Found October 05, 2011 on NY Post:
This looms as a repeat of last season, when the Devils floundered early and caught fire late. It won’t be as drastic, but it will reflect the difference between lacking and having Travis Zajac. One key question is whether new coach Pete DeBoer is more like John MacLean or...

Devils sign veteran Sykora to 1-year deal

New Jersey has agreed with Petr Sykora to terms of a one-year deal, completing the former Devils' bid to return to the NHL after an 18-month absence. The 34-year-old forward said after practice Wednesday that he was happy to be rejoining the team that had selected him in the 1995 draft. New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer believes Sykora can help the Devils address their offensive...

Devils Alley: How Will Martin Brodeur Perform in 2011-2012

Before the 2008-2009 season, New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur hadn't played less then 65 games since the 1995-1996 campaign.  Since coming into the league in 1990, Brodeur has become a workhorse for a Devils organization that has won three Stanley Cups in his time between the pipes. However, the past three years have been rough on Brodeur, who only played in 31 games...

Shanahan cracking down on NHL rule breakers

Brendan Shanahan is busy as the NHL's head disciplinarian. The stern-faced spokesman for the NHL rulebook, Shanahan has suspended a whopping nine players this preseason for a total of 31 regular-season games. Shanahan is not out to create a kindler, gentler NHL. Just a safer one. On the eve of the NHL season, he has swiftly made his mark as a discipline czar who wants to protect...

Brendan Shanahan shows what is a legal hit

NHL disciplinarian and VP of player safety Brendan Shanahan shows the correct way to throw a body check. I like what this video does, it also refutes the argument of the NHL taking hitting out of the game of hockey. That being said, the million dollar question going into the season is, will the NHL have a record number of suspensions dished out this season. Also, the season could...

Devils trade C Steckel to Toronto

The New Jersey Devils have traded center David Steckel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a fourth-round pick in next year's draft. The deal with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday enables the Devils to shed Steckel's $1.1 million salary cap hit. He has two years remaining on his contract. The 29-year-old Steckel had one goal in 18 games last season with the Devils after being acquired...

Devils won't cut Sykora

There are still contracts to be negotiated, waiver bargains to grab, but forward Petr Sykora and defenseman Anton Stralman appear to have made the Devils as tryouts. Indications are that the Devils and Sykora are negotiating a contract, likely to be one year and less than $1 million. In addition...

Devils' Bryce Salvador anxious for regular season opener

Defenseman did not play a game last season

Shanahan set for crackdown on NHL rule breakers

Brendan Shanahan never won the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded to an NHL star exhibiting sportsmanship and gentlemanly play.


NEWARK - The final pieces of the Devils' opening day roster are nearly in place with just a little tweaking left to do. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello finally confirmed the inevitable Monday that rookie defenseman Adam Larsson, the No. 4 overall pick in June's draft, will be on the team that opens the regular season Saturday night against Philadelphia. "There's no reason...

Devils, Sykora agree to one-year deal

Petr Sykora turned his tryout with the Devils into a one-year, $650,000 contract that he will sign with the team Wednesday. Sykora played the first seven seasons of his career with the Devils, winning the 2000 Stanley Cup. The 34-year-old was not considered a favorite to make the final...


The Leafs have acquired center David Steckel from the New Jersey Devils for a 4th round pick.

Devils trade C Steckel to Toronto for draft pick

The New Jersey Devils have traded center David Steckel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a fourth-round pick in next year's draft.

Olczyk Chats with

Dave Lozo of talks to NBC broadcaster Eddie Olczyk about how Brendan Shanahan’s rulings will be adapted by the players: Q: Is this like any other new thing in the NHL where players will eventually adjust and learn, like the clutching and grabbing rules after the work stoppage? Olczyk: I think it’s similar, but I think this is a much longer work in progress. I think those...
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