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June 30, 2014
Devils' buyout of Anton Volchenkov gives them chance to sign a free agent forward
Team qualified all restricted free agents except Harry Young and Riley Boychuk Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said the decision to buy out the final two years on defenseman Anton Volchenkov's contract will give the team an opportunity to pursue a much-needed...
VIDEO: Flyers fans lustily Boo Gary Bettman at NHL Draft
The sold out crowd at the Wells Fargo Center gave Bettman a hearty boo as he approached the podium for the first time for nearly three minutes and again each time he stepped to the microphone to announce every selection in the first round on Friday night...
Devils will use compliance buyout on defenseman Anton Volchenkov
Move will open $4.25 million more cap space Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has had a change of heart and will use the team's final compliance buyout on defenseman Anton Volchenkov. Hoping to have more options in the free agency market, which opens at noon...
Will Devils be in hunt for Paul Stastny and where will Martin Brodeur sign?
NHL free agency opens at noon (ET) Tuesday The NHL free agency window opens at noon (ET) Tuesday and both the Devils and Rangers are facing some significant roster changes. General managers Lou Lamoriello and Glen Sather stand to lose unrestricted free agents and...
Martin Brodeur, be wary: Sports history is littered with superstars who failed in late-career moves (Politi)
Joe Namath with the Los Angeles Rams. Johnny Unitas with the San Diego Chargers. Bobby Orr with the Chicago Blackhawks. Will Brodeur have a happier ending? Maybe Martin Brodeur is optimistic about this next chapter in his career because he saw, first hand, how the...
June 28, 2014
Maple Leafs' Brendan Shanahan confirms: We've expressed an interest in Martin Brodeur
Free agent goalie would have to accept backup role PHILADELPHIA — Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan confirmed that the team is exploring the possibility of signing unrestricted free agent goalie Martin Brodeur, but indicated it would have to be as a...
Devils' Lou Lamoriello: Free agent discussion period has been a distraction
Club will qualify all its NHL restricted free agents, including Jacob Josefson PHILADELPHIA — Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said he was pleased with the team's picks at the 2014 NHL entry draft, but said this week's period in which free agents could meet...
Devils' draft pick Joey Dudek is son of college football legend Joe Dudek
Sixth-round selection was also coached by former Devils center Bobby Carpenter PHILADELPHIA — Devils sixth-round draft pick Joey Dudek is destined to have his photo on the cover of Sports Illustrated some day. The 5-11, 178-pound center, the 152nd overall pick...
Claude Lemieux: Devils made a mistake not taking son Brendan in first round of NHL draft
Winger went one pick later to Buffalo Sabres at start of second round PHILADELPHIA — Claude Lemieux thinks the Devils made a bad decision by failing to take his son, Brendan, with the 30th overall pick at the end of the first round of the NHL entry draft Friday...
Devils draft U.S.-born defenseman Josh Jacobs in second round of NHL dentry draft
Grab 6-2, 194-pound Michigan native with 41st overall pick PHILADELPHIA — With their second-round selection in the NHL entry draft, the Devils selecgted 6-2, 194-pound defenseman Josh Jacobs with the 41st overall pick. Jacobs was born in Shelby Township, Mich...
Devils feel they may have found another Adam Henrique in draft pick John Quenneville
They took Brandon (WHL) center 30th overall PHILADELPHIA — First-round draft picks don’t fly under the NHL’s radar these days, but the Devils feel they maximized their opportunity by using the 30th overall pick on Brandon (WHL) center John...
June 27, 2014
Devils select center John Quenneville in NHL entry draft; pass on Brendan Lemieux
Brandon (WHL) prospect is second cousin to Chicago coach Joel Quenneville PHILADELPHIA — Passing on Brendan Lemieux, the son of Claude Lemieux, the Devils used the 30th overall pick in the NHL entry draft to select John Quenneville from Brandon...
Free agent Mark Fayne, talking to other clubs, increasingly unlikely to return to Devils
Agent says defenseman's preference is to stay with Devils, but time is running out PHILADELPHIA &Mdash; Defenseman Mark Fayne, an unrestricted free agent, has drawn interest from other NHL teams and it now appears unlikely that he will return to the Devils. The...
Can Devils be serious players in free agency market with NHL setting cap at $69 million?
