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June 30, 2009
New Jersey Devils re-sign Johnny Oduya, keeping defenseman off market
Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswireDevils defenseman Johnny Oduya (right), shown with teammate Paul Martin, was re-signed on Tuesday. Oduya could have become an unrestricted free agent. Defenseman Johnny Oduya has decided to re-sign with the Devils rather than test the market as an unrestricted...
Zach Parise, Jamie Langenbrunner and Paul Martin of New Jersey Devils selected for Team USA Olympic hockey orientation camp
Ed Mulholland/US PresswireZach Parise (pictured), along with Devils teammates Jamie Langenbrunner and Paul Martin, were named to the 34-man roster of players who'll attend the U.S. Olympic hockey team's orientation camp in August. Devils left winger Zach Parise, right winger Jamie Langenbrunner...
Defenseman Johnny Oduya expected to finalize new deal with New Jersey Devils on Tuesday
Ed Mulholland/APThe Devils are very close to re-signing defenseman Johnny Oduya and should have a new deal completed Tuesday. It appears the Devils will be able to keep highly-regarded defenseman Johnny Oduya from testing the market when the free agency period officiallly begins at noon...
June 28, 2009
New Jersey Devils round out NHL Draft by focusing on size and strength
Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesEric Gelinas, who's been compared to Chris Pronger, is from a tall family, is already 6-4, and says he's not done growing. Pedigree means a lot in the NHL, where teams drool over the sons, nephews and brothers of successful players. But when the Devils wanted to add...
New Jersey Devils' 2009 draft: How'd they do?
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesCenter Jacob Josefson, above, was joined in the 2009 Devils draft class by two left wingers and four defensemen. The Devils did not expect to have the opportunity to get Swedish center Jacob Josefson in the 2009 NHL entry draft, but when he was still available 18 picks...
Looking at unrestricted free agency, Scott Clemmensen says New Jersey Devils may have neither himself nor Kevin Weekes as a backup next season
Bill Kostroun/APScott Clemmensen expects to test the market as an unrestricted free agent Wednesday. Scott Clemmensen, who expects to become an unrestricted free agent and test the market at noon Wednesday, hasn't ruled out returning to the Devils next season. Then again, Clemmensen said...
June 27, 2009
Patrik Elias underwent surgery for groin problem but expects to be ready for New Jersey Devils training camp
Bill Kostroun/APPatrik Elias underwent groin/hip surgery earlier this month in Colorado and expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Patrik Elias revealed on his website that he underwent minor groin/hip surgery earlier this month to help alleviate the lower body muscle problems he...
Curtis Gedig is New Jersey Devils late pick as seventh round completes entry draft
Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesThe Devils, who took Swedish center Jacob Josefson in the first round Friday night, completed their draft by getting defenseman Curtis Gedig in the seventh round. With the seventh-round pick , the Devils selected defenseman Curtis Gedig of Cowichan Valley of the...
Left winger Ashton Bernard chosen by New Jersey Devils in sixth round of NHL entry draft
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils GM Lou Lamoriello at the NHL entry draft in Montreal's Bell Centre. In the sixth round of the NHl entry draft, using the 174th overall pick, the Devils selected left winger Ashton Bernard of the Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL). Bernard, 6-4, 197 pounds, is from...
New Jersey Devils draft left winger Derek Rodwell in fifth round
Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesNHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque with sons Chris and Ryan at the NHL entry draft in Montreal. Ryan (right) was drafted by the Rangers Saturday. The Devils used their fifth-round pick (144th overall) in the NHL entry draft Saturday to select left winger Derek Rodwell of...
Pittsburgh Penguins draft Kinnelon's Alex Velischek, son of former New Jersey Devils defenseman
Amanda Brown/The Star-LedgerAlex Velischek, the son of former Devils defenseman Randy Velischek, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday. Alex Velischek, the son of former Devils defenseman and radio color commentator Randy Velischek, was drafted by the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh...
Continuing to draft size on the blue line, New Jersey Devils pick defenseman Seth Helgeson in fourth round
Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesAfter the Devils drafted center Jacob Josefson (pictured) Friday night, they turned their tatention on getting big defensemen like fourth-rounder Seth Helgeson. They went for a center with their first pick Friday night, but since then the Devils have loaded up on big...
New Jersey Devils select Alexander Urbom, teammate of top pick, in third round of draft
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesDevils' top draft pick Jacob Josefson displays his stick work after being picked in Montreal Friday night. The Devils also chose his Djurgarden teammate in the third round. The Devils obviously liked what they saw while scouting Djurgarden in the Swedish Elite League...
Kevin Weekes isn't sure if he is in New Jersey Devils' plans for next season
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGoalie Kevin Weekes, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, isn't sure if he is in the Devils' plans for next season. Kevin Weekes, who can become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, said he isn't sure he is in the Devils' plans for next season. ...
In second round of entry dtaft, New Jersey Devils select a defenseman
William Perlman/The Star-LedgerDevils GM Lou Lamoriello chose a defenseman in the second round of the NHL entry draft. The Devils used their second-round pick in the NHL entry draft, the 54th selection overall, to choose 6-2, 190-pound Canadian-born defenseman Eric Gelinas. A good skater who...
