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DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ray Shero Hired as New GM of the New Jersey Devils, Lou Lamoriello Stays on as Team President

Penguins’ Ray Shero won the NHL General Manager of the Year Award – which is selected by each of the 30 club general managers and a panel that includes NHL executives and members of both the print and broadcast media. (Mandatory Credit: NHL.com) Once again, the New Jersey Devils have come out of left field and shocked the hockey world. On Friday, the Devils scheduled a media...
Via The Sports Journal
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timo Pielmeier Stellar for Germans, but Swiss Win 1-0

It may haven’t been a pretty one, but Switzerland’s solid tournament continues after a 1-0 victory over the Germans on Tuesday afternoon. When it comes to these two teams, the speed is definitely fast, but the scoring was fairly low. Switzerland and Germany combined for just 12 shots in the first period, with the Germans, trying to avoid relegation, taking eight of them. As a...
Via The Hockey House
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Unearned hype surrounds Ray Shero as new Devils GM

Lou Lamoriello’s move away from the position of New Jersey Devils General Manager was only a matter of time. We knew this was coming, we just didn’t know when. We finally got our answer. Presumably, the Devils and Lamoriello waited to make this move until a suitable replacement for Lamoriello was in place. While most of the hockey world is justifiably taking stock of Lamoriello’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

End of an era for Lamoriello, Devils

Twenty-eight years. That's how long it's been since the Devils had a general manager other than Lou Lamoriello, who took over on April 30, 1987. But no longer, as Lamoriello announced Monday that he will concede the job to Ray Shero, who previously held the same position with the Penguins. Shero will be only the fourth GM in the history of the franchise. Before looking forward, though...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devils name Ray Shero general manager

The New Jersey Devils announced Monday that Ray Shero will be the new general manager. The announcement was made by team president Lou Lamoriello, who had served as GM since 1987. “Ray is well respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win,” Lamoriello said in comments tweeted by the Devils. “His 22 seasons of NHL front-office experience will be...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Shero to the New Jersey Devils

From the New Jersey Devils Twitter page BREAKING: Lou Lamoriello has named Ray Shero as the fourth general manager in #NJDevils history. — New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) May 4, 2015 We always knew this day was coming.  He is too well known to be without a job for long.  Shero brought the Penguins team into the 21st century after replacing Craig Patrick.  Maybe he can do...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk Starts Off Strong Russian Period, Lead Slovenia 3-0

Just two days after taking down Norway 6-2 to start the tournament, the Russians began game two against Slovenia with a quick 3-0 lead after a period of play. The Russians were off to a slow start in comparison to their first game, scoring their first two goals today 36 seconds apart instead of 19 seconds apart like on Friday. Regardless, both goals didn’t look so great for 21...
Via The Hockey House
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk says he'll captain Russia at hockey world championships

  Former New Jersey Devils player Ilya Kovalchuk says he will captain the Russian national team at this year's hockey world championship. Kovalchuk, who left the NHL for SKA St. Petersburg in 2013, tells Russian media that coach Oleg Znarok gave him the captain's role on Tuesday, a day before the Russian team departs for the tournament in the Czech Republic. Kovalchuk has captained...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the New Jersey Devils take with the sixth pick?

It shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that the New Jersey Devils should target a goal-scorer in the upcoming draft. New Jersey has enough talent and depth at defense, their goaltending is solid, and at sixth overall, the Devils have a real possibility of picking a game changer at the forward level. The last, and […] The post Who should the New Jersey Devils take with the sixth...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Devils Trade Away The 6th Overall Pick?

After a season of frustration and disappointment, it doesn’t take a degree from Harvard to figure out that the New Jersey Devils need to make changes this summer. The Devils missed the playoffs for the third straight season and did so by a whopping 20 points this year. The Albany Devils missed the Calder Cup Playoffs by only a couple of points but at the end of the day, they are...
Via Running With The Devils
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Devils Boucher, Matteau showing signs of maturity

The New Jersey Devils have had a year to forget, ending the 2014-15 season with 78 points at sixth worst in the NHL. While the Devils weren’t slated to make much noise this year, New Jersey has a few up-and-coming young players that fans can look forward to seeing more of in the seasons to […] The post Young Devils Boucher, Matteau showing signs of maturity appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back At A Disappointing 2014-15 Season

