Devils Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 22d
    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

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

  • 22d
    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.

  • 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

  • Devils' Elias set to play 1st game since December

    The Score "Patrik Elias is getting a chance to finish the season on the ice. Sidelined since Dec. 19 with a knee injury, the veteran New Jersey Devils forward will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Buffalo. The 39-year-old has been limited to 13 games this season, with a goal and four..." April 05

  • Lightning lose Stamkos but knock off Devils

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- On a night in which the Tampa Bay Lightning learned they would be without leading scorer Steven Stamkos for between one and three months, his teammates pulled out a much-needed win, getting a power-play goal from Brian Boyle for the lead with 8:28 left in what would end up a 3-1..." April 02

  • 29d
    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Elias (right knee) definitely won't play Saturday. Hynes said after practice Monday they'll decide if he plays Tuesday or maybe Thursday.

  • 29d
    NJDevilsPR @NJDevilsPR

    #NJDevils F Jordin Tootoo had surgery on his right wrist to repair a tear in the sheath covering a tendon & will miss the rest of the season

  • Panthers survive rat race, defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are breaking franchise records and moved into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division, but everyone was talking about a controversy surrounding rubber rats. Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals, Jaromir Jagr had two assists and the..." March 31

  • 30d
    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

    Cory Schneider says he'll start Saturday in Tampa.

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Schneider will wait until Saturday to return

    North Jersey "Cory Schneider's return will wait until Saturday night at Tampa Bay. After talking it over this morning, the Devils decided it would be better to give Schneider a couple more days to get his timing and conditioning back after not playing in a game since March 4 at Dallas because of a Grade 1..." March 31

  • Devils activate Schneider from injured reserve

    The Score "Cory Schneider was activated off injured reserve Wednesday, and though the New Jersey Devils goalie doesn't know when he'll start, he expects to man the crease during the team's Florida road trip. "I'm going on the trip, so I'm assuming they wouldn't take me unless I was going to be good to..." March 30

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Hurricanes hand Devils a crushing loss

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes have been on the wrong side of sudden swings in momentum too often lately. This time, they had an answer and they weren't rattled. Goalie Cam Ward came up a big after a midgame rough stretch, and the Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2..." March 27

  • Devils' Schneider heading to AHL for conditioning stint

    The Score "Cory Schneider is gearing up for brief stay in Albany. The New Jersey Devils goalie has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to March 4 after suffering a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee, the team announced Sunday. Schneider has been assigned to the club's AHL affiliate on a..." March 27

  • Capitals edge Devils in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The theme which emanated from opposite corners of the Prudential Center was emblematic of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Postgame words matched the play on the ice, as did the emotions on both sides before and afterward. At its very core, what transpired Friday night was a Stanley..." March 25

  • Wedgewood, Devils blank Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Scott Wedgewood is bringing back memories of Martin Brodeur's debut. The New Jersey Devils -- and their brilliant-to-date goalie -- can only hope it lasts. Wedgewood stopped 39 shots to shut out the NHL's hottest team in only his second career game, Kyle Palmieri scored twice..." March 24

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • KHL Won’t Stop Season for World Cup of Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Russia’s KHL has determined not to stop the 2016-17 KHL season to make it easier for players to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. The decision not to put their regular season hiatus isn’t entirely surprising. With the KHL season beginning in..." March 21

  • ‘Roster chaos’ – Let’s ponder some possible expansion draft scenarios

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the event that the NHL decides to expand by one team for the 2017-18 season, fans would be treated to more than just the potential of a franchise in Las Vegas. They’d also soak up unknown hours in armchair general managing while discussing an expansion draft. PHT provides an expansive..." March 21

  • Wedgewood stong as Devils edge Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Goaltender Scott Wedgewood waited nearly six years to make his NHL debut. It turned out to be worth it. The 23-year-old stopped 27 shots as the New Jersey Devils defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 at Prudential Center on Sunday. Wedgewood, a third-round pick of the..." March 20

  • 41d
    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    John Moore is out for Devils after takiing warm-ups. David Warsofsky is in.

  • Avalanche's Gelinas out indefintely with elbow injury

    The Score "Following his team's overtime win over the Calgary Flames on Friday, Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy announced defenseman Eric Gelinas will be out indefinitely with an elbow injury. The blue-liner left for the dressing room in obvious pain after being hit into the boards." March 19

  • Smith-Pelly's surge continues as Devils down Wild

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Three weeks ago, Devante Smith-Pelly was languishing as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Now, he is flourishing with the New Jersey Devils. The 23-year-old forward, acquired at the trade deadline from Montreal, scored two goals to help the Devils overcome the..." March 17

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Bill Daly said next year's salary cap will be at $74 million with the escalator and flat without it.

  • Daly: Teams can only lose one player per expansion team

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big development from Wednesday’s GMs meetings in Boca Raton? Expansion draft! After NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters an expansion decision is expected prior to the draft in June, focus shifted to what an expansion draft would look like — the NHL’s first since Columbus and..." March 16

  • GMs would like answers about Kane “loophole”

    TSN "The NHL’s general managers are expected to receive the latest all-important salary cap projection for next season on Wednesday, in addition to tackling the draft lottery format and potential expansion draft details. But before wrapping up their three-day meeting, at least two GMs would like..." March 16

  • Salary cap estimate for next season falls to $74 million, with one notable assumption

    Pro Hockey Talk "Next season’s salary cap is now expected to be $74 million, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters this morning at the general managers meetings in Boca Raton. That figure is slightly lower than the $74.5 million estimate that was provided in December. There is, however, one caveat..." March 16

  • NHL set to cut size of goalie equipment once again

    The Comeback "Large goaltending equipment has become a sticking point in the NHL, and it appears the league is ready to do something about the over-sized advantage as soon as next season. According to a report by the CBC, NHL goalies will be will wearing equipment better suited to body size with strict new..." March 16

  • Silfverberg leads Ducks' rout of Devils

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks relied on their checking line to pulverize an opponent seeking to recover from a bad month. Jakob Silfverberg had three goals and an assist in leading the Ducks to a 7-1 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Monday night at the Honda Center. Silfverberg..." March 15

  • Devils Fan Fatally Stabbed Man in Philadelphia Over Argument Regarding a Hat

    Bleacher Report "A New Jersey Devils fan fatally stabbed a man in Philadelphia after an argument regarding a hat, according to a police report. According to Kristen De Groot of the Associated Press, Steven Simminger is in custody after an argument about the Devils hat he was wearing got physical around 3 a.m...." March 14

  • Coach's challenge gets positive reviews at GMs meetings

    ESPN "The show of hands said it all. The league's hockey operations department showed video of six goalie interference plays Monday and none of them managed to find unanimity when the 30 NHL general managers were asked to vote goal or no goal. It hammered home the message that on very close calls,..." March 14

  • Devils GM: 'We'll get (Palmieri) signed'

    The Score "Ray Shero knows at least one thing he'll be doing this summer. The New Jersey Devils general manager is expecting to put pen to paper on a new deal for the team's leading scorer, forward Kyle Palmieri. The 25-year-old, who was acquired last summer from Anaheim for the sum of two draft picks,..." March 14

  • NHL Draft and the general managers' war on lottery luck

    Yahoo! Sports "The best thing about the Edmonton Oilers winning the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery was that it forever banished the notion that the League can fix the results for its betterment (although the institutional coordination and levels of secrecy required to do so was probably already out of its reach)...." March 14

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