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Devils-Maple Leafs Preview

A coaching change and minimal offseason moves didn't appear to signal the New Jersey Devils were ready to become a playoff team. However, they've passed the halfway point of the season and are challenging for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Playing behind All-Star goaltender Corey Schneider, the Devils seek a sixth win in seven games Thursday night when they visit the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Should the Devils trade Lee Stempniak at the deadline?

Veteran forward could bring draft pick Watch video NEWARK -- Lee Stempniak has been one of the Devils' key players this season in their quest to earn a playoff spot for the first time in four years. Considering that general manager Ray Shero signed Stempniak to a one-year, $850,000 contract after a training camp tryout, it may...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Lee Stempniak think the Devils will trade him at the deadline?

Veteran forward has been through this before NEWARK -- Lee Stempniak is just the type of veteran forward a playoff-bound team will be looking to acquire before the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline. But if the Devils have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time in four years as the deadline approaches, wouldn't they be inclined to keep...
Via NJ.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprising New Jersey Devils looking to end playoff drought

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After missing the playoffs the previous three seasons, the New Jersey Devils shook up their organization. They moved Ray Shero into the general manager's job, made John Hynes the NHL's youngest coach and made a couple of offseason moves that didn't seem all that earthshattering. Fast forward to the All-Star break, and the Devils (25-20-5) are threatening to...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 48 – Penguins 2, Devils 0

By: @chetstead The Penguins faced divisional rivals the New Jersey Devils and came away with another two points. It was a key matchup, since the Devils occupied the last playoff spot and were just two points ahead of the Penguins. By winning against the Devils, the Pens took possession of that last wild card spot. The Devils have played two more games than the Pens have. The Devils...
Via The PensNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Shero happier that Devils are 'still hanging around' than returning to Pittsburgh

Important game between Devils and Penguins Watch video PITTSBURGH -- Back in mid-November, when the Devils faced the Pittsburgh Penguins at Prudential Center, GM Ray Shero said it would probably be a bigger deal for him returning to Pittsburgh than facing his old club in New Jersey. So is this a bigger deal? "Not for me so...
Via NJ.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

GAMEDAY 48: Drive through it. Pens welcome back Ray Shero and the NHL’s most forgettable team, the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey Devils (25-19-5) at Pittsburgh Penguins (23-17-7) 7:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The New Jersey Devils come to town defending champions of Most Boring Team in the NHL, a title they’ve held for basically the last 16 years or so. Unless your team is playing them, or you’re really into watching Bobby Farnham skate into things and...
Via The Pensblog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the monster snowstorm impact the Devils?

Team's plans proved to be prescient, but GM Ray Shero was in New Jersey Watch video PITTSBURGH -- The storm which dumped more than 30 inches of snow in some areas of New Jersey did not impact the Devils, although it was by luck more than by design. After practicing in Newark Friday afternoon, the Devils flew to Winnipeg before...
Via NJ.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils' Elias has right knee surgery, out indefinitely

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias has had surgery on his right knee. General manager Ray Shero announced on Tuesday that Elias has an arthroscopic procedure done at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Anthony Miniaci. Shero said Elias will be out indefinitely, but the team is optimistic that he will return this season. The team said Elias will be unavailable to...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils-Canadiens Preview

Entering the midway point of their season, the New Jersey Devils are among the biggest surprises in the NHL under rookie coach John Hynes. The Montreal Canadiens continue to be underwhelming. The Devils seek a bounce-back effort as they try to send the foundering Canadiens to a 13th loss in 16 games Wednesday night. New Jersey (20-15-4) was expected to miss the playoffs for a...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Devils sign junior goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to a three-year entry-level contract. Executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero did not announce the financial terms of the deal on Wednesday. Blackwood was selected by New Jersey in the second round of last summer's draft. The 19-year-old is playing in his third season at Barrie and...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Devils GM Shero: Schneider 'could be in the MVP voting'

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider has played an integral role in his team's surprising start to the season.Schneider's efforts haven't gone unnoticed by general manager Ray Shero, who told Pro Hockey Talk that the 29-year-old netminder could find himself in the running for the Hart Trophy.While Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and others may have something to say about...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Three surprising players are leading the Devils offense

Things are looking up in New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils underwent significant change this offseason. Former Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero was brought in to take the reigns while longtime president and general manager Lou Lamoriello was demoted and bolted for Toronto. Shero proceeded to go off-book by naming John Hynes from the AHL as head coach. The Devils didn’t...
Via Bloguin Best
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Three surprising players are leading the Devils offense

Things are looking up in New Jersey. The New Jersey Devils underwent significant change this offseason. Former Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero was brought in to take the reigns while longtime president and general manager Lou Lamoriello was demoted and bolted for Toronto. Shero proceeded to go off-book by naming John Hynes from the AHL as head coach. The Devils...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 09, 2015  |  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...
Via The Pensblog
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...
Via The PensNation
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Liam McGuire 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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 (Jacob...
Via Bloguin Best
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...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lou Lamoriello and the Leafs

By Brian Maehl 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...
Via The Sports Post
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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