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While I might be a Leaf fan, I'm first and foremost a hockey fan and believe the Senators have the game to win the Cup. After watching the first round they simply look like past teams, with similar chemistry and depth, that have won the Cup. More specifically though: Leadership The leader is finally being a leader. After years of justifiably being the fan’s whip...
This has been one Jekyll and Hyde post season for one Martin Pierre Brodeur. He has shown his usual brilliance but in spurts and splashes. One thing he has also shown is an unusual vulnerability to the sharp angle goal in the last series and to the high glove in this series, something that had been a strength of Brodeurs. Till this post-season i don't think ANY book on Bro...
flyershockey81 writes...

Let's leak a new jersey

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
this what i love blogging. you get to leak crap before the public see it up close In this case, let's play a new game, leak 'New NHL' jerseys. Today's Team, Dallas Stars [img]http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Chazberg/starsnewunis.jpg[/img] if you want to play along, just take advice of the almighty words of Dr. Gregory House "Well, Google It!"
stevens8204 writes...

Devils Offseason.....

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
[img]http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/LeaferSutherland/devsbanner1.gif"[/img] [b]For every beginning there has to be an end (insert Alpha-Omega reference here). So with all the major players graded....its time to take a look into next year's crystal ball. What could next season have in store for the Devils...what may they or may they not do? Sure it is all s...
duxown writes...

Ducks rumblings.....

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
UPDATE(12:07) Souray is probably either to L.A. or San Jose, but New Jersey, NYI, and NYR have all made pitches. Burke may not trade before start of season but instead will send people down to AHL to clear salary Burke is still talking to 4th line players. First of all, Ducks have apparently made a pitch for Souray(dux4) and it's down to New Jersey, Kings, and Duck...
According to Toronto Star "sources" the Toronto Maple Leafs signed ex-Brodeur backup Scott Clemmensen to a two-way contract and is likely to be the Leafs third-string goalie and to back up Justin Pogge in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies. Of course this stirs the pot with the Raycroft rumors, but personally I'm not impressed with letting Racine go as easily as they did...
It wasn't long ago when this attachment was thrown my way: [img]http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3008/nyi2008hr6.jpg[/img] My reaction was... well... YUCK! Before believing that Charles Wang had this baby lined up as the next jersey of the New York Islanders when the league-wide "tight fit" jerseys come into play next season I gave it some thought. The #79 right...
First of all thanks to Tim Panaccio for giving us the down low of this article. Is it hard to believe that the Sabres are right up there at the top of the list for jersey sales in July? Yes & no. You would almost think that with the horid begining to July would stall Sabre jersey sales to a screaming halt. Obviously not. The Sabres are represented with 3 of the top 7 se...
I have found a bunch of pictures of about 1/2 of teams new look Jerseys wil or might look like for the upcoming season. Here are the links to the jerseys. Some look official and some are concepts. Some are nice and some are garbage. Cast your votes for best & worst. [b]UPDATE(s)[/b] Leafs & Nucks [b]Leafs Jersey Video[/b] [url]http://www.cbc.ca/sports/player/index.ht...
BluesFan44 writes...

BF44's Excellent Jersey Plan

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
There's a lot of hub-bub recently about the new RBK sweaters. And frankly, I think this could well be the darkest Jersey era in Pro Sports since the Chicago White Sox wore pajama tops and shorts.... However, one thing has struck me recently -- why do we still force one team to always wear white? I mean, when my Blues are playing, say, the Chicago Blackhawks, is there ...
As I see the slow progression of teams like Vancouver, Nashville, and Washington creep out with their new designs for their emblems and styles, I take a step back and begin to think really hard. I begin to wonder what these new looks would, well, look like with the basic jersey of the yester-years. The loose design with the nice "[i]flutter in the wind[/i]" character of ...
clarasax writes...

Got Your Gear?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Preds fans, do you have your fan-wear for the upcoming season? Much of Pred Nation grabbed their gear during the Save the Predators rally, when the pro shop at the Sommet Center was having a crazy-go-nuts sale. However, if you missed that event, you still have time to grab shirts and jerseys from various places around town. I needed to replace the Vokoun t-shirt I wo...
They're the same. Anyone suprised? Look good.
dkartik writes...

