DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Devils make qualifying offers to Palmieri, 4 others

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have tendered a qualifying offer to leading scorer Kyle Palmieri and four other restricted free agents. Forwards Reid Boucher, Jacob Josefson, Sergey Kalinin and minor league defenseman Reece Scarlet also received qualifying offers from the Devils before Monday's deadline. The Devils are entitled to compensation should any of the players...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Devils make 5 qualifying offers to restricted free agents

The New Jersey made qualifying offers to five restricted free agents, while declining to offer four others. The Devils extended qualifying offers to five restricted free agents prior to Monday's 5 p.m. deadline. Of the team's nine restricted free agents, Kyle Palmieri, Reid Boucher, Jacob Josefson, Sergey Kalinin and Reece Scarlett received...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Ray Shero updates Kyle Palmieri and Devils negotiations

Devils general manager Ray Shero provided updates on the team's negotiations with restricted free agent, Kyle Palmieri. With the 2016 NHL Draft in the books, the Devils have fully shifted their focus to free agency, and one of the most pressing issues is the negotiation with restricted free agent, Kyle Palmieri. In a video interview with NHL...
Via NJ.com
9 hours ago

Watch: Devils pick Nathan Bastian gives awkward draft hug

Nathan Bastian began to celebrate after the Devils picked him in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. When he did, he and his brother provided the world with one of its most awkward hugs. It's safe to say the Devils didn't draft Nathan Bastian for his hugging ability. The Devils second-round pick, who went 41st overall on Saturday at the...
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

Devils deal 3rd-rounder for Pens’ unproven, talented forward

The Devils needed skill, and they managed to find it outside of the draft. General manger Ray Shero traded the team’s third-round pick (No. 77 overall) in Saturday’s NHL Entry Draft to the Penguins for restricted free agent forward Beau Bennett. The 24-year-old winger played one postseason game with the Penguins as they went on...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Devils Draft Pick Gems

Drafts are not won in the lottery portion. They can however be lost, especially if a team chooses the wrong franchise player instead of a generational player. The most successful teams are built by finding those diamonds in the rough. Those teams have a keen eye for talent in the trenches. In the salary cap era, it has never been more important to replenish a roster with affordable...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Devils land athletic stud with hockey IQ fears, plus extra pick

Devils general manager Ray Shero knew his team needed to restock its prospect pool after four straight seasons out of the playoffs. So with a couple of good options still on the draft board during Friday’s first round, Shero found a way to add another pick without losing much. The Devils traded their No. 11-overall...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

New Jersey Devils Select Michael McLeod 12th Overall

With the twelfth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the New Jersey Devils have selected Michael McLeod from the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL. About Michael McLeod Michael McLeod is one of the best skaters in the entire draft. While it’s smooth, and has a fast top-speed, his acceleration might be the most impressive. It wouldn’t be surprising to see McLeod lighting up the NHL...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Castron handling 1st draft as Devils director of scouting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The NHL draft is nothing new for Paul Castron. The New Jersey Devils director of scouting was hired by general manager Ray Shero after spending the previous 16 seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, including the last nine as director of amateur scouting. The draft on Friday will be his first with the Devils. Coming off a fourth straight year missing the playoffs...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils Intriguing Schedule Matchups

When the New Jersey Devils hit the ice and embark on their 2016-17 campaign, they’ll be well aware of expectations. Those expectations will be raised a notch. It’s year two of a process, a process which remains in progress. While they don’t play the games on paper, they won’t be playing on skates for a few months, so we’ll make due with what those scheduled games look like...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Panthers acquire Paul Thompson and Graham Black from Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils acquired forward Marc Savard and a second-round pick in 2018 from the Florida Panthers on Friday for Graham Black and Paul Thompson. The 38-year-old Savard hasn't played since the 2010-11 season because of concussion related issues. He has 207 goals 499 assists in 807 career regular-season games with the New York Rangers, Calgary, Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  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

Two New Jersey Devils post a highly disturbing face swap

Here goes:Adam Larsson obviously recognized that he and Adam Henrique need to cease taking face swap images immediately. This one turned Larsson into a less artistic "The Scream" depiction while Henrique appears a bit ogreish and possibly the subject of an LSD experiment.Professional athletes have dabbled in these face swaps before but never with such troubling results. Take a look...
Via Fox Sports
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Weekes on the 2016 NHL Playoffs

Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes talks about the 2016 NHL Playoffs.
Via YES Network
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the roster of the 2002-03 Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils

Can you name every player on the roster of the 2002-03 NHL Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils? Clue: Number/Position
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrik Elias is contemplating retirement

Did Patrik Elias play the final game of his career? If so, he ended with his best game of the season. In what would be a fitting end to his career, Elias scored three points in the New Jersey Devils 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. When pressed about his potential retirement from Hockey Night in Canada’s Scott Oake, Elias said he’s on the fence about hanging up the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s time for the New Jersey Devils to go all in on a rebuild

It’s not fair to say the New Jersey Devils are hopeless because no team is truly hopeless. Time corrects the path of all wayward franchises and pushes them back toward relevance. But it might be a while before the Devils are interesting or competitive or good. I won’t call New Jersey boring, but the team ranks 30th in Corsi events per 60 minutes by a wide margin. Essentially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Will this be Patrik Elias’ Final Season?

Patrik Elias, who has played parts of 20 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, returned to the ice Tuesday for just his 14th game of the season as the Devils matched up with the Buffalo Sabres.  Elias last played against the Anaheim Ducks on December 19th before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on January 11th. At the time of the surgery, GM Ray Shero released a statement saying...
Via The Sports Journal
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils Have Pulled Off the Greatest April Fool’s Joke in NHL History

“The New Jersey Angels.” This new team name graced Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter feeds and even more social media. The New Jersey Devils claimed that they were changing the name of their franchise Friday, from the Devils to the Angels. “In an effort to focus on our organization’s mission of creating a family-friendly environment, in our state and in our arena, we have elected...
Via The Sports Journal
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Wedgewood starts for New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils will start rookie goaltender Scott Wedgewood tomorrow night versus the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Devils look to get back on track.
Via SNY
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Overcoming Their Kryptonite

Entering Sunday night, the New Jersey Devils were 0-4 on the season against the Columbus Blue Jackets and had been outscored 17-6 in those four games. On Sunday, however, the Devils finally shook those woes and pulled out a 2-1 victory over the team that had been their kryptonite during the course of the season. To this point, the Blue Jackets are 29-35-8 and sit as the second to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk rejoins KHL club, ending NHL return rumors

After rumblings that Ilya Kovalchuk split from SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, the Russian forward rejoined the team for Game 1 of their second-round playoff matchup against Dynamo Moscow, putting a quick stop to the rumors that he’d be returning to the NHL. .@hcSKA captain Ilya Kovalchuk is back for the @khl Western Conference Semi's against @dynamo_ru @khl_eng pic.twitter.com...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Teammate trolls Devils' Tootoo after hilarious celebration mishap

The New Jersey Devils earned an exciting 5-4 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday, but one Devil was left red-faced after a photographer caught a celebratory mishap on film. The team gathered for a group hug in the corner to celebrate their win, but veteran winger Jordin Tootoo ended up mistakenly embracing the glass instead of his teammates. Since a photographer...
Via Fox Sports
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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