The New Jersey Devils were one of the best teams in the NHL last season. They had the third most points and won a first-round matchup against the New York Rangers. The team that defeated them the Carolina Hurricanes, was one of the two teams with more points than them.
Coming into this year, with a few new faces that could be considered upgrades, the Devils are looking to take another big step. It starts with a good training camp and preseason to get into the swing of things.
Training Camp has gone well for a lot of these players which is a good start. On Monday, things kicked off with the preseason as they played a split-squad set of games. They had a group go against the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal and a group go against the Philadelphia Flyers in Newark.
The Devils like to do this to start the preseason most years as it gives more of an opportunity for some of their younger players to get into a game before going back to their junior teams or other leagues around the world. This is how they were split up:
The New Jersey Devils are expected to be a great team in 2023-24.
Seeing some of these names separated just makes you that much more excited about this season. The home Devils squad is a little bit more stacked but the road squad isn’t lacking talent by any means.
There are a lot of good players that should help make this season incredibly exciting. They are coming into the year with the motivation that was sparked by the way last year went. They wasted no time getting to work as they put on a show in two cities.