Matthew Ventolo

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The 2011-2012 New Jersey Devils Promotional Schedule


This is a summary and opinion on the 2011-2012 New Jersey Devils Promotional Schedule. What's news? What's back? And What could be done to make it better?

New Jersey Devils Fail to Build Off Win - Lose to Phoenix Coyotes 5-3


The New Jersey Devils continued their road trip and lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 5-3. What happened? Who played well? What went wrong? All of this and more.

Video Review: Patrik Elias' Goal Vs Kings on 10/25/11


This is a video breakdown of Patrik Elias' one time goal against the Los Angeles Kings. How did the goal happen? Who was the unsung hero in this play?

Devils Claim Ryan Carter from Florida Off of Waivers


From Bob Mckenzie - the Devils acquire the 28 year old centerman from the Panthers. Here is his SBN page with his stats (not very good) and his scouting report. He's a 3rd liner at best that can bring some energy - so it will help the Devils center problems a little. He's on a one year/two way deal that pays him $750k when in the NHL.

A Look at Zone Starts and Finishes for the New Jersey Devils


Here is a breakdown and some thoughts on the Devils zone starts and zone finishes so far for the 2011-2012 season. Are some pairings and lines protected? Are some getting disadvantageous stats in...

Diablos 122 is the new name for the Supporters Section. This is the logo and it appears above the...


Diablos 122 is the new name for the Supporters Section. This is the logo and it appears above the section at the Rock. The Devils were kind enough to make this for us and it looks sweet. What do you guys think?

A Quick Look at the New Jersey Devils Special Teams


The penalty kill and powerplay so far has been good for the New Jersey Devils. This is a quick look at the units and pairings, and some small sample size stats on the Devils special teams.


Supporters Section Needs Your Help!!!

If you are heading to the game tonight - be loud and proud. This the Rock, this is Devils territory, this is our place. Flyers fans got in on Opening Night, which is as far as we are going to take it.

Devils Opening Night Fan Fest 5-7 pm


A 2 hour party outside on Championship Plaza featuring the Devils dancers, Kings Highways (a bluegrass, a beer garden, and much more. It's supposed to be an awesome say weather wise so get to the Rock early and celebrate the seaosn opener.

The 2011-2012 New Jersey Devils Supporters Section


The New Jersey Devils Supporters Section is back for every home game this season. This is basic information on the section, it's captains, and the chants that will be used throughout games.

NHL Mandates Numbers on Front of Helmets


Icethetics has all the info. Numbers will be required on all non-goalie helmets for the regular season. It's to help officials and play-by-play personnel identify players. The numbers on the back and on the sides I guess aren't good enough.

The Pros and Cons of Giving Petr Sykora a Contract


Petr Sykora is on a tryout contract with the Devils this season. This is a rundown of the pros and cons of having him on the roster this season. Do the Devils give him one after training camp?

Scott Niedermayer's Jersey Retirement Ceremony on December 16th


Niedermayer's #27 will join Scott Stevens' #4 and Ken Daneyko's #3 high in the rafters at Prudential Center. The Devils play the Dallas Stars at 7 p.m. The link is from the Devils website with a nice bio and a quote from Lou.

UPDATED - Devils First Cuts - Fourteen to Albany and Five to Juniors


UPDATED - New link from the Devils website announcing the players sent down to Albany. Clermont is the only goalie but the other names shouldn't surprise you. Per Gulitti - These are the players that will be returning to their respected Major Junior Teams in Canada: "Goaltender Scott Wedgewood (Plymouth, OHL); defenseman Reece Scarlett (Swift Current, WHL); and forwards J.T. Barnett (Kamloops, WHL), Reid Boucher (Sarnia, OHL) and Thomas Nesbitt (Ottawa, OHL)."

ILWT New Jersey Devils Injury Report - September 22, 2011


This is the In Lou We Trust Injury report for the New Jersey Devils for September 22, 2011. Only one major injury to report on (Travis Zajac), yet some minor injuries to report on. Links, reports,...