Canucks Jerseys

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Alright, this probably should be a dead issue, since the Canucks already wasted their million dollars on designing their new jerseys for this upcoming season. The least they could have done was look at their practice jerseys before showing the other ones off to the world. I was looking through some of the posts on canucks.com about the rookie camp, saw some pictures of t...
[img]http://cdn.nhl.com/flyers/images/upload/2007/07/briereallstar_0701.jpg[/img] "On Friday, September 14 at 10:45 a.m. at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey, the Flyers and Phantoms will unveil their new Reebok home (black) and road (white) jerseys." I am going to pick up my white, away Briere Jersey at 9am and hopefully have pictures up on...
I got to the Flyers Gear Zone at the Bank Building at 8:35 this morning and politely and nicely bugged the manager until she let me in (I was the only one crazy enough to be there early....oh and the 2,000 women packing the Wac from the "Women of Faith" conference. It was not pretty. I was the only guy within sight.) The Manager talked hockey with me and she finally tol...
Now that all the new jerseys have been released (some officially and other unofficially), this is a good time to take a critical look at them all from a fashion point of view. Of course, these are just opinions, so please do not flame me too badly. My opinion on your team jersey has nothing to do with how much I like/dislike that team, whether I think so-and-so is a dirt...
It is time for the second edition in my series of blogs about the new NHL jerseys. For those who still have not seen the new jerseys: http://www.fartfignewton.com/rbk_edge/ And for those who missed Part 1 of this series: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2473 This time I am turning my critical eye towards the Northwest division. [b]C...
Well folks, after seeing the new RBK Edge jerseys live and in person i give them a very solid thumbs down. Fashion aside (and very few of the uniforms that did change changes for the positive) these things are so flimsy and rip so easy that every fight from now till they are fixed will come down to who can tear his opponents jersey faster . Even if they don't tear they are...
After watching a few pre season games, I thought I would offer up my take on the new jerseys that the teams are wearing. [b]Anaheim Ducks[/b] - This is the same jersey as they wore in route to winning the Stanley Cup and I'm glad that they left it alone. [b]Los Angeles Kings[/b] - The Kings only made a few minor tweaks to their jersey in the off season and it s...
It is time for the third edition in my series of blogs about the new NHL jerseys. For those who still have not seen the all new jerseys: http://www.fartfignewton.com/rbk_edge/ For those who missed Parts 1 and 2: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2473 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2499 Next up is the Atlanta Divisi...
Time for Part 4 of my 6-part series on the new jerseys. So far, we've covered the Northeast, Northwest and Atlantic divisions. For those who have not read them yet: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2473 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2499 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2552 Up n...
We're reaching the stretch-run; it's time for Part 5 of my 6 part series on the new jerseys. So far, we've discussed the Northeast, Northwest, Atlantic, and Central divisions. My previous blogs can be found at the following links: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2473 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2499 http://...
The rest of the NHL teams are about to start their regular season. Hockey is starting tomorrow! So, I decide to get this last blog out of the way so I can focus on enjoying the game we all love. My previous blogs: http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2473 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=2407&post_id=2499 http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php...
Flyers99 writes...

Home Jersery's

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I was watching the Sabres and the Maple Leafs last night on NHL network and I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. A Home team wearing the traditional white jersey's. After seeing this I asked myself why did the NHL ever change the home team colors? I used to be able to turn the TV on and immediately know who the home team was and where the game was being played at. Why...
- In The Game, Inc. began putting out the Heroes and Prospects hockey card set during the 2004-05 hockey season. This set has proven to be a favorite among hardcore and casual hockey card collectors alike. Each year the set delivers a great bang for your buck as it is fully loaded with autograph and game used memorabilia pieces of hockey equipment actually worn by playe...
Swede writes...

