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  • Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to NHL (with Devils or not)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens fell short against the New York Rangers, but the series put the spotlight on Alex Radulov‘s great return to the NHL. What if an even bigger name came back from the KHL next season? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the NHL,..." April 23

  • Devils Sign D Yaroslav Dyblenko to entry-level deal "The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Yaroslav Dyblenko to a two-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Dyblenko, 23, has spent the previous five seasons, 2012-17, in the Kontinental Hockey League. He most recently..." April 20

  • Devils assign F Blake Speers to Albany from OHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils assigned forward Blake Speers to Albany in the AHL on Tuesday. Speers is eligible to play with Albany in the AHL playoffs now that his season with Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL is over. The 20-year-old prospect signed his entry-level contract with the Devils on Sept. 22, 2016, at the..." April 18

  • 5 players who won't be with Devils next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Many Devils expected change following the end of a disappointing 2016-17 season. To start, here are five players who the team could move during the offseason. Jacob Josefson Josefson is one of the longest tenured Devils - he's one of four players left who played on the 2011-12 Stanley Cup..." April 18

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Why Taylor Hall wasn't 100 percent healthy for long stretch in 1st season with Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Taylor Hall didn't feel 100 percent for a 15- to 20-game stretch during the season after returning from knee surgery. Hall made a remarkable recovery from left knee surgery in November to repair a torn meniscus, returning to the lineup after missing only eight games. Hall said he..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Red Wings win finale in Joe Louis Arena

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- At the end of the day, Riley Sheahan was destined to be the answer to a trivia question that would be repeated for years to come. He liked that answer much better than the one that destiny initially appeared to have in store for him. Sheahan scored twice, including the final..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Red-hot Islanders eliminated despite win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New York Islanders did their part to remain alive in the battle for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference Saturday night, skating to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. However, the Islanders (40-29-12) did not get the help they..." April 08

  • Penguins sweep Devils, clinch second in Metro

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In a game that featured 11 goal-scorers and 25 players who recorded at least one point, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New Jersey Devils 7-4 on Thursday night at the Prudential Center to clinch second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins (50-19-11) won their..." April 06

  • Moore's OT goal lifts Devils past Flyers 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Considering nothing was at stake between the two teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils gave the fans at Prudential Center nearly 61 minutes of entertaining hockey. The goaltending duel between the Devils' Keith Kinkaid and the Flyers' Steve Mason ended 59..." April 05

  • Why Devils' Dalton Prout '200 percent' disagreed with suspension

    Newark Star-Ledger "There were a couple aspects of Dalton Prout's two-game suspension where the Devils defenseman disagreed. Prout went through a hearing via phone with NHL Player Safety on Monday, where he was able to give his perspective on the play that got him a five-minute interference major and game..." April 04

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Devils' Dalton Prout suspended 2 games for hit on Flyers' Radko Gudas

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NHL suspended Devils defenseman Dalton Prout two games for his actions against Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas in Saturday's 3-0 Flyers win in Philadelphia. Prout jumped on the ice and checked Gudas after Gudas hit Devils forward John Quenneville moments earlier. Prout was ejected after..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Lee, Beauvillier fuel Islanders past Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders kept their slim playoff hopes alive Friday with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center. However, the win may have come at a steep cost. Islanders captain John Tavares had to be helped off the ice with 3:14 remaining in regulation after..." April 01

  • Stolarz rescues Flyers after Neuvirth collapses

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie goaltender Anthony Stolarz was in Scranton, Pa., about 125 miles north of Philadelphia, when he was informed the Flyers would need him to suit up as an emergency backup to Michal Neuvirth. Stolarz took his equipment off the Lehigh Valley Phantoms team bus, hopped in a..." April 01

  • Patrik Elias of Devils announces retirement "Patrik Elias announced on Friday that he is retiring as an NHL player after 20 seasons in the League, all with the New Jersey Devils. For his farewell, the forward will skate with the Devils in pre-game warmups prior to their final home game of the season on April 8 against the New York..." March 31

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Devils Sign Michael Kapla to Entry-Level Deal "The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Michael Kapla to a two-year, entry-level contract. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. The contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and he will report to New Jersey. He has been assigned no. 32. Kapla,..." March 28

  • Jets rally past Devils in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- For two teams already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils played a spirited back-and-forth game Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Ultimately, Patrik Laine's goal in a shootout lifted Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory. The..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Stars beat Devils in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- On Saturday night, the New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-1 home-ice loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Less than 24 hours later, the Dallas Stars avoided the same fate, rallying for a 2-1 overtime victory over the Devils at the..." March 26

