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Report: Devils to hire Penguins AHL skipper Hynes as head coach

The New Jersey Devils will name John Hynes as their head coach in a Tuesday news conference, NJ.com reported Monday night. Hynes, 40, coached Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League the past five seasons. He led the Penguins AHL affiliate to back-to-back Eastern Conference finals. NJ.com reported Hynes has close ties with Devils general manager Ray Shero, who was with...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils need to upgrade their offense

Before the NHL offseason really starts picking up, the needs of the New Jersey Devils needs to be assessed.  With the NHL Draft coming up on Jun. 26 and free agency opening up on July 1, the Devils need to make the right decisions in a pivotal offseason for the organization.  The Devils have been avoiding a rebuilding year the past few seasons after the departure of Ilya Kovalchuck...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils sign F Sergey Kalinin to entry-level deal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Sergey Kalinin to an entry-level contract. General Manager Ray Shero announced the deal without disclosing details on Friday. The 24-year-old spent the previous five seasons playing in Russia. He had set career highs this past season with 12 goals and 13 assists in 58 games, while serving as the club's captain. The 6-foot...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils sign forward Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed forwards Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila to entry-level contracts. General manager Ray Shero announced the signings Wednesday. Kujawinski had 21 goals and 15 assists in 34 games with North Bay (OHL) following a trade from Kingston. He had a league-leading two overtime game-winners, while adding three assists in 15 playoff games...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Putting DeBoer's struggles with Devils in context

The Sharks' reported hiring of Peter DeBoer has been met with mixed reactions, which is understandable since DeBoer took the Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012 and then oversaw a regression that ultimately led to his firing partway through the 2014-15 season, when the Devils were one of the worst teams in the league. However, it's worth considering that there were some circumstances...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils search for a new Head Coach

After yet another disappointing season for a once consistent playoff appearing organization, the New Jersey Devils are looking for structure and a head coach to help the team reach the playoffs.  The Devils have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs the past three seasons ever since their appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in the 2012 playoffs where they lost in 6 games to the Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Devils expressing interest in Bylsma

The Devils are the latest team to express interest in former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Monday's report by Dave Molinari said that while Bylsma is known to have interviewed (or will interview this week) for the openings in both Buffalo and San Jose, he is also believed to have been given permission to interview in New Jersey, where...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Devil Martin Brodeur Selling New Jersey Townhouse (Photos)

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history lies in New Jersey, but he’ll only be there in spirit for now. The former Devils goaltender is selling his West Orange, N.J., townhouse as he starts the next chapter of his career as an assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur retired in January after spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Blues. Brodeur’s townhouse...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Ray Shero have on his plate?

May 4th marked the turning of a chapter that was 28 years in the making. Lou Lamoriello announced he was stepping down as General Manager of the Devils, and named Ray Shero his successor.For his first move, New Jersey's new GM inked Jordin Tootoo to a one-year contract extension. Up next for him surely must be naming a head coach. With Todd McLellan headed to Edmonton, there is one...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What can Devils fans expect from new GM Ray Shero?

Many in the hockey world marked May 4, 2015 as the end of an era. After 28 years as the New Jersey Devils’ general manager, Lou Lamoriello stepped down and was immediately replaced by former Pittsburgh Penguins’ GM Ray Shero. Thankfully, the franchise icon isn’t going anywhere, as he is staying on as the club’s president, […] The post What can Devils fans expect from new...
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brodeur now sees reunion with Devils as 'less likely'

After Martin Brodeur retired during the season following a stint with the Blues and took a job in the St. Louis front office, then-Devils GM Lou Lamoriello made it clear that Brodeur would have a place in the New Jersey organization whenever he was ready to return to the place where he became the NHL's all-time winningest goalie. A homecoming seemed likely, at least eventually.But...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Lou Stepping Down

So where are you on the Lou Lamoriello change within the Devils organization? You can’t take away what Lou Lamoriello has meant to the New Jersey Devils during his career as the President/GM (he will remain as President) but you also can’t dismiss what the last three years have been. Since the trip to the finals in 2012, Lou has been playing catch-up and an organization that...
Via Running With The Devils
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils owners are financially ready to invest in the team

Over the past year, New Jersey Devils fans have questioned team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer (majority stake holders) over their willingness to commit financially to the team’s future. Harris recently touched on the topic while discussing the possibility of Mike Babcock coming to New Jersey. In summary, the owners are able and willing to spend. Via NJ.com, Harris discusses...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils owners are financially ready to invest in the team