2008 All-Star Game Jerseys

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
So I was looking at the NHL shop when I came across the All Star Game jerseys and the first thing that popped into my head was "Really?" [img]http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p3904301th.gif[/img] [img]http://nhl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p3904347th.gif[/img] This is the first year of the new RBK Edge jerseys and this is the best color scheme ...
groome16 writes...

Numbers?

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
I have been following something over the last few years that I am sure that few have also seen or paid attention to, but something that I find interesting in an obscure and potentially meaningful way. When you look at sports leagues, what do players tend to care more about then salaries and winning? Most care a lot about the number on their backs. Some do not seem to ca...
The first period in Toronto has come to a close and the New Jersey Devils are standing on top with a 1-0 lead. It was mostly an uninspiring 20 minutes for both clubs. The Devils managed a goal on a Zach Parise 2nds effort after Jamie Langenbrunner proved that hard work is worth more than skill. Not that he doesn't have any, but he charged for a loose puck, outworked Bri...
After having tied the game with minutes to go in the third period, the Toronto Maple Leafs get the butt end of the stick on a non call which allowed the New Jersey Devils to score the game winning goal on goaltender Vesa Toskala. What a dissapointment this is. The Leafs were in position to get a minimum of 1 point and maybe more but due to this poor non call by the off...
Tonight Chris Drury looked to have scored an icing on the cake goal for the New York Rangers putting them up 4-1 in a series deciding game 5. However, New Jersey didn't die out as it seemed they would, they rallied to come within 1. At 4-3 Dubinsky scored in the empty net to clinch the series and put the Rangers up 5-3 in the game. Also securing Chris Drury's 16th GWG in t...
FlamesFan25 writes...

Trades

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
i am hearing from a number of sources that the Sens are going to buy out Emery. Also there are a lot of teams asking about 3 big guys: Tomas Kaberle, Roberto Loungo and Jason Spezza. Now i don't know how much their respectie teams are asking but i am sure the price is to high. Im also hearing that soon after the playoffs are over New Jersey is to do a blockbuster with a te...
thejerseydevil writes...

Dawn of a New Era

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
I must begin by saying that this draft may go down in Devils history as the time when seeds were planted for the new era. Quite frankly, it’s about time. Defense alone will win you games, yes, but one needs simply to look back upon the last few playoff series where the Devils were eliminated to know that changes are necessary. In 2007 and 2008, the Devils were knocked ou...
M. Hackney writes...

Need a fix, Devils fans?

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
A fellow at YouTube named McKay4429061 (he's a big Randy McKay fan) has an account of 428 videos, dedicated to the Devils' Stanley Cup runs in 1995 and 2000. I'm sure he's working on 2003 as we speak. Here's his page: http://www.youtube.com/user/McKay4429061 Enjoy!
Say what you want about the season itself, but perhaps the true defining moment of the Devils' 2007-08 season came long before the first puck ever dropped. While July 1, 2007 was a day of glory for some teams, for the Devils it was a day of hopelessness. Despite past offseasons where the shrewdness of GM Lou Lamoriello typically paid dividends, in the summer of 2007 it pro...
In the summer of 2006, the Devils’ attempt to fill out their roster with 2000 Stanley Cup members Alexander Mogilny and Vladimir Malakhov did not exactly work out as planned. Malakhov barely played and was subsequently traded to San Jose the following offseason, while Mogilny was barely a shell of his former self before sustaining an injury which allowed the Devils to wi...
thejerseydevil writes...

Changes Made

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Think back for a moment to the New Jersey Devils' three Stanley Cup championships in 1995, 2000, and 2003. In each of these cases, several important roster changes needed to be made in order to eventually lead the Devils to the promised land. And with two key free agent signings now under their belts, perhaps the 2008-09 Devils are one trade away from Stanley Cup number fo...
While it is not yet the end of July, it's hard not to think about the upcoming hockey season, especially given the current state of the Devils and everything that has happened since last season's disappointing playoff loss. It seems as though the Devils have addressed their most pressing needs, and in just two months time, we finally will get to see how the seeds planted t...
Nyi28nhl writes...

Isles Jersey Concept

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Let me know what you think.. I put forth a few hours of effort into this one: http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=isleslighthousejerseycoup5.jpg
thejerseydevil writes...

