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  1. 2016 Season Thread
  • Mike Commodore is now an Uber driver

    Puck Drunk Love "Mike Commodore’s career has taken a new, surprising path. When he’s not telling people to #PackYourShit on Twitter, the former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman will be a driver for Uber. Bob McKenzie of wrote an excellent piece on the now retired-defenseman, detailing his first day as an..." October 25

  • Taylor Hall has been exactly what the Devils needed

    Pro Hockey Talk "As far as NHL roster move goes, June 30, 2016 was one of the craziest non-trade deadline/free agency days in recent NHL history. That, of course, was the day P.K. Subban was traded for Shea Weber, the day Steven Stamkos decided to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the day the New Jersey..." October 23

  • Kalinin will be activated off IR for Saturday's game; Hynes unhappy with inconsistent performances

    North Jersey "As suspected, the Devils will active forward Sergey Kalinin off injured reserve in time for Saturday night’s game against the Wild, coach John Hynes confirmed after Friday’s practice at Prudential Center. Now comes the hard part: How to clear a roster spot for Kalinin. Hynes said that decision..." October 22

  • Hall's OT goal lifts Devils past Wild

    The Sports Xchange "By Dave Lozo NEWARK, N.J. -- What the New Jersey Devils have lacked in offense this season, they have supplemented with outstanding goaltending and resiliency, and both were on display Saturday night. Cory Schneider made 28 saves and left winger Taylor Hall scored 29 seconds into..." October 22

  • Bergeron's late goal lifts Bruins over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It is no secret how important Patrice Bergeron is to the Boston Bruins. In short, he is their best player, in all phases of the game. That is what made it fitting for him to score the winning goal in his first game of the season. "He does so much for our team ... having Bergy..." October 20

  • Hall's two-goal period pushes Devils past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- When the New Jersey Devils acquired Taylor Hall over the summer, they felt they landed a game-breaking goal-scorer, something that was needed after the team finished last in the NHL in offense last season. The left winger was held off the score sheet in the Devils' first two..." October 18

  • Hynes: "We have to be way harder on the puck in every facet”

    North Jersey "The emphasis wasn’t hard to see at Devils practice this afternoon at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., where they will face the Lightning on Saturday in their second game this season. Coming off Thursday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., coach John Hynes gathered his..." October 15

  • Filppula caps rally as Lightning edge Devils

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have not enjoyed the starts of their first two games of the season. But they are enjoying the endings. Tampa Bay overcame an early two-goal deficit before rallying for victory for the second straight contest, defeating the New Jersey Devils 3-2 at..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Barkov bites Devils as Panthers prevail in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- God must be a Jose Fernandez fan. How else to explain some of what has happened since Fernandez's tragic death in a boating accident on Sept. 25? Thursday night provided the latest evidence. Before the game, all of the Florida Panthers players wore Fernandez's..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Devils claim forward PA Parenteau off waivers

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils claimed forward PA Parenteau off waivers from the New York Islanders Tuesday, the team confirmed. Parenteau was waived Monday by the Islanders, and the 33-year-old will add another veteran body to the forward depth chart. He is coming off a 20-goal, 41-point season for the..." October 11

  • 19-year-old Blake Speers making case for final Devils roster

    Newark Star-Ledger "Coming into his second training camp with the Devils, forward Blake Speers wasn't entirely sure what to expect. The 19-year-old didn't appear in any preseason games last year, and while he had aspirations to make it to the end and make the Devils, he was a little surprised to see how far he's..." October 09

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Michael McLeod To ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to a team release, the New Jersey Devils have signed first-round pick Michael McLeod to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Devils took the center 12th overall in this year’s entry draft. McLeod, 18, was drafted out of the OHL where he played for the Mississauga Steelheads. He was..." October 07

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Jon Merrill to miss at least four weeks "New Jersey Devils defenseman Jon Merrill will be out at least four weeks because of a broken right index finger. Merrill sustained the injury while blocking a shot against the New York Rangers on Oct. 1. Last season Merrill, 24, had one goal and four assists in 47 games last season. The..." October 05

  • Ex-Devils' center Scott Gomez joins NHL Network as analyst

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Devil Scott Gomez has found his next gig. After retiring from the NHL over the summer, the 36-year-old will join the NHL Network as a studio analyst. Gomez will make his first appearance as a full time analyst on Monday, Oct. 17. Gomez also served as a guest analyst for the network..." October 05

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Devils sign defenseman Kyle Quincey

    Today's Slapshot "The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have come to an agreement with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year (one-way), deal worth $1.25 million. Quincey, 31, is set to start his ninth full NHL season. The 6’2”, 216-pound blue liner has spent the majority of his professional career..." September 28

  • McKenzie explains why Hall-for-Trouba trade never happened

    Today's Slapshot "There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding Jacob Trouba’s trade request among the NHL Insiders this week, and Bob McKenzie dropped an interesting nugget as part of a much larger discussion on this topic while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Tuesday evening. “A lot of people said to me, ‘Why,..." September 28

