New Jersey Devils: Over/Under Prediction For Every Single Player

Kyle Palmieri #21 and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kyle Palmieri #21 and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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New Jersey Devils – Mackenzie Blackwood #29 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Mackenzie Blackwood: .920 Save Percentage

My Prediction: UNDER

Mackenzie Blackwood had an unreal second half of the previous season. He came out of nowhere and helped the Devils have a winning record under Alain Nasreddine’s tenure. This season is critical for Blackwood because it will see if he can either maintain his high-level goaltending, take his game to the next level, or regress. Blackwood was close to a brick wall in a couple of the scrimmages that were played during training camp. And get this, he played like that against the Devils’ best players. I have high hopes for Blackwood this season and it will help that he will have a stronger defensive core in front of him. However, the division that the Devils are in this year is ridiculously stacked with highly offensive-powered teams. Since the Devils lineup still has holes, is still very young, and is adjusting to a new system, Blackwood will still get assaulted with shots by opposing teams. Also, Blackwood will be playing a lot more frequently since Corey Crawford retired very recently. Therefore, I predict that he will have a save percentage of .915 due to the extreme difficulty of the division and the rawness of the Devils team. Despite that, Blackwood will be amazing for New Jersey.

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Scott Wedgewood #29 of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) /

Scott Wedgewood: N/A

My Prediction: .905

Scott Wedgewood returns home to Newark after spending one year with the Arizona Coyotes and three years playing in the AHL for various NHL affiliates. While in the AHL, Wedgewood had a lot of success when he did play. I have no idea why the Devils released Wedgewood in the first place back in 2018. He is a reliable goaltender as a backup and only had a few hiccups when he played for the Albany Devils (2016-2017) and the Binghamton Devils (2017-2018). I am very happy to see Wedgewood back to have a second chance with the Devils. I think in the games he will play, I think he will have some success with the Devils; however, he will struggle at times due to the stacked division. Thus, I think that Wedgewood will have a save percentage of .905.

Final Thoughts

Those were my answers to the predictions the fan-made predictions for point production by Devils players. I want to thank those who provided me with their predictions. If it was not for you, this article would not have been made. I hope you enjoy this article and feel free to leave a comment below to state your predictions. Let’s get a discussion going.