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  • Brian Gionta retires after 16-year NHL career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brian Gionta announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, officially putting an end to an incredibly successful 16-year career. The 39-year-old Gionta made the announcement in Buffalo, where he will be taking on a small, unspecified role with the team that will allow him to remain..." September 24

  • Devils' Miles Wood: Inks four-year deal

    CBS Sports "Wood has come to terms on a four-year deal with the Devils. He'll have a $2.75 million AAV over the life of this new contract. Getting this deal done now should give the 23-year-old power forward ample time to report to the team and get caught up by the start of the season. " September 22

  • Contract talks between Devils, Miles Wood intensify "Negotiations between the Devils and restricted free agent forward Miles Wood have become serious, and a new deal could be imminent, a person with knowledge of the talks told NJ Advance Media. The Devils and Wood's camp didn't have any serious..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Devils' Cory Schneider progressing, but still no timetable for return

    Newark Star-Ledger "While Cory Schneider has been active and on the ice nearly every day of Devils training camp, the goalie still doesn't have a clear picture of when he'll be ready to ramp up his practice activity or return to a game. Outside of his individual coach with..." September 21

  • Hearing no dialogue between NJD, RFA Wood

    TSN "It doesn't sound as if the New Jersey Devils and restricted free agent forward Miles Wood are close on a new contract according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.  September 19

  • Devils' Michael McLeod starting to show comfort on ice

    Newark Star-Ledger "Going through his third training camp with the Devils, a natural comfort level has formed for Michael McLeod. The 2016 first-round pick knows what to expect on and off the ice. In games and practices, he knows what coaches are looking for in his..." September 19

  • Why Devils' Pavel Zacha wants short-term thinking to help him make bigger impact

    Newark Star-Ledger "Pavel Zacha doesn't want to get too far ahead of himself. Entering his third NHL season, the Devils center is putting a focus on his short-term priorities, rather than the bigger picture.  At times last year, Zacha looked ahead to trying to make the..." September 18

  • New Jersey Devils, RFA Miles Wood “Aren’t Talking”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the majority of restricted free agents this odd-season have been re-signed to new contracts, the outlook is not good for the handful of players that remain unsigned. The past week has revealed that the Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, the Anaheim..." September 16

  • Schneider could miss start of regular season for Devils "Cory Schneider will not play in any preseason games and could miss the start of the regular season for the New Jersey Devils, general manager Ray Shero said Thursday. The 32-year-old goaltender has been skating with teammates and working out with goalie coach Roland Melanson during..." September 13

  • Devils to star in preseason all-access show on NHL Network

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils are starring in their own version of "Hard Knocks." Similar to HBO's popular show following NFL teams in the training camp, the Devils will be featured in an all-access series during the preseason on the NHL..." September 13

  • "Never say never": Oilers insider speculates on one day Taylor Hall returning to Edmonton

    Edmonton Journal "This in from Bob Stauffer of the Edmonton Oilers radio network, his speculation around where Taylor Hall will end up after his next contract, including some fascinating musings about Hall maybe returning to Edmonton. Hall himself recently spoke on player/team loyalty, noting:..." September 07

  • Devils invite Stafford to training camp on pro tryout

    The Score "Drew Stafford is getting his shot to make the New Jersey Devils, as the veteran forward will attend camp on a professional tryout, the team announced Friday. Stafford appeared in 59 games with the Devils last season, registering eight goals and seven..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Why Devils are banking on prospects to help team take next step

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's clear prospects are going to make an impact on the 2018-19version of the Devils. Following a quiet offseason without any trades or major free-agent signings, that's the most likely path for the team heading into September's training camp. That..." September 06

  • How Devils' Keith Kinkaid is approaching 2018-19 after breakout season and Cory Schneider's injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Keith Kinkaid's breakout NHL season came on the heels of an injury to Devils starting goalie Cory Schneider. Now with Schneider recovering from offseason surgery for another injury, which could delay his start to the 2018-19 season, Kinkaid could be in the..." August 29

