Not saying that. There was a poll of players conducted several years ago. Devils were in the bottom 10 of least desirable teams.
Sigh. See, this is a dumb survey. The question was, what team would you least like to be traded to, and the Devils were high up on the list. Of course this must mean that some people have said bad things about the organization. However, there's several things at play here -
1: I don't think players have a ton of teams where they wouldn't like to go. So choosing between teams you wouldn't want to go to is like an anti-minefield
2: With that in mind, I imagine there are players who have long hair and/or beards where it's like okay I don't want to go to New Jersey.
Which is of course fine. But don't make it sound like this is one of the least popular destinations based on that survey. And look at how many players have come back.