If Lou Lamoriello changes mind on compliance buyout, he has until 5 p.m. Monday PHILADELPHIA — With the NHL and NHL Players' Association announcing that the salary cap ceiling for 2014-15 will be $69 million, not as high as some general managers had hoped, will...
Martin Brodeur still feels like a Devil; agent exploring interest from other teams
Goalie says he could still be a No. 1 for some teams, but would be backup to win Cup PHILADELPHIA — Martin Brodeur says he still feels like a Devil, even though he expects to play his final NHL season in another team’s jersey. “Yes. Every time I...
June 26, 2014
Devils, with reinstated first round pick, may look for scorer at NHL entry draft
Playing with 'house money' with 30th pick Friday night in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — For all intents and purposes, the Devils will be playing with house money when they pick 30th overall in the NHL entry draft beginning Friday night in Wells Fargo...
June 25, 2014
Devils' Mark Fayne will talk to Edmonton Oilers; Martin Brodeur in Toronto
Free agent interview period opens The agent for Devils defenseman Mark Fayne will meet with the Edmonton Oilers Thursday as the unrestricted free agent gets ready to test the market July 1. Wednesday kicked off the NHL's six-day free agent interview period which...
Can Devils get Claude Lemieux's son, Brendan, with 30th pick in NHL entry draft?
Claude, who won 2 Cups with Devils, on son: 'Brendan is me with a left shot' It may be a fantasy to think that Brendan Lemieux will still be available when the Devils pick 30th overall in Friday night’s NHL entry draft in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo...
June 24, 2014
VOTE: Who will Devils legend Martin Brodeur play for next season?
We gave you 5 possible new homes next season for Devils great Martin Brodeur, who plans to test unrestricted free agency when the signing period begins July 1. Now we want to hear from Devils fans. Assuming Brodeur opts against retirement and signs with someone this summer, where do you think...
June 23, 2014
Devils: Where will Martin Brodeur play next season? Here are 5 possibilities
How would Brodeur look in a Capitals uniform? It could happen next season. As expected for months, it’s still looking like Martin Brodeur and the Devils will part ways come July when the unrestricted free agent signing period gets underway. The NHL’s...
Former Devils coach Pat Burns elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, Bill McCreary also elected Former Devils coach Pat Burns, who guided the team to the 2003 Stanley Cup, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday along with five others. Unfortunately, and controversially, the...
If Devils' Cory Schneider hadn't given up soccer, might he be part of U.S. World Cup team?
Or maybe he'd be a catcher for the Boston Red Sox Devils goalie Cory Schneider might have been playing for the U.S. at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil if he hadn’t given up soccer long ago. “I played soccer up until I went to boarding...
Devils' Cory Schneider: One year after trade, is he ready to be the team's undisputed No. 1?
Goalie is tough on himself after losses, but colleagues view that as a strength The torch has been passed, although there are admittedly a few singe marks left from the slightly awkward process. Cory Schneider is now the clear-cut No. 1 goaltender for the Devils. All...
Devils 'unlikely' to use compliance buyout; Martin Brodeur probably moving on
GM Lou Lamoriello: 'Marty has made his decision' Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Monday it is unlikely the team will use its remaining compliance buyout this year to shed any salary. He also hinted that Martin Brodeur's playing career with the...
June 22, 2014
Devils open season against Flyers; two key games against Rangers in April
First two meetings with Islanders are at Nassau Coliseum The Devils will meet the Rangers for the first time in 2014-15 on Oct. 21 at Prudential Center, the start of four regular-season games against their rivals. They face the Flyers for the first time in the...
Devils open 2014-15 season with four-game road trip
The Devils open the 2014-15 schedule with a four-game road trip to Philadelphia, Sunrise, Fla., Tampa and Washington before their Oct. 18 home opener against the San Jose Sharks. They will face the Flyers Oct. 9 at Wells Fargo Center, the Panthers Oct. 11, Lightning Oct. 14 and Capitals Oct. 16...
June 21, 2014
Devils will play home opener against San Jose Sharks Oct. 18 at Prudential Center
They'll face Flyers Oct. 9 in Philadelphia The Devils will play their 2014-15 home opener at Prudential Center on Saturday, Oct. 18 against the San Jose Sharks. The full 2014-15 regular season schedule will be released by the NHL Sunday afternoon. Home openers...
