The Fall of the New Jersey Devils

In 2012 the Nets moved their franchise from New Jersey to Brooklyn, leaving the Devils as the only professional sports team remaining in the state. Yes, the Red Bulls, Jets, and Giants all play home games in the state of New Jersey, but they still own the title of a New York sports team. In that same year the Devils became “Jersey’s team,” they were on the top of the world...
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What prospect Nathan Bastian did that made Devils happy

The Devils saw a big surge from prospect Nathan Bastian after a position change. Devils prospect Nathan Bastian started playing center in the second half of the season with the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL, and New Jersey liked what it saw.  The move to playing some center took longer than the Devils expected. Before the Devils drafted...
9 hours ago

Ray Shero's NHL Draft history: His 7th-round picks with Devils and Penguins

Ray Shero's seventh-round NHL Draft picks as general managers of the Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.
15 hours ago

Devils Defense Needs Reorganizing

It’s no secret that the New Jersey Devils are barren at defense. The main roster blue line has noticeable shortages and the prospect pool has dried up. An important part of John Hynes’ fast, attacking, supportive strategy relies on defenders to drive play up ice to create chances. A low scoring team cannot go far unless its defense is either making plays in the offensive zone...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

What's the next step in development for Devils' prospect Michael McLeod?

What is the next step toward the NHL for Devils 2016 first-round pick Michael McLeod? The Devils saw plenty of promising play from 2016 first-round draft pick Michael McLeod, who closed his junior season with the Mississauga Steelheads with a red-hot second half while helping his team reach the OHL finals. So what's next for the No. 12 overall...
2 days ago

New Jersey Devils Draft Debacles

When the New Jersey Devils began their rise to prominence, their first round draft choices were mostly can’t-miss. General manager Lou Lamoriello selected the likes of Bill Guerin, Martin Brodeur, Scott Niedermayer, Brian Rolston, Jason Smith, Denis Pederson, Petr Sykora and Scott Gomez. Yet, not all of their picks were beauties. Until recent vintage, their AHL farm clubs were...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Rebuilding the Devils in 4 Moves

We could very easily call this ‘Rebuilding the Devils in 5 Moves’ but for the purposes of this article we will stick with four for now and assume that the New Jersey Devils select Nolan Patrick with the number one overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Winning the lottery changed a lot of perception about the Devils going forward and the franchise hopes it can be an accelerator...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Coyotes name Steve Sullivan assistant GM under Chayka

Via Associated Press
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New Jersey Devils sign forward Jesper Bratt to 3-year deal

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ilya Kovalchuk coming back to the Devils?

Devils general manager Ray Shero is on the verge of landing yet another asset in his team’s rebuilding plan: Ilya Kovalchuk. Shero confirmed on Tuesday that Kovalchuk would like to return to the NHL next season, four years after the former No. 1 draft pick bolted to play in his native Russia. With the Devils...
Via New York Post
13 days ago

Box Score 5/5: For over 100 years, perfection endures

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if there is enough money in our allowance for for some very expensive sneakers.Happy birthday today to P. J. Tucker, DerMarr Johnson, Tiffany Roberts, Johan Hedberg, Ziggy Palffy and Harold Miner. On this...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

A quick turnaround in the making for the New Jersey Devils?

The New Jersey Devils won the 2017 NHL draft lottery this past Saturday, jumping from the fifth spot to the first. It is the first lucky break the franchise has had in years and is long overdue. Last week I wrote a piece on who the Devils should pick with the fifth pick since it was unlikely they would move up. I am happily eating my words while typing this and look forward to watching...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils plan to reach out to Ilya Kovalchuk about an NHL return

Is Ilya Kovalchuk planning on returning to the NHL? We may soon find out. As rumors have been swirling regarding the 34-year-old’s interest in making an NHL comeback, the New Jersey Devils are planning on reaching out to Kovalchuk’s agent. Devils GM Ray Shero discussed in an interview prior to the NHL Draft Lottery that the team is planning on reaching out to Kovalchuk’s agent...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils and the Ilya Kovalchuk conundrum

There have been growing reports the last two weeks that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to the NHL after playing in Russia for the last four seasons. Kovalchuk infamously retired after the New Jersey Devils reached the Stanley Cup in 2012 at only 29-years-old. This retirement came after signing a 17-year, $102 million contract in the Summer of 2010. Now that Kovalchuk apparently...
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WATCH: The Devils are done, Corey Schneider and John Hynes explain why

New Jersey Devils goalie Corey Schneider and head coach John Hynes recap the team's disappointing 2016-17 season and look forward to next year.
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Retiring Devil Patrik Elias participates in pre-game skate

Via Associated Press
April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils mascot ambushes employees with elevator prank

April Fools’ Day jokes and pranks are usually pretty lame and at best get an eye roll from those who watch them. Thankfully, the New Jersey Devils and their mascot added a bit of fun on a tiresome day by scaring the heck out of their employees early in the morning.The Devils employees boarded an elevator as they would on any other normal morning. This time there was one little...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while taking up sculpting on the side.A happy birthday today to Walt Frazier, Earl Campbell, Jennifer Capriati and Maxim Lapierre. On this date in 1989 Sergei Priakin became the first Soviet player allowed to play in the NHL...
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March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz hits goaltender Keith Kinkaid in the junk

Goaltenders in the NHL wear a lot of protective equipment, but sometimes even the bulkiest of pads aren’t enough to protect the family jewels. New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid found this out the hard way when Chris Kunitz was trying to stuff in a loose puck which was sitting between Kinkaid’s legs.Warning – Men may cringe watching this video. (Shudder)It’s actually...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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