that just don’t make any sense at all.
The New Jersey Devils have high-priced talent and one of the best goaltenders in history. That hasn’t translated into them looking like an Eastern Conference contender yet.
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.
It’s no secret to anyone who has been following the Devils for the first two weeks of the season that it hasn’t been a pretty start for the red and black.
The Devils’ rookie head coach, John MacLean, has his team off to its worst start since his rookie season as a player.
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.
New Jersey Devils forward Brian Rolston will be out 4-to-6 weeks after he undergoes surgery Thursday to repair a sports hernia.
It was an errant pass by Zach Parise during the Devils’ morning skate that sent coach John MacLean over the edge.
Early struggles from two of the league’s most accomplished goaltenders have plagued both clubs, but perhaps a head-to-head meeting will spark a turnaround as Ryan Miller’s Sabres host Martin Brodeur and the Devils on Wednesday night.
Alex Goligoski couldn’t believe his eyes. The New Jersey Devils were really going to play an NHL game with only 15 skaters.
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?
The New Jersey Devils begin the 2010-11 season with a home game against the Dallas Stars and then take on two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference; the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.