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DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Devils pass on Scott Gomez, what’s next for the veteran?

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that the club won’t be offering long-time Devils forward Scott Gomez a tryout invitation to camp this year. “With Scott, as I’ve said before, it really wasn’t so much about him but more us going in a different direction and giving an opportunity to younger players. We drafted (Pavel) Zacha and I’ve talked about (Jacob...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils hire Schneider as scout, Rissmiller development coach

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have hired Andy Schneider as an amateur scout and Patrick Rissmiller as a development coach. Executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero announced the moves Wednesday. Schneider, 43, joins the Devils after serving three seasons as a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He began his post-playing career in 2011-12 as an assistant...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils won't extend tryouts to veterans Gomez, Bernier

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero isn't interested in extending professional tryout contracts to unrestricted free-agent forwards Scott Gomez or Steve Bernier."That's not a direction I'm looking to go at this point," Shero told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday. "I think we made a decision back before the draft to let (Bernier) go to free agency and let him go in a different...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils welcome new era without Lou Lamoriello

On Thursday, July 23 the ever longing face of the New Jersey Devils franchise traded in his pitchfork for a blue-syrupy leaf. It’s hard to believe but Lou Lamoriello departed as the team’s president for the general manager position with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lamoriello or “Lou,” as he is known around the Prudential Center and by the New Jersey faithful, will no longer...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where do the Devils Rank?

View image | gettyimages.com Analysis I like some of the moves the Devils made this off season. Adding forward Kyle Palmieri and d-man John Moore, will do a little bit to help an offense that struggled heavily last year. Cory Schneider had a nice season last year, but with a lack of scoring to support him the Devils still wont win enough games to remain in the playoff hunt deep...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Hakstol's Trip, Zubrus Waived, Power Play Ranking

Welcome to another edition of Between the Pipes! As we patiently await the start of the 2015-16 NHL season, let's take a look at some news circulating this week.  Dave Hakstol flew to the Czech Republic to see Jake Voracek [Dhiren Mahiban - Pro Hockey Talk]  Hopkins Take: First-year coach Dave Hakstol is certainly hitting the ground running. He felt it important to meet...
Via Flyerdelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Salvador talks with Devils, future still undecided

Veteran defenseman Bryce Salvador is mulling his options for the upcoming 2015-16 season.Salvador, 39, met with New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero last week, but told The Bergen Record that there is "nothing new to report.""I did speak with Ray last week and we had a great general conversation," Salvador told the newspaper via text.Salvador, who technically still is the...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Devils go from Here?

Lou Lamoriello stepped down as GM of the New Jersey Devils in May of 2015, but everyone expected him to remain a powerful presence in the front office for years to come, as the team’s president. Ray Shero was a somewhat peculiar hire as his replacement, but not in the “persona non grata” sense that a Tortorella coaching hire might be for the Devils. Shero was last GM of...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils offseason recap

Last year: 32-36-14, seventh in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by 20 points. Key additions: Ray Shero, John Hynes, Pavel Zacha, John Moore, Kyle Palmieri Key subtractions: Lou Lamoriello, Bryce Salvador, Michael Ryder, Scott Gomez, Steve Bernier, Mark Fraser, Martin Havlat Offense: The Devils may have finally landed a true blue chipper to build […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Adam Larsson ready for a bigger role with the New Jersey Devils?

On Saturday, the New Jersey Devils re-signed RFA defenseman Adam Larsson to a 6-year, $25 million contract (AAV of $4.166 million). The 22-year old Swede established career highs and led all Devils defenseman last season with three goals and 24 points. Larsson has played with the Devils for four seasons since being selected fourth overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. Larsson has scored...
Via isportsweb.com
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Holik unhappy Devils didn’t bring back Scott Stevens

The New Jersey Devils made some significant changes this offseason. Longtime general manager Lou Lamoriello resigned from the club to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Scott Stevens, one of the most inconic players in team history, wasn’t brought back as co-head coach. Bobby Holik, one of Stevens’ former teammates who is no stranger to speaking his mind, told Tom Gulitti he...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Hire Tom Fitzgerald

The New Jersey Devils have hired former Assistant General Manager of the Penguins Tom Fitzgerald to be the assistant to former Penguins General Manager Ray Shero.  Now there is a sentence. From the press release: The New Jersey Devils today named Tom Fitzgerald to the position of Assistant General Manager. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero. “Tom...
Via The Pensblog
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello stuns NHL after quitting Devils to join the Maple Leafs as GM 

Hockey Hall of Famer and three-time Stanley Cup winner Lou Lamoriello shocked the NHL on Thursday morning by resigning as president of the New Jersey Devils and accepting a position as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lamoriello’s 28-year run as Devils president ends less than three months after he had stepped down as New Jersey’s GM, giving way to the hiring...
Via The Other Paper
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A New Leaf: Lou Lamoriello Leaves Devils, Named GM In Toronto

After a Hall of Fame career in New Jersey lasting 28 years that included five trips to the Stanley Cup Final and three championships, Lou Lamoriello is moving on. In stunning news, Lamoriello has resigned his position as president of the New Jersey Devils and accepted the role of general manager with the Toronto Maple […] The post A New Leaf: Lou Lamoriello Leaves Devils, Named...
Via Committed Indians
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cory Schneider thinks fans will love 3-on-3 OT, worries about goalie stats

The NHL will use 3-on-3 overtime beginning in 2015-16 and New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider believes fans will love the new format. At the same time, Schneider is a bit wary about how the open 3-on-3 format in overtime will negatively influence a goaltender’s statistics. Schneider spoke with ESPN and mentioned his concerns about how the change will be difficult on goalies...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Sign Eric Gelinas to Two-Year Deal and Avoid Arbitration

New Jersey Devils re-sign defenseman Eric Gelinas to two-year deal. (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) The New Jersey Devils were able to avoid arbitration with one of their two restricted free agents so far, as defenseman Eric Gelinas has agreed to a two-year, $3.15 million extension with the team. Devils general manager Ray Shero made the announcement today. Gelinas, 24, is coming...
Via The Sports Journal
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Shero Illustrating Patience with New Jersey Devils

General Manager of the New Jersey Devils, Ray Shero. (Photo: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports) The New Jersey Devils are an organization that is used to having success. Likewise, the Devils’ fan-base is used to rooting for a successful team. Unless you were a fan of the team right from their conception in 1982, you would not used to seeing this team consistently miss the playoffs...
Via The Sports Journal
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: New Jersey Devils

First week of the community draft will come to a close with the number six pick by the New Jersey Devils. Here is where we are so far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple...
Via The Pensblog
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils announce John Hynes as New Jersey’s new head coach

On Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils officially announced that John Hynes will be leading the team behind the bench next season. Hynes, 40, has spent the past six seasons as the head coach of Pittsburgh’s AHL team in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and has built an impressive resume while with the club. “John Hynes is an individual with extensive […] The post Devils announce...
Via Along the Boards
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils introduce new head coach John Hynes

On Tuesday, June 2nd at 12pm, a press conference was held in Newark introducing John Hynes as the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. The announcement is exciting news for the Devils organization as the front office is now set with Ray Shero as the general manager and John Hynes as the head coach. The process of rebuilding the organization can now continue to move forward and...
Via isportsweb.com
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk scores no-look goal

Here’s a reminder that Ilya Kovalchuk is still really, really good. Russia was competing against Belarus during the World Hockey Championships and Kovalchuk scored a pretty awesome goal without even looking at the net. Kovalchuk drifted in and completely sold the fact he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and Russia cruised to a lopsided...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 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
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