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G39 New Jersey Devils @ Dallas Stars: Five things to watch

January 2, 2019 - 11:58 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Dallas Stars: 1. A pace down spot When the Stars replaced Ken Hitchcock behind the bench, many expected the team to get back to playing fast-paced, high-event hockey. That hasn't happened. We're ne...

Devils get what they deserve following pathetic start vs Stars

January 3, 2019 - 11:24 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Dallas: 1. The Devils showed up late It's early but that headline may hold up as the understatement of the year. I honestly can't think of a time the Devils – or any team – started a game the way they did. I get it w...

On John Hynes' contract extension with the New Jersey Devils

January 5, 2019 - 12:51 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Thursday the New Jersey Devils announced the signing of John Hynes to a multi-year contract extension. I have plenty of thoughts I didn't get to share at the time so I'm going to do that today. Let's get to it. 1) I am on board with the decision to give Hyn...

The New Jersey Devils should trade Keith Kinkaid

January 7, 2019 - 12:34 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Unless anything completely unforeseen happens prior to the deadline, I think the New Jersey Devils should trade Keith Kinkaid. He is an expiring contract and simply doesn't feature into the team's long-term plans. It's early but Mackenzie Blackwood looks l...

G42 New Jersey Devils @ Buffalo Sabres: Five things to watch

January 8, 2019 - 11:24 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Buffalo Sabres: 1. Slowing Skinner Jeff Skinner is one of the best 5v5 goal scorers in the league. That's been the case for some time. Unsurprisingly, he's taken it up another notch this season now...

G43 New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Five things to watch

January 10, 2019 - 12:43 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Toronto Maple Leafs: 1. Keith Kinkaid's struggles Since November 22nd, 44 goaltenders have spent at least 500 minutes manning the crease. Kinkaid ranks dead last in both save percentage (.876) and...

On Zacha's streakiness, Coleman's strong play, and Hischier without Hall

January 11, 2019 - 11:55 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell 1) One of the things that makes Pavel Zacha such a frustrating player to watch is his inconsistencies. Nobody on the roster goes through the highs and lows that he does and the last 14 games are a perfect example of that. In the first half of the segment, he...

G45 New Jersey Devils vs Chicago Blackhawks: Five things to watch

January 14, 2019 - 10:32 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Chicago Blackhawks: 1. Poor defensive play I expect this to be a very high-event affair. Not necessarily due to the firepower in the game – there isn't *that* much – but rather each side's defe...

G46 New Jersey Devils @ Columbus Blue Jackets: Five things to watch

January 15, 2019 - 11:14 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the Columbus Blue Jackets: 1. Another stiff test Last night the Devils took on one of the league's most dynamic players in Patrick Kane. They had no answer. Kane scored twice, picked up a pair of prima...

Blue Jackets 4, Devils 1: Five observations from an ugly loss

January 16, 2019 - 10:13 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Columbus: 1. Net-front defense was awful This continues to be an issue on a nightly basis. It feels like it, anyway. Of the four goals Columbus potted, three were scored just outside the paint. Whether it stemmed from a...

G47 New Jersey Devils @ New York Islanders: Five things to watch

January 17, 2019 - 12:08 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch when the New Jersey Devils take on the New York Islanders: 1. A need for more offense Over the last 10 games, the Devils are averaging 51.37 attempts and 24.67 chances per 60 minutes of 5v5 play. Those totals rank them 28th and 24th res...

Defense great, goaltending not as Devils fall to Ducks

January 20, 2019 - 11:28 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from New Jersey vs Anaheim: 1. The Devils gave up nothing New Jersey's team defense – especially around the net – has often been a problem. That was far from the case vs the Ducks. It might have been the Devils' cleanest defensive game...