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  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • Taylor Hall could play first game since December for Devils this weekend " Taylor Hall could play his first game since December this weekend for the New Jersey Devils. The forward missed the final 47 games last season and had arthroscopic surgery in February to remove fragments from his left knee. The Devils play preseason games against the New..." September 19

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • Just 1 game in, Devils’ Jack Hughes flashes his potential for future

    Newark Star-Ledger "Let’s start with the obvious caveat: Monday was just a preseason game, played against a Boston Bruins roster that lacked any serious NHL talent. But, man, Jack Hughes delivered a performance to back up the months of hype leading up to his debut. Playing in..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Why Shayne Gostisbehere is saying sorry to Wayne Simmonds

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wayne Simmonds knows Philly all too well. The two had become synonymous during Simmonds' eight years in Philadelphia. On Oct. 9, the Flyers' 2019-20 home opener, Simmonds will play in the Wells Fargo Center for the first time as a visitor since being traded at last..." September 17

  • What is and is Not Distracting about Taylor Hall’s Contract Situation

    All About The Jersey "Training camp has already begun and tonight will be the first set of preseason games the New Jersey Devils will play. As you would expect, there have been plenty of quips and observations as the players have taken to the ice. There are those who are in “the best shape of their..." September 17

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 3 risky players to gamble on

    The Score "Every year, there are players fantasy owners avoid for one reason or another. Injury concerns, inconsistency, and adjusting to a new team can all turn a once-dependable name into anything but. Despite those factors, there are always a few players with particularly uncertain futures..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Taylor Hall fine if contract talks with Devils extend into regular season " Taylor Hall said he is fine if contract talks with the New Jersey Devils extend through training camp and into the regular season. "I think, to be honest, it seems like both sides are OK with going into camp and into the season without a new contract," Hall said..." September 14

  • Jack Hughes-P.K. Subban era set to start for Devils

    New York Post "It was a huge summer for the Devils, as they were gifted the No. 1-overall pick in the draft and took American center Jack Hughes, then added flamboyant defenseman P.K. Subban in a blockbuster trade the next day. They also signed rugged veteran Wayne Simmonds up-front..." September 13

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • P.K. Subban ready for Devils to ‘take over the town’ after busy summer

    Pro Hockey Talk "The closest P.K. Subban ever came to being a devil before this past June was during his junior hockey days in Belleville when he wore No. 6, creating the 6-6-6 across the back of his jersey. The NHL draft weekend deal that sent him from Nashville to the New Jersey Devils was expected..." September 12

  • Jack Hughes wishes he could 'fast forward' to regular season with Devils "Jack Hughes is ready for the next step in his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils. "I'm looking forward to the start of training camp (on Friday) now," the center said Monday after his final game for the Devils in the 2019 Prospects Challenge at..." September 11

  • Fantasy: 3 aging players you can still bank on

    The Score "Age should always be a concern in fantasy, but it shouldn't deter owners from drafting certain players altogether. While most veterans experience a natural decline in production after playing for a decade or so, some remain effective well into their 30s for a variety of reasons...." September 11

  • Women officials thrilled by NHL experience "Four women officials had the career opportunity of a lifetime at NHL prospect tournaments this week, and each loved every second of it.  "It's more than I could have ever imagined," said Kirsten Welsh, a first-year official. "Incredible and a dream come..." September 11

  • Devils holding fan vote to help pick new goal song "The New Jersey Devils need your help picking a new goal song. The Devils unveiled their eight-song list, which they will pare down to three before revealing the winner at their home opener against the Winnipeg Jets at Prudential Center on Oct. 4. " September 10

  • Devils re-sign Pavel Zacha, ending speculation about possible KHL move

    Newark Star-Ledger "Pavel Zacha won’t be going to the KHL after all. After it was reported Zacha agreed to terms on a one-year deal with a Russian team, the Devils and the restricted free agent were able to settle their differences, agreeing to a three-year, $6.75 million contract that carries a..." September 10

  • Taylor Hall, Devils to continue contract negotiations, GM says

    North Jersey "Just to get this out of the way, the answer is no, I do not have an update on the status of contract negotiations between the Devils and Taylor Hall. I wish I did because it would make my life and yours a whole lot easier, but I don’t.  The Devils’ best player..." September 10

