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  • After playing under New Jersey's defensive system, D-man Adam Larsson hopes to grow his offence with Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "The hard-rock Ken Daneyko, who has his No. 3 hanging from the rafters in New Jersey and helped win three Stanley Cups with the Devils on their back-end, knows defencemen and he says Adam Larsson is the real deal. He’s not the youngster’s campaign manager but he’s always spoken from the..." June 30

  • Taylor Hall calls himself a "very motivated player right now" but feels "slighted" Oilers traded him

    NewJersey.com "Newest Devil Taylor Hall, speaking on a conference call this afternoon after the Oilers dealt him for defenseman Adam Larsson, couldn’t help but feel hurt by the deal. “Yeah, it’s disappointing,” Hall said. “You certainly develop a relationship with the team, the city, the fans. I’m..." June 30

  • Oilers trade Hall to Devils for Larsson

    The Score "The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson on Wednesdsay, the club announced. The Oilers have been rumored for weeks to be in the market for a defenseman, but many figured if Hall was on his way out of town, a package of some sort would..." June 29

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Devils trying to boost offense

    North Jersey "The Devils used Day 2 of the NHL Draft to continue bolstering their offense. And in the process, they reunited a pair of friends and linemates. New Jersey used its second-round pick to select forward Nathan Bastian 41st overall. Bastian, an 18-year-old right wing, played on the same line..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Devils' Beau Bennett: Traded to New Jersey

    CBS Sports "Bennett has been traded to the Devils in exchange for a third-round pick at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Bennett is talented, but he struggles to stay healthy. It's too early to say his game is on life support, but the former first-round pick just hasn't been able to carve out a role befitting his..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Devils trade for Savard's contract

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers completed a trade on Friday evening that sees the contract of veteran forward Marc Savard and a 2018 second-round draft pick head to the Devils in exchange for forwards Paul Thompson and Graham Black. The 38-year-old Savard has not played since..." June 11

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • Devils’ Patrik Elias taking Selanne’s approach to free agency

    Sportsnet "What a way to go out. What incentive to stay. In what might end up being his farewell National Hockey League game, the New Jersey Devils‘ all-time scoring leader tacked on three more points to his legend for good measure. On April 9, four days before his 40th birthday, Patrik Elias scored a..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Devils don't tender offers to two prospects, lose rights

    North Jersey "The Devils did not tender contract offers to forward Connor Chatham and defenseman Ryan Rehill by today's NHL deadline, meaning the organization loses negotiating rights to the 2014 draft choices and they are again eligible to be picked at this year's NHL draft, June 24-25 in Buffalo, N.Y. The..." June 03

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Maple Leafs to retain compensatory 2016 3rd-round pick

    Sportsnet "The door for a big-money Toronto offer sheet in the summers of 2016 or 2017 is closed, for now. The Toronto Maple Leafs have decided to retain their 2016 third-round draft pick, Sportsnet confirmed. The Maple Leafs must forfeit a third-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings and a third-round..." June 02

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • DEVILS SIGN DEFENSEMAN YOHANN AUVITU

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Yohann Auvitu to a one-year, two-way entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Auvitu, 26, spent parts of the previous six seasons in Finland’s top professional league, SM-Liiga,..." May 27

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Merrill undergoes shoulder surgery, out four months

    North Jersey "Defenseman Jon Merrill may not be available for at the start of the new season after undergoing shoulder surgery, with Devils general manager Ray Shero saying, in a press release the "expected recovery time is approximately four months." Exactly four months would push Merrill past the start of..." May 25

  • Three Possible Destinations for Rick Nash

    The Comeback "The New York Rangers may be willing to move star forward Rick Nash reports Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.ca. The 31-year-old had a down season with the Rangers, battling injuries and slumps, scoring just 15 goals in 60 games which was the lowest single-season total of his career. Despite the..." May 24

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Schneider, Elias Have Successful Off-Season Surgeries

    All About The Jersey "As reported on the New Jersey Devils' official site, Devils' Executive VP / General Manager Ray Shero announced that both Cory Schneider (G) and Patrik Elias (LW) have undergone successful surgeries. "On Wednesday, Patrik Elias underwent successful surgery on his right knee. The procedure was..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Devils GM Ray Shero has a green light to spend -- but will he?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Devils GM Ray Shero took over a year ago, his goal was to make this team younger while stockpiling talent in the organization. That process, he told NJ Advance Media, is still ongoing. But it has had another impact: The Devils, a franchise that struggled to navigate the salary cap under..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Devils' Elias scores in possible career swan song

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In what may be the final game of his brilliant career with the New Jersey Devils, Patrik Elias went out in style. Elias, who turns 40 on Wednesday, scored one goal and recorded two assists in New Jersey's 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday at the Prudential..." April 09

  • Devils sign defenseman Steven Santini

    NHL.com "The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Steven Santini to a three-year entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. The contract will begin with the 2015-16 season and he will report to New Jersey tomorrow. He has been..." April 09

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    NJDevilsPR @NJDevilsPR

    #NJDevils have assigned forward Pavel Zacha from Sarnia (OHL) to Albany.
    In addition, the club has recalled Zacha from Albany to New Jersey.

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    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

    Devils assign Vojtech Mozik, Blake Pietila and Mike Sislo to Albany (AHL).

  • U.S. expected to name Devils' Hynes head coach at worlds

    USA Today "New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes is expected to be named head coach of U.S. national team that will compete at the world championships in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, next month. Hynes is known to USA Hockey because he had been the coach the U.S. National Team Development program from..." April 08

  • Drouin makes triumphant return to Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- It is not a secret that the Tampa Bay Lightning has lost significant pieces on the eve of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They may have added one, too. Jonathan Drouin scored his first NHL goal in 127 days to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

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