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April 30, 2014
Ice hockey: Former New Jersey Devil Jim Dowd hired as Manasquan-Point Pleasant Beach head coach
Dowd was inducted into New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010 Dowd was inducted into New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010
Jaromir Jagr said he always believed Devils were contenders, so he wanted to stay
Said he likes a one-year deal because it doesn't lock him in Jaromir Jagr said he feels the Devils are contenders even though they missed the playoffs and he saw no reason to test the free agency market. The 42-year-old winger signed a one-year contract with the...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr wasn't interested in testing free agent market
Czech winger will earn base salary of $3.5 million with $2 million in bonuses The Devils made it official Wednesday that they have re-signed right winger Jaromir Jagr for next season. The deal will pay Jagr a base salary of $3.5 million with player bonuses...
Devils' Jaromir Jagr named finalist for NHL's Masterton Trophy
Dominic Moore of Rangers and Manny Malhotra also in running for award Devils winger Jaromir Jagr, Manny Malhotra of the Carolina Hurricanes and Dominic Moore of the Rangers are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded...
April 29, 2014
Now that they've kept Jaromir Jagr, Devils hope to sign goalie Cory Schneider to contract extension
Lou Lamoriello: We wouldn't have traded for him if we didn't think he'd be here long-term Now that the Devils have agreed to a one-year deal to keep Jaromir Jagr, general manager Lou Lamoriello will concentrate on trying to sign goalie Cory Schneider to a...
Devils and Jarimir Jagr agree to new contract for next season
Agent confirms deal is virtually done Jaromir Jagr will remain with the Devils for another season. The veteran right winger's agent, Petr Svoboda, told The Sar-Ledger a deal was very close on what is believed to be a one-year, $5 million contract. "Absolutely. The...
Jaromir Jagr says he has deal in place to stay with Devils
Jagr led Devils with 67 points last season. PHILADELPHIA – Jaromir Jagr often mentioned how enjoyable his first season with the Devils was and that he hoped to return next season instead of changing teams once again. Apparently, the 42-year-old future right wing...
April 28, 2014
Donald Sterling reaction: Sixers, Devils owner Joshua Harris calls Clippers owner's comments 'hurtful'
With a ruling expected to be handed down by Silver on Tuesday, Joshua Harris -- owner of both the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils -- released a statement calling Sterling's comments "hurtful." NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been busy deciding...
Ron Hextall says Martin Brodeur's legacy won't be tarnished even if he leaves Devils and plays poorly
Goalie whose style influenced Brodeur says if he still wants to play, he shouldn't retire Ron Hextall, the goaltender who inspired Martin Brodeur to become an extraordinary stickhandler, has some advice for the longtime Devils star: Follow your heart and...
April 26, 2014
Devils' inaugural Friends and Family Paint and Skate transforms Prudential Center ice surface
Personal messages cover the ice NEWARK— The Devils hosted their inaugural Friends & Family Paint and Skate on Friday and it transformed the ice surface in Prudential Center. Fans were invited to paint personal messages on the ice at the Rock, skate in...
April 25, 2014
WFAN's Mike Francesa says removal of his show's clips from YouTube 'is way beyond our control'
The host was responding to CBS pulling clips off YouTube that were put up by a fan known as @WFANAudio. There was a moment of silence for @WFANAudio on Thursday. The Twitter feed that connected fans to audio from the radio station's daily lineup announced its YouTube...
Giants top local teams in smart spending; see where Yankees, Jets, Eagles, others landed
Business Week ranked all 122 franchises in the four major American team sports and rated how efficiently they spent. You knew the Giants were probably the most successful franchise locally when it came to wise spending (two Super Bowl wins in the last 10 years will do...
April 24, 2014
WATCH: Every Stanley Cup celebration since 1949 (including 3 Devils wins)
The video shows celebrations by every winner in the last 50-plus years.   If you've ever desired to see a snippet of every single Stanley Cup celebrating in the last 60-plus years, consider your prayers answered. The video above (via For The Win) was posted by...
