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  • 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

  • Devils likely to sign defenseman Eric Gryba "It appears the Devils' first move in free agency will be signing defenseman Eric Gryba. Deals can't be officially signed until noon on Sunday, but Bob McKenzie of TSN said the veteran defenseman is heading to New Jersey. The 30-year-old right handed blue..." July 01

  • Devils Sign Eddie Lack to One-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The New Jersey Devils today re-signed goaltender Eddie Lack to a one-year, one-way contract worth $650,000. Lack, 30, was acquired by New Jersey from Calgary on December 30, 2017 in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout. On Feb. 6, 2018 at Ottawa, he made his New Jersey debut,..." June 30

  • Former Wild GM Chuck Fletcher lands post with New Jersey Devils

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Chuck Fletcher will remain in Minnesota, but the former Wild general manager has a new job. The New Jersey Devils hired Fletcher as a Senior Advisor to the General Manager/Hockey Operations. He'll be an assistant to Devils GM/VP Ray Shero. The two worked together from 2006-09 with..." June 30

  • Could defenseman Brooks Orpik be free-agent target for Devils?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As NHL free agency ramps up this week, one new player on the market could make sense for the Devils. Defenseman Brooks Orpik, who spent the past four seasons with the Washington Capitals, was bought out of the final year of his contract. He was initially traded to..." June 27

  • Devils pick defenseman Ty Smith at No. 17 overall

    North Jersey "The Devils drafted defenseman Ty Smith with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night in Dallas. The 5-11, 165-pound out had 14 goals and 59 assists for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League last season.  His 73 points were the most by a WHL defenseman in..." June 22

  • Hall honored to become first Devils player to win Hart Trophy "Taylor Hall didn't think of himself as a Hart Trophy candidate until the fans at Prudential Center started chanting "MVP" in his direction in the second half of the season. "I just kept trying to play and I thought if we made the [Stanley Cup Playoffs], maybe..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 All-Rookie Team

    Hockey Fights "The National Hockey League announced today the 2017-18 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders, Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks and Clayton Keller..." June 21

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 First and Second All-Star Teams

    Hockey Fights "NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player at the 2018 NHL..." June 21

  • Devils’ Brian Boyle receives Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils is the recipient of the 2018 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy The award is given to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The Professional Hockey Writers’..." June 21

  • 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