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  1. 2017/2018
  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • What's the next step for Devils 2016 1st-round pick Michael McLeod?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Only one player taken ahead of Michael McLeod in the 2016 NHL Draft hasn't made his NHL debut. The Devils' 2016 first-round pick, who went No. 12 overall, finished his final season of junior hockey with the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL after the..." June 06

  • Devils haven't held talks with free agent Kovalchuk

    The Score "It doesn't appear a reunion is in the works between Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils. Kovalchuk, the Russian superstar winger and unrestricted free agent, has expressed interest in coming back to the NHL, but a return to the Devils looks..." June 04

  • Devils open to trading down at 2018 Draft "The New Jersey Devils wouldn't be opposed to moving down in the 2018 NHL Draft if meant obtaining additional assets, general manager Ray Shero told on Saturday. The Devils hold six picks in the draft, including one (No. 17) in the first three rounds. That's a reversal..." June 03

  • New Jersey Devils' keys heading into '18 offseason

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Devils weren’t a popular pick to make some noise in the tight Metropolitan Division but they turned some heads and worked their way into a playoff spot.  Now, they enter the offseason with a lot of payroll room to work with which gives them some chances to bolster their..." June 02

  • Devils Should Avoid Carlson Sweepstakes

    The Hockey Writers "NHL free agency is exactly a month away from today, and the New Jersey Devils will have plenty of money to spend come July 1. One of their most significant needs this offseason will be finding a top-four defenseman that has some puck-moving abilities and can shut down the..." June 01

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent 'in discussions with teams' about NHL return

    The Score "With one free-agent winger off the board in Evander Kane, another is starting to gain attention. Ilya Kovalchuk's agent, J.P. Barry of Creative Artists Agency, is "in discussions with teams" interested in bringing Kovalchuk back to the NHL, reports TSN's..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • What Devils need to see from prospect Nick Lappin to become full-time NHLer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils general manager Ray Shero said prospect Nick Lappin needs to take another step to become a full-time NHL player. According to Devils AHL coach Rick Kowalsky, that "one step" for Lappin is, quite literally, one..." May 22

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Egor Yakovlev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Just as GM Ray Shero predicted, the New Jersey Devils were able to finalize their contract with free agent defenseman Egor Yakovlev today. The KHL import has signed a one-year entry-level contract. " May 21

  • Devils responded to coach's tirade to win conference final from brink "If Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice hasn't kicked over a garbage can yet, maybe he should. That tactic worked for Larry Robinson, who was coach of the New Jersey Devils when they became the only NHL team to win a conference final after trailing the best-of-7 series..." May 20

  • Why Devils' Cory Schneider is selling N.J. home

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cory Schneider isn't going anywhere. The Devils goalie listed his Short Hills home on the market on Wednesday, but he and his family are moving to another house in the area, according to a source familiar with the move. Schneider, and his wife, Jill,..." May 19

  • Devils Closing In On Signing Yegor Yakovlev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While there has been rumors of the New Jersey Devils intention of signing KHL defenseman Yegor Yakovlev this offseason, no deal has happened. However, international journalist Igor Eronko spoke to New Jersey’s general manager Ray Shero, who confirmed that the team hopes to sign the..." May 19

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Yaroslav Dyblenko Placed On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have placed Yaroslav Dyblenko on unconditional waivers for purpose of terminating his contract. Dyblenko signed an entry-level contract last summer, and played in 54 games for the AHL’s Binghamton Devils this season. Like many other KHL players before him, Dyblenko likely..." May 08

  • Devils Sign Brian Strait to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed defenseman Brian Strait to a two-year, two-way contract with an average annual salary of $675,000 at the NHL level. The contract breakdown is as follows: 2018-19: $650,000 and 2019-20: $700,000. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice..." May 08

  • Taylor Hall undergoes hand surgery, Cory Schneider may not be ready for camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Taylor Hall had a remarkable 2017-18 season for the New Jersey Devils, as he accumulated 39 goals and 93 points in 76 games. That’s even more impressive when you consider that he suffered a serious hand injury in December that eventually required surgery. On Tuesday morning, the Devils provided..." May 08

  • Devils' Taylor Hall played through torn ligaments in hand during season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Taylor Hall played through an injury in the second half of his MVP-caliber season. The Devils forward underwent surgery on Friday, April 30, to repair torn ligaments in his left hand. The injury occurred in late December. It was unrelated to a right thumb injury that forced Hall to miss..." May 08

