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NJ Devils Top Goals of the 2015-16 Season

The New Jersey Devils season hasn’t even been over a month yet, and for some it feels like an eternity I’m sure. Their AHL team – the Albany Devils – is still alive in the postseason, but unless you live in upstate New York, or pay for the AHL Live package, there is no way to watch from New Jersey. With all that being said, the Devs had a pretty impressive season in that...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Does goalie Cory Schneider's age change Devils GM Ray Shero's plan?

Schneider is 30. The Devils are rebuilding. Can the team be great again while the goalie is still in his prime? The Devils are in full rebuild mode. Everyone, from the owners down to the Zamboni driver, understands that. But they also have an elite goaltender who, at 30, is right in the middle of his prime. So it begs the question: Does Cory...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Chris Christie and Sixers, Devils CEO engage in war of words

Chris Christie vs. Sixers and Devils CEO Scot O'Neil. Get ready for a war of words. Chris Christie couldn't help himself. During speech to the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Christie got in a joke about the NBA's worst team, the Philadelphia 76ers. Christie on 76ers Camden facility: "The only thing the 76ers will do...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago

When will the Devils re-sign Kyle Palmieri? GM Ray Shero says ...

Palmieri, a restricted free agent, will be with the Devils next season. But for how long and at what price? Picking Ray Shero's best move so far as Devils general manager is easy: The trade last June to bring Kyle Palmieri to New Jersey for a pair of draft picks was a major victory for the team.  Palmieri played in all 82 games and led the...
Via NJ.com
3 days ago

Albany Devils Ahead 2-0 On Utica Comets

Back in the late 1990s, the NHL ran an ad campaign called “Get Cup Crazy,” a play on the Prince song, “Let’s Go Crazy.” This weekend in Albany, fans were loud, be they from the Capital Region, Central New York, New Jersey or even the random dude wearing a Cornwall Aces sweater. Two Empire State rivals were going at it on the ice and the results were pretty similar. Partying...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Devils make progress under Hynes, still miss playoffs

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The days of the New Jersey Devils being a permanent fixture in the Stanley Cup playoffs are long gone. The postseason drought reached four years in John Hynes' just concluded first season as coach. While the Devils were more competitive, they are still lacking key ingredients, the biggest being a superstar to carry the team. Goaltender Cory Schneider is clearly...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Elias is contemplating retirement

Did Patrik Elias play the final game of his career? If so, he ended with his best game of the season. In what would be a fitting end to his career, Elias scored three points in the New Jersey Devils 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. When pressed about his potential retirement from Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake, Elias said he’s on the fence about hanging up the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Players the Devils Must Re-Sign

Despite elimination from the play-offs in the final week of hockey the Devils have fought long and hard. A few players in specific have been beneficial to their success, players that the Devils need to keep going into the next season. Kyle Palmieri- If his game play this season scream RESIGN I don’t know what does. Acquired during the 2015 draft from Anaheim, He’s been crucial...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Elias interested in returning to Devils after season finale win

NEWARK, N.J. — Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri became the Devils' first 30-goal scorers in four years Saturday night.Patrik Elias stole the show, though, with what might have been his swan song after 17 seasons in New Jersey.Elias, the Devils career leading scorer, had a goal and two assists while being serenaded by "Patty, Patty" chants from a sellout crowd, and New Jersey beat...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the New Jersey Devils to go all in on a rebuild

It’s not fair to say the New Jersey Devils are hopeless because no team is truly hopeless. Time corrects the path of all wayward franchises and pushes them back toward relevance. But it might be a while before the Devils are interesting or competitive or good. I won’t call New Jersey boring, but the team ranks 30th in Corsi events per 60 minutes by a wide margin. Essentially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Will this be Patrik Elias’ Final Season?

Patrik Elias, who has played parts of 20 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, returned to the ice Tuesday for just his 14th game of the season as the Devils matched up with the Buffalo Sabres.  Elias last played against the Anaheim Ducks on December 19th before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on January 11th. At the time of the surgery, GM Ray Shero released a statement saying...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils Have Pulled Off the Greatest April Fool’s Joke in NHL History

“The New Jersey Angels.” This new team name graced Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter feeds and even more social media. The New Jersey Devils claimed that they were changing the name of their franchise Friday, from the Devils to the Angels. “In an effort to focus on our organization’s mission of creating a family-friendly environment, in our state and in our arena, we have elected...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devils beat Bruins, 2-1

The New Jersey Devils defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night, as they continue to fight for their playoff lives towards the end of the season.
Via SNY
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Wedgewood starts for New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils will start rookie goaltender Scott Wedgewood tomorrow night versus the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Devils look to get back on track.
Via SNY
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Finding Bright Spots in a Dark Season

While the New Jersey Devils have exceeded expectations this season, they still sit six points out of the second Eastern Conference wild card spot with only nine games remaining, and look like a lock to miss the postseason for the fourth straight season as a result of their league-low 2.2 goals per game. However, the season has not been all bad.  The Devils are top 10 in the league...
Via The Sports Journal
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Overcoming Their Kryptonite

Entering Sunday night, the New Jersey Devils were 0-4 on the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets and had been outscored 17-6 in those four games. On Sunday, however, the Devils finally shook those woes and pulled out a 2-1 victory over the team that had been their kryptonite during the course of the season. To this point, the Blue Jackets are 29-35-8 and sit as the second to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk rejoins KHL club, ending NHL return rumors

After rumblings that Ilya Kovalchuk split from SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, the Russian forward rejoined the team for Game 1 of their second-round playoff matchup against Dynamo Moscow, putting a quick stop to the rumors that he’d be returning to the NHL. .@hcSKA captain Ilya Kovalchuk is back for the @khl Western Conference Semi's against @dynamo_ru @khl_eng pic.twitter.com...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Teammate trolls Devils' Tootoo after hilarious celebration mishap

The New Jersey Devils earned an exciting 5-4 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday, but one Devil was left red-faced after a photographer caught a celebratory mishap on film. The team gathered for a group hug in the corner to celebrate their win, but veteran winger Jordin Tootoo ended up mistakenly embracing the glass instead of his teammates. Since a photographer...
Via Fox Sports
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils' Kalinin on Gordie Howe hat trick: 'I'm from Siberia, but we have the internet'

New Jersey Devils rookie forward Sergey Kalinin completed a Gordie Howe hat trick by scoring on a breakaway to seal Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers.For those who don't know, a Gordie Howe hat trick is achieved after a player records a goal and an assist and participates in a fight in the same game. Kalinin, who set up Tyler Kennedy's goal in the first period, also...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: New Jersey Devils

Buyers or Sellers? The New Jersey Devils were expected to experience plenty of growing pains under the watch of general manager Ray Shero and first-year coach John Hynes. One of the bigger surprises of 2015-16, the Garden State representatives actually find themselves involved in the playoff conversation as the team vies to make the NHL's "second season" a reality for the first...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils rookie gets called for worst dive ever (VIDEO)

The NHL has been trying to cut down on embellishment over the past couple of years and has even started fining players for flopping as a way to draw penalties. On Tuesday night, New Jersey Devils rookie Joseph Blandisi ended up earning a two-minute minor for embellishment when he took a dive after he was slashed on the back of the leg by Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald —...
Via The Other Paper
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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