Over the past year, New Jersey Devils fans have questioned team owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer (majority stake holders) over their willingness to commit financially to the team’s future. Harris recently touched on the topic while discussing the possibility of Mike Babcock coming to New Jersey. In summary, the owners are able and willing to spend. Via NJ.com, Harris discusses...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk scores no-look goal

Here’s a reminder that Ilya Kovalchuk is still really, really good. Russia was competing against Belarus during the World Hockey Championships and Kovalchuk scored a pretty awesome goal without even looking at the net. Kovalchuk drifted in and completely sold the fact he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and Russia cruised to a lopsided...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ilya Kovalchuk scores a no-look goal against Belarus

Here’s a reminder that Ilya Kovalchuk is still really, really good. Russia was competing against Belarus during the World Hockey Championships and Kovalchuk scored a pretty awesome goal without even looking at the net. Kovalchuk drifted in and completely sold the fact he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and Russia cruised to a lopsided...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Shero Hired as New GM of the New Jersey Devils, Lou Lamoriello Stays on as Team President

Penguins’ Ray Shero won the NHL General Manager of the Year Award – which is selected by each of the 30 club general managers and a panel that includes NHL executives and members of both the print and broadcast media. (Mandatory Credit: NHL.com) Once again, the New Jersey Devils have come out of left field and shocked the hockey world. On Friday, the Devils scheduled a media...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Timo Pielmeier Stellar for Germans, but Swiss Win 1-0

It may haven’t been a pretty one, but Switzerland’s solid tournament continues after a 1-0 victory over the Germans on Tuesday afternoon. When it comes to these two teams, the speed is definitely fast, but the scoring was fairly low. Switzerland and Germany combined for just 12 shots in the first period, with the Germans, trying to avoid relegation, taking eight of them. As a...
Via The Hockey House
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Unearned hype surrounds Ray Shero as new Devils GM

Lou Lamoriello’s move away from the position of New Jersey Devils General Manager was only a matter of time. We knew this was coming, we just didn’t know when. We finally got our answer. Presumably, the Devils and Lamoriello waited to make this move until a suitable replacement for Lamoriello was in place. While most of the hockey world is justifiably taking stock of Lamoriello’s...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Unearned hype surrounds Ray Shero as new Devils GM

Lou Lamoriello’s move away from the position of New Jersey Devils General Manager was only a matter of time. We knew this was coming, we just didn’t know when. We finally got our answer. Presumably, the Devils and Lamoriello waited to make this move until a suitable replacement for Lamoriello was in place. While most of the hockey world is justifiably taking stock of Lamoriello’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

End of an era for Lamoriello, Devils

Twenty-eight years. That's how long it's been since the Devils had a general manager other than Lou Lamoriello, who took over on April 30, 1987. But no longer, as Lamoriello announced Monday that he will concede the job to Ray Shero, who previously held the same position with the Penguins. Shero will be only the fourth GM in the history of the franchise. Before looking forward, though...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils name Ray Shero general manager

The New Jersey Devils announced Monday that Ray Shero will be the new general manager. The announcement was made by team president Lou Lamoriello, who had served as GM since 1987. “Ray is well respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win,” Lamoriello said in comments tweeted by the Devils. “His 22 seasons of NHL front-office experience will be...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Shero to the New Jersey Devils

From the New Jersey Devils Twitter page BREAKING: Lou Lamoriello has named Ray Shero as the fourth general manager in #NJDevils history. — New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) May 4, 2015 We always knew this day was coming.  He is too well known to be without a job for long.  Shero brought the Penguins team into the 21st century after replacing Craig Patrick.  Maybe he can do...
Via The Pensblog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk Starts Off Strong Russian Period, Lead Slovenia 3-0

Just two days after taking down Norway 6-2 to start the tournament, the Russians began game two against Slovenia with a quick 3-0 lead after a period of play. The Russians were off to a slow start in comparison to their first game, scoring their first two goals today 36 seconds apart instead of 19 seconds apart like on Friday. Regardless, both goals didn’t look so great for 21...
Via The Hockey House
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does the hope lie for New Jersey?

The New Jersey Devils have missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. Despite this, there are plenty of reasons for fans to have confidence in GM Lou Lamoriello, and the rest of the team heading into next year. Goaltender Cory Schneider was a workhorse all season for New Jersey, and proved that he is capable of leading the team into the playoffs once the right pieces are...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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