DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Devils’ Cory Schneider to wear star-spangled pads at World Cup

There was a time when Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury was an oddity simply because of his bright yellow pads. But in the years since Fleury came into the league with his luminescent legs, goaltenders have started to get more colorful with their equipment, including some putting designs onto the face of their gear. Former NHL netminder Chris Mason, for instance, made...
Via The Hockey News
2 hours ago

New Jersey’s X-Factors

Every team has an x-factor; something that has to go right in order to have a successful season. It could be a player stepping up or even something as basic as having a favorable schedule. However, success in the NHL is measured by a team’s ability to push for the Stanley Cup. Whether or not the New Jersey Devils are ready for a deep playoff run remains to be seen, but the team...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Taylor Hall has faith in Devils' young talent

Taylor Hall believes in what the Devils are building with their young prospects. NEWARK - Taylor Hall watched the Edmonton Oilers try to rebuild through the draft and youth during his first six seasons in the NHL, but it never led to a playoff berth. Now in a new situation with the Devils, he sees the team doing something similar, but he's not...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Taylor Hall says the honest thing, not the ‘right’ thing, about trade to Devils

Taylor Hall belonged an Edmonton Oilers core often derided among hockey pundits for its lack of on-ice maturity. The group, which included first overall picks Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, dazzled with offensive skill but was criticized for a lack of defensive awareness, particularly Hall and Yakupov. They were paid like star players and honored as celebrities in Edmonton...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Devils' Taylor Hall scores filthy goal at Biosteel Cup (VIDEO)

Taylor Hall opened the BioSteel Cup in Toronto with a dirty goal on a breakaway. The Biosteel Camp is holding its 4-on-4 competition in Toronto on Thursday, and Taylor Hall provided a quick highlight early in the competition. Hall, one of the newest Devils, used a nifty move on a breakaway, starting to cross the puck across the crease, before...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Q&A: Bruce Driver on Devils' offseason

Bruce Driver talked to NJ Advance Media about the Devils' busy summer.
Via NJ.com
5 days ago

Behind the Mask with Devils Goalie Ken Appleby

For the first time — in what seems like a long time — the New Jersey Devils have some real, solid depth at the goaltender position throughout their system. Ken Appleby is a big part of that depth and with an expansion draft looming that may very well see the franchise lose a goaltender, his signing as an undrafted free agent and continuing development may become very important...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Devils teammates want goalie to wear Seinfeld-themed pads

New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid is part of a contest where fans have the opportunity to custom design his equipment for the 2016-17 NHL season. While submissions are still being accepted, it may not be worth the time or effort. Why? Because Devils center Adam Henrique may have come up with such a fantastic concept that it’s unlikely to be outdone. As most pop culture...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Henrique wants Keith Kinkaid to channel George Costanza for new goalie pads

The New Jersey Devils want their fans to help Keith Kinkaid design his new goalie pads. Fans were encouraged to submit their designs for Kinkaid’s new leg pads with the opportunity of winning a meet-and-greet with Kinkaid, tickets or autographed memorabilia. CONTEST ALERT: @Blockaid1 needs your help designing his new leg pads this season! https://t.co/dAPC2vLkrEhttps://t.co/n9MwURmh3K...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas hires long-time New Jersey Devils builder David Conte

Las Vegas’ NHL team has its first Stanley Cup winner. Owner Bill Foley announced the hiring of David Conte yesterday, bestowing upon him the title of special advisor to hockey operations. I first reported the Vegas-Conte connection last week and now it’s official. But what should Las Vegas fans expect from the veteran hockey mind? A lot of New Jersey fans guffawed at the idea...
Via The Hockey News
10 days ago

Devils’ Taylor Hall Focused on Future in New Jersey

When Taylor Hall was traded to the New Jersey Devils by the Edmonton Oilers on June 29, it is no secret that the talented forward was caught off guard by the move and unhappy with how things ended in Edmonton. “I was a bit shocked. You hear rumblings, but when it happens you’re a little bit shocked. But I’m excited for the challenge and excited to join a team that wants me...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Here’s a first look at Taylor Hall in a Devils uniform

The Taylor Hall – Adam Larsson trade was pretty shocking. It’s wasn’t a surprise to see Hall moved, but Oilers fans probably would have preferred a larger return for one of their best assets. Now that the dust has settled on the move, the Devils poured some salt in the wounds of Oilers fans by showing off Hall in his new red and black uniform. Here’s a first look at Hall...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils re-sign forward Reid Boucher

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free agent left wing Reid Boucher to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Ray Shero made the announcement Wednesday, disclosing that Boucher will be paid $715,000 at the NHL level. Boucher split last season between New Jersey and Albany (AHL). The 22-year-old had eight goals and 11 assists in 39 games...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Joe Blandisi Determined for Roster Spot

The 2016 New Jersey Devils are an improved hockey team. After missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season, the Devils have made significant improvements to help bolster their offensive struggling lineup. The team re-signed right winger Devante Smith-Pelly and NJ native Kyle Palmieri, who had a career-high 57 points in 2015-16 and traded for Edmonton Oilers’ superstar Taylor...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers D Oscar Klefbom ripped on Taylor Hall’s effort

People love hockey for many different reasons, whether it’s the fights or the goal scoring. Many also love the selfless nature of the players too. So when a player says something a little out of the norm, it turns a lot of heads. Oscar Klefbom is the most recent player to make comments that are raising eyebrows around the league. Talked with Klefbom who likes the Larsson-trade...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils sign defenseman Brandon Gormley to 2-way contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed free agent defenseman Brandon Gormley to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Devils general manager Ray Shero announced the signing Thursday. The 24-year-old Gormley spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, collecting one assist in 26 games. He also had four goals and two assists with San Antonio...
Via Associated Press
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils’ Forward Kyle Palmieri Makes U.S. World Cup Team

On Wednesday afternoon, USA Hockey announced that New Jersey Devils’ right wing Kyle Palmieri has been added to the U.S. World Cup roster. Palmieri will replace Tampa Bay Lighting forward Ryan Callahan who will be sidelined due to injury. In 2015-16, Palmieri tallied 30 goals and 57 points, both career-highs. “Kyle brings an all-around game that we’re confident will fit nicely...
Via The Sports Journal
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils sign defenseman Reece Scarlett to two-way contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Reece Scarlett to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Monday. Scarlett played last season with Albany (AHL), getting four goals and 22 assists in 60 games. He also played in 10 playoff games. The 23-year-old...
Via Associated Press
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Add Former Player Ryane Clowe to Coaching Staff

On Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils announced that they have hired former forward Ryane Clowe to their coaching staff. Clowe, 33, played 11 season with the Devils, New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks, After six concussions in 18 months, Clowe stepped away from hockey to protect his health while with the Devils. “We are looking forward to Ryane joining our staff,” said Devils head...
Via The Sports Journal
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Oilers somehow get even stupider, trade Taylor Hall to Devils for Adam Larsson

It’s been well known that the Edmonton Oilers need help on their blue line. They have an amazing assemblage of young talent in their forward corps, and can trade from a position of embarrassing wealth to find that elusive defenseman that will put them into the playoffs for the first time since the Bush administration. Peter Chiarelli’s move to fix that ailing blue line will probably...
Via The Comeback
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Junior hockey player scores insane between-the-legs goal

Take a bow John Quenneville. With the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies facing off in the Memorial Cup tournament which determines the best team in the Canadian Hockey League, Quenneville scored one of the best goals you’ll ever see. As the Wheat Kings trailed 5-2 in the third period, Quenneville took a beautiful end-to-end pass from defenseman Ivan Provorov to...
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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