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The Cinderella story almost came through for the New Jersey Devils. But now, instead of a Stanley Cup win and the proceeds from a great postseason run bailing out the financially struggling franchise, the NHL appears to be poised to take over the club, the New York Post reports. If Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek can't refinance the team's debt before Aug. 14, the league will take over, the Post reports. Vanderbeek is said to be a near a deal where he could sell a majority stake of the team to a new investor and pay off the $77 million in...

Devils fan falls victim to coworker prank

This is a great prank. Chris is a New Jersey Devils fan, who is surely still coping with the disappointment of his team getting spanked by the LA Kings in the Stanley Cup Final. Chris works in an office with some pretty awesome coworkers who decided to give his desk a makeover when he went on vacation. These guys went all out, covering every inch of his cubicle in Kings paraphernalia...

NHL plans to take Devils from owner

Hockey is getting ready to freeze out New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is preparing to take control of the money-losing hockey franchise in the event Vanderbeek fails to refinance the Devils' debt before a looming Aug. 14 deadline. In recent days, the commissioner's office has told potential suitors to be ready in case he moves on the...

Does Patrik Elias of the Devils have the Kings’ winning Stanley Cup puck?

The L.A. Kings have possession of the Stanley Cup, and at the end of the day that’s likely all they care about. However, the game-winning puck would certainly look nice in a trophy case right next to their massive piece of championship hardware. The problem is the Kings don’t seem to know where it is. What we do know is that the puck was on the ice as the final horn sounded at...

Kings fan takes out classified ad to mock New Jersey Devils

This “announcement” was placed in today’s Star-Ledger. And the picture, it comes courtesy of Getty’s Mark Fischel. So if you’re keeping score at home let’s recap. Today alone we’ve had word that the NHL is planning to take over the Devils, though the NHL denies it, and now a Kings fan was able to place an ad in New Jersey’s local paper mocking the hometown hockey...

New York Post claims that the Devils are in for a Coyotes-style NHL takeover

The New Jersey Devils are supposedly—if I recall the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts and SI’s Stu Hackel’s reports—in significant need of an infusion of at least $77 million to help pay off a chunk of over $200 million in arena-construction debts this summer, and while the Newark Star-Ledger’s David Giambusso reported that the Devils earned $32-plus million during their...

Devils Fan's Desk Spitefully Turned Into Kings Central By Co-Workers

Courtesy of our good friend at The Royal Half, we bring you video of a Devils fan's worst nightmare, save for Zach Parise in Broadway blue. This unlucky soul, Chris, as we know him for now, had the displeasure of coming back from vacation to find his cubicle spectacularly decked out in Kings gear: Now, it probably stands to reason that Chris threw a few playful jabs around...

NHL reportedly planning to take control of the New Jersey Devils

Despite a run to the Stanley Cup Finals, the New Jersey Devils are losing money. Which probably explains their change in stance on opposing teams buying tickets for games in the Prudential Center earlier this season. Owner Jeff Vanderbeek is reportedly in the final stages of a deal for a majority stake in the team that would help pay some of $77 million in past due debt, but according...

Surprise! NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly denies reported NHL takeover of Devils

Early this morning, the New York Post’s Josh Koshan claimed that the NHL will be taking over the New Jersey Devils in order to ensure that the Devils will make the $77 million payment the team has to pay to help defray the $200 million in arena debt the franchise is saddled with. Not surprisingly, USA Today’s Kevin Allen received a, “No way, we’re not doing that at all...

NHL planning to takeover the Devils?

Despite their run to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Devils and their owner Jeff Vanderbeek are having financial problems, and a league takeover of the team could be in its future. 

Vacationing NJ Devils Fan will be Given a Kings Welcome Upon Return

'Chris' is apparently a big New Jersey Devils fan. And he's on vacation. And he works at a company that has no problem with his co-workers turning his cubicle into an LA Kings shrine. The paper... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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