  • Report: Brodeur taking role with Devils

    TSN "Martin Brodeur appears headed for a homecoming with the New Jersey Devils. According to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest, Brodeur informed him several weeks ago that he was taking on a role with the Devils. Brodeur's new position is expected to be more focused on the..." August 28

  • Ex-Devil Martin Brodeur leaves Blues' front office | Return to N.J. in the cards?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Martin Brodeur is a free agent again. The former Devils goalie and soon-to-be inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame won't return as assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues, according to a report from the Athletic. The legendary..." August 27

  • Devils go ‘heritage’ route with 2018-19 third jersey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s third jersey season and on Tuesday the New Jersey Devils were the latest NHL team to unveil an alternate look for the 2018-19 campaign. They’re going old school and bringing back the white, red and green uniforms that they wore for a 10-year period between 1982 and..." August 21

  • Devils sign first-round pick Ty Smith to entry-level contract

    North Jersey "The Devils officially locked up their top draft pick on Monday, signing defenseman Ty Smith to a three-year entry-level deal. While the team did not disclose the salary, has Smith’s AAV as $925,000.  The 18-year-old defenseman out of Lloydminster,..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • New Jersey Devils need more out of their goaltenders

    Yardbarker "With New Jersey having made a significant jump in the Metropolitan Division, the Devils now must show that they can continue their success after a 27-point increase in the standings and their first playoff berth since the 2011-12 season. The team was carried by Hart Trophy winner Taylor..." August 19

  • New Jersey Devils need more out of their goaltenders

    Yardbarker "With New Jersey having made a significant jump in the Metropolitan Division, the Devils now must show that they can continue their success after a 27-point increase in the standings and their first playoff berth since the 2011-12 season. The team was carried by Hart Trophy winner Taylor..." August 18

  • Hischier healthy, ready to help Devils at NHL Global Series Challenge "Nico Hischier has recovered from a left hand/wrist injury that bothered him for much of last season and is looking forward to participating in the 2018 NHL Global Series Challenge in October. Hischier, selected by the New Jersey Devils with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." August 16

  • How long did hip injury bother Devils' Cory Schneider before surgery?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils goalie Cory Schneider was dealing with his hip injury for a considerable amount of time before undergoing offseason surgery in May. On the Devils' All-Access Podcast, Schneider said the issue dated back to the 2016-17 season, and he played through..." August 15

  • Devils re-sign forward Kevin Rooney

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils signed forward Kevin Rooney to a two-year contract. The restricted free agent was one of three Devils still without a contract for next season. RFAs Miles Wood and Steven Santini still need to sign new deals. Rooney, who..." August 14

  • Devils sign RFA Steven Santini to three-year deal

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils signed restricted free agent Steven Santini to a three-year, $4.25 million contract on Tuesday. The contract, which is one-way in all three years, carrries an average annual value of $1.42 million for the defenceman. "We are excited to lock up..." August 14

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Next Summer Should Be Busy For New Jersey

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a very quiet offseason for the Devils.  After they were a surprise entrant into the playoffs last season, New Jersey hasn’t made a single acquisition of note while letting late-season pickups in wingers Michael Grabner and Patrick Maroon go.  While part of that could..." August 11

  • Devils' Josh Harris: Re-signing Taylor Hall 'the highest' priority next summer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils owner Josh Harris, like everyone else, knows forward Taylor Hallis eligible to sign a contract extension on July 1, 2019. The NHL MVP has two years left on his current deal before he can become an unrestricted free agent, but Harris said a new deal for..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • New Jersey Devils Slowly Developing A Contender

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL offseason usually revolves around the salary cap. Teams struggle to fit in as much talent as possible under a fixed ceiling, and are hindered in trade negotiations because of their limited cap space. The Edmonton Oilers for instance have done little this summer despite a desperate need..." August 06

  • Boyle feels 'awesome' heading into Devils training camp "Brian Boyle wouldn't mind a less eventful season. The New Jersey Devils forward was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia after a training camp physical in September, a few weeks before being told his son, Declan, then 2 years old, might have cancer. Boyle played his first game..." August 03

