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August 31, 2010
While NHL waits to reveal decision, Kovalchuk contract is leaked
Devils do not yet know what ruling will be Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerDevils owner Jeff Vanderbeek (left) and Ilya Kovalchuk have been awaiting a contract ruling by the NHL. The Devils have not yet been informed as to whether their reworked contract for Ilya Kovalchuk...
Politi: So far, the NHL showing it cares more about contract structure than star power
A 15-year, $100-milion offer is currently on the table Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerThe NHL has one more day to prove it wants to keep Kovalchuk on this continent. Imagine the NFL making a decision that forces Tom Brady to play in Canada for a season. Imagine Major League Baseball...
August 30, 2010
Devils still waiting on decision from league regarding Kovalchuk contract
NHL has until Wednesday to accept or reject latest deal Frank Gunn/APNHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly has until Wednesday to decide on Ilya Kovalchuk's latest contract. There are no indications as to whether the NHL will make a ruling today on the latest Ilya Kovalchuk...
August 27, 2010
Devils have submitted new contract for Ilya Kovalchuk to NHL, nothing official yet
Kovalchuk's agent would not comment on the situation Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils have submitted a new contract for Ilya Kovalchuk to the NHL, but nothing is official, according to a team spokesman. Multiple media outlets were reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk and the...
Video: Former Devil John Madden brings Stanley Cup to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston
Longtime Devil still lives in New Jersey during offseason Ed Mulholland/US PresswireJohn Madden won his third Stanley Cup this past season with the Blackhawks. Former Devil John Madden made a much-celebrated visit to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston on one of two days he...
August 26, 2010
Report: Ilya Kovalchuk considers playing in Russia as contract trouble with Devils continues
Agent says decision will be made Friday Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerThe Devils signed Ilya Kovalchuk to a 17-year, $102 million contract in July. Ilya Kovalchuk is considering playing in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League this coming season if the NHL does not approve the Devils'...
Devils agree to terms with nine players
Tyler Eckford, Stephen Gionta among the notables Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerStephen Gionta was one of nine players to agree to terms with the Devils today. The Devils today signed nine players. Among the notables were defenseman Tyler Eckford, who played three games with the...
August 25, 2010
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman refutes report on Ilya Kovalchuk
Says re-worked second contract has not been submitted to NHL by Devils Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerThe Devils have yet to submit a second contract for Ilya Kovalchuck to the NHL, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman refuted a report in...
Devils to play in eight nationally televised games next season
New Jersey will play five times on Versus, three times on NBC Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMartin Brodeur and the Devils will play eight times on national television next season.The NHL's national television schedule was released today. The Devils will play eight nationally televised...
NHL rejected second Devils contract for Ilya Kovalchuk, report says
NHL declines comment on report it rejected Kovalchuk deal for second time Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerAs the Devils and NHL try to find common ground on a contract for Ilya Kovalchuk, the winger remains a free agent. NHL spokesman Frank Brown would not comment on a report this...
August 24, 2010
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello mum on details of reported meeting with NHL over Ilya Kovalchuk contract
Dates that minor-league affiliates will host games in Atlantic City revealed Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerLou Lamoriello said the Devils are interested in signing Ilya Kovalchuk and that the player is eager to remain with the organization. Fifteen days after arbitrator Richard Bloch...
August 23, 2010
Jeff Vanderbeek, Lou Lamoriello and Ilya Kovalchuk's agent meet with NHL, according to reports
Newly submitted contract could come in the next 24 hours Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerIlya Kovalchuk could be on the verge of signing with the Devils -- again. According to reports by both’s EJ Hradek and Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesnokov, Devils owner Jeff...
August 20, 2010
Devils' Albany AHL farm club will play four games in Atlantic City
Trenton will also play at Boardwalk Hall Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerLou Lamoriello will announce Tuesday that Albany (AHL) will play four games in Atlantic City this season. The Devils' minor league affiliate in Albany (AHL) will play four games in Atlantic City this season while...
