Devils pass on Scott Gomez, what’s next for the veteran?

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that the club won’t be offering long-time Devils forward Scott Gomez a tryout invitation to camp this year. “With Scott, as I’ve said before, it really wasn’t so much about him but more us going in a different direction and giving an opportunity to younger players. We drafted (Pavel) Zacha and I’ve talked about...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils pass on Scott Gomez, what’s next for the veteran?

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that the club won’t be offering long-time Devils forward Scott Gomez a tryout invitation to camp this year. “With Scott, as I’ve said before, it really wasn’t so much about him but more us going in a different direction and giving an opportunity to younger players. We drafted (Pavel) Zacha and I’ve talked about (Jacob...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils hire Schneider as scout, Rissmiller development coach

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have hired Andy Schneider as an amateur scout and Patrick Rissmiller as a development coach. Executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero announced the moves Wednesday. Schneider, 43, joins the Devils after serving three seasons as a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He began his post-playing career in 2011-12 as an assistant...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello and the Leafs

In a relatively quiet summer of NHL player news, Toronto’s administration has made perhaps some of the most buzz-worthy changes. While trading scorer Phil Kessel and hiring coach Mike Babcock have been been substantial moves, it is the hire of general manager Lou Lamoriello that should have the most impact on the direction of the franchise. Lamoriello’s successes during his...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils hire Pertti Hasanen as development skills coach

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have a new development/skills coach in Pertti Hasanen, who brings more than 35 years of experience coaching hockey teams and developing players. Devils' general manager Ray Shero announced the hiring of the 61-year-old on Thursday. Hasanen most recently was director of hockey operations and player development at Boston University. Hasanen...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lou Leaves NJ; What’s Next for the Devils?

It’s the end of an era. The end of the old identity that Lou marked for this older team that contained legends such as Martin Brodeur, Ken Daneyko, Scott Stevens and Scott Niedermayer. People who you’d never forget about. Hynes and Shero made it very clear that they want to establish an identity for the Devils that will be “Fast. Attacking. Supportive.” New Jersey is being...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils GM eyes signing first-round pick Zacha

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero hears the clock ticking on the wall in relation to signing first-round selection Pavel Zacha."I'm going to work on it this week. I believe, hopefully, we'll get it done," Shero told NJ Advance Media on Monday. "This is all bonus-related with these top players."The sixth overall pick of the 2015 draft, Zacha must sign an entry-level contract...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Devils go from Here?

Lou Lamoriello stepped down as GM of the New Jersey Devils in May of 2015, but everyone expected him to remain a powerful presence in the front office for years to come, as the team’s president. Ray Shero was a somewhat peculiar hire as his replacement, but not in the “persona non grata” sense that a Tortorella coaching hire might be for the Devils. Shero was last GM of...
Via The Sports Post
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils offseason recap

Last year: 32-36-14, seventh in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by 20 points. Key additions: Ray Shero, John Hynes, Pavel Zacha, John Moore, Kyle Palmieri Key subtractions: Lou Lamoriello, Bryce Salvador, Michael Ryder, Scott Gomez, Steve Bernier, Mark Fraser, Martin Havlat Offense: The Devils may have finally landed a true blue chipper to build […]
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Devils may honor Brodeur, Lamoriello this season

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero expects long-time goaltender Martin Brodeur and former GM Lou Lamoriello will be honored by the team this season."It's a matter of when the player feels comfortable. And Lou," Shero told NJ Advance Media. "Obviously they are two of the most important members of this franchise ever. We want to do it the right way at the right time."That...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils GM: Larsson has 'only scratched the surface' on potential

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero didn't mince words when discussing what he believes to be an extremely high ceiling for defenseman Adam Larsson. "I think he’s only scratched the surface of the kind of player he's going to be," Shero told the Bergen Record of Larsson, who was signed to a six-year, $25 million contract on Saturday. "There's a reason he was drafted when...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils name Fitzgerald as assistant GM

The New Jersey Devils named Tom Fitzgerald as their assistant general manager on Friday. The news came on the heels of Thursday's announcement that long-time president Lou Lamoriello resigned to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Tom Fitzgerald has extensive experience as both a player and now in hockey operations, having served in several significant roles over...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Hire Tom Fitzgerald

The New Jersey Devils have hired former Assistant General Manager of the Penguins Tom Fitzgerald to be the assistant to former Penguins General Manager Ray Shero.  Now there is a sentence. From the press release: The New Jersey Devils today named Tom Fitzgerald to the position of Assistant General Manager. The announcement was made by Devils’ General Manager Ray Shero. “Tom...
Via The Pensblog
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils moving on after Lamoriello leaves for Toronto

