New Jersey Devils season capsule

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) NEW JERSEY DEVILS LAST SEASON: 35-29-18, 88 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Peter DeBoer, 4th season with Devils (102-76-34); 7th overall in NHL (205-183-70). ADDED: LW Mike Cammalleri, LW Martin Havlat, C Scott Gomez, G Scott Clemmensen. LOST: G Martin Brodeur, D Anton Volchenkov, D Mark Fayne. PLAYER TO WATCH: Jaromir...
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It Could Be An Exciting Year Fro The Nashville Predators

from John Manasso at, For the first time in the Predators' 16-year history, they have a new coach, and to an extent a new philosophy. It's not as simple as plugging in what could be six new forwards and then going about predicting how the Predators will perform. Out as coach is Barry Trotz and in is Peter Laviolette. The only holdover on the coaching staff...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators Top Five Off-Season Acquisitions

The Nashville Predators finished last season in sixth place in the NHL Central division. The Predators ranked 23rd in goals against last season and 25th in penalty kill percentage. Predators General Manager David Poile addressed the defensive issues through free agency, signing four defensemen. Poile and the Predators have had an eventful off-season. Here are the Predators top five...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is GM David Poile Done With Preds Makeover?

  Joshua @Top6Grinder  The 2014 NHL draft and free agent frenzy has passed and with that came a lot of change to the Nashville Predators roster. Now that a few weeks have passed and the dust has settled is GM David Poile done with his off season makeover? Key Additions: James Neal Olli Jokinen Anton Volchenkov Derek Roy Mike Ribeiro ...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New Jersey Devils

Last year: 35-29-18, sixth in the Metro Division Key additions: Mike Cammalleri, Martin Havlat, Scott Clemmensen Key subtractions: Martin Brodeur, Mark Fayne, Anton Volchenkov, Ryan Carter (likely) Franchise direction: The Devils have finally turned the page on the Brodeur era, but that doesn’t mean the team is any younger. New Jersey added the 32-year-old Cammalleri […] The...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators News: Nashville signs Anton Volchenkov

Jonathan Brazeau fills us in on the latest with Anton Volchenkov, who joins the infamous club of players drawing paychecks from two teams at a time.By Lisa Gansky via Wikimedia CommonsVolchenkov, who was bought out by New Jersey by way of their second and final compliance buyout, has signed a one-year deal worth $1M with the Nashville Predators according to Jonathan Brazeau.The 32...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds add blueline depth, sign Anton Volchenkov

The Nashville Predators have added a veteran presence to their young blueline today. General Manager David Poile has signed free agent defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal worth $1 million. The 32 year-old Russian doesn’t impact the scoresheet very often but he is a solid stay-at-home defenseman. Immediate reaction has him as the safety net of the second pairing with...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Fisher out four-to-six months with ruptured Achilles

After signing Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal, the Predators released a bit of rough information with the news of Mike Fisher’s injury. Fisher is set to miss the next four-to-six months after rupturing his Achilles tendon during a training session, Nashville announced this afternoon. “Predators forward and alternate captain Mike Fisher sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Reaction: Anton Volchenkov signed to one-year deal

Nashville found the veteran defenseman they were looking for on the free agent market, plucking Anton Volchenkov out of the pile to a one-year, $1 million deal Volchenkov’s been around for a bit, now going into his 12th season in the NHL. Spending seven years with Ottawa and his previous four with New Jersey before being bought out, Volchenkov is the servicable veteran presence...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Volchenkov Signs With Nashville

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed free-agent defenseman Anton Volchenkov to a one-year, $1 million contract. “Anton provides a strong veteran presence that will complement our young, talented defensive corps nicely,” Poile said. “He is a physical, left-handed shooting...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Waivers Today

Gleason and Volchenkov on buyout waivers — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 30, 2014   Tim Gleason, Anton Volchenkov and Shane O'Brien put on unconditional waivers today — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 30, 2014
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What Lies Ahead Next Year?

