Category Archives: New Jersey Devils
During the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils had six selections available to them. Many felt that the team should go after some scoring prospects, and leave the defensemen and goalies to other teams. Having Cory Schneider at the time primed to sign a long term contract extension, the team did not select any goaltenders. Despite having some high defensive prospects already in the system, it would not be a complete Devils draft without Lou Lamoriello picking one or two blue liners. Some fans also found their wishes granted when the team opted to select four forwards. Just how well did the Devils do in the selections made? Check below to see who you may find in a Devils sweater soon. (more…)
When the hockey world saw Lou Lamoriello execute the steal of the century when he traded the Devils’ first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft to Vancouver in exchange for goaltender Cory Schneider, it signaled that times were changing in the Garden State. That season, Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider split the work load for the Devils, but it seemed as if the team struggled with the constant juggling of net minders. (more…)
The San Jose Sharks announced Tuesday that the club has signed Defenseman Taylor Fedun from Edmonton. Also, D Dan Boyle, and F Marty Havlat have signed with other teams.
The Stanley Cup has been awarded. The champagne has been drunk, the confetti has rained down, and the Los Angeles Kings have been crowned champions for the second time in three seasons. As twenty eight other teams watched the Kings and New York Rangers battle it out for hockey’s most ultimate prize, they were already tinkering and planning how to get themselves in that position come time for the 2014-2015 season. For the New Jersey Devils, this offseason proves to be a most interesting one, and fans will look to Lou Lamoriello to get Jersey’s team back into the postseason after failing to make the cut for the second consecutive season following their 2012 Stanley Cup Final run.
Since the Stanley Cup Final run in 2012, the New Jersey Devils have faced a lot of changes, on the ice and off. Gone are star players Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk, grinder David Clarkson, and hall of fame goalie Martin Brodeur pending this year’s off season to either free agency or retirement. Since 2012, the Devils have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, begging every fan to ask the question of what needs to be done to get a team that was once perennially in the post season back to that form. (more…)
The shootout. The mere mention of the word sends many Devils fans and even players running for the hills. Currently, the Devils are 0-11 in the shootout for the season and the only NHL team to not have a shootout win. Jacob Josefson, Jaromir Jagr, and Reid Boucher are the only New Jersey players to have scored in the skills competition this season, making the team mark 3-39 attempts on the season. In their last game, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres, it extends the Devils to a NHL record 15 straight dating back to last season. (more…)
For the New Jersey Devils, the Olympic break could not have come at a better time. In the stretch of games before the NHL players headed to Sochi, the Devils looked tired and deflated as a team. The offense was invisible, the defense could not hold a lead, and the Devils crumbled in the final minutes of games, giving out points left and right. After their first two games back since the season started up again, a 5-2 victory over Columbus and a 6-1 rout of the Islanders, has this team changed for the better in their hunt for a playoff spot? (more…)