  • Fantasy: 5 rookies who can make an impact in 2019-20

    The Score "It's difficult to break into the NHL and contribute right away. Most players need a year or two of experience before beginning to produce consistently, though a select few make an immediate impact. Here are some rookies who will be fantasy difference-makers in their first NHL..." September 10

  • KHL To Implement Salary Cap Floor

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The KHL’s Board of Governors was busy this weekend, discussing and ultimately deciding on a number of major issues. The league approved the use of “smart puck” tracking technology, distributed television revenue to each team, and formally open up investigations into both..." September 09

  • Ray Shero still trying to sign Pavel Zacha amid KHL rumors

    The Score "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero remains focused on re-signing restricted free-agent forward Pavel Zacha despite reports that the former first-round pick is leaving for the KHL, according to's Mike Morreale. "His agent told me a couple days ago (that he..." September 09

  • P.K. Subban ready to answer critics after trade to Devils

    Sportsnet "In hockey’s court of public opinion, P.K. Subban is preparing his on-ice rebuttal. Described by some as damaged goods following a season where he played games while barely able to lift his foot in the air, the newest New Jersey Devil intends to deliver the next statement in this..." September 09

  • Fantasy: 4 bust candidates who won't meet expectations

    The Score "You shouldn't completely avoid the following players in fantasy hockey this season, but they're unlikely to meet expectations relative to how high you'll have to draft them. Morgan Rielly, D, Maple Leafs Rielly finished third among NHL defensemen with 72 points..." September 09

  • Pavel Zacha Linked To KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though their offseason has focused on other things, the New Jersey Devils are another one of the teams around the NHL with an unsigned restricted free agent just a few days before training camp opens. Pavel Zacha is still without a contract, and he may not be getting one from the Devils anytime..." September 09

  • Who can challenge Alex Ovechkin for NHL’s goal crown this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s most dominant goal-scorer from the moment he entered the league and has a chance to finish his career as the league’s all-time goal-scoring leader. Even if he doesn’t eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s mark of 894, there were still be an argument to..." September 08

  • Who will the Devils play with P.K. Subban in their top defensive pair?

    Newark Star-Ledger "John Hynes has been running through the possibilities in his head since August. The Devils’ influx of talent throughout the offseason has given the coach plenty to think about in his lineup, from forward combinations to specials teams units and more. One of the biggest..." September 08

  • In NHL first, 4 women selected to officiate prospect games

    CBC "The NHL for the first time selected four female officials to work on the ice at prospect tournaments held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke were selected as referees, while Kirsten Welsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four..." September 07

  • Why the NHL's 'no soap operas' ad totally misses the point

    USA Today "Sometimes, the NHL makes good ads. Take a look, for example, at some of their Stanley Cup hype spots and feel the chills run down your spine. Those are legitimately stirring spots that naturally draw viewers to the game. Not as successful are a current spate of digital ads the NHL is running to..." September 06

  • Devils Were One of the Unluckiest Teams in the NHL Last Year

    All About The Jersey "To give a very brief intro to what’s going on in this piece: it’s become something of an annual tradition here at AAtJ for someone to go over whether or not the Devils were “lucky” in the previous season. I looked at it last year, and Alex had looked the year..." September 05

  • Fantasy: 4 players who will excel with their new team

    The Score "The 2019-20 fantasy hockey season is fast approaching, and after a summer filled with roster moves throughout the NHL, it's important to keep tabs on all the new faces in new places as you gear up for your draft. With that in mind, here are four players set to excel on their new..." September 05

  • NHLPA weighing risks of poking the bear

    TSN "To poke or not poke the bear: that is the question staring down the NHL Players’ Association as they convene here for a meeting on Wednesday evening. In this case, that bear is commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL’s Board of Governors. The NHLPA has until Sept...." September 05

  • A way-too-early look at the NHL's 2020 RFA panic

    ESPN "This summer, the NHL was split into two camps when it came to restricted free agents and their unsigned contracts covered in nervous droplets of flop sweat from general managers: Those who believed this was the new normal, and those who believed this offseason was an anomaly. I've..." September 05

