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  • 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 "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 "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'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 "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 "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

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Is the New Jersey Devils’ Defense Worsening Their Goaltending Woes?

    All About The Jersey "The New Jersey Devils have had limited success to put it lightly in their 2018-19 campaign. What started out as a promising 4-0-0 start has quickly derailed into a team that sits 14 points out of playoff spot. The team was ruined this season by poor road play compounded by the fact..." January 31

  • Devils' Sami Vatanen diagnosed with concussion, out indefinitely

    Last Word On Hockey "New Jersey Devils have announced that defenseman Sami Vatanen has a concussion. Vatanen will be out indefinitely for the Devils. The injury occurred on Monday night when the Devils won against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sami Vatanen was knocked out of the Devils game in Pittsburgh..." January 30

  • Devils acquire D Murphy from Wild

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils have acquired defenceman Ryan Murphy from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenceman Michael Kapla. Murphy, 25, signed as a free agent with the Wild on July 1, 2017 and has appeared in 23 NHL games over two seasons with the team, recording five points..." January 30

  • Penguins' Brassard ejected for dangerous hit on Devils' Vatanen

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassardwas assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct after delivering a dangerous hit on New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanenduring Monday's contest.

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  • How Devils responded to John Hynes' call for more physical play

    Newark Star-Ledger "John Hynes made it clear at the unofficial end to the first half of his team’s first half of the season. The Devils weren’t tough enough to play against. To be more precise, Hynes said when push comes to shove, the Devils get shoved. So when..." January 28

  • Devils head coach Hynes: Hall 'progressing'

    TSN "New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes said that injured forward Taylor Hall is "progressing" but he will not make the trip to Pittsburgh as the team returns from the All-Star Break on Monday. Hynes added that Hall isn’t healing as quick as initially thought, but..." January 27

  • NHL rumors: Did Taylor Hall’s trade to Devils lead to Oilers' Peter Chiarelli’s downfall?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Edmonton Oilers fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in the midst of his fourth season, the laundry list of poor moves became of focal point of his downfall. At the top of that list: trading Taylor Hall to the Devils for Adam..." January 25

  • How did Devils’ Cory Schneider do in 1st rehab start?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils goalie Cory Schneider made his first conditioning start in the AHL on Monday, and it opened like a lot of his NHL games this season. The Binghamton Devils surrendered a goal 1:24 into the game and trailed 2-0 after the first period, but Schneider did stop 21 of..." January 22

  • Kyle Palmieri Named All-Star Replacement For Taylor Hall

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When reigning MVP Taylor Hall was named an All-Star earlier this month despite being sidelined with a lower-body injury, it always looked like a long-shot that he would even be back in the New Jersey Devils’ lineup by All-Star weekend, nevertheless willing to participate in..." January 19

  • It’s Time to Sell for the New Jersey Devils

    All About The Jersey "This Devils season has been a tough ride for everyone involved, including the players, the coaches, the fans, and management. After the high of returning to the playoffs a season ago, the team has staggered through this season, lurching from losing streak to losing streak most of the..." January 18

  • Why Blake Coleman is the perfect example of how Devils want to develop prospects

    Newark Star-Ledger "Seven goals in March of 2018 capped off a solid rookie season for Blake Coleman, where his 13 total goals and 12 assists came as a pleasant surprise from a player who earned a spot as a roster bubble player at Devils training camp. When he gets to March this season,..." January 17

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • New Jersey Devils Could Be Active Deadline Sellers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils surprised the world last season by fast-forwarding their rebuild and making the playoffs. However, that success was fueled by an MVP effort from Taylor Hall and a surprising takeover in net by Keith Kinkaid. The 2018-19 campaign has been a little..." January 11

  • Mackenzie Blackwood Moved To Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have moved impressive young goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to injured reserve, retroactive to January 2nd. Kevin Rooney has been recalled to take the roster spot, but Blackwood will be eligible to return on Saturday if fully healthy. That..." January 10

  • The New Jersey Devils Need More Impact Players

    All About The Jersey "The New Jersey Devils are struggling to keep pace with other teams in the Eastern Conference this year. More troubling perhaps is the fact that there have been a number of games where they’ve either led and blown the lead, or outright been decimated by their opposition. While..." January 10

  • There’s A Problem With the Rebuild — We Don’t Know Which Defenders Are Any Good.

    All About The Jersey "During a rebuild, an NHL GM needs to be constantly re-evaluating the question: “Who are the pillars to build this team around?” Various things can alter the answers to these questions from year to year — Andy Greene has aged out of the core — or even..." January 09

  • Mike Peluso files federal lawsuit against Devils over head injuries

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Devils forward Mike Peluso on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the team for failing to disclose the extent of his head injuries suffered during his NHL career. The suit was also filed against former Devils GM and president Lou Lamoriello, plus..." January 04

  • Devils give coach John Hynes a multi-year contract extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "The most tenured coach in New York/New Jersey professional sportsis going to be sticking around with his team much longer. The Devils have given John Hynes, who had been under contract through the 2018-19 season, a multi-year extension, according to a team..." January 03

  • What Mackenzie Blackwood’s Hot Start Means and What It Doesn’t Mean

    All About The Jersey "Mackenzie Blackwood is the Lord and I am the one true prophet. In my piece suggesting demoting Cory Schneider, I implicitly endorsed Blackwood as the only reasonable call-up who was, at the time, killing it in the AHL. In the aftermath of that article, I talked about..." January 02

  • New Jersey Devils Place Taylor Hall On Injured Reserve

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday the team has placed forward Taylor Hall on injured reserve, retroactive to December 23, with a lower-body injury. Hall is eligible to be activated at any time. " January 01