DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Travis Zajac Eager to Get Back to Work

This summer was a long one for the New Jersey Devils, with no postseason participation, again, and like his teammates, Travis Zajac is eager to get the new season started as the team looks to end their playoff drought. In 2011-12 the Devils were two wins away from their fourth Stanley Cup and – for a myriad of reasons – they haven’t been back to the playoffs since then. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

10 takeaways and notes from Day 2 of Devils training camp

John Hynes' return highlighted a busy day for the Devils at Day 2 of training camp. Here are 10 takeaways and notes from the day.
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Michael McLeod shakes off hard hit before goal in Devils scrimmage

Michael McLeod shook off a hit into the boards to score a goal during Saturday's scrimmage at Devils training camp, and he continues to learn about the speed of the NHL game. NEWARK - Michael McLeod fell hard into the boards after flying quickly toward goal during Saturday's scrimmage at Devils training camp. It's nothing new for him. "I do...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

8 takeways from Day 1 of Devils training camp

The Devils hit the ice for the first time officially in 2016-17, logging practice and a scrimmage on the first day of training camp. Here are 8 things we learned on the first day of camp.
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

New Jersey Devils 2016-17 Training Camp Primer

For the first time in two decades Patrik Elias is not a part of the New Jersey Devils training camp – at least not yet, but with their last link to any of the franchise’s championships nearing the end, the team is preparing for what could be an exciting season with a few questions to be answered when they step on the ice for the first time on September 23. Gone are Adam Larsson...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Devils' Taylor Hall is still very angry about being traded by the Oilers

When the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils this summer, it was widely considered one of the most surprising one-for-one hockey trades in recent memory. After all, Hall is a former top overall pick (though so is about half of the Oilers roster at this point) and one of the most elite left wingers in the game. And he's just 24 years old.But Edmonton desperately...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Devils’ Forward Pavel Zacha Excited For New Devils’ Prospects

The past two weeks, New Jersey Devils’ forward and first-round draft pick, Pavel Zacha had the opportunity to skate with members of the 2015 and ’16 draft classes. Going through routine preparation prior to playing in the Prospects Challenge, a tournament in Buffalo that gives prospects a head start prior to training camp, Zacha was impressed with some of his fellow teammates...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago

Devils taking next step is test John Hynes has been waiting for

Now entering their second full season without Lou Lamoriello, the Devils are doing all they can to reestablish their identity as a hockey team. There is a clear vision in the head of general manager Ray Shero, and it’s one of a hard-working team that might not be the best in league right now, but...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Taylor Hall’s electric upside has Devils dreaming big

The lights are not quite as bright in New Jersey as they are over the river in Manhattan, and the scrutiny on the Devils isn’t quite a biting as it is in hockey-mad Edmonton. But Taylor Hall is ready for his close-up, ready for all that it means to be an imported sports star in...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Devils Training Camp Questions

To the rejoice of hockey fans everywhere, the seemingly never-ending offseason is over and the start of training camp is less than a week away. For the New Jersey Devils, this year’s camp is the time to officially close the door on the past and welcome in several new faces who are expected to help the franchise return to the postseason. The build up and anticipation surrounding...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Devils farmhand Ben Johnson found guilty of sexual assault

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) New Jersey Devils farmhand Ben Johnson was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the washroom of a Windsor bar in March 2013. Justice Kirk Munroe delivered the guilty verdict against the 22-year-old Johnson in a nearly three-hour ruling. The former Windsor Spitfires junior player was released under his current bail conditions...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 19, 2016  |  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
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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
August 14, 2016  |  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
August 10, 2016  |  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
August 01, 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
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