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  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 26

  • Larsson aiming to develop offensive game with Oilers

    NHL.com "Defenseman Adam Larsson had what many considered to be a breakout season with the New Jersey Devils in 2015-16. Now with the Edmonton Oilers, Larsson, the No. 4 pick at the 2011 NHL Draft, expects to continue his development this season into a top-pairing defenseman, and perhaps expand his..." July 26

  • Eberle: Hall wanted to be ‘one of the guys to turn it around’

    Sportsnet "Jordan Eberle said aloud what many thought: that Taylor Hall was likely hurt by his trade to New Jersey. The Edmonton Oilers winger was on Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s The Andrew Walker Show Thursday to talk about the trade that rocked the city, what to expect of the team’s next captain, and his..." July 22

  • Bobby Farnham Signs With Montreal Canadiens

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils are working towards icing a faster, more skilled lineup this fall. As a result the team elected not to bring back forward Bobby Farnham, who skated a regular shift on the 4th line for much of last season after being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh. Today Farnham..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Kyle Palmieri added to Team USA World Cup roster

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri was added to Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey 2016 on Wednesday. Palmieri will replace injured Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan on the 23-man roster. Callahan had surgery on his right hip June 21 and is expected to need five months to..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Devils' Zacha out of development camp with hip pointer

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils will have to wait until training camp to see if Pavel Zacha is ready to make the jump to the NHL club. The 19-year-old - who was selected sixth overall by the Devils in 2015 - will not skate during the team's summer development camp as a result of a hip pointer." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Devils’ Hall ‘looking for a fresh start,’ to wear No. 9

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall has made a decision. Hall will wear No. 9 when he takes to the ice for the first time as a member of the New Jersey Devils. “Obviously, the number four was retired here,” Hall said in an exclusive interview on the Devils’ official site. “But, even if it wasn’t retired, I’m not..." July 13

  • Devils name Ryane Clowe assistant coach

    Sportsnet "While Ryane Clowe‘s playing career is over, the 33-year-old will begin the next chapter of his life in familiar territory. The New Jersey Devils named Clowe to John Hynes’ coaching staff, the team announced Tuesday. “We are looking forward to Ryane joining our staff,” said Hynes. “His..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Devils think Zacha ready to compete for a roster spot

    North Jersey "Pavel Zacha may not be on the ice for the Devils' prospect camp next week as he deals with a hip pointer issue, but come September's training camp, general manager Ray Shero believes the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft will compete for an NHL roster spot. The 19-year-old Czech left wing is..." July 10

  • Devils still unsure of decision on Patrik Elias

    Newark Star-Ledger "While the Devils have settled several offseason questions about free agency, one big one still looms, and it most likely won't be answered any time soon. Patrik Elias remains unsigned by the Devils after becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and any deal going forward will depend on..." July 09

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Devils Re-Sign Kyle Palmieri to a Five-Year Contract

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed right wing Kyle Palmieri to a five-year contract with an average annual value of $4,650,000. The salary breakdown is: 2016-17: $4,500,000; 2017-18: $4,500,000; 2018-19: $5,000,000; 2019-20: $5,000,000; and 2020-21: $4,250,000. The announcement was made by..." July 07

  • Kalinin re-signed to one-year deal with Devils

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed restricted free agent center Sergey Kalinin to a one-year, $800,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. In his first NHL season, Kalinin scored eight goals and seven assists for 15 points with..." July 06

  • Devils re-sign center Jacob Josefson

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils re-signed center Jacob Josefson to a one-year, $1.1 million contract, the team announced Tuesday. Josefson, who was a restricted free agent after receiving a qualifying offer last week, will return to New Jersey for a seventh season. The 25-year-old finished with a career-high 14..." July 05

  • ‘Hawks sign Jordin Tootoo — one year, $750,000

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chicago has added some sandpaper to its forward group, inking veteran winger Jordin Tootoo to a one-year contract. From the club: Tootoo, 33, has played the last two seasons with the New Jersey Devils where he scored four goals and notched five assists in 66 games during the 2015-16..." July 05