NHL free agency: Brad Richards to Devils? 5 reasons why Rangers' buyout isn't good fit
Devils need more goals, but should pass on Richards even though he scored 20 last season for Rangers. Besides going 0-13 in shootouts, the biggest reason the 2013-14 Devils missed the Stanley Cup playoffs is because they didn't score enough goals. In 82 games, they...
June 20, 2014
Devils announce preseason schedule; face Rangers, Flyers, Islanders each twice
First exhibition game Sept. 22 at Madison Square Garden The Devils announced their six-game preseason schedule, which will include home and road games against the Rangers, Islanders and Flyers. They will start the exhibition season Monday, Sept. 22 against the Rangers...
Cam Janssen signs one-year, two-way contract to stay with Devils
Right winger scored three goals in 24 NHL games last season Right winger Cam Janseen has signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain in the Devils' organization. Janssen, 30, played 24 games for the Devils last season and had an NHL career-high three goals with no...
June 19, 2014
Devils sign Mike Sislo to two-year, two-way contract
Deal will pay right winger $562,500 per season Devils right winger Mike Sislo has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract that would pay him an NHL salary of $562,500 per season. The 26-year-old native of Superior, Wisc., scored 41 points (23 goals, 18 assists in 59...
NHL announces order of 2014 entry draft; Devils will pick 30th and 41st overall
New Jersey cannot trade 30th pick General manager Lou Lamoriello said the fact that the Devils were given the 30th overall pick in the NHL entry draft, which begins June 27 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, hasn't dramatically changed the club's preparation. "The...
June 17, 2014
Devils' Lou Lamoriello says team is still deciding whether to use compliance buyout
Team could buy out remaining $8.5 million on Anton Volchenkov's contract Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday that the team is still considering whether to use a compliance buyout by the June 30 deadline to shed one contract from its books. Each NHL...
June 13, 2014
Rangers can become first team since Devils to send Stanley Cup Final to 6 games after 3-0 deficit
Kings have won 16 of their last 21 home playoff games LOS ANGELES — Can the Rangers send the Stanley Cup Final to a sixth game in New York? They are only the seventh team to avoid a four-game sweep when trailing, 3-0. The Devils, who trailed the Los Angeles...
Devils: Mattias Tedenby, Alex Urbom will play in Russia; Cory Schneider extension still a priority
Devils retain rights to two prospects headed for KHL LOS ANGELES — Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed that winger Mattias Tedenby and defenseman Alexander Urbom will play in Russia’s KHL next season, but said both still figure in the NHL...
June 12, 2014
Who was that sitting with Mike Francesa at the Rangers' game?
Could "The Pope" be the Blueshirts' new good-luck charm? Who says Mike Francesa isn't a hockey fan? (I'm looking at you, WFAN callers.) Well, when there's a Stanley Cup Final in town, the Mike's On host can get fired up at the drop of a puck. And he...
What are you most excited for: World Cup, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, or U.S. Open?
There is plenty for sports fans to be excited about this weekend. Get your remotes ready, because it is going to be doing some major work the next few days. Which sporting event this weekend has you the most excited? Thanks to a miracle save, the New York Rangers...
Devils' Lou Lamoriello doesn't believe Adam Larsson will play in Sweden next season
GM says he isn't worried about re-signing free agent defenseman NEW YORK — Rumors circulated at Wednesday's general managers’ meetings and during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final that Devils defenseman Adam Larsson is planning to play in Sweden next...
June 11, 2014
NHL competition committee looking to tweak shootout, diving rules
Players may be fined for embellishing next season. NEW YORK – The Devils would have made the playoffs this season instead of finishing five points out of a spot if they hadn’t gone 0-13 in shootouts. Maybe a slightly altered format that GMs are pushing...
Progress made to add coach's challenge to NHL, but may not be ready for next season
Hurdles need to be cleared before coach's challenge will be part of NHL. NEW YORK --It appears that coaches will be able to challenge certain questionable plays, but it may not be in place by the start of the 2014-15 season. The issues of what can be challenged...
Kings win away from sweep, but realize Devils gave them scare in 2012 Stanley Cup Final
Kings can become first to sweep a Cup Final in 16 years by beating Rangers on Wednesday, but two years ago they were up 3-0 on the Devils, who made things interesting before losing in six. NEW YORK – The Los Angeles Kings aren't just blowing smoke saying they...

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