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New Jersey Devils 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

New Jersey Devils 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

The New Jersey Devils are coming off their best season in five years. Head coach Lindy Ruff began the 2022-23 season being booed by Devils fans. But at the end of the campaign, he was serenaded as a hero. But the last time the Devils made the playoffs, they missed in the four years that followed. Which Devils teams will gamblers get for 2023-24? Many gamblers fear a stock market correction for New Jersey. But others see a roster that is built for sustainable success.

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The 2022-23 New Jersey Devils were 52-22-8 straight up and 40-37 over/under the total. Also, New Jersey was 2nd in the Metropolitan Division playoff standings. New Jersey was one point behind the Carolina Hurricanes in the Metropolitan Division race. New Jersey had NHL rankings of 4th for goals scored and 13th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Devils had NHL rankings of 8th for goals against and 4th for penalty killing.

First among New Jersey scorers was Jack Hughes with 43 goals, 56 assists, 99 points, and a +10. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek had a .911 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average. His record was 33-11-4 with three shutouts.

Head coach Lindy Ruff went from hearing "Fire Lindy" chants last October to being a Jack Adams Award finalist by June. That's quite a journey. The Devils' 112-point regular-season effort was undoubtedly the highlight of Ruff's three seasons with the team and foreshadowed what greater successes might be ahead for New Jersey. He seems to have a pulse on what makes the Devils tick, and the more last season went on, the clearer it became that Ruff would let New Jersey's rising stars build an identity themselves -- without too much heavy-handed help from their veteran coach. It's a strategy that helped the Devils win a playoff round and gain invaluable experience winning meaningful games. Ruff deserves ample credit for his approach to guiding this team.

The Devils wasted no time getting to work before the bell sounded on July 1; GM Tom Fitzgerald traded away Severson and Blackwood, signed Jesper Bratt and Timo Meier to extensions, and acquired Toffoli (via trade with Calgary), all before the calendar flipped to July. Those were some of the most intelligent moves New Jersey could make, given how shallow the free agent market was this season.

Now the Devils are poised to pick up where they left off last year as an Eastern Conference powerhouse -- although this time, they will catch no one by surprise. It will practically be expected. New Jersey's roster is stacked with young talent, the Devils have an excellent coach, and clearly, there's no shortage of confidence in their ranks.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 52 22 2nd, Metropolitan Lost in Second Round, 1–4 (Hurricanes)
2021–22 82 27 46 7th, Metropolitan Did not qualify
2020–21 56 19 30 7th, East Did not qualify
2019–20 69 28 29 8th, Metropolitan Did not qualify
2018–19 82 31 41 8th, Metropolitan Did not qualify
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New Jersey Devils History

The Devils were founded in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts. After two years on the Plains, the Scouts became the Colorado Rockies for six seasons. They found permanent residence in New Jersey starting in the 1982-83 season and have won three Stanley Cup titles.

When the Devils set up operations in New Jersey, then-Edmonton Oilers superstar Wayne Gretzky derided them as a “Mickey Mouse Organization.”

And the Great One had a case to make. The Devils never had a winning season in their first five years of operations. But a stirring 1988 playoff run gave the franchise identity and created a fan base. From 1988 through 2012, the Devils missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs only three times.

Lou Lamoriello was the architect of the New Jersey success and Stanley Cup titles. Lamoriello soon became the absolute dictator of the Devils and transformed them into a perennial Cup contender and a secretive organization that developed its own mystique. Lamoriello had three different head coaches for his three Stanley Cup championship teams. He was never afraid to fire a head coach late in the regular season before the playoffs. Larry Robinson took over with eight games to play in 2000 and led New Jersey to a Cup title.

The greatest Devil player of all time was goaltender Martin Brodeur. His #30 is one of five numbers retired by the Devils. The others are defenseman Ken Daneyko #3, defenseman Scott Stevens #4, left wing Patrik Elias #26, and defenseman Scott Niedermayer #27.

Of course, the Devils are also known for being a lead cause of the hated “Dead Puck Era” during their glory years. The neutral zone trap suffocated excitement and goal scoring from the game. Goal scoring levels have never returned to what they were before that Devils' reign.

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