For Taylor Hall, it's been a long road to his first playoff appearance. With his New Jersey Devils being eliminated from the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games on Saturday night, we decided to take a look back at how he got here, and why he deserves all of the praise he … Continue reading An Ode to Taylor Hall
Every year the Hart trophy by definition goes to the most valuable player to their team as deemed by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. This season has the largest pool of potential nominees than what we have seen in past seasons. Here are our picks for the Hart trophy: Jen’s Pick: Taylor Hall Every year, the … Continue reading Puck It Up’s Hart Trophy Picks
The New Jersey Devils are in a tight playoff race. They're competing for a wildcard spot or potentially the third (maybe even second) in the Metropolitan Division against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Columbus Blue Jackets. The Florida Panthers were also vying for a spot but they've dropped back a bit in the standings. … Continue reading Will the Devils make the playoffs?
When you're a professional athlete, being criticized by the media unfortunately comes with the job. Recently, hockey media in a few cities have taken their role to another level and many fans question if it's warranted. In Canada particularly, sports media can be a bit overwhelming for athletes. Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal cover hockey like … Continue reading Canadian Hockey Media is Like No Other
The New Jersey Devils haven't had a playoff appearance since their unfortunate loss in the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings. For years, the Devils have been stuck in a mediocre limbo. They haven't been quite good enough to make the playoffs, but not bad enough to get high draft picks. Thanks … Continue reading The Devils Future Looks as Bright as Ever