While reflecting on what’s been a disappointing 2023-24 season for the New Jersey Devils thus far, it’s been hard to point the finger at Lindy Ruff. Injuries played a key factor in a large portion to the start of New Jersey’s season. However, the Devils’ key injuries have returned to the lineup, yet things haven’t quite stabilized. Now losers in three straight games at home, it begs the question. Is there a flaw on the roster or in the system? If it’s the latter, it proposes another question. Is Ruff on the hot seat?
Elsewhere, Vegas’ head coach isn’t happy with his team, either. Colorado’s star forward is playing “out of his mind.” And an unfortunate injury to Anaheim’s star forward.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: Last night’s loss to the Edmonton Oilers had head coach Lindy Ruff visibly frustrated for the first time post-game this season. “We got our ass kicked.”
More NJHN: The Devils were sloppy, defenseless, and looked quite lost in their 6-3 loss to the Oilers. Read up on the takeaways.
Even More NJHN: Previous to the Devils’ tilt with the Edmonton Oilers, Timo Meier explained the bumps and bruises he’s been dealing with and how it’s translating to his struggles.
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San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: Former Devil Shakir Mukhamadullin and Leon Gawanke have been on fire recently for the Barracuda. They’re providing lots of offense for the Sharks AHL affiliate while honing their defensive game.
Vegas Golden Knights
Vegas Hockey Now: The reigning champs are going to have to grind through the next stretch of games. Both of their goaltenders, Aiden Hill and Logan Thompson, have been shelved with injuries and are considered day-to-day.
More VHN: The Vegas Golden Knights needed a better game than what happened Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. As a result, Bruce Cassidy issues his team a challenge.
Colorado Hockey Now: Following a four-goal, five-point performance, the Avs locker room talks about how Nathan Mackinnon is playing “out of his mind.”
Calgary Hockey Now: 2023 second overall pick Leo Carlsson had to be helped off the ice during a Flames 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night after an unfortunate turn of events led to defenceman MacKenzie Weegar falling on the side of the 18-year-old’s leg.