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) When the New Jersey Devils hired Ray Shero as general manager in May, there was never a thought it would lead to the end Hall of Famer Lou Lamoriello's nearly three-decade tenure with the club. Shero came in to replace the 72-year-old Lamoriello as general manager, with Lamoriello set to remain president. That all ended Thursday, when Lamoriello resigned to take...
Via AP on Fox
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fired Devils exec Conte speaks up about possible clash with GM Shero

When former Devils director of scouting David Conte was fired earlier this month after 31 seasons with the team, many might have wondered whether the move was a result of a clash between Conte and new general manager Ray Shero. But Conte denied having any hard feelings toward the organization when he spoke recently with NJ.com. "It is what it is. I was terminated, that's all there...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavel Zacha: The New Jersey Devils’ new hope

General manager Ray Shero was faced with the hard task of rebuilding the New Jersey Devils organization when he was hired earlier this offseason. Since then has not disappointed. Starting with the coaching staff, Shero went out and hired a new head coach as well as two new assistants. His next step in the rebuilding process was using the 6th overall pick in the NHL Draft to draft...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils scouting director Conte leaves team

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Devils scouting director David Conte has left the team by mutual agreement. Ray Shero, who took over as Devils general manager in May when Lou Lamoriello relinquished those duties, announced Conte's departure in a statement Thursday. Conte has been with the organization for 31 years. ''David and I have had numerous discussions regarding his future. ...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Devils Free Agent Signings

Ray Shero has made some significant moves for New Jersey which could help their future. He signed Defenseman John Moore and Center Jim O’Brien. He also resigned Albany Devils prospect Paul Thompson who has a talent for goal scoring. He also signed forward prospect Blake Coleman. Shero almost made the trade for former Anaheim Duck Center Kyle Palmieri. The signing of John Moore...
Via TopSportsReport
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Shero Illustrating Patience with New Jersey Devils

General Manager of the New Jersey Devils, Ray Shero. (Photo: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports) The New Jersey Devils are an organization that is used to having success. Likewise, the Devils’ fan-base is used to rooting for a successful team. Unless you were a fan of the team right from their conception in 1982, you would not used to seeing this team consistently miss the playoffs...
Via The Sports Journal
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils sign John Moore and Blake Coleman

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman John Moore to a three-year contract as a free agent. General manager Ray Shero also announced on Wednesday that forward Blake Coleman signed a two-year entry level contract and free agent forward Paul Thompson got a two-year, two-way contract after playing last season with the Devils' AHL team. Moore, who is entering...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils take goaltender, 2 forwards and defenseman in day 2

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Hours after finishing his first draft with the New Jersey Devils, general manager Ray Shero has already turned his attention toward free agency next week. The Devils don't have a lot of money for the major free agents, but Shero says the team has already made some decisions. Right wing Steve Bernier, center Scott Gomez, defensemen Mark Fraser and Peter Harrold...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils take Czech C Pavel Zacha with No. 6 pick in draft

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New general manager Ray Shero is delivering on his promise to make the struggling New Jersey Devils a more exciting team. The Devils filled a big need on offense Friday night, taking Czech center Pavel Zacha with the sixth pick overall in the NHL draft. Zacha has all the tools to help the Devils get back to the playoffs after missing them the past three seasons...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule

It’s finally that time of the year again as the NHL announced the full regular season schedules for the 2015-16 season. The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the season on October 8th in Dallas at 8:30 PM. They will then play the Coyotes in Arizona two days later. The home opener at CONSOL Energy Center will take place on October 13th at 7:00 PM against the Montreal Canadiens. Dan...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Playoff starved Devils have sixth pick overall in draft

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils are coming into the NHL draft with a new look. Ray Shero has replaced Lou Lamoriello as general manager. John Hynes has been hired as the new coach and the team has a chance to get some much-needed help. Barring a trade, the Devils (32-36-14) will have the sixth pick overall and three in the top 41, the last one coming in the trade that sent...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils sign Czech defenseman Vojtech Mozik to entry-level contract

  The New Jersey Devils have signed Czech free-agent defenseman Vojtech Mozik to an entry-level contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Monday. The 22-year-old Mozik spent the previous three seasons with Plzen and was a member of its 2012-13 league championship squad. Last season, he led all defensemen in the Czech Extraliga with a career-high 10 goals. He also...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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