Shaq visits New Jersey Devils, drives Zamboni and drops puck

Shaquille O’Neal had a very busy day with the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He got to drive the Zamboni, ride on it and even dropped a ceremonial puck wearing a way too tight Alexei Ponikarovsky jersey.  Always cool to see star athletes at sporting events that aren’t their former or current sport.  [@NHL] [@Ledger_NJDevils] [@drosennhl] The post Shaq visits New Jersey Devils...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexei Ponikarovsky Joins Former Teammate Ilya Kovalchuk In SKA by   Steven Ellis

SKA has signed a contract with New Jersey Devils forward Alexei Ponikarovsky, inking him to a two year pact. Drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 4th round (87th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Ponikarovsky had 114 goals, 143 assists and a plus-56 rating in 477 games with the blue and white, including a career high 61 in 2008-200. On [...]
Via The Hockey House
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils: Alexei Ponikarovsky Signs With SKA St. Petersburg

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Another former New Jersey Devil is heading overseas. This time it's veteran winger Alexei Ponikarovsky, who has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. Ponikarovsky, 33, signed a two-year deal with SKA and will join former Devil, Ilya Kovalchuk. Ponikarovsky had a less than mediocre season during the lockout shortened year...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Storm Aftermath: Jiri Tlusty

Let's go back to the summer of 2011 and imagine yourself projecting the Hurricanes roster. The team had a huge hole to fill on the first line with Erik Cole leaving via free agency and the only players brought in to replace him with Alexei Ponikarovsky, Anthony Stewart and a couple of rookies with some upside. During this time, I thought it presented a great opportunity for one...
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May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils Fall Apart Late, Lose In SO

The New Jersey Devils coming into tonights game have won 8 of the last 9 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road and were looking for a big win to help gain ground in the playoff seeding. Jon Cooper was also making his NHL coaching debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning in tonights game. Bryce Salvador and Alexei Ponikarovsky both returned from injuries. The Devils...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets-Senators Preview

The last time these clubs met, the Winnipeg Jets ended the Ottawa Senators' six-game home points streak. The Southeast Division-leading Jets can do that again. Winnipeg will also go for its first seven-game points streak in six seasons on Sunday when it faces a Senators club that could tie a league record for consecutive one-goal games. After the visiting Senators (14-8-6...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Devils Acquire Alexei Ponikarovsky From the Jets: My Take

Wednesday night New Jersey Devils President and General Manager, Lou Lamoriello, announced that the team had acquired veteran forward and former Devil Alexei Ponikarovksy from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2014 and a 7th round pick in 2013. My thoughts on the trade: First and foremost, this move was made in large part due Dainius Zubrus' injury uncertainty...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Winnipeg Trades Ponikarovsky To New Jersey

WPG has apparently traded Alexei Ponikarovsky to NJD. Details to follow. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 14, 2013   Devils give Jets 4th rd pick in 2014 and 7th rd pick in 2013. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) February 14, 2013
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils Acquire Alexei Ponikarovsky From Winnipeg Jets

The more things change, the more things stay the same. New Jersey Devils President and General Manager, Lou Lamoriello, announced via conference call that the Devils have acquired veteran forward and former Devil Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2013 draft and a 4th round pick in the 2014 draft. This trade makes sense on a few...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets 5, Islanders 4 (OT)

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to three games with a 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Islanders at the MTS Centre on Sunday night. Evander Kane scored the winner 1:59 into overtime to give the Jets a comeback victory. Kane buried a rebound off an Olli Jokinen shot for Jokinen's first point as a Jet. Jets goaltender Al Montoya, making his...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Notes On The First Sunday Of The Season

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, Randy Carlyle will never announce his starting goalie, which prompted this question when he was coaching the Manitoba Moose: “Who’s your backup goalie tonight, coach?” A lot of NHL coaches don’t like the new NHL collective bargaining agreement. Too many rules, too many restrictions, too many off-days, I’m being told. The...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets All Out Top 25: #13 Alexei Ponikarovsky

Alexei Ponikarovsky This Year's Ranking: 13 Last Year's Ranking: N/A Difference: N/A For all those Winnipeg Jets fans who were Toronto Maple Leafs fans in the interim between the Jets first NHL team and second NHL team, there must have been alot of groaning going on when the Jets signed another former Maple Leaf player to the fold. With the likes of Nik...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pavelec hid his DUI from Winnipeg officials

