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In the salary capped NHL, teams gain an advantage when their players produce a bigger value to their team than the price of their contract. It is necessary that several players exceed the value of their contract for a team to win the Stanley Cup. The most likely player to exceed his contract value is a player on an entry level deal. Thus it is very important not to waste the years in your entry level deals.
A player who is drafted at age 18 can enter the NHL immediately and play on his entry level deal for his first three years of his pro career. This will be ages 18, 19 and 20. Instead a player can be returned to junior and defer those years until he is 20, 21 and 22. You can trade-off a player's 21 and 22 year old seasons for his 18 and 19 year old seasons if you rush a player into the NHL at a young age. A player will be better at ages 21 and 22 and thus be more likely to exceed to value of his contract at those ages. Instead of following that advice, NHL teams lik...
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The New Jersey Devils have returned first-round draft pick Stefan Matteau to his junior hockey team.
The Devils announced Sunday that Matteau was being assigned to Blainville-Boisbriand of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he will participate in the playoffs. He had 18 goals in 35 games with the Armada before the NHL lockout ended.
The son of former New York Rangers...
New Jersey Devils prospect and Windsor Spitfires forward, Ben Johnson, has been charged and is facing two counts for alleged sexual assault.
Johnson, 18, was arrested early this morning after the alleged assaults took place in a Windsor nightclub washroom, according to the Windsor Star. He later appeared in provincial court and will reportedly be held in custody overnight.
The New Jersey Devils have activated goaltender Martin Brodeur off injured reserve.
The Devils announced the move Tuesday, hours before playing the New York Rangers.
Brodeur, the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender, has been sidelined since mid-February with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. He missed 12 games and practiced with the team on Monday for the first time...
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
It’s almost an ironic position for the Devils to be in.
Projected to miss the playoffs because of their aging goaltender, the Devils went from two points out of first place with their Hall of Fame goaltender, Martin Brodeur, to being two points out of a playoff spot because of his absence.
On the verge of making his debut back between the...
Martin Brodeur is getting close, but Johan Hedberg is expected to be in net again for the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
He may not need much offensive help against the punchless New York Rangers.
The Devils look to avoid a three-game losing streak as they go for their fifth consecutive win over the visiting Rangers.
Brodeur, who has missed 12 games with a pinched nerve in...
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After a hot start, the Devils have crashed back to Earth, and sit two points ahead of the Rangers in the standings, although the Rangers have a game in hand. In the month of March, the Devils have struggled mightily, posting a record of 3-4-2. For comparisons sake, the Rangers have a record of 5-4-0 in that span. This is one of those four point swing...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will complete their back-to-back set when they face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, with a record [...]
The New York Rangers took to the ice in Newark against their cross town rivals, the New Jersey Devils, whom they trail by two points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With only twenty games remaining, these were two vital points, for both clubs. One thing you can count on with these two [...]
Match-up - New York Rangers (14-12-2) @ New Jersey Devils (13-10-6)
Road/Home records - 4-7-1 -------------- 9-4-2
TV - MSG, MSG-Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 1-0
Last 10: Rangers 6-4-0 / Devils 3-5-2
Projected starting goalies - Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) vs Johan Hedberg (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
New York (R) - 2.29...
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
By Kristin Tullo (K_Tullo)
The last time these two teams met on February 5th, the New Jersey Devils had a 4-1-3 record and were sitting atop the Eastern Conference while their rival New York Rangers had won just three of their first seven. Now with more than twenty games played by each team since then, the Devils and Rangers meet again with...
The New York Rangers (14-12-2) visit the New Jersey Devils (13-10-6) at the Prudential Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (97.8 FM), XM 92
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