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DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Devils name Scott Clemmensen goaltending development coach

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have hired Scott Clemmensen as their goaltending development coach. General manager Ray Shero announced the hiring Tuesday. The 37-year-old Clemmensen joins the staff after a 14-season playing career, including eight seasons over three stints with the Devils. He played 27 games with Albany (AHL) and three contests with New Jersey last season...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devils give qualifying offers to Larsson, Gelinas, 2 others

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have given qualifying offers to forward Stefan Matteau and defensemen Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson and Adam Larsson. The Devils announced the moves on Monday, adding that defenseman Corbin McPherson and goaltender Maxime Clermont did not receive qualifying offers. Larsson played in 64 games this past season, collecting three goals and 21 assists...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Devils in Reformation?

View image | gettyimages.com It seems so. After a rough season of going 32-36-14 and finishing 7th out of 8th place in the Metropolitan division it was time for a change. At the time, General Manager Lou Lamoriello decided to fire head coach Peter Deboer half way through the season and create a 3-headed coaching monster. Consisting of Adam Oates, Scott Stevens and Lamoriello himself...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Coaching staff set in stone

Last week, the Devils announced the hiring of Alain Nasreddine and Geoff Ward as the new assistant coaches under new head coach, John Hynes. The announcement of the hiring of the two assistant coaches completes the fresh new start behind the bench the Devils were looking for after the confusing and unappealing coaching situation that capped off the 2014-15 season. The recent hirings...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils sign goalie Scott Wedgewood to two-year, two-way contract

  The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a two-year contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing on Monday. The contract is a two-way deal, with an average annual value of $587,500. The value will depend on whether the 22-year-old plays in the NHL or in the minor leagues. Wedgewood is entering his fourth pro season, all with the Devils. He appeared...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft 2015: New Jersey Devils possible 1st round picks

With the NHL Draft approaching on June 26th, it is time to start evaluating possible players the New Jersey Devils could pick in the 1st round. The Devils received the 6th pick in the NHL Draft Lottery and are looking to address an immediate need in the organization with this high pick: offense. It is no secret that the Devils need help immediately at the forward position, finishing...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: New Jersey Devils

First week of the community draft will come to a close with the number six pick by the New Jersey Devils. Here is where we are so far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils turn page, hire John Hynes as head coach

The New Jersey Devils formally introduced their new head coach, former Scranton Wilkes-Barre Penguins head coach John Hynes, at a news conference on Thursday. Two things make this hire unique. First off, at 40 years old, he immediately becomes the youngest head coach in the NHL. The second is that Hynes becomes the first head coach in the post-Lamoriello era, as current GM Ray Shero...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils announce John Hynes as New Jersey’s new head coach

On Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils officially announced that John Hynes will be leading the team behind the bench next season. Hynes, 40, has spent the past six seasons as the head coach of Pittsburgh’s AHL team in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and has built an impressive resume while with the club. “John Hynes is an individual with extensive […] The post Devils announce...
Via Along the Boards
28 days ago  |  Discuss

John Hynes Hired By Devils, Becomes NHL’s Youngest Head Coach

NEWARK, N.J. — John Hynes was hired Tuesday as coach of the New Jersey Devils, becoming the youngest coach in the NHL at 40 years old. General manager Ray Shero said under Hynes, the Devils will be a fast, attacking team that knows how to play defense. Nobody but Hynes was offered the job, Shero said. Financial terms of the multi-year contract were not disclosed. In conducting...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils introduce new head coach John Hynes

On Tuesday, June 2nd at 12pm, a press conference was held in Newark introducing John Hynes as the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. The announcement is exciting news for the Devils organization as the front office is now set with Ray Shero as the general manager and John Hynes as the head coach. The process of rebuilding the organization can now continue to move forward and...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils owners are financially ready to invest in the team

Over the past year, New Jersey Devils fans have questioned team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer (majority stake holders) over their willingness to commit financially to the team’s future. Harris recently touched on the topic while discussing the possibility of Mike Babcock coming to New Jersey. In summary, the owners are able and willing to spend. Via NJ.com, Harris discusses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk scores no-look goal

Here’s a reminder that Ilya Kovalchuk is still really, really good. Russia was competing against Belarus during the World Hockey Championships and Kovalchuk scored a pretty awesome goal without even looking at the net. Kovalchuk drifted in and completely sold the fact he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and Russia cruised to a lopsided...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk Starts Off Strong Russian Period, Lead Slovenia 3-0

Just two days after taking down Norway 6-2 to start the tournament, the Russians began game two against Slovenia with a quick 3-0 lead after a period of play. The Russians were off to a slow start in comparison to their first game, scoring their first two goals today 36 seconds apart instead of 19 seconds apart like on Friday. Regardless, both goals didn’t look so great for 21...
Via The Hockey House
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should the New Jersey Devils take with the sixth pick?

It shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that the New Jersey Devils should target a goal-scorer in the upcoming draft. New Jersey has enough talent and depth at defense, their goaltending is solid, and at sixth overall, the Devils have a real possibility of picking a game changer at the forward level. The last, and […] The post Who should the New Jersey Devils take with the sixth...
Via Along the Boards
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the New Jersey Devils Need to Simply Retool, or Rebuild?

Goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils defends the net as players from both teams battle for position in front of the net during the second period on February 28, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Whatever hopes the New Jersey Devils had of miraculously making the playoffs this season all but disappeared after losing...
Via The Sports Journal
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from Devils

  Sorry, Bruins fans, but there won’t be a Jaromir Jagr reunion in Boston this season.   The Florida Panthers acquired the 43-year-old forward Thursday from the New Jersey Devils, the clubs announced. The Devils received a second-round 2015 NHL draft pick in return, as well as their choice of either Florida’s or the Minnesota Wild’s — which the Panthers acquired...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils Story and The Offense From Hell

Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils makes the third period save during the game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Prudential Center on February 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Unfortunately for Devils fans, it’s probably going to be a while until fans run around town looking like David Puddy again. The team may only be three...
Via The Sports Journal
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils’ Patrik Elias Becomes 91st NHL Player To Score 400 Goals (Video)

New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias has been one of the most under-appreciated players in the NHL over the last 15 years. On Friday night, he reached a special milestone. Elias became the 91st player in NHL history to reach the 400 goals scored mark. His 400th tally was scored in the second period of New Jersey’s 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Elias beat Leafs goaltender...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Time to Tear it Down in New Jersey

Getty Images By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Another day, another coaching change in the NHL. Adam Oates and Scott Stevens will be manning the bench for the New Jersey Devils presumably for the remainder of the season, and once again another team has hoped that a culture shift will be a revival. Once again, however, a general manager is failing to recognize precisely how far away their...
Via The Hockey Guys
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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