So as we sit here, waiting for the playoffs to start without the New Jersey Devils for the 3rd straight year, I thought now would be a great time to look back at the 2014-15 season. I’ll be honest, this was probably the most frustrating season I’ve watched in the history of being a Devils fan. If you’re a team that is going through a rebuild process, missing the playoffs for...
Via Running With The Devils
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Zajac reacts to a fan telling him he’s overpaid

Travis Zajac and the New Jersey Devils have had an awful year. The Devils have been out of the playoff picture for quite some time and are closing out the season with a whimper. Meanwhile, Zajac is going through arguably his worst season in the second year of his eight-year, $46 million contract. As you might imagine, a lot of Devils fans believe Zajac isn’t playing up to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Schneider: One Bright Spot in a Dark Season for New Jersey Devils

Goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils defends the net as Corey Tropp #26 of the Columbus Blue Jackets attempts to redirect the puck during the second period on February 28, 2015 at Nationwide Arena. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) At this point in the season for the New Jersey Devils, they are sitting in sixth place of the Metropolitan Division, 24 points...
Via The Sports Journal
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the New Jersey Devils Need to Simply Retool, or Rebuild?

Goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils defends the net as players from both teams battle for position in front of the net during the second period on February 28, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Whatever hopes the New Jersey Devils had of miraculously making the playoffs this season all but disappeared after losing...
Via The Sports Journal
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from Devils

  Sorry, Bruins fans, but there won’t be a Jaromir Jagr reunion in Boston this season.   The Florida Panthers acquired the 43-year-old forward Thursday from the New Jersey Devils, the clubs announced. The Devils received a second-round 2015 NHL draft pick in return, as well as their choice of either Florida’s or the Minnesota Wild’s — which the Panthers acquired...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Giving fans something to cheer about

Ever since coming back from the all star break the New Jersey Devils have sparked a bit of a surge. The Devils opened up a five game stretch with four wins and one overtime loss. The wins came thanks mostly to goaltender Cory Schneider who gave up a total of just four goals in those four wins. Schneider only gave up one goal in their only loss during that stretch in regulation, but...
Via isportsweb.com
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils’ Patrik Elias Becomes 91st NHL Player To Score 400 Goals (Video)

New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias has been one of the most under-appreciated players in the NHL over the last 15 years. On Friday night, he reached a special milestone. Elias became the 91st player in NHL history to reach the 400 goals scored mark. His 400th tally was scored in the second period of New Jersey’s 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Elias beat Leafs goaltender...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

We’re Not Talking Enough about Cory Schneider

  Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images By David Malinowski (@dmmm14) The New Jersey Devils are…well quite honestly I don’t know what to call them at the moment. They’re too good to be awful, and they’re too bad to be remotely close to the playoffs. Hot garbage, maybe? Regardless, the front office as lead by Lou Lamoriello is too proud to admit that it has not only constructed...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the New Jersey Devils make the playoffs?

The New Jersey Devils are currently sitting in 14th place (out of 16) in the Eastern Conference with 42 points.  There is still time for the Devils to make a playoff run with 35 games remaining on their schedule, but since just the top eight teams make it from each conference, it’s going to be a tough mountain for the inconsistent team to climb.  They gave a rare dominating performance...
Via isportsweb.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to Tear it Down in New Jersey

Getty Images By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Another day, another coaching change in the NHL. Adam Oates and Scott Stevens will be manning the bench for the New Jersey Devils presumably for the remainder of the season, and once again another team has hoped that a culture shift will be a revival. Once again, however, a general manager is failing to recognize precisely how far away their...
Via The Hockey Guys
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils unveil unique coaching by committee situation

Shortly after the New Jersey Devils fired head coach Pete DeBoer, the attention soon shifted to potential replacements for the vacated position. Scott Stevens and Adam Oates were a couple of the names discussed, but the Devils opted to go in a new direction. They hired both men. The club also announced that GM Lou Lamoriello would be behind the bench, overseeing things as Stevens...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Peter DeBoer has become the third NHL head coach to be fired during the 2014-15 season. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the New Jersey Devils have parted ways with DeBoer, who helped lead the team on an improbable run to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost in six games to the Los Angeles Kings. DeBoer finishes his Devils tenure with a record of 102-66-34. New Jersey missed...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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