Breakdown: Game 17 – Penguins 0, Devils 4

By: @chetstead   It appears that they Penguins’ inability to score goals is catching up with them. Certainly scoring zero goals is not a recipe for success. The Devils have quietly been playing good hockey this season. They passed the Penguins in the standings with this win. Former Penguins GM Ray Shero and former Wilkes-Barre coach John Hynes both went to the Devils in the offseason...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Suckers: Devils Claim Bobby Farnham off Waivers

Someone call the candy company, because we just found the world’s largest sucker. According to Travis Hughes of SBNation, folk hero and all around bad hockey player Bobby Farnham is headed to Sheroland: Devils claimed Bobby Farnham off waivers from the Penguins. — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) October 26, 2015 Well then… It’s possible that Shero is trying to screw the Pens...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Claim Bobby Farnham Off Waivers

(USATSI) The Bobby Farnham era in Pittsburgh is over. Ray Shero, who originally brought Farnham into the Penguins organization as an undrafted free-agent, claimed him off waivers today, which means Farnham will head to the New Jersey Devils. New Jersey was the one team who would consider claiming Farnham and they did just that. The 26-year-old forward played in three games this...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Shero, Hynes era starts with Devils, Lamoriello gone

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After missing the playoff the past three years and cleaning house, the New Jersey Devils have a new general manager, a new coach - and basically the same roster as a year ago. Ray Shero is the new GM with long-time patriarch Lou Lamoriello gone to Toronto. John Hynes will be behind his first NHL bench. Other than adding New Jersey-born and raised Kyle Palmieri...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils sign goaltender Ken Appleby to 3-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Ken Appleby to a three-year, entry-level contract. Devils executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero announced the deal Monday. The 20-year-old Appleby attended training camp as an amateur tryout, after previously attending the team's development camp in July. He had spent the past three seasons with Oshawa...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils' Ryane Clowe to stop playing due to concussions

Ryane Clowe’s NHL career is over. The 32-year-old forward is no longer able to play hockey due to a series of concussions he suffered over the last couple seasons.  Ryane Clowe will be unable to play hockey now or in the future, Devils GM Ray Shero says — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) September 11, 2015   Clowe says he feels fine now. "I would have loved to play again...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils restructure front office with top farm team

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have restructured the front office operations of their top development team, the Albany Devils. The Devils announced Wednesday that executive president and general manager Ray Shero will serve the AHL franchise as governor, while assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald will assume the role of general manager of the minor league team. The...
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September 09, 2015  |  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...
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August 27, 2015  |  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...
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August 27, 2015  |  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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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils won't extend tryouts to veterans Gomez, Bernier

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero isn't interested in extending professional tryout contracts to unrestricted free-agent forwards Scott Gomez or Steve Bernier."That's not a direction I'm looking to go at this point," Shero told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday. "I think we made a decision back before the draft to let (Bernier) go to free agency and let him go in a different...
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August 25, 2015  |  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...
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August 13, 2015  |  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...
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August 06, 2015  |  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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August 04, 2015  |  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...
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July 31, 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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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