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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World championships lands defenseman Moore job with Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Playing in the recent world hockey championships for the United States might have been the best thing that has happened to defenseman John Moore. Moore impressed New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero in helping the Americans earn a bronze medal in the Czech Republic and it got him a job when NHL free agency opened Wednesday. Moore signed a three-year, $5...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Devils in Reformation?

View image | It seems so. After a rough season of going 32-36-14 and finishing 7th out of 8th place in the Metropolitan division it was time for a change. At the time, General Manager Lou Lamoriello decided to fire head coach Peter Deboer half way through the season and create a 3-headed coaching monster. Consisting of Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Lamoriello himself...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Coaching staff set in stone

Last week, the Devils announced the hiring of Alain Nasreddine and Geoff Ward as the new assistant coaches under new head coach, John Hynes. The announcement of the hiring of the two assistant coaches completes the fresh new start behind the bench the Devils were looking for after the confusing and unappealing coaching situation that capped off the 2014-15 season. The recent hirings...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils sign goalie Scott Wedgewood to two-year, two-way contract

  The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a two-year contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Monday. The contract is a two-way deal, with an average annual value of $587,500. The value will depend on whether the 22-year-old plays in the NHL or in the minor leagues. Wedgewood is entering his fourth pro season, all with the Devils. He appeared...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils name Ward, Nasreddine assistant coaches on Hynes' staff

  The New Jersey Devils have named Geoff Ward and Alain Nasreddine as assistant coaches for John Hynes. General manager Ray Shero announced the hirings on Wednesday. There was no word on whether Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Chris Terreri would be retained from last year's staff. Ward spent last season with Adler Mannheim of the German Ice Hockey League, where he was named the coach...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft 2015: New Jersey Devils possible 1st round picks

With the NHL Draft approaching on June 26th, it is time to start evaluating possible players the New Jersey Devils could pick in the 1st round. The Devils received the 6th pick in the NHL Draft Lottery and are looking to address an immediate need in the organization with this high pick: offense. It is no secret that the Devils need help immediately at the forward position, finishing...
19 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils turn page, hire John Hynes as head coach

The New Jersey Devils formally introduced their new head coach, former Scranton Wilkes-Barre Penguins head coach John Hynes, at a news conference on Thursday. Two things make this hire unique. First off, at 40 years old, he immediately becomes the youngest head coach in the NHL. The second is that Hynes becomes the first head coach in the post-Lamoriello era, as current GM Ray Shero...
Via Bloguin Best
June 03, 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

John Hynes Hired By Devils, Becomes NHL’s Youngest Head Coach

NEWARK, N.J. — John Hynes was hired Tuesday as coach of the New Jersey Devils, becoming the youngest coach in the NHL at 40 years old. General manager Ray Shero said under Hynes, the Devils will be a fast, attacking team that knows how to play defense. Nobody but Hynes was offered the job, Shero said. Financial terms of the multi-year contract were not disclosed. In conducting...
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...
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils owners are financially ready to invest in the team

Over the past year, New Jersey Devils fans have questioned team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer (majority stake holders) over their willingness to commit financially to the team’s future. Harris recently touched on the topic while discussing the possibility of Mike Babcock coming to New Jersey. In summary, the owners are able and willing to spend. Via, Harris discusses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 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

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
May 03, 2015  |  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
April 27, 2015  |  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
April 08, 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...
February 26, 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...
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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