Devils Rumors & News

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • Devils' Elias says he's ready to play

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils' lineup is about to get a big boost. Patrik Elias, who hasn't played a game this season due to a right knee injury, declared himself ready to play Wednesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • New Jersey Devils Survive a Penalty-Fest in 3-2 Win Over Vancouver Canucks

    All About The Jersey "As the game started at 10 PM EST, this recap will be done a little differently. I will breakdown each period and really leave it at that. As a general summary, the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. That second goal came with less than a second left in regulation, so it wasn't..." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Edmonton Oilers defeat New Jesey Devils 5-1

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers, despite being owned by a drugstore magnate, haven’t had much luck with a flu bug that’s been cutting a swath through their dressing room, but they did manage to address another nagging illness Friday at Rexall Place. A 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils meant they..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Calgary Flames down New Jersey Devils

    Calgary Sun "They scored first. Then led the rest of the way. That shouldn’t be such a rare occurrence for a team with Stanley Cup playoff aspirations, but Tuesday’s 3-2 home victory was especially noteworthy for the Calgary Flames because it’s the first time they’ve achieved that particular feat during..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Sharks try out veteran forward in Boston

    CSN Bay Area "The San Jose Sharks are in Boston preparing for a Tuesday night matchup with the Bruins, and they've got a new guest in the dressing room. Veteran forward Dainius Zubrus is with the team on a tryout basis, has learned." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Devils, Cory Schneider blank Penguins

    New York Post "The Devils are off to a strong start, and Cory Schneider thinks more success is coming. Schneider made 21 stops for his first shutout of the season and Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists, leading the Devils to a dominant 4-0 victory over the Penguins on Saturday night at Prudential..." November 15

  • Devils edge Chicago Blackhawks on late Sergey Kalinin goal, 3-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rookie Sergey Kalinin scored a power play goal with 2:27 remaining, lifting the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night at United Center. Patrick Kane was in the penalty box for high-sticking when Kalinin scored on the rebound of a Kyle Palmieri shot. The Devils..." November 13

  • Allen's second straight shutout lifts Blues 2-0 over Devils

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues goalie Jake Allen may not give up the net again and general manager Doug Armstrong may not stop inviting players for tryouts. Allen delivered his second consecutive shutout Tuesday night — even if he had to wait on a review of the final second of regulation — leading the Blues to a 2-0..." November 11

  • Devils owner angers youth soccer parents after helicopter parks on field

    CBS Sports "Josh Harris, owner of the NHL's New Jersey Devils and NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, has drawn the ire of a group of youth soccer parents after his helicopter allegedly remained parked on the soccer field on which their kids were supposed to play a game. According to a message sent to Deadspin, a..." November 11

  • Farnham replies to Prust’s Twitter chirp: ‘To be 3,000 miles away and say something doesn’t seem right’

    North Jersey "Although Devils right wing Jordin Tootoo said he doesn't expect any carryover from his exchange of words with Vancouver's Alexandre Burrows Sunday night, left wing Bobby Farnham said he wouldn't be surprised if the Canucks come after him for his second period fight with Jake Virtanen when the..." November 11

  • Canucks’ Alex Burrows doesn’t think comments to Jordin Tootoo ‘crossed the line’

    National Post "Alex Burrows offered no apology to Jordin Tootoo, saying comments he made to the New Jersey Devils winger did not cross the line and definitely did not target Tootoo’s heritage or personal history. “Personally, I don’t really think I crossed the line,” Burrows said after the Vancouver Canucks’..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Devils defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, in overtime

    Newark Star-Ledger "Kyle Palmieri scored a power play goal at 3:33 of overtime, lifting the Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night at Prudential Center. Dan Hamhuis was called for interference at 2:14 of 3-on-3 OT and with 41 seconds left in a 4-on-3 power play, Palmieri scored from the..." November 09

  • Jordin Tootoo alleges 'classless, personal' slurs from Alexandre Burrows

    Sporting News "Jordin Tootoo and Alexandre Burrows are two of the NHL's most impassioned agitators. But a seemingly harmless encounter between the two during Sunday's Devils-Canucks game left Tootoo feeling wronged enough that he vented to reporters afterward, calling Burrows "classless" for supposed personal..." November 09

  • Surging Devils pound Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks

    New York Post "The surprising Devils aren’t just winning games anymore. They have learned to how finish off struggling opponents, including the defending Stanley Cup champions. Travis Zajac capped a three-goal first period with a goal and an assist in a 26-second span, and the Devils embarrassed the..." November 07

  • Blackhawks' Toews involved in rare fight with Devils' Henrique

    CBS Sports "With his team trailing the New Jersey Devils 2-0 in the first period on Friday night Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was feeling a bit frustrated. So he decided to take out that frustration on New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique in one of the NHL's most surprising fights of the..." November 07

  • Blues Give Martin Havlat 1-Year Contract

    The Hockey Writers "The St. Louis Blues have signed veteran forward Martin Havlat to a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday. Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it’s a two-way deal that pays $600,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL. With a rash of injuries afflicting the..." November 06

  • Islanders slip past Devils on Casey Cizikas’ late goal

    New York Post "The sky is not falling on these Islanders after all. Captain John Tavares only has flu-like symptoms — not some mystery illness — and could be back in action Thursday night in Montreal. As for Tavares’ teammates, they put together 60 disciplined minutes of strong hockey, ending their winless..." November 04

