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  • UFA Defenders for the New Jersey Devils to Target

    All About The Jersey "We continue our look at the New Jersey Devils and some available unrestricted free agents for the team to ponder today. Again, CJ and I have five players available from within three salary tiers, (well, four for the first tier today) and we look at pros and cons of what each player could..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Devils sign prospects Fabian Zetterlund, Mikhail Maltsev

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils signed forward prospects Fabian Zetterlund and Mikhail Maltsev to entry level contracts on Monday. Both are three-year deals and will begin in the 2019-20 season. Both prospects have played overseas after the Devils drafted them. Zetterlund, a..." May 13

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • 7 NHL teams that could threaten to offer-sheet a superstar

    Sportsnet "Let’s be upfront and clear: Executing a successful NHL offer sheet is about as common as spotting Bigfoot riding Halley’s Comet to the lost city of Atlantis. We haven’t seen one signed since Calgary dangled $10 million over two years in attempt to lure Ryan..." May 08

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Devils sign Gilles Senn to a two-year entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today announced that the club has signed goaltender Gilles Senn to a two-year, entry-level contract. Senn was New Jersey's sixth choice (fifth round), 129th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General..." April 17

  • Why Devils’ Jesper Bratt felt he made important strides in 2nd NHL season, but has ‘a lot more to give’

    Newark Star-Ledger "Two rogue pucks cost Jesper Bratt a good portion of his second NHL season. The first came at a practice in Sweden, two days before the Devils’ season opener, when a shot off a crossbar deflected into the corner of the ice and caught Bratt in the mouth, breaking..." April 16

  • Taylor Hall works Draft Lottery magic as Devils win top pick again

    NHL.com "Taylor Hall did it again. The New Jersey Devils left wing and apparent NHL Draft Lottery whisperer improved upon the "record that will stand forever" after his team earned the top pick for the fifth time in nine NHL seasons. Hall, who was selected with the top..." April 09

  • Devils’ Taylor Hall has a massive contract decision coming

    Newark Star-Ledger "Taylor Hall sat stoically, calmly and thoughtfully speaking for nearly 24 minutes during Devils break-up day and exit interviews on Monday in Newark. A large portion of his press conference, where Hall’s answers totaled more than 2,000 words, centered around his..." April 09

  • Devils sign GM Shero to multi-year extension

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have given GM Ray Shero a multi-year extension. Financials and how many years have not yet been disclosed. This season, the Devils had a record of 31-41-10 and finished in last place of the Metropolitan Division. Shero..." April 08

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Devils name Tyler Dellow vice president of analytics

    The Score "One of the most prominent figures in hockey analytics is back in an NHL front office. The New Jersey Devils hired Tyler Dellow as vice president of their new hockey analytics department, the club announced Tuesday. Dellow will lead an analytics team that..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Is the New Jersey Devils Power Play as Bad as it Appears?

    All About The Jersey "A constant spot of contention for the last few season under Coach John Hynes has been the power play units of the New Jersey Devils. The issues that have arisen tend to vary by week and by season, but some of the more common concerns have been predictability, personnel issues and general..." March 28

  • Cory Schneider’s Resurgence Has Been Great To See

    All About The Jersey "Ever since Cory Schneider’s return to regular starts for the New Jersey Devils on February 7th, he has been playing fairly well. This, of course, has come as somewhat of a surprise to many. For the last couple of years, his play has been nothing like what led Lou Lamoriello..." March 25

  • Why Devils’ Michael McLeod is, at last, generating dangerous offensive chances

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael McLeod is still looking for his first NHL goal. Based on his increased offensive presence in recent games, it will come sooner rather than later. The Devils’ 2016 first-round pick has one assist through his first 15 NHL games, and despite that first goal still..." March 25

  • Blake Pietila, Daniel Walcott Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "You don’t often see waivers at this time of the year, but today two players have been designated. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Blake Pietila of the New Jersey Devils and Daniel Walcott of the Tampa Bay Lightning have both been placed on..." March 22

  • Devils plan to begin extension talks with Hall 'well before July 1'

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils aren’t planning to waste any time in opening extension talks with star winger Taylor Hall. Devils general manager Ray Shero told the NHL Executive Suite podcast that the team will begin negotiations with Hall, who can't sign a new..." March 21

  • Do Devils still want to sign Taylor Hall long term?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils’ top priority for the 2019 offseason has been well known for a long time: sorting out a contract extension for Taylor Hall. The 2017-18 NHL MVP has one year left on his contract before he can potentially become an unrestricted free agent..." March 20

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • McDavid after Oilers' loss to Devils: 'We took them lightly'

    The Score "Connor McDavid said his Edmonton Oilers didn't take the New Jersey Devils seriously enough on Wednesday night. "We took them lightly and took the game for granted," McDavid told reporters following a 6-3 defeat. "When one doesn't go well, you've got to shake..." March 14

  • Schneider has plenty at stake rest of season with Devils

    NHL.com "Cory Schneider finally feels like himself again, and the New Jersey Devils goaltender wants to keep it that way. The Devils (25-34-9) don't have much to play for other than pride in their final 14 regular-season games, including against the New York Rangers at Madison Square..." March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Shero: 'Zero chance' Devils would have traded Hall at deadline

    The Score "Calling New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero about Taylor Hall before the NHL trade deadline likely would have resulted in a blunt response. Shero was recently asked about how much he considered dealing the reigning MVP. "Less than fucking..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • The Devils have already soared past 2017-18 injury totals

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils still have 16 games left on their 2018-19 schedule. Each of them will add to an injury total that has already surpassed their 2017-18 numbers. Last season ended with 226 man-games lost due to injury. When the Devils entered Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the..." March 04