The Winnipeg Jets have been in the news for all the wrong reasons this summer. The question now is how much of an effect it will have on the ice this season. Shortly after the Jets signed free agents Alexei Ponikarovsky and Olli Jokinen, giving a boost to the front-six forward group, there was more action in the courtroom than anywhere else. First, it was revealed that goaltender...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Five Reasons Why the New Jersey Devils Will Make the Playoffs in 2012-13

While the 2012-13 NHL regular season is still at least a few months away, depending on CBA negotiations, I'm starting to see more and more writers and media outlets putting together their playoff projections for the upcoming season. Though the New Jersey Devils lost Zach Parise, Alexei Ponikarovsky and perhaps Petr Sykora, I still expect the 2012 Eastern Conference Champions...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Elias Undergoes Surgery, Devils in Need Of Two New Assistants, Other Notes

After losing Zach Parise, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Adam Oates and perhaps Petr Sykora, the New Jersey Devils already had their work cut out for them. With the news that Larry Robinson has left the team to join the San Jose Sharks, Lou Lamoriello and the Devils have yet another hole to fill. Here are some notes on that and some other Devils related topics. - I'll start with Robinson...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Marty, Moose Re-sign as "Parise Watch" Continues

Day two of the free agency frenzy is wrapping up and it is time to take a look at what the New Jersey Devils have accomplished so far. With the departure of Eric Boulton and Alexei Ponikarovsky, the 2012-2013 Devils will have some new faces. With those new faces, however, will be some familiar ones.Both Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg have re-signed with New Jersey. It is interesting...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets sign Ponikarovsky

Free-agent forward Alexei Ponikarovsky agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Ponikarovsky, 32, had seven goals and eight assists in 49 games for Carolina last season before being traded to the New Jersey Devils, where he had seven goals and 11 assists in 33 games. He also had a goal and eight assists in 24 games for New Jersey in the 2012...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Winnipeg signs Alexei Ponikarovsky

Via Spector: TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Winnipeg Jets have signed former New Jersey Devils winger Alexei Ponikarovsky to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.
Via Kukla's Korner
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes 2011-12 Scoring Chances by Line Combinations

We might be finished with our player scoring chance reviews for the season but there are still plenty of things we can do with the data to further analyze the Hurricanes performance this year. One thing we looked at was each player's WOWY reports to show how dependent one player was on another but the scope for that is somewhat limited for analyzing forwards. You get an idea...
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June 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Devils will need offense to force Game 5

Things are looking quite bleak with the New Jersey Devils down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final to the Los Angeles Kings. But if New Jersey is looking for any hope in extending the series at least another game, their offense will need to show up when the puck drops at Staple Center tonight. In Game 3, the Devils could not find a way to put one in the net as Jonathan Quick was perfect...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Can Devils earn breaks against Kings?

"I told Adam Henrique I watched his Game 6 goal multiple times because I didn't know how he got so open. He said, 'I didn't know either.'" - Dave Lozo, During the broken play that eventually ended the New York Rangers' season, rookie pivot Adam Henrique found himself alone and in the middle of the crease with the puck on his blade. Even though...
Via Red Light District Hockey
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Josefson Back in for Devils Tonight

DeBoer confirms that Sykora is out and Josefson is in tonight.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) May 21, 2012 The 21-year old Josefson, who had 2g, 7a in 41 games this season, hasn't played since fracturing his left wrist against the Islanders on April 3.According to, Josefson will likely center the Devils third line between Alexei Ponikarovsky and David Clarkson.Devils...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Alexei Ponikarovsky 2011-12 Scoring Chances

One of my favorite moves that Jim Rutherford made last off-season was the signing of Alexei Ponikarovsky to a one-year deal at a very low cost of $1.50 mil. I liked this move because while Ponikarovsky was coming off a bad season with the Los Angeles Kings (5 goals, 15 points in 61 games), he was previously an 18-21 goal scorer for a good part of his career and had top-six potential...
Via Shutdown Line
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers vs. Devils (Game 2)

The New York Rangers host the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Finals match-up starting at 8:00 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Devils' OT victory gives them 2-1 series lead

NEWARK, N.J. - The Devils' Alexei Ponikarovsky went to the net when a couple of Flyers decided to go to the bench. His instinctive move paid off. Ponikarovsky scored with 2:39 left in overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in Game 3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinals series. The Devils took advantage of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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