Found July 21, 2012 on
Running With The Devils:
Well it isn’t much of a frenzy anymore. The Devils made one move yesterday.--
Yup, the same defenseman who missed an open net in Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals has been re-signed by NJ for 2 years, $2.6 million. Fayne was a restricted free agent who was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on August 2nd but the Devils gave him a satisfactory contract before he took this issue to court. There are mixed opinions among Devils fans but I felt a bit eh about this because there are several defensemen in the minors that have the potential to be stars. Among these defensemen happen to be Eric Gelinas. But first, let’s see if Fayne improves into a defenseman worthy of a spot on the Devils roster.--
Meanwhile, wow…Alex Semin sure does like to take his time. At this rate, he might as well be headed to the KHL. I’m tired of hearing all these “sources” saying that the Devils are in contention for him. While he’d be an awesome fit for NJ, it’s irritating to hear something a...
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News broke earlier this week when the New Jersey Devils announced that they have hired Matt Shaw and Scott Stevens to become the team's new assistant coaches. Yesterday the Devils continued to make news as they signed defenseman Mark Fayne to a two-year contract extension. Here are some notes on Fayne's extension, Alex Semin, Jon Merrill and more.
- I'll start with...
The New Jersey Devils filled out their coaching staff earlier this week, and they continued to go about their business tonight as they announced that they have avoided arbitration with Mark Fayne by signing him to a two-year contract extension. Fayne will earn 2.6 million dollars over those two years (1.3M average).
In the event the two sides couldn't reach an agreement,...
One of the better free agents remaining in terms of both production and expected asking price, Petr Sykora, is still available waiting to be plucked up by an NHL team. Sykora's goal is to re-sign with the Devils, and that still appears to be a possibility. Here are some notes on that, and some other Devils related topics.
- Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello...
Adding Scott Stevens as an assistant coach is a great move by the New Jersey Devils, but not for the reasons you might expect. For those who think Stevens will now try to turn Adam Larsson, Mark Fayne, Andy Greene and other New Jersey defensemen into thundering open-ice hitter has completely missed the point of [...]
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