Patrik Elias Nets Game Winner in Overtime; New Jersey Devils Shut Down New York Rangers 2-1


In their preseason opener, the New Jersey Devils beat the New York Rangers 2-1 in overtime. Patrik Elias scored the game winner and former Devils and current try out Petr Sykora scores to continue...

New Jersey Devils 2011-12 Season Preview Part 3: The Goaltenders


This is Part 3 of the In Lou We Trust New Jersey Devils 2011-2012 Season Preview - the Goalies are up. Along with all time great Martin Brodeur, the Devils welcome some familiar faces as well as a...

The Devils Business and Financial Situation - A Timeline


With all the recent news related to the Devils ownership issues and bogus reports on bankruptcy and misleading numbers, it's time to look at an outline of the financial and business history of the...

No Vacancy - The New Jersey Devils 50ish Man Roster


This is a summary of the New Jersey Devils 50-man Reserve List as of mid-August. Broken down between the NHL and their minor league team, the Devils have shaped their roster, solving old issues...

Brian Rolston Traded to Islanders for Trent Hunter and a Conditional 2012 Draft Pick


The Devils clear a little over $3 million in cap space with this move. Here's Trent Hunter's Capgeek page ($2 million hit for this season and next season). The 31 year old right wing only played in 17 games last season (tore his ACL). He's a solid bottom 6 winger.

In Lou We Trust Playoff Challenge - Conference Finals Start Tonight!


Apart of the ILWT Playoff Challenge on Well the second round is over and the conference finals are starting tonight! Get your picks in!

In Lou We Trust Playoff Challenge - Second Round Begins Tonight!


Are you in the In Lou We Trust Playoff Challenge? Well the 2nd Round begins tonight and you must get your picks in!! Also, recap or 1st Round.

New Jersey Devils Weekly Links: April 15th to April 22nd


Weekly wrap-up of miscellaneous New Jersey Devils news and updates. From April 15th to April 22nd.

2010-2011 New Jersey Devils Attendance Analysis


How was attendance at Prudential Center this season? This is a complete breakdown of the 41 homes games for the 2010-2011 season. Playoffs Challenge - Join the In Lou We Trust League

36 created a Playoffs Challenge for fans. Join the In Lou We Trust League. Get bragging rights for the whole year among the community!

NCAA Men's Frozen Four Semifinals GameThread


Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (24-10-6) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-13-5), 5 p.m. ET Michigan Wolverines (28-10-4) vs. North Dakota Fighting Sioux (32-8-3), 8:30 p.m. ET Both games are on ESPN2 HD and The Devils do have some prospects in the later game: Jon Merrill (Michigan), Brandon Burlon (Michigan), and Derek Rodwell (North Dakota). Discuss the games and only the games. Standard GameThread Rules apply.

Some 2000 Fans from Quebec for the Devils vs. Boston on April 10th?


Nordiques Nation, a fan group trying to bring an NHL team back to Quebec is making the trip south to Newark to see the Devils season ending game. They were in Nassau to see the Islanders and Thrashers play in December. Strange? Sure. They will most likely root for the Devils,but I'd rather those seats be for Devils' fans than anyone else. What do you think about this?

It's Retro Jersey Night! Tonight, the Devils take on the Caps in their throwback jerseys worn from...


It's Retro Jersey Night! Tonight, the Devils take on the Caps in their throwback jerseys worn from 1982 to 1992. Here is Brian Rolston rocking the red, green and white. I really don't know what I love more: the red helmets, the white piping around the shoulders, or green pants! (photo courtesy of

Ken Daneyko watches the end of the Devils/Islanders game with the Hockey Night Live crew. This is...


Ken Daneyko watches the end of the Devils/Islanders game with the Hockey Night Live crew. This is why we call him Mr. Devil.

New Jersey Devils Shot Location - Have the Last 24 Games Been Different?


This is a shot location breakdown for the New Jersey Devils after 65 games. How have the Devils and the opposition shot? How has the last 24 games - a 20-2-2 run- compared to the season?

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