  • John Tavares-less Islanders fall to Devils in shootout

    New York Post "You want a Halloween panic? How about the Islanders waiting until minutes before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Devils at Prudential Center to announce their captain and star, John Tavares, was out for an undisclosed reason. Then watching as the Devils spent pretty much the whole of the..." November 01

  • Travis Zajac’s two goals help Devils roll past Flyers

    New York Post "Travis Zajac scored twice and Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists to lead the Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Thursday night. Andy Greene scored an empty-net goal with 6.7 seconds left for the Devils, who won their fourth straight on the road. Luke Schenn scored for..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Third period leads Blue Jackets to 3-1 win over Devils

    The Cannon "The Blue Jackets took their second straight with another strong outing in the third period. First Period - Hoo boy, what a period. New Jersey held an 8-2 shot advantage after the opening 20 minutes and let's leave it at that. - Not the most inspiring first 10 minutes. An accidental goal..." October 28

  • Devils claim Penguins winger Farnham

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As a team focused more on skill than grit, the Penguins have earned exactly one fighting major this season. The player responsible for it is gone. Winger Bobby Farnham, who tangled with Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki on Oct. 15, was claimed on waivers by the New Jersey Devils on Monday. A..." October 27

  • Adam Henrique’s 2 goals propel Devils to win over Sabres

    New York Post "Down a man and staring down a rookie goaltender, Devils center Adam Henrique all but ensured Saturday night’s win over the pesky Sabres. Midway through the third period, Tyler Ennis mishandled a puck at the Devils’ blue line, and Henrique darted for a shorthanded breakaway with a backhand..." October 25

  • Lee Stempniak Makes & Completes New Jersey Devils 5-4 (SO) Comeback in Ottawa

    All About The Jersey "Lee Stempniak was a smart signing by the New Jersey Devils. He was available on a try-out and the experienced winger showed he would make a fine fit in preseason. With the team lacking in both right wingers and just general forward depth, it was an easy decision for Ray Shero to give him a..." October 23

  • Gionta ‘loses cool,’ fined maximum for spearing

    Sportsnet "Stephen Gionta assured his coach he wouldn’t lose his cool and spear an opponent like that again, but the league fined him for good measure. The New Jersey Devils winger was fined a maximum $2,284.95 by the department of player safety Friday for spearing Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Adam Larsson leads Devils past Arizona Coyotes, 3-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "Defenseman Adam Larsson scored 43 seconds into overtime as the Devils overcame the Arizona Coyotes, 3-2, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. It was the second straight overtime victory for the 2-3-1 Devils and goalie Cory Schneider. HIGHLIGHTS Travis Zajac scored his first goal of the..." October 21

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • Devils defeat New York Rangers, 2-1, in OT

    Newark Star-Ledger "Lee Stempniak scored at 3:07 of 3-on-3 overtime to lift the Devils to their first victory of the season, a 2-1 triumph over the New York Rangers Sunday at Madison Square Garden. It was the first NHL victory for Devils coach John Hynes. Rick Nash nearly won it after 23 seconds of overtime. He..." October 19

  • NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice?

    Yahoo! Sports "Note: While attending the NHL Players Media Tour in September, we polled 27 skaters and goalies about a few topics in the League. Their answers are anonymous to encourage candor.) There’s really nothing more delightfully squirmy than when you ask an NHL player which arena has the worst ice,..." October 19

  • Jones, Sharks stay unbeaten with SO win over Devils

    CSN Bay Area "Patrick Marleau and Adam Henrique scored in regulation, but the Sharks grabbed the extra point in the shootout to remain perfect on the season on Friday in New Jersey, with a 2-1 victory over the Devils. Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns converted in the skills competition to give the Sharks their..." October 17

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Zajac is out tonight with lower body injury Ruutu will play. Gelinas and Matteau are out

  • Predators edge Devils to stay undefeated

    Tennessean "Having opened the season with two home wins, the Predators ventured out of Nashville for the first time this season, hoping to perfect their game and maintain their undefeated record. Against the winless Devils, the Predators remained unblemished, improving to 3-0-0 with a 3-1 victory Tuesday..." October 14

  • Senior NHL lawyer advised league to ‘leave the dementia issues up to the NFL’

    TSN "A senior National Hockey League lawyer wrote in an email to commissioner Gary Bettman that the league should not put an emphasis on exploring the alleged link between concussions and long-term brain injuries among retired NHL players, and should instead “leave the dementia issues up to the..." October 14

  • Third-period flurry lifts Capitals to season-opening win against the Devils

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin danced down the ice, artfully maneuvering the puck from one end to the other, around lunging New Jersey defenseman John Moore and then past goaltender Keith Kinkaid into the top right corner of the net. He skated down on one knee in celebration, and “O-vi” chants appreciatively..." October 11

  • Jets spoil home opener for New Jersey with 3-1 win

    Winnipeg Free Press "They stuck a giant needle in all the balloons, double-dipped every single chip and siphoned the last bit of draft from the keg. And so excuse both the New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins if they aren’t cursing a blue streak as the Winnipeg Jets make their exit after spoiling their home openers..." October 10