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August 28, 2015
Islanders legend Al Arbour dies: Flyers GM Ron Hextall loved playing for Hall of Fame coach
Hextall played for Arbour on the 1993-94 Islanders. Flyers GM Ron Hextall played the likes of Mike Keenan, Terry Murray and Roger Nielson during his two stints as a goaltender for the club in the 1980s and '90. All three were known for having great hockey...
WATCH: Al Arbour, dead at 82, fought in glasses in 1957, then sat in same penalty box as opponent
Check out what happens after Arbour's fight. There's a classic hockey fight on YouTube from the playing days of Hall of Fame coach Al Arbour, who died Friday at age 82. Two things stood out from the grainy black-and-white footage from a Nov. 9, 1957 game...
Former Islanders coach Al Arbour, winner of 4 Stanley Cups, dies at 82
Won 740 games with the Isles Longtime NHL coach Al Arbour has died at 82, the New York Islanders announced Friday. Arbour won four straight Stanley Cups. "Al will always be remembered as one of, if not, the greatest coaches ever to stand behind a bench in the history...
Former Flyers captain Mike Richards arrested for drug possession, could face jail time
Richards was investigated for more than two months after an incident at a Canadian border in June. Former Flyers captain Mike Richards has a lot bigger problems than finding a new NHL club two-plus months after having his contract terminated by the Los Angeles...
August 27, 2015
Mask master: Tattoo artist creates winning Devils goalie design (PHOTOS)
Shawn Berham, a longtime New Jersey Devils fan and local tattoo artist, will have his design cover New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider's mask, after winning contest. NEWARK -- Goaltenders have always stuck their necks out -- or rather, their heads --...
August 26, 2015
Devils cut ties with longtime team doctor Barry Fisher
Team USA's Michael Shindle new orthopedist; no change with trainers NEWARK -- Barry Fisher, the Devils' team orthopedist since the club moved to New Jersey from Colorado in 1982, has joined the list of personnel to leave the organization this summer, NJ...
Devils name Patrick Rissmiller development coach, Andy Schneider scout
Former NHL player Rissmiller joins Pertti Hasanen and Scott Clemmensen NEWARK -- Continuing to put together a coaching staff to help develop the organization's young prospects, the Devils Wednesday named Patrick Rissmiller a development coach. He will join...
August 25, 2015
Scott Gomez, Steve Bernier won't get tryout invitations from Devils
Team still waiting on doctors for Ryane Clowe decision NEWARK -- While it is likely Ray Shero will invite at least one player to attend training camp on a tryout basis, the Devils' general manager is not considering extending an invitation to either Scott...
Another blow to former Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk's image
Russian players fined for his 'gesture' leading to snub of Canada If Ilya Kovalchuk does return to play in the NHL again some day, he can expect to be showered with boos from more than just Devils fans in New Jersey. All of Canada would surely have...
August 24, 2015
Former Devils coach Larry Robinson had cancer scare
Now director of player development for San Jose Sharks As the Devils move further away from their glory days when people like Lou Lamoriello, Jacques Lemaire, Pat Burns, Martin Brodeur and Scott Stevens were so vital to the team's success, there was some very...
August 22, 2015
Devils and Bruins kick off entire NHL preseason schedule
Sept. 20 in Providence, R.I. The Devils' preseason opener against the Boston Bruins on Sept. 20 in Providence, R.I., kicks off the entire NHL 2015 exhibition schedule. That game will be the first with the Devils' new coaching staff of John Hynes, Alain Nasreddine...
August 21, 2015
Ex-Rangers goon arrested for burglary in New York
Cops say he also "caused physical injury to the sole occupant in the residence" Former New York Rangers goon Dale Purinton posted was arrested on first-degree burglary charges, posted bail and was released from Oneida County Jail in New York, according...
August 20, 2015
Check out this amazing Scott Niedermayer photo
Destined to play for the Devils (Photo gallery) Check out this photo of Scott Niedermayer as a kid. He would, of course, be drafted by the Devils and go on to have a Hall of Fame career as a defenseman. From the HHOF Archives - a very young Scott Niedermayer...
Future, past Devils John Quenneville and Zdeno Ciger in the news
Rookie to attend showcase in Toronto John Quenneville, the Devils' first-round selection in the 2014 NHL entry draft, will be among 40 top NHL prospects who will gather in Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 1 for the 2015 NHLPA Rookie...
POLL: Are Devils a playoff team in 2015-16 without more personnel changes?
GM Ray Shero is rebuilding; can they make the playoffs? NEWARK -- General manager Ray Shero has made significant changes to the Devils' roster, coaching and scouting staffs since coming to the team in May. He is 3 1/2 months into a rebuilding process that is...
