The New Jersey Devils have been a part of the NHL since 1974 when they were known as
the Kansas City Scouts. They were moved to Colorado in 1976 as the Rockies, and eventually
moved to New Jersey in 1982. That is where they have been since. Fans have taken to the
New Jersey team, with New Jersey Devils tickets being sold out for most home games that
the team has. Throughout its long and complicated history, the team has had a relatively
successful time on the ice. The New Jersey Devils tickets holders have seen their team win
nine division titles, five conference titles, and three Stanley Cups. All of these successes have
come in the past 20 years.
The greatest period in New Jersey Devils history came from 1994 to 20003, when the team
won three Stanley Cups, four Conference titles, and five division titles. The likes of Ken
Daneyko, Scott Stevens, and Scott Niedermayer were seen by New Jersey Devils tickets
holders at this time and the team played some of the best hockey in the league.
The past five seasons have been up and down for the New Jersey Devils tickets holders and
fans. The team has made the playoffs in four out of the past five years and lost in the Stanley
Cup finals to the Los Angeles Kings in 2011-2012. 2010-11 was a poor year when the team
endured a losing season and did not make the playoffs. Fans will be hoping 2012-2013 brings
another Stanley Cup to New Jersey.
In 2007 the New Jersey Devils moved to their new home, the Prudential Center. This is
where they have played their home games since. The center can hold 17,625 people for
hockey games and most times New Jersey Devils tickets are sold out. During the playoffs
fans struggle to get tickets, such is the high demand. The arena itself also hosts basketball,
indoor soccer, lacrosse games, and concerts.
The New Jersey Devils tickets holders are some of the best fans in the league. They are
affectionately known as the Devils Army. While the team has a relatively small following,
they are all extremely loyal. Most fans do their best to attend as many games as possible,
hence the sell outs for most home matches. New Jersey Devils tickets holders are known for
their extremely entertaining celebrations post match at either the Championship Plaza of
the Prudential Center. The volume definitely goes up a few notches during the playoffs, or
when the team is playing someone from the New York area.
Fans have often urged the team to play more expansive hockey, with coach Jacque Lemaire's
tenure resulting in a team that was extremely conservative and tight defensively. While
this hockey resulted in plenty of success, fans have been craving for more goals and more
entertainment. To the team's credit, they definitely improved their offense at the tail end
of the 2011-2012 season. New Jersey Devils tickets holders will be hoping they can pick up
where they left off in 2012-2013 and win another coveted Stanley Cup title.
12-9-13: New Jersey played four games last week and came away with only three out of a possible eight points. No team in the NHL allows fewer shots than the Devils. However, they have struggled to generate offense as the Devils are the only team in the NHL to fire less than 25 shots per game. Rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas has been a pleasant surprise with his three goals and nine assists in 22 games this season.
12-2-13: The Devils traded wins and losses with an awful Carolina team, barely squeaked past the Buffalo Sabres and lost to the Winnipeg Jets this past week. Not a great week at all if you’re a Devils fan. Patrik Elias had three points in four games last week and now has seven points in his last seven games. Despite missing eight games, Elias sits second in overall scoring on an offensively challenged New Jersey team. Elias’ return to the lineup has been very welcome addition.
11-25-13: The Devils spent the past week in California, and faired quite well for themselves. They picked up overtime victories in Los Angeles and Anaheim and were edged out by the Sharks in a 21 decision. Jaromir Jagr continues to defy his age. The 41-year old Czech native leads the Devils in scoring with nine goals and nine assists for 18 points in 23 games played. I don’t know if that’s a good thing for Devils fans when a 41-year old player on the tail end of his career leads your team in points.
11-18-13: The Devils had a decent week with their lone loss coming to the hands of the Los Angeles Kings. The Devils, along with the Wild, are the only two NHL teams that allow fewer than 25 shots per game. Unfortunately for the Devils, they don’t record many shots themselves. New Jersey averages 25.6 shots per game, which is good for second worst in the entire NHL. Only the Buffalo Sabres average less at 25.4 shots per game.
11-12-13: The Devils actually had their best week to date picking up five out of a possible six points this week. Martin Brodeur made 37 saves on 37 shots this past week over two games played and is slowly starting to raise his save percentage. Brodeur currently sits at a respectable .908 and the trend should continue. The Devils must improve in the shootout as they are one of five teams in East who have yet to register a shootout victory.
11-5-13: The Devils has an awful week. The beat the Tampa Bay Lightning and then followed that win by losing 1-0 to the lowly Flyers and getting smacked by the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. The Devils averaged only 18 shots a game this week. With Cory Schneider hurt, Marty Brodeur saw action in two games this week giving up only two goals on 38 shots. The Devils have a long way to go before they can call themselves contenders.
10-29-13: New Jersey picked up its second win of the season Saturday, a 4-3 win over the pesky Boston Bruins. The Devils need some serious help. They have done a good job of outshooting their opponents but they just can’t seem to find the back of the net. The Devils have only scored of 6.4 percent of their shots 5-on-5 this season. The offense isn’t there for the Devils and unfortunately their pipeline of young talent is thin too.
10-21-13: The Devils recorded their first win of the season against their hatred rivals from Broadway last Saturday. They beat the Rangers 4-0 in which they scored four times on 19 shots. Make no mistake this is Cory Schneider’s team now. Let the Marty Brodeur farewell tour begin. The Devils are still offensively challenged and their biggest scoring threat in Ryan Clowe is out with a concussion. It could be another long season for the New Jersey Devils.
10-14-13: The Devils are winless through their first six games since 1981-82 when they were the Colorado Rockies. They have played well during stretches of the games this season, but just can’t hang onto leads. There have been some positives though. Damien Brunner has scored in each of his last four games and goalie Cory Schneider has looked good. The Devils trademark of playing solid defense has been their Achilles heel early on. If things don’t change quickly, don’t be surprised to see Lou Lamiorello shake things up.
10-7-13: Where have we seen this before? The Devils cannot score. It doesn’t matter if it’s Martin Brodeur or Cory Schneider in net. The Devils have only scored three times in two games. Newcomer Damien Brunner has looked impressive thus far, since signing with the Devils just prior to the season opener.
8-23-13: It’s been one heck of an offseason for GM Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils franchise. First, the Devils traded the 9th overall pick in the 2013 draft to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for goaltender Cory Schneider. Next, David Clarkson left via free agency for Toronto. Finally, Ilya Kovalchuck announced his sudden “retirement” from the NHL then promptly signed a four-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg of KHL. On the ice, the Devils will play their hated rivals from Broadway on Jan. 26 in Yankee Stadium as part of the new Coors Light Stadium Series. The Devils host Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild on March 20. This will be Parise’s first time in New Jersey since signing a 13-year, $98 million contract last summer with Minnesota.
8-22-13: Last week, 76ers owner Josh Harris and business partner David Blitzer purchased the Devils and the lease to the Prudential Center from Jeff Vanderbeek for $320 million. They will keep longtime executive Lou Lamoriello in charge of hockey operations, but will bring in a new team to manage the business side of things.
7-25-13: The Devils have signed veteran right wing Jaromir Jagr to a one-year, $2M deal.
Devils 2013 NHL Draft Summary
Pick #9: Traded pick to Vancouver Canucks for goalie Cory Schneider
Pick #42: Steven Santini, D
Pick #73: Ryan Kujawinski, C
Pick #100: Miles Wood, LW
Pick #160: Myles Bell, LW
Pick #208: Anthony Brodeur, G