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Devils need to climb big hill to avoid another bad year

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) With less than half the season to go, the New Jersey Devils are in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five. Coming out of the all-star break, the team's chances don't look good. New Jersey (17-22-8) is in 14th place in the Eastern Conference, 15 points out of a wildcard spot with 35 games to play. It has to jump...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-arena official sues Devils GM Lamoriello over lost wages

  A former Prudential Center executive has sued New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, claiming he jeopardized his livelihood by falsely accusing him of running the arena poorly. Richard Krezwick, the former president of Devils Arena Entertainment, seeks $2.3 million in the lawsuit filed this week in federal court in New Jersey. The bulk of the amount is...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Midseason report

The Devils had a first half to forget. Jaclyn Matisak assesses the team at the midpoint of the season. The post New Jersey Devils: Midseason report appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  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...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrik Elias and his eternity with the Devils

After 18 years and 1,000 career points, Patrik Elias finds himself alone atop most of the Devils' offensive records. The post Patrik Elias and his eternity with the Devils appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk Return to NHL

Ilya Kovalchuk surprised hockey fans everywhere when he left the New Jersey Devils halfway through the 2012-13 NHL season. Why did he break his contract, which paid him an annual cap hit of  $6.67 million? He left for the promise of greener pastures in his homeland Russia. A KHL team, SKA Saint Petersburg, offered him $20 million per season. Also, he missed his family and homeland in Russia.
Via NHL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey to close Izod Center, former home of Devils, Nets

  A struggling sports arena that was home to the New Jersey Devils and the New Jersey Nets is set to close. State officials voted Thursday to close the Izod Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex by the end of the month. The 18,000-seat indoor arena sits across a highway from MetLife Stadium. Besides being home to the NHL's Devils and the NBA's Nets it once hosted the NCAA basketball...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Devils score 3 goals in 68 seconds to beat Kings 5-3

Steve Bernier netted his first two power-play goals of the season, and the New Jersey Devils scored three times during a 68-second span of the second period in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Martin Havlat, Michael Cammalleri and Michael Ryder also scored for the Devils, and Cory Schneider made 23 saves. The Kings' goals were scored by Marian Gaborik...
Via Fox Sports West
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to the Fizz, Logan Grossman!

Grossman is from Livingston, NJ, and sports has always been a true passion of his. A lifelong New Jersey Devils and Giants fan, Grossman has recently fallen in love with the Barclays Premier League, particularly Manchester United. Currently, Grossman is studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School and I dream of being a sports broadcaster.
Via Orange Fizz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils release some fun stats about Jaromir Jagr’s hat trick

Jaromir Jagr recorded the 15th hat trick of his storied career when the New Jersey Devils took on the Philadelphia Flyers on January 3rd. As with any hat trick, fans tossed their hats on to the ice which caused a short stoppage in play. Do you wonder how many hats landed on the ice? What colors were they? Were they all hockey or baseball hats or were there some oddballs? The Devils...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Sestito lays out P.A. Parenteau at center ice (Video / GIF)

New Jersey Devils forward Tim Sestito laid out Montreal Canadiens forward P.A Parenteau with a huge hit at center ice during the second period of Friday night's game at the Prudential Center.Sestito knocked Parenteau right off his feet with the monster check.Sestito led the Devils with three hits in the game, but the Habs beat the Devils 4-2.Video via NHL. This post appeared first...
Via Holdout Sports
24 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr open to being traded

The New Jersey Devils are sitting near the bottom of the Eastern Conference and it’s clear the club will be sellers this season. One of the assets the Devils could safely part with is 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr. The veteran is under contract this year for $3.5 million and the Devils would be wise to pick up any asset(s) they can while allowing Jagr to potentially close out his year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Notes: Devils Using Three Coaches; Martin Brodeur Earns 125th Career Shutout

The New Jersey Devils fired head coach Pete DeBoer last week and used an interesting strategy to replace him. General manager Lou Lamoriello has gone behind the bench, which he’s done in the past after firing a coach. But this time, he has brought two coaches along with him. Former Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates will oversee the forwards, while legendary Devils defensemen...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils Fire Pete DeBoer: What’s Next?

The struggling New Jersey Devils have underperformed this season. Despite big signings in the off-season and handing the franchise over to Cory Schneider, the Devils have sank to 7th place in the Metropolitan Division, earning just one win in their last eight games. Following intra-division losses to Washington and Carolina, general manager Lou Lamariello has […] The post Devils...
Via Two Pad Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss

How Different Are the Devils from the Oilers?

Peter DeBoer led the Devils to the Stanley Cup final in his first season as New Jersey Devils coach in 2012. (Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images) By David Malinowski (@dmmm14) The onus of an NHL head coach is to tell a bunch of guys who get paid to play professional hockey how to play the game and to show up. In the eyes of Lou Lamoriello as of Boxing Day, Peter DeBoer failed to...
Via The Hockey Guys
December 28, 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...
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils Injury Update: Ryane Clowe suffers undisclosed injury, did not return to game

The New Jersey Devils were forced to play with a short bench on Thursday night when Ryane Clowe left their game with an injury in the first period. He did not return to the game and the Devils fell to the Blues 4-3.  #457662832 / Tom Gulitti from Fire and Ice reported that Clowe left the ice with 3:18 left in the first period and did not return. He has one...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils winger sends zinger about nasty facial cuts

New Jersey Devils forward Martin Havlat suffered a serious face injury when he was shoved face-first into the boards behind the Washington Capitals’ net during a game last Thursday. The severity of the damage inflicted upon Havlat was gruesomely evident as blood dripped from the hockey player’s face onto the ice. But the true extent...Read More The post Martin Havlat on facial...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils set their opening night roster

With the beginning of the 2014-15 NHL season just one day away, every team had until 5 p.m. today to cut their rosters down to 23 players. The New Jersey Devils had quite a few competitions unfolding during training camp, and they have made their decisions on the final roster spots. Jordin Tootoo was one of the final Devils to make the roster, by signing a one year deal this afternoon...
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 New Jersey Devils Preview: Post-Martin Brodeur Era Begins

Martin Brodeur had been the face of the New Jersey Devils for two decades. The likely Hall of Fame goaltender led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles, broke several team and NHL records, and is considered one of the greatest players ever at his position. Brodeur’s contract expired after the 2013-14 season, and with Cory Schneider ready to become a No. 1 goaltender full time...
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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