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June 30, 2010
David Clarkson anxious to show Devils he's worth 3-year, $8 million contract
Right winger says he won't feel pressure David Clarkson has seen other players choke under the pressure that comes with a Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson said he plans to prove he's worth $8 million.  big contract. But the Devils' right winger, who signed a...
Paul Martin isn't closing the door on Devils, but he is anxious to test market
Unrestricted free agent defenseman doubts any team will 'blow his socks off' Christopher Pasatieri/US PresswirePaul Martin hasn't ruled out re-signing with the Devils. Paul Martin wants to know his market value, so the Devils defenseman will become an unrestricted free...
Your comments on the end of Jay Pandolfo's playing career with the Devils
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Star-Ledger file photoJay Pandolfo won't skate again for the Devils. Lou Lamoriello confirmed placing long-time Devils winger Jay Pandolfo on waivers and indicated if he went unclaimed, the Devils would pay the $1.67 million...
Jay Pandolfo: End of Devils career hasn't sunk in yet
Doesn't expect to be claimed on waivers, but contract will be bought out Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJay Pandolfo: I don't think it's really sunk in yet. Jay Pandolfo said he does not expect to be claimed on waivers because of his $2.5 million contract, but the Devils will...
Lou Lamoriello: End to Jay Pandolfo's Devils career 'unfortunate'
If he's not claimed on waivers, team will buy out his contract Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerJay Pandolfo's Devils playing career has come to an end. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said today it is unfortunate Jay Pandolfo's playing career with the team had to end in such...
Devils confirm David Clarkson signing; Jay Pandolfo, Andrew Peters on waivers
Team could buy out contracts if they go unclaimed Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerTwo-time Stanley Cup champion Jay Pandolfo has been placed on waivers. The Devils have confirmed that David Clarkson today signed a three-year contract, ending the chances that he would become a restricted...
Paul Martin, Mike Mottau, Yann Danis among Devils to test market Thursday
They'll be unrestricted free agents at noon (ET) Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMike Mottau will become an unrestricted free agent Thursday. Ilya Kovalchuk is the biggest prize in this year’s NHL free agency market, which puts the Devils in the uncomfortable position of...
Devils and David Clarkson agree to three-year deal
Right winger won't become restricted free agent Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson has signed a three-year deal with the Devils. The Devils have signed right winger David Clarkson to a new three-year contract, which means he will not become a restricted free agent at...
June 29, 2010
Your comments: Welcomes for Adam Oates, hopes for Kovalchuk
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community NHL file photoAdam Oates has been named a Devils assistant coach. NJ.com Devils fans seem truly pleased with the addition to the coaching staff of former high-scoring and play-making center Adam Oates. NJ.com Devils fans see...
Devils unlikely to sign Paul Martin before he tests free agency market Thursday
Defenseman hasn't ruled out staying in New Jersey Don't expect the Devils to sign Paul Martin before the NHL free agency market begins Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPaul Martin is likely to become an unrestricted free agent Thursday and test the market. at noon (ET)...
Devils complete staff by naming Adam Oates assistant coach
Joins John MacLean, Larry Robinson and Chris Terreri NHL file photoAdam Oates has been named a Devils assistant coach. The Devils completed their coaching staff today when they named former center Adam Oates an assistant coach under John MacLean. Oates, who'll turn 48 on Aug. 27...
June 26, 2010
Discipline issue with Devils' top draft pick doesn't worry Lou Lamoriello
Jon Merrill served two-game suspension for breaking team rules John Sokolowski/US PresswireIt seems likely that Paul Martin will test the free agency market on July 1. The Devils' scouting and front office staff arrived in Los Angeles for the 2010 NHL entry draft with the...
Devils complete 2010 draft by selecting winger Mauro Jorg from Switzerland
Wind up with two goalies, two defensemen and a RW Harry Howe/Getty ImagesMartin Brodeur with the William Jennings Trophy. The Devils selected their first forward in the 2010 entry draft when they used their seventh-round pick (204th overall) to get right winger Mauro Jorg of...
Devils take another goalie, Maxime Clermont, with sixth-round pick
Played in Gatineau, Quebec Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesThe Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the 2010 NHL entry draft is taking place. Twenty years after drafting Martin Brodeur, the Devils got another Montreal-born goaltender. With their sixth round pick (174th overall), the Devils...