  • Smith-Pelly inks two-year deal with Devils

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.3 million. The breakdown of the contract is as follows: $1,250,000 in 2016-17 and $1,350,000 in 2017-18. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice..." July 01

  • Devils re-sign defenseman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed defenseman Jon Merrill to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1,137,500. The breakdown of the contract is as follows: $1,000,000 in 2016-17 and $1,275,000 in 2017-18. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General..." July 01

  • Devils re-sign forward Beau Bennett to a one-year deal

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed forward Beau Bennett to a one-year, one-way, $725,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero." July 01

  • San Jose Sharks sign David Schlemko

    Fear The Fin "It only took an hour for the San Jose Sharks to get involved in free agency. The Sharks have signed defender David Schlemko to a four-year deal worth $2.1 million a year according to Pierre LeBrun. " July 01

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Ben Lovejoy, Vern Fiddler

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils have shored up their blue line a little bit by signing defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a three-year contract worth $2.66 million per season. Lovejoy is a 32-year-old right-handed shot who averaged almost 19 minutes a night on the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He probably..." July 01

  • Red Wings sign Matt Lorito to two-year deal

    Winging It In Motown "The Red Wings have signed Matt Lorito to a two-year deal, per Bob McKenzie:" July 01

  • After playing under New Jersey's defensive system, D-man Adam Larsson hopes to grow his offence with Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "The hard-rock Ken Daneyko, who has his No. 3 hanging from the rafters in New Jersey and helped win three Stanley Cups with the Devils on their back-end, knows defencemen and he says Adam Larsson is the real deal. He’s not the youngster’s campaign manager but he’s always spoken from the..." June 30

  • Taylor Hall calls himself a "very motivated player right now" but feels "slighted" Oilers traded him

    NewJersey.com "Newest Devil Taylor Hall, speaking on a conference call this afternoon after the Oilers dealt him for defenseman Adam Larsson, couldn’t help but feel hurt by the deal. “Yeah, it’s disappointing,” Hall said. “You certainly develop a relationship with the team, the city, the fans. I’m..." June 30

  • Oilers trade Hall to Devils for Larsson

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson on Wednesdsay, the club announced. The Oilers have been rumored for weeks to be in the market for a defenseman, but many figured if Hall was on his way out of town, a package of some sort would..." June 29

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Devils trying to boost offense

    North Jersey "The Devils used Day 2 of the NHL Draft to continue bolstering their offense. And in the process, they reunited a pair of friends and linemates. New Jersey used its second-round pick to select forward Nathan Bastian 41st overall. Bastian, an 18-year-old right wing, played on the same line..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Devils' Beau Bennett: Traded to New Jersey

    CBS Sports "Bennett has been traded to the Devils in exchange for a third-round pick at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Bennett is talented, but he struggles to stay healthy. It's too early to say his game is on life support, but the former first-round pick just hasn't been able to carve out a role befitting his..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Devils trade for Savard's contract

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers completed a trade on Friday evening that sees the contract of veteran forward Marc Savard and a 2018 second-round draft pick head to the Devils in exchange for forwards Paul Thompson and Graham Black. The 38-year-old Savard has not played since..." June 11

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • Devils’ Patrik Elias taking Selanne’s approach to free agency

    Sportsnet "What a way to go out. What incentive to stay. In what might end up being his farewell National Hockey League game, the New Jersey Devils‘ all-time scoring leader tacked on three more points to his legend for good measure. On April 9, four days before his 40th birthday, Patrik Elias scored a..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Devils don't tender offers to two prospects, lose rights

    North Jersey "The Devils did not tender contract offers to forward Connor Chatham and defenseman Ryan Rehill by today's NHL deadline, meaning the organization loses negotiating rights to the 2014 draft choices and they are again eligible to be picked at this year's NHL draft, June 24-25 in Buffalo, N.Y. The..." June 03

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

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