New Jersey Devils trade up to pick Swedish center Jacob Josefson 20th in NHL entry draft
Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesSwedish center Jacob Josefson was the Devils' top pick in Friday's NHL entry draft in Montreal. For the fifth time in the last seven years, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello made a trade to change the club's pick in the NHL entry draft. The Devils traded the 23rd and 84th...
Brent Sutter says he was surprised New Jersey Devils gave Calgary Flames permission to talk to him about coaching job
Insists Flames job not on mind when he resigned from DevilsJeff McIntosh/APBrent Sutter (left) with his brother Darryl after being named head coach of the Calgary Flames. Brent Sutter insists that the Calgary Flames were not on his mind when he resigned from the Devils earlier this month with...
Does New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello have a draft day surprise up his sleeve?
Harry How/Getty ImagesVictor Hedman is expected to be one of the top two picks in Friday night's NHL entry draft in Montreal. The Devils did not enter Friday night's NHL entry draft in Montreal expecting to get a player who will help them next season. That would be very unlikely since they started...
June 26, 2009
NHL salary cap will increase slightly for 2009-10
Graham Hughes/APNHL commissioner Gary Bettman addresses the board of governors meeting in Montreal this week. Owners voted for a five percent inflator that will raise the salary cap for 2009-10. The NHL and the Players' Association announced Friday that the salary cap for the 2009-10 season will...
Martin Brodeur aging, but that doesn't mean New Jersey Devils will use draft to grab a goaltender
Joe Epstein/The Star-LedgerGoaltender Jeff Frazee, the Devils' second pick in 2005, turned his career around with an All-Star season in AHL Lowell last year. One year ago, the Devils looked like a team without a possible successor to goaltender Martin Brodeur. When the face of the franchise...
June 24, 2009
Free agent Brian Gionta wants to return to New Jersey Devils but there has been no contact from team
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerBrian Gionta said neither he nor his agent have had any contract negotiations with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Brian Gionta wants to continue playing for the Devils, but he wonders whether the team will have enough cap space to keep him. Gionta, who earned $4...
New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek upset by Brent Sutter's decision to coach Calgary Flames
Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerDevils owner Jeff Vanderbeek was disappointed when Brent Sutter stepped down as coach. He was upset when Sutter took the job to coach the Calgary Flames. Accepting Brent Sutter's resignation as head coach with one year remaining on his Devils contract was...
Five reasons to salute career of New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello -- do you agree?
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerLou Lamoriello, surrounded by Devils fans at Penn Station in Newark, built a model franchise out of what Wayne Gretzky once called a 'Mickey Mouse operation.' New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in...
Brent Sutter named Flames coach; New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is disappointed but not angry
Gene Puskar/APBrent Sutter is the new Calgary Flames head coach. The Devils will receive no compensation for letting him out of the final year on his contract. Lou Lamoriello believes the Devils should receive compensation for letting Brent Sutter out of the final year of his contract to become...
June 23, 2009
New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerDevils GM Lou Lamoriello was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Tuesday in the builders category. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday, along with former players Brian Leetch, Luc Robitaille, Brett Hull and Steve...
June 22, 2009
Busy New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello keeping a low profile; draft party scheduled for Friday
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils general manager Lou Lamoriello has a lot on his plate these days and is keeping a low profile. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is a busy man these days. Perhaps even an angry man. With the NHL entry draft beginning on Friday evening in Montreal and his search for a...
June 21, 2009
Former New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter reportedly close to deal with Calgary Flames
Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesFormer Devils coach Brent Sutter is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to coach the Calgary Flames. Apparently former Devils coach Brent Sutter didn;t actually want to be home. He just wanted to be closer to his home in Red Deer, Alberta. TSN in Canada is reporting...
June 19, 2009
New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise named to second All-Star team but loses Lady Byng Trophy to Pavel Datsyuk
NHL photoRed Wings forward Pavel Daysyuk poses for photo at Thursday night's NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. He beat out Zach Parise of the Devils for the Lady Byng Trophy. Devils winger Zach Parise didn't win any trophies at the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas Thursday night, but he was...
Photo slideshow: Martin Brodeur Day in Trenton
Video: Trenton celebrates Martin Brodeur Day
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerDevils owner Jeff Vanderbeek (l.) and GM Lou Lamoriello flank Martin Brodeur on Martin Brodeur Day in Trenton Thursday. Hundreds of Devils fans arrived at the New Jersey state house in Trenton in honor of Martin Brodeur. The state honored the Devils goaltender...
On Martin Brodeur Day the New Jersey Devils goalie says he'd like seeing Jacques Lemaire return as coach but will miss Brent Sutter
Aristide Econompoulos/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur (right) laughs while being honored in the New Jersey Senate chambers Thursday at the State House in Trenton. Also pictured are mascot N.J. Devil, GM Lou Lamoriello and Senator Richard Codey. If Jacques Lemaire is indeed the...