Five Burning Questions

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Earlier today on NHL Home Ice (XM Radio), they were discussing the five burning questions surrounding the New Jersey Devils as we head into the 2008-09 season. And from those five questions, they derived five incredibly biased answers. I love my XM and couldn’t live without it, but the truth is that they certainly make no attempt to hide their allegience to Leaf Nation...
Thanks to HB's own Howard Berger http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=16358 , information about the many new team 3rd jerseys are leaking out. For Sharks fans, it looks like the return of the black jersey. A bit overdone, but it looks like the logo will be the full shark body logo. http://bp3.blogger.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/SJBtoG-FxVI/AAAAAAAAFRs/H_x_FefGUtU/s1600-h/sjssha...
thejerseydevil writes...

All-Time Greatest

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Although NHL training camps officially begin less than a month from now, from where we stand it feels like an eternity. ESPN's E.J. Hradek has found a clever way to pass the time, by going through all 30 teams and listing the franchise's all-time greatest player at forward, defenseman, and goaltender. To date, he has only completed the Pacific Division, so I'd like to do h...
thejerseydevil writes...

Glory Days

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
There's a reason that of the three Devils Stanley Cups, 1995 is by far my favorite. No, it's not because I was 10 years old and it somehow represents a happier time in my life. And no, it's not even for the better reason that it was the first one and therefore any one of those players will tell you it's the Cup that meant the most to them. It's because of all three Cups, 1...
I think it's time we take a moment to commend one Kevin Weekes. Next in line in a revolving door of backups to Martin Brodeur, Weekes is by far the most talented of Marty's little helpers, and is also the most understanding and accepting of his situation. Kevin Weekes is the epitome of class. His predecessor, Scott Clemmensen--now unfortunately a Devil once again--used ...
This is a callout. This is to every Devils fan who is sick and tired of dealing with THE WORST marketing department in all of professional sports. This is to every Devils fan who is tired of seeing Rangers commercials that actually make people laugh and generate interest, instead of a 3 second clip followed by BUY TICKETS MONEY MONEY MONEY!!! It's the little things that...
thejerseydevil writes...

Rise of the Rookies

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
As they say, every cloud has a silver lining. There was a decidedly sullen mood around Devil-land when Brian Rolston went down with a high-ankle sprain and Bobby Holik broke his finger. In two days time, there it went...all the money we spent over the offseason to make us a better team gone, out the window. But as I said, there is a silver lining to this injury cloud, a...
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/SO2YI7taj1I/AAAAAAAAGPU/Ol-yNB9U4CA/s400/phifront.jpg[/img][img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_r8tWGVHrjGI/SO2YIwEQXiI/AAAAAAAAGPc/p4RYdVA7Zh4/s400/phirear.jpg[/img] This third jersey is supposed to be unveiled on Friday, November 28th, against the Carolina Hurricanes, and should be flying off the shelves for your Orange and Black f...
The Philadelphia Flyers have hit a new high when they showed the new 3rd jerseys at their annual "Meet and Greet" with the fans yesterday. If you go on to the Flyers main website, which is www.philadelphiaflyers.com, the first news story shows pictures and video of the new Flyers jersey. Personally I was not expecting this good of a design or color scheme. The color...
In today's new NHL the structure of the organization and the quality of the personnel manning the front offices are as important as the players that don the jerseys for the drop of the puck. A team with meddling owners can wreak havoc to a team's chemistry and the coach's ability to lead the team in a common direction. In the classic example of a conflict of interest...
First off I have to say that I am a die hard Maple Leaf fan, please don't hold that against me. More so I am a fan of the game, I can watch any game at anytime and find it enjoyable. So for those who are like me, if you could buy 1 crested jersey NOT from your favorite team who would it be and why? Which do you have already? Please do not include National team jerseys. ...
johnnygriswold writes...