  • MacKinnon, Hall, Kopitar named Hart Trophy nominees

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Hart Trophy on Friday, awarded “to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team.” This year’s finalists are New Jersey’s Taylor Hall, Los Angeles’s Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon. Recording 41 more points than his next..." April 28

  • McDavid, MacKinnon, Hall named finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon and New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall have been named finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award. The award is given to “the most outstanding player in the NHL,” as voted on by his peers. McDavid, 21, won the..." April 26

  • Devils' Hischier played all season with chronic hand injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forwards Nico Hischier and Pavel Zacha will not play for their respective countries in the upcoming IIHF World Championships due to injuries. Neither player will need surgery, but both will have to rest for several weeks to recover. Hischier played the entire season with a chronic..." April 26

  • Vatanen confirms he suffered concussion on Kucherov hit

    The Score "New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen confirmed Tuesday that he suffered a concussion on the hit from Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov in Game 4, according to Devils beat reporter Amanda Stein. Kucherov delivered the devastating blow late in the first period. The hit went..." April 24

  • Taylor Hall will not attend World Championships

    Yardbarker "Though he was asked, Taylor Hall has declined an invitation to compete in the upcoming World Championships according to Mike Morreale of Team Canada would have loved to bring the MVP candidate aboard, but after a long season and disappointing playoff exit Hall will take some time off..." April 24

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Devils hurt by playoff inexperience in first-round loss to Lightning "The New Jersey Devils beat the odds by qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs one season after finishing last in the Eastern Conference. Despite losing the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round to the Atlantic Division champion Tampa Bay Lightning in five games, it appears the rebuild that..." April 22

  • Hischier eager to build on successful rookie season with Devils "Nico Hischier didn't want the most exhilarating hockey experience of his first season as a member of the New Jersey Devils to come an end. He found it tough expressing exactly what his rookie season truly meant when he sat at his locker stall long after the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated the..." April 22

  • How Devils' Cory Schneider re-established himself in Stanley Cup Playoffs

    North Jersey "It became abundantly clear that the Devils needed a change of some sort after two failed efforts in Tampa Bay last weekend. With two brutal road losses and the series going back to Newark, they needed something or someone to inject some energy into them while on the ice and change the flow of..." April 22

  • Devils’ Sami Vatanen out for Game 5 vs. Lightning

    Sportsnet "New Jersey Devils defenceman Sami Vatanen will miss Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury. Vatanen has one goal this post-season, and had 32 points in 72 games during the regular season. He was acquired by the Devils in exchange for centre Adam Henrique on Nov. 30." April 21

  • Boyle, Luongo, Jordan Staal named Masterton finalists "Forward Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils, goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and forward Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of..." April 21

  • Devils Close To Deal With Defenseman Yegor Yakovlev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Another team eyeing overseas talent this off-season is one whose off-season has yet to begin. Russian news source Sport-Express reports that SKA St. Petersburg defenseman Yegor Yakovlev is planning to sign with the New Jersey Devils. It seems that GM Ray Shero and company have stayed busy on the..." April 21

  • Devils defenceman Sami Vatanen is day to day with injury

    Sporting News "Nikita Kucherov won't face discipline for his high hit on Sami Vatanen during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Devils. The Lightning star, minutes after potting the go-ahead goal midway through the first period, delivered a suspicious blow above the shoulders of Vatanen, sending the New Jersey..." April 19

  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov won't face discipline for hit on Devils' Sami Vatanen

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov won't face a fine or suspension for his hit on Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen during Game 4 of the team's Stanley Cup Playoff series, NJ Advance Media confirmed. Vatanen was forced to leave the game after Kucherov delivered a booming check to the..." April 19

  • Devils coach not commenting on Nikita Kucherov hit on Sami Vatanen

    Larry Brown Sports "New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes did not offer a comment postgame about Nikita Kucherov’s big hit on Sami Vatanen during Game 4 of his team’s playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Kucherov nailed Vatanen with a hit that had some debating its legality." April 19

  • No supplemental discipline for Lightning's Victor Hedman after spearing Devils' Nico Hischier

    Newark Star-Ledger "Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not face supplemental discipline from the NHL for spearing Devils forward Nico Hischier late in the third period of the Devils' 5-2 Game 3 victory on Monday at Prudential Center in Newark. An NHL spokesperson said the incident, like all plays,..." April 17