New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur honored by General Assembly and Senate
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils goalie Martin Brodeur shares a laugh with team owner Jeff Vanderbeek Thursday at the State House in Trenton. Budget hearings were put on hold Thursday as the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate both honored Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur at the State House...
June 16, 2009
Brian Rolston will be happy to see any new coach for New Jersey Devils after a tough season under Brent Sutter
Bill Kostroun/APBrian Rolston said he would be thrilled to see Jacques Lemaire coach the Devils, but the forward would welcome any change from Brent Sutter. Brian Rolston would be thrilled to see Jacques Lemaire coach the Devils. After all, he played his best hockey for Lemaire in Minnesota. ...
June 15, 2009
Jacques Lemaire hasn't ruled out a return to coach New Jersey Devils
Andy King/APJacques Lemaire still has the desire to coach an NHL team and hasn't ruled out a return to the Devils. Jacques Lemaire may have stepped down as coach of the Minnesota Wild, but he doesn't think he is ready to give up on coaching in the NHL. In fact, he could become the next coach...
New Jersey Devils center John Madden will test market as unrestricted free agent
Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerVeteran center John Madden said he hasn't spoken to the Devils about a new contract and will test the market July 1 as an unrestricted free agent. John Madden has won two Stanley Cup championships with the Devils and remains one of the club's key veteran forwards, but...
June 13, 2009
The Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions! Defeat Detroit Red Wings, 2-1
Carlos Osorio/Associated PressPittsbrurgh's Tyler Kennedy celebrates linemate Maxim Talbot's second goal of the game, which gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Pittsburgh went on to win, 2-1, and win the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1992. Two goals by Maxim Talbot and a sprawling, last-second...
June 10, 2009
Pittsburgh Penguins force Game 7 in Stanley Cup finals with 2-1 victory over Detroit Red Wings
Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesGoaltender Chris Osgood of the Red Wings reacts as Tyler Kennedy of the Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal in the third period. Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins forced Game 7 of...
Time has arrived to give John MacLean a shot at coaching the New Jersey Devils
Andy Marlin/Getty ImagesJohn MacLean, talking to Barry Tallackson on the bench during a game in 2007, will be considered for the Devils' vacant head coaching job, according to GM Lou Lamoriello. RELATED CONTENT: Take our poll and tell us who you think should be the Devils' next head...
Ex-New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter hasn't ruled out joining brother Darryl in Calgary
Jeff McIntosh/APWill Brent Sutter pursue a coaching job with brother Darryl Sutter in Calgary? Five hours after talking to reporters in New Jersey via a conference call, Brent Sutter held a press conference for the Canadian media in Red Deer, Alberta. Sutter dodged the question of whether he...
Poll: Who should the Devils hire as their next head coach?
Who should the Devils hire as their next head coach?(survey)
New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek is disappointed to see Brent Sutter leave but is ready to find a successor
Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerDevils chairman Jeff Vanderbeek said he was disappointed by Brent Sutter's decision to step down as head coach but respected his reasons for doing so. Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek would have preferred to see Brent Sutter come back to coach the team for a third...
June 9, 2009
After resigning as New Jersey Devils coach, Brent Sutter says 'I'm not a quitter'
Bill Kostroun/APBrent Sutter announced during a conference call Tuesday that he will not coach the Devils next season. Brent Sutter officially announced that he has resigned as head coach of the Devils on Tuesday, citing his junior team in Red Deer, Alberta, and family matters as his reasons. ...
Brent Sutter expected to announce today that he will step down as coach of New Jersey Devils
John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerBrent Sutter could announce as early as Tuesday afternoon that he will step down as head coach of the Devils. Brent Sutter wanted to reveal his plans Monday afternoon as he talked to this reporter on his cell phone while inspecting his cattle in Red Deer, Alberta. ...
It's looking more doubtful that Brent Sutter will return to coach New Jersey Devils
Gene Puskar/APBrent Sutter said Monday his decision on whether he will coach the Devils next season will be announced very soon. It is beginning to look more and more doubtful that Brent Sutter will return to coach the Devils next season. Sutter told me he spoke several times with GM Lou...
New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello a Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Famer
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerDevils president and GM Lou Lamoriello has been elected into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has been elected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame and he is joining some pretty impressive names. Like Pie Traynor. ...
June 5, 2009
New Jersey Devils' Train To Trenton filled within two hours
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur will be honored in Trenton June 18. The Devils' Train to Trenton filled up faster than... a speeding locomotive. The Train to Trenton, which will leave Newark's Penn Station June 18 and travel to Trenton as goalie Martin Brodeur is honored, was...
Pittsburgh Penguins even Stanley Cup finals with 4-2 win over Detroit Red Wings
Jeff Kowalsky/EPAPittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes one of his 37 saves as Jordan Staal battles Tomas Holmstrom in front. Staal's goal started the comeback that led to a 4-2 Pens victory. PITTSBURGH -- The Stanley Cup finals won't duplicate last year's, and a momentum-swinging period by...

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