  • Devils' Gabriel to have hearing for boarding Flyers' Patrick

    CBS Sports "Gabriel will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for boarding Flyers forward Nolan Patrick in Friday's game. Gabriel received a five-minute major for boarding, but the player safety governers very well could discipline him to a greater extent. " March 02

  • New Jersey’s Kurtis Gabriel Suspended One Game For Boarding

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Department of Player Safety announced that it has handed New Jersey Devils’ Kurtis Gabriel a one-game suspension for boarding Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick during Friday’s game. " March 02

  • Hall hopes to return to Devils this season after knee surgery

    NHL.com "Taylor Hall is scheduled to begin his rehabilitation program in an attempt to return to the lineup for the New Jersey Devils this season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier this week. But the timeline for a potential return by the 27-year-old left wing will be guided by..." March 01

  • Devils star Taylor Hall had successful knee surgery earlier this week

    Sportsnet "New Jersey Devils star forward Taylor Hall underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier this week, Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports. Earlier this week, Devils’..." February 28

  • Report: Devils' Mueller released from hospital

    The Score "New Jersey Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller has been discharged from University Hospital in Newark, according to NHL.com's Mike Morreale. Mueller was admitted to the facility Wednesday night after crashing headfirst into the boards late in the Devils' game..." February 28

  • Decision on Devils’ Taylor Hall’s return expected in coming weeks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Like coach John Hynes, Devils general manager Ray Shero wants Taylor Hall to play again this season. But with February nearly over, time is starting to run out on that becoming a possibility. Hall, who hasn’t played since Dec...." February 27

  • Miles Wood Out Four Weeks With Broken Ankle

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils issued an update on several injured players today, highlighted by the news that Miles Wood will be out for four weeks with a fractured ankle. The injury will not require surgery. Kyle Palmieri is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body..." February 27

  • Hall's status for Devils rest of season could be determined this week

    NHL.com "Taylor Hall could find out this week if he will play again this season for the New Jersey Devils. The 27-year-old forward has missed the past 28 games and 30 of 34 because of a lower-body injury. "We'll get a better determination this week. We're going to make..." February 26

  • New Jersey Devils Marcus Johansson Traded to Boston Bruins

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have agreed to trade winger Marcus Johansson to the Boston Bruins.  In Johansson, the Bruins get a veteran forward who has spent the last three years on the wing but also as the ability to play center despite poor numbers in the..." February 25

  • Why Blue Jackets acquired Kinkaid from Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Well, the Columbus Blue Jackets have made a trade involving a goalie. No, Sergei Bobrovsky hasn’t been traded, but they’ve landed veteran Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in 2022. What does this have to do with Bobrovsky?..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Devils deal Keith Kinkaid to Blue Jackets

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils traded goalie Keith Kinkaid to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday for a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The deal came together just hours before Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline. Kinkaid was in the final year of a two-year contract..." February 25

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Evan Cormier To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Evan Cormier to a three-year, two-way deal that includes the 2018-19 season, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie.  As it’s too early for teams to sign contracts that begin next year, the first year of this contract..." February 25

  • New Jersey Devils Place Eric Gryba On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the waiver wire features mostly recently-signed players today, one current player did slip into the mix. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gryba has been placed on waivers. The veteran defenseman has cleared waivers..." February 24

  • NJ Devils trade Ben Lovejoy to Stars for Connor Carrick

    North Jersey "Ben Lovejoy is off to the Dallas Stars.  The Devils traded the veteran defenseman for 24-year-old defenseman Connor Carrick and a third-round draft pick on Saturday morning. Lovejoy is in the final season of a three-year, $8 million deal he signed with New Jersey after winning..." February 23

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Devils sign Nikita Popugaev to AHL contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nikita Popugaev, who was selected 98th overall and in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft by the Devils, signed an AHL contract with the Binghamton Devils on Tuesday. Popugaev will join the Devils’ AHL affiliate after playing in the KHL in his native Russia earlier this..." February 13

  • Kenny Agostino claimed by New Jersey Devils

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "After being placed on waivers 24 hours ago, Kenny Agostino has been claimed by the New Jersey Devils. Agostino is the third forward the Montreal Canadiens have lost on waivers this season, joining Nikita Scherbak and Jacob de la Rose. It is another blow to the Canadiens..." February 11

  • New Jersey Devils Trade Brian Boyle to Nashville Predators

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have agreed to trade center Brian Boyle to the Nashville Predatorsin exchange for the Predators 2019 second round pick The deal is Brian Boyle to NSH. NJ gets NSH 2019 2nd round..." February 06

  • Ilya Kovalchuk ready for boos in 1st return to New Jersey

    The Score "Los Angeles Kings forward Ilya Kovalchuk is anticipating he'll hear the boobirds loud and clear when he suits up in New Jersey on Tuesday night for his first game versus the Devils since leaving for the KHL. "I am pretty sure there will be a lot of..." February 05

  • “Zero Chance” New Jersey Devils Will Trade Taylor Hall This Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With talk of the Columbus Blue Jackets possibly trading away their star players Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky to avoid losing them for nothing has led other teams to reassess their teams in hopes of avoiding similar problems with their own stars. One team that many are looking..." February 03

  • New Jersey Devils Recall Cory Schneider, Re-Assign MacKenzie Blackwood

    NewJersey.com "The Devils won’t be carrying three goalies, at least for the time being. Cory Schneider reached the end of his two-week AHL conditioning loan on Sunday, so the Devils recalled him back to New Jersey. He will rejoin the Devils at practice on Monday in Newark. The team..." February 03

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01