WATCH: WFAN's Boomer Esiason gets 'operation' on injured thumb...with Craig Carton's hammer
Carton used a hammer and nail to help ease his co-host's pain.   WFAN host and former Jets QB Boomer Esiason was once an NFL player, which means he probably had a few surgeries or played through injury. But did he ever have a co-host like Craig Carton take...
April 23, 2014
New commenting features on NJ.com
Posting photos, formatting posts and other features have been added NJ.com has added some new commenting features. You'll be able to post photos easier, use text formatting tools to make comments stand out and share comments easily on your social media accounts. ...
April 22, 2014
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman talks shootouts, outdoor games, playoff format, 2014-15 cap
Bettman still a fan of the shootout, and he also likes the NHL's new playoff format. PHILADELPHIA – NHL commissioner Gary Bettman traveled to Wells Fargo Center for Tuesday night’s Flyers-Rangers playoff game. Beforehand, he held a news conference and...
Devils' Mark Fayne undergoes successful groin surgery; Graham Black signs entry-level contract
Fayne will undergo 8-10 week rehabilitation Devils defenseman Mark Fayne underwent successful surgery on the core muscle of his left groin Tuesday, according to general manager Lou Lamoriello. Fayne will undergo an 8-10 week rehabilitation period. The Devils also...
The most Googled athlete in New Jersey is...
You're going to be surprised at this one. Giants QB Eli Manning? Nope. How about Yankees star and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter? Not him either. Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur? Not even close. It turns out New Jersey residents are using Google to search...
April 18, 2014
Devils have the ideal recruiter in Stephen Gionta if they pursue older brother Brian
Both Giontas will be unrestricted free agents The Devils will not be targeting a shootout specialist this summer, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be shopping for some offensive help. And if general manager Lou Lamoriello remains true to form, he just...
Stanley Cup Playoffs 2014: A look at the keys to Bruins-Red Wings
Our pick: Bruins in five BRUINS (54-19-9, NHL-best 117 points) VS. RED WINGS (39-28-15, 93 points) OUTLOOK With G Tuukka Rask (36-15-6, 2.04 goals-against average) anchoring the defense, the Bruins were second in the NHL in fewest goals allowed (2.08 per game)...
April 17, 2014
NHL Playoffs 2014: Should Devils fans root for Flyers or Rangers in first-round series?
Tell us which team you'll be rooting for in the first-round matchup that starts on Thursday night. One first-round matchup of the Stanley Cup playoffs is insult to injury for the Devils, who missed out on the postseason: The Rangers will square off against the...
Lou Lamoriello sees irony in how Devils' Albany affiliate made AHL playoffs via shootout
Stefan Matteau and Mike Sislo scored the goals Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello could only shake his head. After seeing the Devils go 0-13 in shootouts this season, Lamoriello watched as the club's minor league affiliate in Albany, N.Y., clinched an AHL playoff...
Stanley Cup playoffs 2014: A look at the keys to the Rangers-Flyers, and three other series
Rangers, Wild, Blues and Kings are our picks to advance RANGERS (45-31-6, 96 points) VS. FLYERS (42-30-10, 94 points). OUTLOOK Almost unbelievably, these two have not met in the playoffs since 1997. In four regular-season games against the Flyers, the Rangers scored...
April 16, 2014
Stanley Cup Playoffs: A look at the keys to the three series starting today
And Rich Chere's take on each series PENGUINS (51-24-7, 108 points) VS. BLUE JACKETS (43-32-7, 93 points). THE OUTLOOK This doesn’t figure to be much of a test for Pittsburgh, which swept all five regular-season meetings and has the NHL’s scoring...
April 15, 2014
Martin Brodeur says he's 'leaning on coming back next year,' still would play for Devils 'if it's feasable'
The legendary goaltender also talked about Cory Schneider and Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist. It's just a couple of days since Martin Brodeur was thanked by Devils fans in what could have been his final game in New Jersey. So, of course he hasn't decided his future...
5 things Devils did wrong in their latest season of failure
Management didn't really address urgent need for a scorer and it could have given its best prospects more experience in a season the Devils missed the playoffs with a flawed roster. NEWARK – The Devils wrapped up their third non-playoff season in four on...