  • Hurricanes beat Devils, keep playoff hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Jeff Skinner continued his recent goal-scoring splurge Saturday night at the Prudential Center, helping the Carolina Hurricanes keep their faint playoff hopes alive with the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. "That's a big win for us," said..." March 25

  • Nylander leads Maple Leafs past Devils

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- William Nylander is displaying plenty of consistency. The Toronto Maple Leafs center registered at least a point in each of the past 10 games, which establishes a team record for points in consecutive games by a rookie. Nylander set the record with a goal and an assist..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Taylor Hall ‘jealous,’ won’t root for Oilers in playoffs

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall is jealous, and you can understand why. The Stanley Cup Playoffs have grown increasingly painful for one of the game’s best left wingers to watch as season after season slips by without his participation. Call it the seven-year itch. “My first couple seasons in the league I..." March 23

  • Blandisi's OT goal pushes Devils past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- With their playoff hopes all but dashed, the New Jersey Devils are playing for the future. If Tuesday night is any indication, the future looks pretty good. Rookie John Quenneville had a goal and assisted on the overtime game-winner by second-year player Joseph Blandisi as..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Which team is furthest away from winning a Stanley Cup?

    The Hockey News "Many teams are excited for the playoffs to begin and make a run for the Stanley Cup. Some teams are right within their Cup window, and some teams are decidedly not. Here's a look at four teams that will have to wait a long time before being considered legit contenders. Detroit Red..." March 21

  • Blue Jackets secure postseason spot with 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- It was anything but a normal game that allowed the Columbus Blue Jackets to clinch a playoff berth in what has been anything but a normal season for a team many thought would finish at the bottom of the standings. Brandon Dubinsky and Lukas Sedlak had penalty shot goals and..." March 19

  • Will Devils lose Hobey Baker finalist Kerfoot to Vancouver?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Kerfoot has a lot in common with Jimmy Vesey. And soon, perhaps even more. Kerfoot, the senior forward who led Harvard in scoring this year en route to a Hobey Baker nomination, was drafted by the Devils in the fifth round of the 2012 draft. But much like Jimmy Vesey — who also went to..." March 16

  • G Mason hurt as Flyers fall to Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Steve Mason had injury added to insult Thursday night as the Philadelphia Flyers dropped a 6-2 decision to the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Mason surrendered four goals on 23 shots, and is 0-9-0 in 11 lifetime appearances against the Devils. To make matters..." March 16

  • Jets game vs. Devils postponed due to ‘severe winter weather’

    Sportsnet "Tuesday night’s Winnipeg Jets game against the New Jersey Devils has been postponed due to “severe winter weather” impacting the Newark area, the NHL has announced. The game has been rescheduled to play on March 28. More to come…" March 14

  • Smith saves day as Coyotes outlast Devils

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The last time New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider was in Arizona, the Coyotes fired 96 shot attempts his way and never put one past him. On Saturday at Gila River Arena, the Coyotes only needed 10 shots to end Schneider's night. Arizona scored four goals in the..." March 12

  • Taylor Hall’s Oiler withdrawals are lessening in severity

    Fanrag Sports "Taylor Hall freely admits his trade from Edmonton to New Jersey last summer stung. It wasn’t just the things that were said and written about him — that he was selfish, that he was immature, that he was uncoachable — it was the punch-in-the-gut knowledge that the team that had drafted him no..." March 11

  • Avalanche slip past Devils with late goal

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche have experienced a trio of two-game winning streaks this season but have failed to extend them to three. They'll get a fourth crack at it Saturday after a nail-biting win Thursday night. Francois Beauchemin scored the tiebreaking goal at 18:46 of the..." March 10

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Blue Jackets' Bobrovsky records third straight shutout

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Another game, another shutout for Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky stopped 33 shots for his third consecutive shutout -- and second straight over New Jersey -- as the Blue Jackets defeated the Devils 2-0 on Tuesday. "With Bob what's impressive is that I..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Jackets grind out 3-0 win in New Jersey

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Not every victory in the National Hockey League is a thing of a beauty. The Columbus Blue Jackets proved that Sunday, skating to a less-then-thrilling yet effective 3-0 road win over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. Both teams looked weary playing less..." March 05

  • Stafford helps Bruins defeat Devils

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Drew Stafford had a goal taken away, but that was not about to ruin his first night with his new team. "Couldn't have asked for much more than that ... a big win with the boys," Stafford said after setting up Ryan Spooner's winner with 11:42 left to help the Boston Bruins to a 3-2..." March 04

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