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has some tough decisions in front of him.  There are 5 unrestricted free agents from last years team that need Lou's undivided attention.  What you have to look at though are what is staying in order to process what must go. Players that are signed through 2014-2015 Forwards Adam Henrique, Travis Zajac, Patrik Elias, Tuomo Ruutu, Ryan...
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Anton Volchenkov, Adam Larsson practice with full team; Steve Bernier hurt

Steve Bernier slid full speed into the end boards and had to leave practice Monday morning at AmeriHealth Pavilion as the Devils prepared for Tuesday's home matinee against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bernier was taking on Marek Zidlicky one-on-one and cut to the outside when the two got tangled up. Bernier went down and slid hard into the end boards, head and shoulder first. ...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils activate Anton Volchenkov; Damien Brunner looks to end slump

The Devils activated defenseman Anton Volchenkov from the injured reserve list. He will be in the lineup Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. “He’s a guy that is tough to play against. He wins a lot of battles, so that should definitely help,” coach Pete DeBoer said. “It’s like anything, you move out physical presence and move in puck-movers. You’re a little...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils place Volchenkov on injured reserve; Merrill returned to Albany

The Devils placed defenseman Anton Volchenkov on injured reserve today with a leg muscle pull. Volchenkov was injured in the first period of the Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Rangers last Tuesday. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said today that Volchenkov has not skated since he was injured. Volchenkov did not travel with the team this afternoon to Anaheim, where the Devils...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

MSG is Carter country; Devils D pulls together without injured Volchenkov

There’s something about playing the Rangers that seems to bring out the best in Ryan Carter. During the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, the Devils left wing scored three goals against the Rangers, including the game-winner in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. Tonight at the Garden, he scored two more goals – the third two-goal game of his career and his first as a Devil – in...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils Conquer Rangerstown

A game like the one played last night in the Garden is one that builds confidence. While it is frustrating to see the opposition climb out of the hole twice, the fact the Devils were able to prevail in regulation does nothing but build confidence for the team. The Rangers look to be a very good team, I have to admit that. They skate fast, open up the ice and seem to get a lot...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils' help is on the way

The Devils are hoping that getting a little healthier and a few days off to recharge and refocus will be enough to get them back on track. Coming off consecutive shutout losses to Philadelphia and Minnesota last weekend, the Devils face the Flyers again tonight at Wells Fargo Center. They’ll likely have center Travis Zajac back in the lineup after he missed both shutout losses...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils’ Anton Volchenkov does not play with lower-body injury

New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov was out of the team’s lineup Sunday night against the Minnesota Wild. After he did not participate in the pre-game warmups, the team announced that he has a lower-body injury, reports Tom Gulitti of The Record. It’s unknown at this time when and how the injury occurred or how long he will be out. The 31-year-old defenseman has played...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Devils Way Going Away

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, Lamoriello’s team is now 10th in the East and has lost eight in a row, the 40-year-old Brodeur hasn’t won a game since March 15, Ilya Kovalchuk can’t get healthy and defenceman Anton Volchenkov was sat down for four games on Thursday for elbowing Brad Marchand. Suddenly, this is starting to look a little like Calgary East, a situation...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Volchenkov Suspended 4 Games

Anton Volchenkov has been suspended by the NHL Department of Players Safety for four games for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand. The hit was obviously dirty and was well due for a suspension. Anton Volchenkov has had previous disciplinary action before which is why he probably received four games. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images) For the latest...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

'Mild Concussion' for Brad Marchand

  A little good news/bad news for the Bruins. Brad Marchand got a concussion from the Anton Volchenkov elbow. That's the bad news. The good news it's listed as a "mild consussion." Here's the Bruins update: "Brad has been diagnosed with a mild concussion. We will provide an update on his status when appropriate." Volchenkov got Shanabanned...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Golf Course Promises Anton Volchenkov Free Golf for Rest of Year After Dirty Hit on Brad Marchand

The Bruins won the Stanley Cup by beating the Canucks in 2011, but some of the Vancouver population just can’t seem to let bygones be bygones. On Thursday night, shortly after the Bruins announced that Brad Marchand had sustained a concussion after a hit by New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov, a Vancouver golf course tweeted out an offer rewarding Volchenkov for his dirty...
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Confirm Brad Marchand Has Mild Concussion, Promise to Update His Status ‘When Appropriate’

Bruins fans have had their fears confirmed: Brad Marchand has a concussion. The B’s forward suffered the injury Wednesday night in New Jersey, when he was hit in the head by Anton Volchenkov‘s elbow. The New Jersey defenseman received a four-game suspension for the hit. “Brad has been diagnosed with a mild concussion,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement...
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils' Anton Volchenkov Suspended After Marchand Hit

The NHL has announced that it will suspend New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov for four games after elbowing the Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand in the head in the second period of the Bruins win over the Devils. Volchenkov led with his elbow when he hit Marchand in the head. For his actions, Volchenkov was given a five minute major and a ten minute game misconduct....
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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