Found July 20, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
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 has said that he is...

Todd Cordell: Merrill Expected to Make Decision Soon + Notes on Semin, Fayne Extension

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...

Free Agent Frenzy: July 20th

Well it isn’t much of a frenzy anymore. The Devils made one move yesterday.--  MARK FAYNE 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...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils Sign Mark Fayne to Two-Year Contract Extension

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,...

Julylights: July 19th, Martin Brodeur's Diving Stick Save

Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.This is Martin Brodeur's second appearance in "Julylights", his first spot was at the expense of two Islanders getting robbed point blank, and he does much of the same to Phill Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs...

Scott Stevens Brings Plenty in New Role as New Jersey Devils Assistant Coach

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 [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...

What’s Another Name For Shameful?

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, Philadelphia’s offer sheet isn’t exactly the same circumvention as Ilya Kovalchuk’s first contract with New Jersey, which was rejected by the NHL for violating the “spirit of the salary cap,” but it is a blatant “spiritual” circumvention nonetheless and a giant middle finger from Snider to all small-market teams. That’s why owners...
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