  • New Jersey Devils To Hire Mark Dennehy As AHL Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have snatched a coach from the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, agreeing to terms with Mark Dennehy as head coach of their AHL affiliate. Dennehy had been hired earlier this offseason to lead the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, but was given permission to interview for the..." August 01

  • McLeod hopes experience helps him stick with Devils "Michael McLeod is hoping the experience he gained last season leads to an extended stay with the New Jersey Devils. McLeod (6-foot-2, 188 pounds), chosen in the first round (No. 12) of the 2016 NHL Draft, had an inauspicious start to last season when he missed six weeks after surgery..." August 01

  • Yegor Sharangovich, Eric Tangradi Sign With New Jersey Devils

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have convinced Yegor Sharangovich to sign his three-year entry-level contract, and according to team beat reporter Amanda Stein, expect him to come to North America this season. Sharangovich played last season in the KHL with Dinamo Minsk, and suited up for Belarus at the..." July 25

  • Devils re-sign forward Nick Lappin to a one-year contract "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed forward Nick Lappin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $225,000 ($250,000 guaranteed) at the AHL level. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Lappin, 25,..." July 20

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Devils sign Yegor Sharangovich to entry level deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils signed forward Yegor Sharangovich to his entry level contract, making him the first member of the team's 2018 draft classto sign. Sharangovich was the team's fourth selection in June's draft when he was picked in the fifth round, 141st..." July 18

  • Devils re-sign checking forward Coleman to 3-year, $5.4M deal

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils re-signed forward Blake Coleman to a three-year contract with an average annual value of $1.8 million, the team announced Tuesday. Coleman might be more known around the league for drinking pickle juice than for his hockey abilities, but he's actually one of..." July 17

  • Stefan Noesen Re-Signs with New Jersey Devils

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have re-signed winger Stefan Noesen to a one-year deal worth $1.725 million. Noesen will be a restricted free agent following the 2018-19 season. Stefan Noesen’s Career Numbers Over his four year NHL career, Noesen has played for the Anaheim Ducks..." July 17

  • Smith believes he'll be perfect fit with Devils "Ty Smith considers himself a perfect fit for the New Jersey Devils. At a point in NHL history when general managers are seeking faster and mobile defensemen to dictate pace and transition, Smith (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) certainly fits the mold. "I definitely think that..." July 12

  • Taylor Hall craving more success after getting a taste last season

    The Score "Taylor Hall finally got a taste. Now he wants the full course. This spring, the eventual MVP winner and his 93 points dragged the New Jersey Devils into the NHL playoffs for the first time in five years. The experience lasted just five games, however, as the Devils were bounced by the..." July 11

  • Schneider may miss start of season for Devils "- Cory Schneider may not be ready to start the season for the New Jersey Devils season following hip surgery. The 32-year-old goalie, who had surgery for torn cartilage in his left hip May 1, was given a five-month recovery period and remains on that timetable. That would take him to..." July 11

  • New Jersey Devils Pursued Patrick Maroon, James Van Riemsdyk

    Pro Football Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have signed just one forward—Kurtis Gabriel—in free agency, but it hasn’t been for lack of trying. GM Ray Shero spoke to media today including radio play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin and admitted that the team had pursued James van Riemsdyk and Patrick..." July 11

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Devils, Coyotes in mix for free-agent Patrick Maroon

    The Score "There are teams doing some last-minute shopping for Patrick Maroon. The St. Louis Blues are reportedly closing in on an agreement with the free-agent forward. However, a deal hasn't been signed yet, and the New Jersey Devils and Arizona Coyotes are showing interest in the hulking..." July 09

  • Blues Interested In Patrick Maroon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even though the Blues have been big spenders this summer, they are making a push to sign UFA winger Patrick Maroon, reports Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic (Twitter link).  However, Maroon’s camp is staying patient and there doesn’t appear to be any particular rush to..." July 06

  • What would it take for Devils to trade for defenseman Erik Karlsson?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Erik Karlsson is on the market. The Ottawa Senators are open to trading the star defenseman, who can become a free agent after the 2018-19 season. After making a contract extension offer on July 1, the Senators reportedly gave permission for other teams to..." July 05