August 15, 2010
Before Lou Lamoriello, Devils made waves in NHL, there was Charlie Finley and his Golden Seals
Colorful owner wasn't afraid to take risks with Seals in 1970s Getty ImagesCharlie Finley's California Golden Seals were the first NHL team to put players’ names on the back of their jerseys. There are some who feel the Devils are renegades for challenging the NHL by...
August 10, 2010
Devils trying to re-sign Ilya Kovalchuk; text of arbitrator's decision
Lou Lamoriello won't say if keeping winger is a 'slam dunk' Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesWill Ilya Kovalchuk (shown with owner Jeff Vanderbeek) be re-signed by the Devils? Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello may still be in shock after the decision from arbitrator...
Devils name Rick Kowalsky head coach at Albany, Kevin Dean in Trenton
Tommy Albelin will be Albany (AHL) assistant Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerTommy Albelin (left behind bench) was named assistant coach at Albany (AHL). Rick Kowalsky, who spent the last four seasons coaching Trenton (ECHL), was promoted to head coach of the Devils' AHL affiliate in...
Your comments: Devils go back to drawing board on Ilya Kovalchuk contract
Highlighting the best comments from the community Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesIlya Kovalchuk on the day of the infamous press conference before the NHL struck down his contract. He said that day that he wanted to be a Devil. Fans wonder if those words went out the window with...
August 9, 2010
Devils have begun negotiations with Ilya Kovalchuk on new contract
Says club did not operate in 'bad faith' Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerLou Lamoriello has resumed contract negotiations with Ilya Kovalchuk. The Devils have begun the process of renegotiating a new contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. General manager Lou Lamoriello issued a...
Arbitrator rules against Ilya Kovalchuk and Devils, sides with league
Winger is now unrestricted free agent again Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerAn arbitrator has ruled that Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract is not valid. The ongoing Ilya Kovalchuk saga isn’t over yet. Arbitrator Richard I. Bloch today upheld the NHL’s...
August 6, 2010
No decision today on Ilya Kovalchuk's contract
Former Devils center John Madden signs with Wild Ed Mulholland/US PresswireFormer Devils center John Madden has signed with the Minnesota Wild. As expected, there was no decision today from arbitrator Richard I. Bloch regarding Ilya Kovalchuk's contract. That decision will be made...
Your comments: More waiting on Kovalchuk
Highlighting the best comments from the community AP photo / Gene J. Puskar (2009)One Devils fan suggests the Kovalchuk contract situation was actually a scheme devised by Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (above) to highlight the huge loopholes...
13th annual Jim Dowd Shore High School Hockey Game set for Sunday
Charity event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Red Bank Steve Hockstein/The Star-LedgerJim Dowd's 13th annual Shore High School All-Star Hockey Game will be played Sunday. Jim Dowd's 13th annual Shore High School All-Star Hockey Game between Ocean and Monmouth will be played Sunday at Red...
End of Ilya Kovalchuk contract saga will mean retooling Devils roster
Ruling by arbitrator is likely on Monday Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesIlya Kovalchuk will know by Monday afternoon if his 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils is valid. Ilya Kovalchuk will know by Monday afternoon whether his 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils is...
August 5, 2010
Devils' Jeff Vanderbeek upbeat but vague on Ilya Kovalchuk hearing
Owner was not called to testify in Boston Patti Sappone/The Star-LedgerJeff Vanderbeek said the Devils have continued to market the team without Ilya Kovalchuk. Jeff Vanderbeek acted like an owner confident that the 17-year, $102 million contract he gave to Ilya Kovalchuk would be...
August 3, 2010
Decision on Ilya Kovalchuk's contract likely to come Monday
Arbitrator Richard I. Bloch will begin hearing Wednesday Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesIlya Kovalchuk is likely to attend a grievance hearing filed by the NHLPA on his behalf. Despite optimism that a decision on Ilya Kovalchuk's contract could come as early as Friday, it is likely...
Ilya Kovalchuk will attend contract hearing between NHL, NHLPA
Forward could be called to testify before arbitrator regarding validity of Devils contract Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerIlya Kovalchuk will be present at the arbitration hearing that will decide the validity of his new contract with the Devils. Ilya Kovalchuk has delayed a trip...

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