What's next? Four questions facing the Devils for next year
Question No. 1: Can they afford to bring back Martin Brodeur? Do they bring goalie Martin Brodeur back? They really can’t. As Brodeur said, having two No. 1 goalies doesn’t work. Regardless of whether the Devils are committed to Cory Schneider as their...
April 14, 2014
Will Adam Larsson get a chance to be a Devils regular next season?
Larsson, Jon Merrill, Mike Sislo and Tim Sestito head for Albany to join AHL playoff push NEWARK— Adam Larsson packed his equipment bag and headed towards another stint in the minors with Albany (AHL). Larsson, Jon Merrill, Tim Sestito and Mike Sislo were all...
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello gives state of team, discusses his future and more in 20-minute Q&A
Lamoriello on working into his 70s: "You're as young as you feel and you're as young as you take care of yourself. I've always said age is a number. If you feel I'm too old for this job then ... " NEWARK – Devils general manager Lou...
Devils' captain Bryce Salvador hopes he can avoid surgery for torn labrum
Coach Pete DeBoer calls Salvador 'a warrior' NEWARK— Devils captain Bryce Salvador said he played much of this season with a torn right labrum, which wound up putting him out of action for the final 10 games. But he is hopeful that he won't require...
Devils want Jaromir Jagr back; GM Lou Lamoriello will talk with Martin Brodeur
Jagr says he can be even better next season NEWARK— The Devils want to keep Jaromir Jagr. The question is whether Jagr, a potential unrestricted free agent, gets a better offer from a team close to winning a Stanley Cup or if his familiarity with the Devils will...
Devils GM Lu Lamoriello on bringing Pete DeBoer back: I didn't feel there was a reason to make a change
Entire caching staff will be back; surgery for Mark Fayne? NEWARK— Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello refused to give any details about coach Pete DeBoer's contract, but explained why he brought him back for a fourth season. "First, he's under contract...
Devils' Ryane Clowe, confirming another concussion, worries about his ling term health
Winger has had at least three concussions in NHL, maybe four NEWARK— Although Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello called Ryane Clowe "day-to-day" for the final two weeks of the season, the veteran winger confirmed he had another concussion and is worried about...
VOTE: Devils announced Pete DeBoer is returning as coach next season; Right call?
Devils have missed playoffs two seasons in a row, but they lost Zach Parise two summers ago and Ilya Kovalchuk last summer. NEWARK – Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello called a news conference after the first period of Sunday's season finale to announce head...
Pete DeBoer drama: Questions that Devils GM Lou Lamoriello left unanswered
Did Pete DeBoer get a one-year extension or was his 2014-15 contract part of his original deal with Devils? Those questions and many others were left unanswered Sunday. NEWARK – Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello spoke for roughly 40 seconds in a hastily...
D'Alessandro: The time is right for Martin Brodeur and the Devils to part, painful though it may be
After 20 full seasons in the net, a franchise player knows it's time to go NEWARK – In the end, you’re going to have to take a deep breath and put all this stuff on a scale: Nostalgia or progress? Sentimentality or rationality? Heart or head? Admit...
April 13, 2014
Jaromir Jagr drops more hints he wants to return to Devils next season
NEWARK – Two and a half hours after the Devils won their season finale Sunday afternoon, Jaromir Jagr was outside Prudential Center signing autographs. When everyone had a signature, the Devils' MVP jumped into the passenger seat of a waiting SUV and headed into an uncertain offseason...
Toughest aspect to this season for Devils' Pete DeBoer? Shootouts
Jaromir Jagr passes Gordie Howe on all-time assists list NEWARK— Pete DeBoer’s biggest challenge this season? Shootouts. The Devils went 0-13. “The biggest challenge for me was, by far, the shootouts,” DeBoer admitted. “Just because we...
Martin Brodeur's Devils teammates have blast seeing goalie get emotional and winning sendoff
Dainius Zubrus says Sunday's game is one of a few from his career he'll remember forever. NEWARK – It was Patrik Elias, the only Devil who’s been around almost as long as Martin Brodeur, nudging the winningest goalie ever to take a one-man curtain...
Martin Brodeur earns 688th win as Devils beat Bruins, 3-2
Goaltender may have played his last game for Devils Playing what might have been his final game for the Devils, goalie Martin Brodeur posted his 688th career victory with a 3-2 triumph over the Boston Bruins Sunday at Prudential Center. The sellout crowd of 16,592...