PuckDrawn.com

Posted Monday | Comments 0
I created a new site called PuckDrawn.com and it's pretty much geared towards the design geeks and those who love logo/jersey designs of the NHL. Feel free to stop by and let me know what you think. I'm not really a website/blog design guru, so i'll work out the kinks as I go... [url]http://www.PuckDrawn.com[/url]
A few things occured to me while I was gnawing on my Devils "terrible towel" during game 4 of this Devils/Canes series. First off, this is best series being played in the NHL right now. You've got 2 former Stanley Cup champs battling it out with a Hall of Fame goaltender vs probably the best young, most underrated goaltender in the NHL. Stanley Cup rookie MVP anyone?? 3 o...
As we try to cope with yet another early off season, different people find different ways to occupy themselves to pass the time. As someone on a CBS Sports forum said, this is one of the worst times of year. You don't hear any rumors about your team, and for fans of 26 other teams, the only NHL hockey on is the conference finals. Still, fans prowl hockeybuzz, hoping to sal...
All is quiet in the world of the Devils right now. Fans and players alike have one eye on next season while the other looks back at the year that was with a disgruntled groan of frustration. There has been a distinctly empty stretch since the team cleaned out their lockers, not that this is unexpected. So while Devils fans watch their lesser sports and wait for some news, ...
thejerseydevil writes...

Devils Top Five Drafts

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Since Lou Lamoriello took over as Devils General Manager in 1987, the Devils have earned a reputation as one of the best evaluators of draft talent in the NHL. Between Lamoriello and Director of Scouting David Conte—whom Lamoriello would contend really runs the show on draft day—save for an unfortunate stretch between 1999 and 2002, the Devils have always come through ...
Watching the Stanley Cup Finals now, I can't help but think how it should be us. We should be watching the Devils battle the Red Wings right now, and we very well might be had the team not decided to sit back as if they still had the likes of Stevens and Daneyko to save the day. But now that the offseason is unfortunately upon us, I'd like to try placing myself in the GM's...
If you asked any hockey fan who was going to win the Stanley Cup in February there was only 1 answer: The New Jersey Devils. It was a shock to everyone that the Rock fell silent as Eric Staal capped game 7 and carried his team to the second round and the Devils made an early exit. Thankfully that is all over. 5 thing the Devils need to do: [b]1. Release Madden and Gion...
I have a new blog that I'm waiting on because now is not the right time to publish it. So until that time arrives, I thought I'd fill the gap with a discussion on the Devils and retired numbers. Now nobody can debate the legitimacy of retiring Scott Stevens' #4. He's either the first or second best Devil of all time, and there is no debating that. Without his leadership...
thejerseydevil writes...

Good Riddance

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
I did not expect to have to write about this, at least not until the summer of 2010, but the powers that be have forced my hand. Today, Brent Sutter has announced that he has resigned from the head coaching position for the Devils, deciding that he'd rather hang around Alberta and save his dying junior hockey team. Now as a statement on its own, that's perfectly reasonable...
thejerseydevil writes...

Remember This Name

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Since the resignation of Brent Sutter, many names have been tossed about as far as prospective replacements, from the expected (John MacLean), to the qualified (Peter Laviolette), to the downright strange (Ted Nolan). But if the Lamoriello-run Devils are notorious for anything, it's going off the board. When everyone at the 1990 draft loved Trevor Kidd, the Devils loved Ma...
First thing's first, congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins! Once the Devils were eliminated they became my adopted team from the East, and while my adopted team from the West, Chicago, did not make it to the finals, Pittsburgh both made it and won. I'm also happy for a pair of former Devils—Bill Guerin's only other Stanley Cup came here in Jersey back in his rookie ...
An open letter to the future coach of the New Jersey Devils Dear Future Coach, First of all, welcome! You have just signed on for a job that requires seemingly no good reason to be fired. In fact, no Devils coach has lasted more than three years since Jacques Lemaire stepped down in 1998. Incidentally, if you happen to be Jacques Lemaire, welcome back—and please kn...
I have to start by saying that the 2009 Draft was the first one where I actually did some research beyond the top five prospects. I went full on, putting together a list of the players that I liked in the order I liked them, as if I was prepared to walk out to the draft table myself. The reason for this, aside from the fact that its summer and I find myself with quite a bi...
thejerseydevil writes...