  • Donald Fehr: NHLPA hasn't discussed extending deadline for CBA decision

    The Score "Donald Fehr says it's essentially status quo after the NHLPA met Wednesday night in Chicago, and the notion of postponing the union's opt-out deadline hasn't been broached, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. The NHLPA's executive director said no decisions were..." September 05

  • Nikita Gusev trade was 'lucky' for Devils, Martin Brodeur says "Nikita Gusev being available in an offseason trade was "lucky" for the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur said Tuesday. Gusev was traded to the Devils by the Vegas Golden Knights on July 29, more than a year after Vegas acquired him from the Tampa Bay Lightning at the NHL..." September 04

  • Sidney Crosby tops list of best-selling jerseys from last season

    The Score "One can debate whether Sidney Crosby is still the NHL's best player, but judging by jersey sales, he's still the most popular. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain topped the list of the league's most purchased sweaters from 2018-19 after finishing second to Toronto Maple Leafs..." September 04

  • Jason Pominville and other bargain bin NHL free agents to consider

    Pro Hockey Talk "With training camps nearing, it’s not surprising that you won’t find a ton of great NHL-ready options in free agency as of Sept. 3. That’s especially true once you start crossing certain names off of the list with the help of context. Jake Gardiner’s either..." September 04

  • Gary Bettman elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the driving force behind the League's financial stability and growth since taking office 26 years ago, is among five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12, it was announced Wednesday. Former NHL players and Stanley..." September 04

  • Why Devils’ Martin Brodeur couldn’t believe Nikita Gusev wasn’t in NHL prior to 2019-20

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nikita Gusev was not a new name to Martin Brodeur. Like everyone else in the hockey world, Brodeur heard Gusev’s name floated in trade rumors this summer before the Devils landed the Russian forward in a deal with the Vegas Golden Knights at the end of..." September 03

  • Forecasting Who Could Be on the New Jersey Devils Power Play

    All About The Jersey "The New Jersey Devils are in a fortunate position going into this season, as they have had an influx of talented players added during the summer that should help the team improve in more ways than one. The high-end scoring could improve, as could the depth scoring; the defense also should see..." August 31

  • Top 25 NHL goaltenders in 2019-20: Ranking the best in the league, from Price to Lundqvist

    Sporting News "The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best? With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right now: forward, defense and goalie. This list takes into account both..." August 30

  • Devils' Wayne Simmonds on return to Philadelphia this season: 'I would be mad if they didn’t boo me'

    Yahoo! Sports "Few players have embodied and embraced playing for the Philadelphia Flyers quite like Wayne Simmonds. The team dubbed the ‘Broadstreet Bullies’ is known for a physical style of play, which makes it no surprise that Simmonds - who has thrown more hits than any Flyers player..." August 30

  • NHL Formally Declines CBA Opt-Out Clause

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has notified the NHLPA that they will not be using their opt-out clause to terminate the current CBA early according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The agreement currently runs until September, 2022 but both sides had the ability to end it two years early. The NHL has decided..." August 30

  • Wayne Simmonds eager to redeem himself with Devils

    The Score "Both the New Jersey Devils and Wayne Simmonds are coming off a highly disappointing 2018-19 campaign, which is why the rugged winger thinks they're a perfect match. "Our minds are set the same way. I didn't have a good year; they didn't have a good..." August 30

  • Why Devils’ Wayne Simmonds is betting on himself: ‘It’s redemption’

    Sportsnet "You have to scan back 10 years, all the way to Wayne Simmonds’ rookie campaign in Los Angeles, to find a stat line as humbling as the one he threw up in 2018-19: 17 goals, 30 points, minus-16. Toss in a trade from the city that turned him into a man and just two games played in..." August 29

  • Jack Hughes ready to 'get going' for Devils "Jack Hughes said he believes he's ready to play for the New Jersey Devils this season but won't know for sure until he begins competing on the ice. "I think there's no way you can really say you're prepared when you don't know," Hughes said at the NHLPA..." August 26