  • 'I'm going to kill you' | Brian Boyle reacts fights between Devils and Lightning to end Game 3

    Newark Star-Ledger "With Game 3 all but over in the final 30 seconds, the Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning let their emotions turn into a 10-player melee. All 10 skaters on the ice received 10-minute misconduct penalties after the five from each team wrestled, punched and jawed at each other. The yelling..." April 17

  • Devils turn back to Cory Schneider to salvage series vs. Lightning

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New Jersey Devils are facing the prospect of falling behind 3-0 in the opening round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday night. In an attempt to shake what’s ailed them through two games, head coach John Hynes is making changes for Game 3. Most notably, Cory Schneider will get the..." April 16

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Joey Anderson To Entry-Level Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils announced they have signed Joey Anderson to a three-year entry-level contract. The NCAA champion from the University of Minnesota-Duluth is expected to have his contract start this year as he’s expected to join the Devils today and skate with them tomorrow. " April 15

  • Kovalchuk off voluntary retired list, officially unrestricted free agent

    The Score "Happy Birthday, Ilya Kovalchuk. You're now an NHL unrestricted free agent. The Russian sniper turns 35 today, meaning he's officially off the NHL's voluntary retired list and can negotiate and agree to terms with any NHL team, but can't sign a deal until July 1, per TSN's Bob..." April 15

  • Schneider may have sparked playoff goalie controversy for Devils "Cory Schneider may have restored his status as the New Jersey Devils' No. 1 goaltender following a solid relief performance in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Amalie Arena on Saturday. Keith Kinkaid, who made his 10th start in the past 11..." April 15

  • Kinkaid to start Game 2 for Devils

    TSN "Keith Kinkaid will be back between the pipes for the New Jersey Devils for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to New Jersey Star-Ledger reporter Chris Ryan. Kinkaid started the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 1 of the series...." April 14

  • Devils confident they'll be smarter, better in Game 2 against Lightning "The New Jersey Devils are determined to learn from their mistakes when they play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Amalie Arena on Saturday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CNBC, SNE, SNO, TVAS2). The Lightning won Game 1 5-2, taking advantage of missed assignments,..." April 13

  • Devils' Keith Kinkaid: Between pipes for Game 1

    CBS Sports "Kinkaid will defend the net for Thursday's Game 1 matchup against the Lightning in Tampa Bay, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Kinkaid racked up victories down the stretch to earn the trust of the team's playoff run, going 16-3-1 with a 2.32 GAA and a .929 save percentage over..." April 12

  • How Taylor Hall became a culture driver in a career season for Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "On a warm summer day in Toronto, Devils coach John Hynes met a familiar face for lunch. Hynes flew up for the day to meet with Taylor Hall, giving the two a chance to talk after the dust had settled on a disappointing 2016-17 season. After Hall's first season in New Jersey, Hynes knew there..." April 12

  • Devils won't reveal Game 1 goaltender against Lightning "The New Jersey Devils have decided on their starting goaltender for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVAS2, SUN, MSG+), but coach John Hynes wouldn't say if it is Keith Kinkaid or Cory..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Ilya Kovalchuk to reportedly sign with Rangers, returning to NHL after 5-year absence

    CBS Sports "Half a decade after returning to Russia to play in the KHL, it looks like Ilya Kovalchuk is primed for an NHL comeback. Kovalchuk, who signed with the Atlanta Thrashers prior to the 2001 season and played through the 2012-13 season, ending his career with the Devils, will reportedly be signing..." April 09

  • Ilya Kovalchuk intends to play in NHL next season

    Sportsnet "Former NHL star and 2001 first overall pick Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly intends to end his time in the KHL and return to the NHL next season. According to Russian hockey journalist Igor Eronko, Kovalchuk wants to play in the NHL for at least two more seasons. He will be an unrestricted free agent..." April 08

  • Devils, Blue Jackets sit top players for rest in Game 82

    Washington Post "MVP front-runner Taylor Hall will sit out the New Jersey Devils’ regular-season finale after the team clinched a playoff spot despite seeding being at stake. New Jersey is resting Hall, fellow forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac, and defenseman Sami Vatanen in Game 82 at Washington, and it..." April 07

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  1. 2017/2018
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