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Devils coach in high gear as he returns

    North Jersey "John Hynes considered general manager Ray Shero’s suggestion he take Saturday off. It was a very brief consideration. "I thought about it for a second," the Devils coach said after the team’s second day on ice for training camp and his first leading practices since returning from Toronto, where..." September 25

  • Devils relish getting back on the ice as training camp fully underway

    North Jersey "The overwhelming emotion for the Devils’ players today as they had their first on-ice sessions of training camp was happiness, or at least relief, that after a long summer to think about the team missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season, it was finally time to gear up for..." September 24

  • Hall still holds 'a bit of resentment' toward Oilers over trade

    North Jersey "Taylor Hall believes his trade from the Oilers to the Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson will be “a really good thing.” Yet, on Thursday, as he reported for his first Devils’ training camp at Prudential Center, the 24-year-old elite left wing did not back off statements he made immediately..." September 23

  • Taylor Hall’s electric upside has Devils dreaming big

    New York Post "The lights are not quite as bright in New Jersey as they are over the river in Manhattan, and the scrutiny on the Devils isn’t quite a biting as it is in hockey-mad Edmonton. But Taylor Hall is ready for his close-up, ready for all that it means to be an imported sports star in this area. Hall..." September 21

  • Devils' Steven Santini focused on self, not competition

    Newark Star-Ledger "Steven Santini isn't worried about what personnel moves take place around him on the Devils. The defenseman prospect knows there an opportunity for him to make a push to the NHL in the coming weeks, starting with the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo over the weekend. But at the end of the day, he..." September 17

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Devils sign Lindback to PTO

    HockeyBuzz "With training camp just around the corner unsigned free agents are starting to accept tryouts in hopes of impressing and landing a contract. One of the latest to do so is 28-year-old goaltender Anders Lindback, who has agreed to a professional tryout with the New Jersey Devils." September 16

  • No rush for contract for Patrik Elias, Devils "The New Jersey Devils have no internal deadline to sign free agent forward Patrik Elias, general manager Ray Shero told on Tuesday. Elias, 40, was limited to 16 games last season because of an injury to his right knee. He had surgery May 11 and was expected to need 4-6 months to..." September 14

  • The intersecting paths of USA goalies Quick, Schneider and Bishop to World Cup Hockey

    SI "A collective revelation was recently had by the three goaltenders on Team U.S.A., and those sensitive to spoilers should know that fate will ensure this particular matter occurs sometime soon. Bear with us, though, because the parameters take time to explain. Start in March 2004, at an ice rink..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • New Jersey Devils prospect Ben Johnson has been found guilty of sexual assault "The New Jersey Devils released the following statement regarding minor-league forward Ben Johnson." September 02

  • Hall doubts free-agent return to Edmonton: 'I did my time there'

    Oilers Nation "Earlier today, Taylor Hall joined me on TSN 1260 to discuss moving to New Jersey and how he feels two months after the trade. Jason Gregor: You’ve had two months to digest the trade, what is your mindset a few weeks away from heading into New Jersey? Taylor Hall: I’m just focused on..." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Taylor Hall has faith in Devils' young talent

    Newark Star-Ledger "Taylor Hall watched the Edmonton Oilers try to rebuild through the draft and youth during his first six seasons in the NHL, but it never led to a playoff berth. Now in a new situation with the Devils, he sees the team doing something similar, but he's not expecting the same outcome. While..." August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Devils' Cory Schneider primed for Team USA and World Cup

    Newark Star-Ledger "Before goalie Cory Schneider sets foot in Devils training camp in September (or October), he'll have Schneider will be playing in September's World Cup of Hockey for Team USA, and while it means he'll be playing hockey away from the Devils for a portion of training camp, the 30-year-old goalie..." August 21

  • Devils, Cory Schneider prepping for defense without Adam Larsson

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils addressed a need on offense when they traded for left wing Taylor Hall in June, adding an explosive player on offense that could quickly boost a unit that finished last in the NHL in goals per game last season. But that addition came at a cost. Bringing Hall to New Jersey meant..." August 19

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Leafs, Devils, Pens, Isles Get First Jimmy Vesey Meetings, Columbus in Mix

    The Hockey Writers "At 12:01am Tuesday, Harvard standout Jimmy Vesey (along with a handful of other former collegiate skaters) became a free agent. While Vesey isn’t going to change a team’s fortunes, he’s a talented player who can improve a forward group. Importantly, acquiring the 23-year-old won’t cost anything..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Panthers, Red Wings, Devils among other teams Radulov negotiated with

    The Score "It turns out Alexander Radulov was a highly sought-after commodity prior to signing with the Montreal Canadiens this offseason. The Russian forward spoke to, according to Igor Eronko, where he explained that the Canadiens were not the only club vying for his services. "The..." August 15

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