Devils select high school defenseman Joe Faust in fourth round of entry draft
A Minnesota native Elsa/Getty ImagesThe Devils draft team, shown left to right with Zach Parise in 2003, are David Conte, Lou Lamoriello and Claude Carrier. With the 114th overall pick in the fourth round of the NHL entry draft, the Devils selected defenseman Joe Faust of...
Scott Wedgewood, a 17-year-old goalie, is Devils' third round pick
Played for Plymouth Whalers Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerDevils GM Lou Lamoriello drafted a goaltander in the third round of the entry draft. Not surprisingly, the Devils drafted a goaltender. They made Scott Wedgewood of the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) their third-round pick (84th...
Devils use 38th overall pick to get 6-3, 198-pound defenseman Jonathon Merrill
Idolized Nicklas Lidstrom The Devils, who always put a premium on big defensemen, went in that direction today when they made 6-3, 198-pound Jonathon Merrill of the under-18 US national team development program the 38th overall pick in the NHL entry draft. "I couldn't have...
June 25, 2010
No trades for Devils, who sit out first round of NHL entry draft
They traded 24th overall pick in Ilya Kovalchuk deal Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesNHL commissioner Gary Bettman at the entry draft in Los Angeles. No first round trade. No first round pick. Devils general manager did not make a trade during the first round of the NHL entry draft in Los...
Devils and three other NHL teams among contributors to help build Pat Burns Arena
League also contributes to $50,000 donation Al Bello/US PresswireThe NHL and four teams have contributed to the construction of the Pat Burns Arena in Quebec. Pat Burns wan't elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame this week, but there is little doubt how the hockey world feels about the...
Your Devils comments: Kovalchuck trade means no Round 1 draft pick
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDevils General Manager Lou Lamoriello says he'd make the Kovalchuk trade again, though it leaves the Devils without a first-round draft pick. NJ.com Devils fans are playing draft-morning quarterback...
Ilya Kovalchuk deal leaves Devils without first rounder in 2010 NHL entry draft
New Jersey's first selection will be No. 38 Star-Ledger file photoTo acquire star winger Ilya Kovalchuk from Atlanta, the Devils had to surrender their first round pick in this year's draft. It was a gamble that every playoff-bound general manager would have taken.The Devils do...
June 24, 2010
NHL sets salary cap for 2010-11 payrolls at $59.4 million
An increase of $2.6 million from last season Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDevils GM Lou Lamoriello will have a little more to spend on player payroll in 2010-11. The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced today that the player payroll limit for 2010-11 will be raised to an upper...
Vancouver's Henrik Sedin named NHL MVP over Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby
Canucks star thought Hart Trophy would be 'out of the question' Ethan Miller/Getty Images for NHLIHenrik Sedin of the Canucks accepts the Hart Memorial Trophy during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.LAS VEGAS — Henrik Sedin wrecked Alex...
June 23, 2010
Your comments: Lots of love for retiring ex-Devil Scott Niedermayer
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Tim Farrell/The Star-ledgerScott Neidermayer celebrates a goal he scored against the rangers in 2003 A much-loved ex-Devil is hanging up his skates. Scott Niedermayer, who played his first 13 season with the Devils, winning...
June 22, 2010
The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2010
Cammi Granato and Dino Ciccarelli are honored Tony Esparza/APCammi Granato was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here is the official press release from today's Hall of Fame announcement: Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors, Jim Gregory and Pat...
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello praises retiring Scott Niedermayer
'He has a job here is he wants one.' Gary A. Vasquez/US PresswireScott Niedermayer is announcing his retirement today as an NHL player. You can start the countdown on two fronts for Scott Niedermayer-- his election into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the retiring of No...
Pat Burns fails to be elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
Ailing former Devils coach will have to wait Al Bello/Getty ImagesPat Burns was not among those elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Tuesday. Pat Burns would not have wanted to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame because of pity. But many feel the former Devils coach deserves...
Ailing Pat Burns awaits call from Hall of Fame; Scott Niedermayer to retire
Defenseman will announce his decision to hang up skates at 4 p.m. (ET) Bill Kostroun/APWill Pat Burns be named today for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame? Former Devils defenseman Scott Niedermayer, a sure Hall of Famer, will announce his retirement in a press conference today...
Devils will face Rangers for first time in 2010-11 Oct. 24 at Garden
John MacLean makes coaching debut in Oct. 8 opener against Dallas Stars Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerZacParise (9) and the Devils will face the Rangers for the first time this season on Oct. 24 at the Garden. The Devils will face the Rangers for the first time in 2010-11 at 7...