Studs and duds from Devils' emotional season finale
NEWARK – A newsworthy Sunday afternoon at Prudential Center included Devils GM Lou Lamoriello announcing Pete DeBoer will coach next season, Jaromir Jagr moving up on the career scoring and assist list, and beloved TV color man Chico Resch getting a standing O during his last game before...
Devils sign head coach Pete DeBoer to contract extension, keeping him off the market
GM Lou Lamoriello praises job he's done NEWARK— It might be Martin Brodeur's last game with the Devils, but it won't be the last for coach Pete DeBoer. General manager Lou Lamorello is expected to announce Sunday that the team has signed DeBoer to a contract...
Here's a new Pete DeBoer rumor: Devils, coach already agreed on 3-year extension
Team source shoots down the rumor in a big way. NEWARK – Right after the time the Devils were eliminated from playoff contention last week rumors began flying on head coach Pete DeBoer's future. Reports out of Canada have him being fired by the Devils and then...
Devils vs. Bruins: Live game analysis and fan discussion
Martin Brodeur (in final game for Devils?) faces Chad Johnson NEWARK— Martin Brodeur was in goal for what may have been his final game for the Devils Sunday as they faced the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center. Chad Johnson started for the playoff-bound...
Devils' Cory Schneider is taking a wait and see attitude about a possible contract extension
Goalie doesn't feel torch has been passed from Martin Brodeur... yet NEWARK— If the torch is being passed to Cory Schneider to become the Devils’ next No. 1 goalie, he doesn’t feel it just yet. But Schneider understands why Martin Brodeur was...
Devils' Pete DeBoer won't comment on report he's discussing contract extension with club
Says he doesn't know if he'll be back: 'Others make those decisions' NEWARK— Pete DeBoer did not want to address rumors that he is working on contract extension with Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. During Hockey Night in Canada's...
5 Devils things you need to know today; Goodbye party for Martin Brodeur
Devils owners to meet next week. Coach Pete DeBoer's future may or may not be decided until then. NEWARK – There figure to be lots of cheers and maybe even a few tears Sunday at Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur, the winningest goalie ever, will play his...
Martin Brodeur's legacy is already written, in Devils' red, black and white
He could return as a backup. Or he could retire. Or he could leave as a free agent It will be a farewell tour compressed into one emotion-filled afternoon. What makes Martin Brodeur’s start against the Boston Bruins this afternoon at Prudential Center so odd is...
April 12, 2014
Why is Devils' season ending Sunday? Dainius Zubrus says team had mental issues
Zubrus says "it sucks" that Devils' season will end Sunday NEWARK – The Devils roster isn’t filled with a bunch of head cases. Bringing in a shrink for players might not have been a bad idea, though. According to one of their elder...
Season with Devils was one of the most enjoyable of Jaromir Jagr's career
Goalie Martin Brodeur says playing with Jagr has been interesting and fun NEWARK— Despite the fact that the Devils missed the playoffs, Jaromir Jagr said this was one of the most enjoyable seasons of his entire NHL career. That is encouraging if the Devils are...
Jaromir Jagr: If Devils don't bring Pete DeBoer back, 10 other teams will try to sign him as head coach
Goalie Martin Brodeur, who'll start season finale, also praises DeBoer NEWARK— Jaromir Jagr said Pete DeBoer deserves to return as Devils coach next season and if he isn't brought back, 10 other NHL teams will pursue him. Jagr and goalie Martin Brodeur both...
Devils assign Eric Gelinas to Albany (AHL); hold season's final practice
Martin Brodeur will start against Boston Bruins NEWARK— With one game to play and no playoffs in the cards, the Devils held their final practice of the season in AmeriHealth Pavilion Saturday. Martin Brodeur will be in goal Sunday afternoon when the Boston...
Devils' anthem singer Arlette reaching for stars as singer-songwriter
Arlette's new single is now available on iTunes. NEWARK – A woman with a beautiful voice who went from singing in church choirs during her childhood in Trinidad to getting known by first name by most every Devils fan realized how big she'd become in local...

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