If you weren’t able to watch the game and only saw/heard about the final score of the New Jersey Devils opening game of the 2020-21 NHL season – a 3-2 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center – you might think they did pretty well considering the Bruins were the President’s Trophy winners
We’re a week into training camp, and the New Jersey Devils have yet to sign restricted free agent Jesper Bratt. According to Elliotte Friedman, the two sides don’t seem to be close to a deal. One phone call could change things, but there appears to be a wide enough gap that’s led to a stalemate. Bratt
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the status of talks between the Boston Bruins and Zdeno Chara. Are the Bruins actually interested more in another defenseman? In Winnipeg, reports are that Jack Roslovic has officially asked for a trade. The Edmonton Oilers have brought in two players for PTOs and one might
Training camp opens tomorrow for the New Jersey Devils, with on-ice activities beginning soon afterward. I’ll have some thoughts regarding Jesper Bratt, who remains an unsigned restricted free agent and will miss the start of camp. Plus, a look at how Nico Hischier’s injury affects the Devils as they begin preparing for next season. We’ll also
With the announcement of a Jan. 13 start to the 2020-21 NHL season, things are beginning to ratchet up. In a mid-week news and rumors roundup, we take a look at a key restricted free agent signed by the New Jersey Devils. Plus, potential interest in a Vegas Golden Knights’ forward, Yegor Sharangovich returns to North
While there’s no official start date to the 2020-21 NHL season yet, news is beginning to pick up again. There have been reports some NHL teams are looking to host multiple outdoor games to bring in gate revenue to start next season. How could that affect the New Jersey Devils, if at all? Plus, a
It was another relatively quiet week for the New Jersey Devils. There were no signings or trades, but there was some news regarding the franchise. They hired a full-time goaltending coach for their AHL affiliate, while some of their prospects continue to perform well while on loans overseas. Plus, a look at a Devils’ prospect’s
It was perhaps the quietest week the New Jersey Devils have had since the draft on Oct. 6 and free agency on Oct. 9. There were no trades, no free-agent signings, and not much in the way of rumors either. But there are some things to catch up on, and they still had plenty of
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, did the St. Louis Blues just confirm their interest in forward Mike Hoffman? What about the Boston Bruins? They might find room if Hoffman is still available near the start of the season. Are there updates on Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stutzle and the chances he joins Senators’ training camp?
Devils primed for an offer sheet? Top offer sheet candidates Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet: Former Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Michael Futa at the NHL Draft on offer sheets and the New Jersey Devils. “I think they’re another team that’s primed for an offer sheet,” Futa said during that early October broadcast. “And I can tell
The New Jersey Devils have had an active offseason, making upgrades on offense, defense, and in net. But even with the new additions, they still have $18 million in available cap space. They have to re-sign restricted free agents Jesper Bratt and Mackenzie Blackwood, which should take up around $6-7 million in additional cap space.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenceman Ryan Murray to the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in 2021. This move followed the earlier buyout of 26-year-old forward Alexander Wennberg and the trade of defenceman Markus Nutivaara to the Florida Panthers. With those moves, they cleared a total of $11.1 million in cap space.
It’s Draft Week, and that usually means it’s the peak season for trades. The NHL salary cap will remain flat at $81.5 million for next season due to revenue loss from COVID-19, meaning many teams will be tight on money. And that implies there’ll be plenty of quality players on the move because teams can’t afford to
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news the Dallas Stars would like to extend goaltender Anton Khudobin. What would that deal look like? Meanwhile, are the Boston Bruins gauging the market on netminder Tuukka Rask? Will the Columbus Blue Jackets be one of the busier teams and could the New Jersey Devils make some
The NHL Entry Draft is approaching quickly and the New Jersey Devils are in a suitable position to move around the board if the right opportunities present themselves. With the salary advantage and three first-round picks (7th, 18th and 20th), general manager Tom Fitzgerald possesses the assets necessary to move up if the team sees
It’s time for another roundup of New Jersey Devils news and rumors. The draft and free agency are less than three weeks away, meaning the rumor mill is beginning to kick into high gear. That’s been the case with the Devils, as The Athletic’s Pierre Lebrun had some news about Kyle Palmieri’s future with the
It’s been quite some time since the New Jersey Devils have played hockey. And it’ll likely be another few months before that happens. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any noteworthy news. They’re rounding out new head coach Lindy Ruff’s staff and have made some organizational changes, as well. Let’s dive into some Devils’ news and
After last summer’s marquee additions of P.K. Subban, Jack Hughes, Wayne Simmonds, and Nikita Gusev, cautious optimism surrounded a New Jersey Devils team that had reached the postseason only once in seven years. A return to the playoffs in 2019-20 seemed plausible at long last. After a slow start and lackluster winter painfully reinforced the