August 19, 2015
5 early games to get a reading on the rebuilding Devils
Do they have a chance at making the playoffs in 2015-16? How long will it take before we get a reading on whether the Devils have a chance to make the playoffs this season? It is, of course, a long season and in today's NHL teams remain in the playoff hunt longer...
August 18, 2015
Another Devils change as strength and conditioning coach is replaced
Mike Vasalani gone after 22 seasons with team NEWARK -- The Devils have made another call to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. General manager Ray Shero Tuesday named Joe Lorincz as the Devils' strength/conditioning coach. The 32-year-old Lorincz, who spent the past six...
Jacques Lemaire: Why I left the Devils
What he says about the Devils' rebuilding plan Familiarity with Lou Lamoriello and Mike Babcock prompted Jacques Lemaire to leave the Devils. After two stints with the Devils in which he coached the team to its first Stanley Cup championship and later served...
POLL: Who is Devils' most significant offseason loss?
Jacques Lemaire became the latest to leave organization Special assignment coach Jacques Lemaire became the latest to leave the Devils late last week when he accepted the same position with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lemaire joined former Devils president and...
August 17, 2015
Ex-Flyer Danny Briere retires from the NHL
The center finished with 696 career points. Ex-Flyers center Danny Briere will hang up his skates on Monday.  PLUS: A Q&A with Briere from December The man who spent 17 years in the NHL and played 973 career games, notching 696 points in the process...
Take a tour of the Pittsburgh Penguins' new all-in-one facility
It's a rink. It's a medical center. Its a hub for youth hockey. CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled a new practice facility Friday that also serves as a sports medicine center for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The...
Q & A with former Devils broadcaster Chico Resch
He discusses Martin Brodeur, rebuilding the team and punching out teammates It's been a year since Glenn (Chico) Resch retired as the Devils' longtime analyst alongside both Mike (Doc) Emrick and Steve Cangialosi on MSG broadcasts. NJ Advance Media...
August 15, 2015
Devils GM Ray Shero may add players before training camp
Veterans report for physicals Sept. 17 NEWARK -- Summer days are dwindling. Devils veterans report to training camp for physicals on Sept. 17, which is just about a month away. Don't be surprised if general manager Ray Shero signs another free agent or...
August 13, 2015
Concussion history, long layoff working against Devils' Ryane Clowe
GM Ray Shero on the veteran winger NEWARK -- The fact that Ryane Clowe hasn't been able to commit to making yet another comeback from head trauma points towards the strong possibility that the Devils' winger will call it quits at some point this...
Martin Brodeur wanted a job in Devils' front office
Former goalie says it would be like joining Pittsburgh Penguins now Martin Brodeur wanted to join the Devils' front office after his playing career had come to an end last year, but the future Hall of Famer suggested that door may have closed for the foreseeable...
August 12, 2015
Devils may go without a captain this season
GM Ray Shero concerned responsibility could hurt player's performance NEWARK -- The Devils' equipment managers haven't begun sewing a 'C' onto the jerseys of Andy Greene, Adam Henrique or anyone else. That's because the Devils may not have a captain this...
Here are the best teammate fights in N.Y. (and N.J.) sports history
Fisticuffs in the locker room? You bet, Geno! Teammates are going to fight. You can bet on that. So, was it shocking that one of Geno Smith's teammates took a poke at him and broke his jaw? Not really. MORE: This could be the end for Geno as starter Maybe it was...
August 11, 2015
Will Devils' Pavel Zacha play in the NHL this season?
First-round pick is now eligible after signing entry level contract Pavel Zacha wasn't worried. Saturday was the deadline for signing an entry level contract that would allow the Devils' first-round draft pick to play in the NHL this season and it was fast...
Devils rookies will play Sabres and Bruins prospects in tournament
Prospects Challenge will debut in Buffalo, N.Y. Devils rookies, who will report to training camp for rookies Sept. 10, will participate in the Buffalo Sabres' Prospects Challenge tournament beginning Sept. 12. The competition prior to training camp, which I...
What did Pavel Zacha get in his entry level contract with Devils?
GM Ray Shero explains negotiations It all came down to individual performance bonuses in Pavel Zacha's entry-level contract, and both the Devils and their first-round draft pick seemed to come out winners. Zacha, the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NHL entry draft...
Devils sign first-round pick Pavel Zacha to 3-year entry level deal
Center is now eligible to play in NHL this season The Devils Tuesday signed forward Pavel Zacha to a three-year entry-level contract with an average annual value of the $925,000 maximum. By signing Zacha before Aug. 15, the rookie is eligible to play in the NHL...
POLL: What move must Devils GM Ray Shero make?
Is a trade necessary? NEWARK -- In a busy offseason, there are still key moves Devils general manager Ray Shero must make. Between now and the start of training camp in mid-September, what is the most important move the GM must make? Is signing first-round draft...

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