June 21, 2010
Devils will entertain Dallas Stars in 2010-11 home opener Oct. 8
NHL will release full schedule at noon on Tuesday The Devils will face the Dallas Stars in their 2010-11 home opener at the Prudential Center on Friday, Oct. 8. On the next night, Saturday, Oct. 9, the Devils will face the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. Kevin HoffmanThe...
Your comments on the Devils' re-acquisition of Jason Arnott
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Tim Farrell/The Star-ledgerJason Arnott scores the Game 6 OT goal that beat the Stars and won the 2000 Stanley Cup for the Devils. Reaction is decidedly mixed from NJ.com Devils fans on the trade that brought ex-Devils center...
June 20, 2010
Bitterness of trade far in the past as John MacLean embraces latest role with Devils
New Devils head coach had always hoped he'd be welcomed back Amanda Brown/The Star-Ledger 'I definitely thought I’d be back at some point,' says former Devil John MacLean, who is the team's new head coach.It was a seemingly unremarkable December morning at the...
June 19, 2010
Looking back at the day John MacLean ended his playing career with the Devils by asking for a trade
New head coach always believed he'd come back to team that drafted him Andy Marlin/Getty ImagesJohn MacLean was named Devils head coach on Thursday. It was a seemingly unremarkable December morning at the Meadowlands. The Devils, off to a solid start to the 1997-98 season, had...
Who scored the Devils' biggest goal ever? Jason Arnott or John MacLean?
Lou Lamoriello: That I'll leave for everybody else to debate At the press conference on Thursday introducing John MacLean as the Devils' new Amanda Brown/The Star-LedgerWho scored the biggest goal in Devils history? John MacLean (foreground) or Jason Arnott? head coach...
Jason Arnott: I've been wanting to come back to the Devils for a while
Center is acquired in trade with Nashville Predators Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerJason Arnott (left) battles Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner. The two are now teammates. When the Nashville Predators lost in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring to the Chicago...
Acquistion of Jason Arnott doesn't take Devils out of Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes
GM Lou Lamoriello: We'd have to do other things to make room Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerGM Lou Lamoriello says he still hopes Ilya Kovalchuk will sign with the Devils. Jason Arnott brings size, strength, a powerful shot and experience to the Devils. The veteran center also...
Patrik Elias anxious to reunite with newly-acquired Jason Arnott
They formed two-thirds of Devils' A Line Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPatrik Elias is looking forward to being reunited with Jason Arnott. They made magic together as linemates and combined on the goal that clinched the Stanley Cup in 2000. Now that Jason Arnott is back with...
Devils re-acquire center Jason Arnott
Give up prospect Matt Halischuk, 2011 draft pick Don McPeak/US PresswireJason Arnott led the Nashville Predators to the playoffs this spring. He's been re-acquired by the Devils in a trade for Matt Halischuk and a draft pick.Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has always had a...
June 18, 2010
Your comments: Parise is looking for more aggressive Devils offense
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerZach Parise thinks the Devils have the personnel to play aggressive offense and score goals. In his reaction to the hiring of all-time Devils goals leader John MacLean as the new coach, Zach Parise...
June 17, 2010
After long wait, former Devil John MacLean finally takes the coaching reins of his old team
"I'm very excited about this opportunity," MacLean said during introduction Twenty-two years ago John MacLean found a way to get the Devils into the playoffs for the very first time when he scored an overtime goal in Chicago that remains one of the franchise’s...
Zach Parise hopes John MacLean brings an aggressive offensive style to Devils
Lou Lamoriello hasn't talked to star winger about contract extension Amanda Brown/The Star-LedgerGM Lou Lamoriello (left) introduces John MacLean as the Devils' new head coach. Like several of his Devils teammates, Zach Parise was happy to hear that John MacLean is the...
Paul Martin likes choice of John MacLean, but may still test market
Can become unrestricted free agent July 1 Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerPaul Martin said it was a positive move for the Devils to name John MacLean head coach. Paul Martin has had only one brief conversation with Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello since the playoffs ended. The two...
John MacLean: Team must get back to playing Devils hockey
GM Lou Lamoriello: He's ready to take the reins Andy Marlin/Getty ImagesJohn MacLean is introduced as the Devils' new head coach. Twenty-two years ago John MacLean found a way to get the Devils into the playoffs for the very first time when he scored an overtime goal in Chicago...
