DEVILS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Devils have the ideal recruiter in Stephen Gionta if they pursue older brother Brian

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 might inquire about bringing right winger Brian Gionta back to New Jersey. Lamoriello said despite the organization’s reputation for thinking defense first, he has always...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur says he's 'leaning on coming back next year,' still would play for Devils 'if it's feasible'

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 just yet, but he is thinking about returning to play in the NHL next year. But the legendary goaltender will be back to work soon: He told WFAN's "Joe & Evan" show that he's heading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Lottery: New Jersey Devils modification explained

Getty Images The 2014 NHL Lottery Draft will take place tonight at 8:00 PM ET and will be announced live during a 30-minute program televised by TSN in Canada. U.S. viewers can watch a special presentation on NBCSN which will re-air on NHL Network (U.S.) at 8:30 PM ET. Of the 14 teams not taking part in the 2013-2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, 13 are qualified to enter tonight’s lottery...
Via The Hockey Guys
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What Lies Ahead Next Year?

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has some tough decisions in front of him.  There are 5 unrestricted free agents from last years team that need Lou's undivided attention.  What you have to look at though are what is staying in order to process what must go. Players that are signed through 2014-2015 Forwards Adam Henrique, Travis Zajac, Patrik Elias, Tuomo Ruutu, Ryan...
Via Puckrant.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamoriello’s offseason priorities include signing Schneider to extension

Getting goalie Cory Schneider signed to a contract extension is “right on the top of” Lou Lamoriello’s offseason to-do list. But the Devils’ general manager was less forthright about the future of Martin Brodeur, a pending unrestricted free agent. “I think that right now you just take a step back,” Lamoriello said, per The Record. “It was a very difficult situation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk's First Year Back

One of the big stories, perhaps the biggest, involving the KHL in the Summer of 2013 was the return to the league of Ilya Kovalchuk.  The New Jersey Devils star unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NHL, and signed a contract only a day or so later with SKA St. Petersburg, with whom he had spent time during the NHL's 2012-13 lockout and where he was promptly handed...
Via Puckrant.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur Receives Standing Ovation In Possible Final Game As A Devil

New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur likely played in his final regular season game as a Devil on Sunday and received a standing ovation from the fans. It will be odd to see Marty in a different jersey next year, but he has expressed a desire to continue playing and the Devils have not made it known that they want to re-sign him. [YouTube] The post Martin Brodeur Receives Standing...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils: Could this be Martin Brodeur’s Last Game?

In 1990 the New Jersey Devils drafted a goaltender with the 20th pick in the draft. At the time none could have guessed in their wildest dreams the franchise player they had selected. 688 wins later, that goaltender, none other than Martin Brodeur, could finally be ready to hang up his pads for the final time. When talking about the greatest net minders that have stood between the...
Via Standing O Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin Brodeur salutes New Jersey crowd

For the New Jersey Devils franchise, no player has been a more recognizable figure than goaltender Martin Brodeur. A 20-year veteran with the Devils, Brodeur has cemented his legacy as one of, if not the best goaltender in the history in the NHL. Unfortunately, his time as a Devil may have come to an end with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Brodeur collected 16 saves...
Via Around The Rink
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shanahan headed to Leafs, Stephane Quintal to be his successor

     After three years, Brendan Shanahan as announced that he will be leaving his position as the NHL director of player safety in order to become the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Shanahan, a Toronto native, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year, with 21 seasons of NHL experience, and 1,524 games in his books.     Shanahan will begin his new role immediately...
Via BruinsLife
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brendan Shanahan to be named Leaf's president

Brendan Shanahan has been the chief player disciplinarian at the NHL’s Department of Player Safety since June 2011, but his days as a league executive are coming to an end. Citing multiple sources, the Toronto Star’s Damien Cox has reported that Shanahan is headed to Toronto to accept a front-office position with the Maple Leafs. “Shanahan, according to multiple sources,...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next For The New Jersey Devils?

from Randy Miller of NJ.com, What’s unknown is how much change there will be and how significant these changes will be. Will Lamoriello, 71, consider retiring? Would new Devils Josh Harris and David Blitzer dare ask Lamoriello to step down? Will DeBoer, who led the 2011-12 Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season, survive back-to-back non-playoff seasons...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Devils Make Run At Callahan?

During the course of their history, the New Jersey Devils have seen a number of key players bolt the swampland for the bright lights of Manhattan. Bobby Holik, Scott Gomez, John MacLean and Bruce Driver just to name a few. But it looks like Ryane Clowe might have swung the pendulum the other way as Randy Miller at NJ.com wonders if the Devils could make a run at Ryan Callahan this...
Via NY Rangers Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Faust Makes it a Six-Pack of Badgers to the Pros ☆

Wisconsin hockey continues to be popular in the NHL this offseason, as it was announced on Tuesday that Badger defenseman Joe Faust signed an Amateur Try Out contract with the AHL’s Albany Devils. Albany is the affiliate of the NHL New Jersey Devils, who drafted Faust in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry draft. Faust joins five other Badgers to sign professional contracts...
Via Madtown Badgers
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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