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2016 NHL Draft: Devils big trade, number of picks highlight Day 2

The Devils made eight selections during the second day of the The 2016 NHL Draft is in the books, and the Devils had a busy second day, adding to a deep draft class and making a splash with one of the day's biggest trades. The Devils entered Day 2 with nine picks from the second through seventh rounds, and they used eight of them, while trading...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

By drafting Nathan Bastian, Devils also get Michael McLeod's social advisor

The Devils picked a promising hockey player in Nathan Bastian in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. But they also got the self proclaimed social media manager for first-round pick Michael McLeod. The Devils saw plenty of hockey potential in Nathan Bastian, taking him in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. But when they picked him 41st...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

2016 NHL Draft: Devils take Nathan Bastian in 2nd round

The New Jersey Devils pick Nathan Bastian with the 41st overall pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, the 11th of the second round. Watch video It also didn't take long for Devils first-round pick Michael McLeod to be reunited with a former teammate. The Devils used their second-round pick, 41st overall, on right wing Nathan Bastian....
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Devils Draft Pick Gems

Drafts are not won in the lottery portion. They can however be lost, especially if a team chooses the wrong franchise player instead of a generational player. The most successful teams are built by finding those diamonds in the rough. Those teams have a keen eye for talent in the trenches. In the salary cap era, it has never been more important to replenish a roster with affordable...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Devils land athletic stud with hockey IQ fears, plus extra pick

Devils general manager Ray Shero knew his team needed to restock its prospect pool after four straight seasons out of the playoffs. So with a couple of good options still on the draft board during Friday’s first round, Shero found a way to add another pick without losing much. The Devils traded their No. 11-overall...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

New Jersey Devils Select Michael McLeod 12th Overall

With the twelfth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the New Jersey Devils have selected Michael McLeod from the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL. About Michael McLeod Michael McLeod is one of the best skaters in the entire draft. While it’s smooth, and has a fast top-speed, his acceleration might be the most impressive. It wouldn’t be surprising to see McLeod lighting up the NHL...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

Castron handling 1st draft as Devils director of scouting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The NHL draft is nothing new for Paul Castron. The New Jersey Devils director of scouting was hired by general manager Ray Shero after spending the previous 16 seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, including the last nine as director of amateur scouting. The draft on Friday will be his first with the Devils. Coming off a fourth straight year missing the playoffs...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devils Intriguing Schedule Matchups

When the New Jersey Devils hit the ice and embark on their 2016-17 campaign, they’ll be well aware of expectations. Those expectations will be raised a notch. It’s year two of a process, a process which remains in progress. While they don’t play the games on paper, they won’t be playing on skates for a few months, so we’ll make due with what those scheduled games look like...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Panthers acquire Paul Thompson and Graham Black from Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils acquired forward Marc Savard and a second-round pick in 2018 from the Florida Panthers on Friday for Graham Black and Paul Thompson. The 38-year-old Savard hasn't played since the 2010-11 season because of concussion related issues. He has 207 goals 499 assists in 807 career regular-season games with the New York Rangers, Calgary, Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Junior hockey player scores insane between-the-legs goal

Take a bow John Quenneville. With the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies facing off in the Memorial Cup tournament which determines the best team in the Canadian Hockey League, Quenneville scored one of the best goals you’ll ever see. As the Wheat Kings trailed 5-2 in the third period, Quenneville took a beautiful end-to-end pass from defenseman Ivan Provorov to...
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils' Patrik Elias, Cory Schneider both undergo surgery

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils say forward Patrik Elias and goalie Cory Schneider had surgeries earlier this week. The Devils say Elias had surgery on his right knee on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Elias, a two-time Stanley Cup winner and the team's all-time leading scorer, missed most of last season with a knee injury. The 4-year-old will...
Via Associated Press
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Two New Jersey Devils post a highly disturbing face swap

Here goes:Adam Larsson obviously recognized that he and Adam Henrique need to cease taking face swap images immediately. This one turned Larsson into a less artistic "The Scream" depiction while Henrique appears a bit ogreish and possibly the subject of an LSD experiment.Professional athletes have dabbled in these face swaps before but never with such troubling results. Take a look...
Via Fox Sports
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Weekes on the 2016 NHL Playoffs

Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes talks about the 2016 NHL Playoffs.
Via YES Network
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the roster of the 2002-03 Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils

Can you name every player on the roster of the 2002-03 NHL Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils? Clue: Number/Position
April 25, 2016  |  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
April 10, 2016  |  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
April 08, 2016  |  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
April 05, 2016  |  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
April 01, 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
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