Langenbrunner will remain Devils' captain
Lamoriello backs him at MacLean press conference It may not be perceived as a popular decision, but Jamie Langenbrunner will remain the captain of the New Jersey Devils next season, according to GM Lou Lamoriello."[New coach] John [MacLean] and I have had this conversation. No one...
Devils felt John MacLean was finally ready for the job
Jamie Langenbrunner will remain captain Scott Lituchy/Star-Ledger file photoJohn MacLean during his days as a Devils player. As the days passed and summer approached, the chances seemed to increase that John MacLean would once again be passed over by the Devils for a vacant head...
Langenbrunner will be Devils' captain
It may not be perceived as a popular decision, but Jamie Langenbrunner will remain the captain of the New Jersey Devils next season, according to GM Lou Lamoriello. "[New coach] John [McLean] and I have had this conversation. No one should read into anything. Jamie Langenbrunner is our...
Larry Robinson will return as Devils assistant coach
ChrisTerreri also back; Tommy Albelin won't be behind bench Larry Robinson will return to the Devils as an assistant coach on John MacLean's staff. Bill Kostroun/APLarry Robinson returns to the Devils as an assistant coach. MacLean indicated today that Chris Terreri will...
Your comments on John MacLean as Devils new coach; plus, name your favorite J-Mac moments
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community After it seemed like the Devils were going to do something else, many NJ.com Devils fans got their wish today, as the Devils have decided to name their all-time goals leader, John MacLean, as their new head coach. A couple...
David Clarkson among those who feel John MacLean deserved Devils' job
'In my heart I was hoping it was going to be him.' Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerDavid Clarkson is thrilled at the Devils' choice of John MacLean as head coach. John MacLean is a popular choice as the Devis' new head coach. Among those who are happy about the decision is...
John MacLean is Devils' new head coach
Will be introduced at 2 p.m. Andrew rMills/The Star-LedgeJohn MacLean is the Devils' new head coach. John MacLean will be named the Devils' new head coach at 2 p.m. today MacLean, the team's former right winger and the head coach at Lowell (AHL) last season, will be introduced in a...
June 16, 2010
Your Devils comments on the idea of trading Martin Brodeur
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Getty ImagesMartin Brodeur hoists the Stanley Cup after a Game 7 shutout win over Anaheim in the 2003 finals - Brodeur's third Cup with the Devils The Star-Ledger's Rich Chere reported today that Devils' GM Lou Lamoriello...
Devils would need Martin Brodeur's permission to trade goalie
Team is looking for a first line center Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur has a no-trade clause in his contract with the Devils. Several readers have asked about the trade rumors involving Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. Devils management has indeed discussed the possibility...
June 11, 2010
Your comments: Looking like Devils coaching search is down to Haviland and Therrien
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesBlackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland during the Stanley Cup finals. Haviland may be a contender for the Devils coaching position. He has a Devils' pedigree and hails from Middletown, N.J. The...
June 10, 2010
Devils' search for new coach may be down to Middletown native Mike Haviland, Michel Therrien
Plan is for John MacLean to remain with minor-league team Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesMike Haviland, shown on the Blackhawks bench during the NHL playoffs, says he's ready to be an NHL head coach.The Devils’ search for a new head coach may be narrowing down to Mike Haviland and...
It's finally official: Devils move minor league team to Albany, N.Y.
Will John MacLean be going with the AHL team?   Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerWill John MacLean be head coach of the Devils or their minor league team in Albany, N.Y.? The Devils made a long overdue announcement today by finally acknowledging they will shift operations of their...
Your comments: Mixed feelings about ex-Devil John Madden kissing the Cup with the Blackhawks
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerFormer Devils center John Madden (11) celebrates behind Martin Brodeur after the Blackhawks tied the game with 26 seconds left April 2. The Blackhawks won in a shootout.Former NJ Devil fan-favorite...
Blackhawks assistant Mike Haviland would like to be the Devils' next head coach
Middletown native says he's ready for the job Have the Devils been waiting to talk with Mike Haviland before they decide on a new Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesBlackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland hopes to get a shot as an NHL head coach. head coach? The Chicago Blackhawks...
John Madden celebrates third Stanley Cup with his two kids
Calls Blackhawks' victory over Flyers the best feeling he's ever had Ed Mulholland/The Star-LedgerJohn Madden celebrated his third Stanley Cup on the ice with his two children and wife. John Madden had lifted the Stanley Cup twice before with the Devils, but this time he...

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