Report: Blue Jackets have talked with Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent

It’s time for another round of Ilya Kovalchuk rumors. For those of you trying your best to block out all of the speculation and reports, here’s what you’ve missed.In April, we discussed how the New Jersey Devils were interested in reaching a deal to bring Kovalchuk back to the NHL. In May, reports suggested Kovalchuk was interested in returning either to New York or Florida...
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Could Devils top pick Nico Hischier play with star Taylor Hall?

Coach John Hynes started playing with line combinations right away after the Devils took Nico Hischier first overall. NEWARK --  Up until about an hour before Nico Hischier became the face of the Devils franchise, general manager Ray Shero didn't tell a single soul who he'd be taking with the No. 1 pick. When word got around the organization...
8 hours ago

WATCH: New Jersey Devils introduce 1st overall pick Nico Hischier

The New Jersey Devils introduce Nico Hischier, their first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
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Devils Nab Nico Hischier with 1st Pick

After two months of buildup, two months of speculation, and two months of debate the New Jersey Devils finally revealed their plan when they selected Nico Hischier with the first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. New Jersey should have been selecting sixth overall but won the Draft Lottery and selected the Swiss-born Hischier. Nico or Nolan Hischier rose up the draft rankings...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Devils draft speedy Swiss center with No. 1 overall pick

CHICAGO — The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. The 18-year-old Hischier is the highest drafted Swiss player in the NHL history. He had 38 goals and 86 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

New Jersey Devils select Halifax Mooseheads center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils have NHL draft guessing with no clear No. 1

As Devils general manager Ray Shero prepares to make the franchise’s first No. 1 overall selection in the NHL draft on Friday night in Chicago, here is the question that sits before him: Nolan or Nico? That would be Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, the undisputed top two prospects with slightly different games. Though neither...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

New Jersey Devils trade rumors: Ilya Kovalchuk edition

It’s been rumored for a few years now that former Devils star, Ilya Kovalchuk will return to the NHL. Ever since the 2012 NHL lockout, Ilya Kovalchuk has been with SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL in Russia. Now it appears that the NHL return rumors seem more possible everyday. He left 12 years and $77 million on his contract with the Devils to claim retirement from the NHL. If...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Two players the New Jersey Devils should consider with the No. 1 overall pick

With the 55th annual NHL Entry Draft approaching in a couple of weeks, the Devils have some decisions to make. After winning the lottery, the Devils were granted the No. 1 overall pick. The Devils were one of the worst teams in the NHL last season, and clearly need to add some talent to their roster. The Devils only scored 183 goals last season, which was the lowest goal total in...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Savard wants the NHL to give out big suspensions for any kind of hits to the head

Marc Savard’s career came to an abrupt end back in 2011 after suffering a series of concussions. Since that time, his life has been difficult ride as he struggled to deal with the lingering effects from those concussions while also coming to grips with the fact his career had ended.More recently, Savard has settled down, enjoyed his time with family and become an advocate for improved player...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Hall says it was “nice to finally see” the Edmonton Oilers eliminated

Taylor Hall started a new chapter with the New Jersey Devils last summer when the Edmonton Oilers traded him away in a one-for-one swap for Adam Larsson. Though Hall has been trying to turn the page on his past, he’s clearly still aware of what the Oilers are up to and may have been a bit happy to see his old team finally knocked out of the playoffs.The main quote from Hall comes...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils fire trail-blazing radio analyst Sherry Ross

Sherry Ross was the first woman to serve as an analyst for a Stanley Cup Final game. She was the first woman to call play-by-play for any NHL game.And on Tuesday, she was fired by the New Jersey Devils, along with the team’s equipment manager and video coordinator.According to, the Devils did not comment on Ross’ firing. Ross herself seemed to take the news graciously...
Via Awful Announcing
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

The Fall of the New Jersey Devils

In 2012 the Nets moved their franchise from New Jersey to Brooklyn, leaving the Devils as the only professional sports team remaining in the state. Yes, the Red Bulls, Jets, and Giants all play home games in the state of New Jersey, but they still own the title of a New York sports team. In that same year the Devils became “Jersey’s team,” they were on the top of the world...
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/5: For over 100 years, perfection endures

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting to see if there is enough money in our allowance for for some very expensive sneakers.Happy birthday today to P. J. Tucker, DerMarr Johnson, Tiffany Roberts, Johan Hedberg, Ziggy Palffy and Harold Miner. On this...
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May 05, 2017  |  Discuss

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