Free Agency Ain't Free

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Though the 2009 NHL free agency period is just a day old, it's already become clear what the Devils' message is going forward. Every year since the lockout, the trend has been the same. Have an outstanding regular season, clinch a playoff spot, possibly win the division, then proceed to play like garbage in the playoffs, leading to a first or second round exit. It's a b...
By Glen Miller Today the New Jersey Devils have announced the hiring of Jacques Lemaire to take over the reins of the club that he originally led to their first Stanley Cup, which was won in 1995. This was long rumored since Lemaire left the Wild organization after coaching that program since its inception in 2000 and also since Brent Sutter left his post as Devils head...
Ah, mid-July. The time of year when its very easy to get away from all things hockey related. Free agency has died down to a trickle, and most players and executives are on vacation. It's the time of year when a mid-scrimmage fight at prospects camp becomes the top headline on a team's website. Except of course, if you're the New Jersey Devils, who still did not have a hea...
To this point in the summer, the New Jersey Devils have laid out their plans and executed. The gameplan this summer is youth movement, and save for the Cory Murphy signing, that is exactly what's happened. The signing of Murphy gives the Devils 8 defensemen who could potentially play with the big club this season, and that's ignoring the fact that a strong training camp fr...
thejerseydevil writes...

A for Effort

Posted Friday | Comments 0
I know that my posts are usually a bit more introspective than this one is going to be, but it's the middle of August, a period during the NHL offseason where yesterday's Evgeni Artyukin for Drew Miller trade was the top hockey story. Mid-August is when the hockey fan reaches the point where anything that even mentions the word hockey piques their interest. And so, with th...
HockeyMoose writes...

Goin Retro in Jersey

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The Devils will wear a different jersey this season? yes, the old school red/green/white jersey from the original season will be worn next season - for one game. March 17th, while we host the Cup Champion Penguins the jersey will make an appearance. Great idea but only one game? That is a bit of a turn off as I would have liked to see it more often. Maybe I can get ...
The Atlantic Division proved to be one of the toughest divisions in hockey last year, with four of five teams making the playoffs and one winning the Stanley Cup. This year things don't look any easier for the New York Rangers, with division rivals adding key assets to their teams. Here are my predictions for the Atlantic Division. 1. [b]Philadelphia Flyers[/b] After...
Since everyone's official team bloggers have begun posting this year's training camp rosters, I'm going to go ahead and post the Devils' roster since it hasn't been done yet. [b]Goaltenders[/b] 30 - Martin Brodeur 31 - Jeff Frazee 35 - Yann Danis 40 - Mike McKenna 50 - Gerald Coleman 60 - Dave Caruso 70 - Jeff Lerg [b]Defensemen[/b] 2 - Jay Leach 5 - Colin W...
Well I have to admit, I did not like the Flyers chances in this game given it was the hated Devils IN New Jersey, it was their home opener, and it was Brodeur's 1000th game. Good thing I was totally wrong. After the first couple of shifts, the Flyers settled down and played a solid game overall. [b]First Period[/b] Devils look sharp to start the game. Flyers having dif...
It's been a while since I've written anything on here. It's really been more of a change in lifestyle than a lack of things to say. Since the hockey season started, I've become a part-time student with a full-time job instead of the other way around. As such, my days begin at 7:55 AM as opposed to 2 PM. I'll write when I have time, which is not that often, but I have some ...
The Nashville Predators continue to play their best hockey of the season as they beat the New Jersey Devils 3 to 2 in a shootout. Santorelli and Erat scored in the shootout to lift the Predators to victory. The Preds 2 goals in regulation came from Jason Arnott. Including 1 on the powerplay. The Preds finished the night 1 for 2 on the PP. While the PK stopped both...
Buffalo (16-8-2) vs. New Jersey (19-7-1) [img]http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2006/12/26/PH2006122601149.jpg[/img] Perhaps the goaltender matchup we will see in the Olympics. Ryan Miller vs. Martin Brodeur Buffalo had a chance to move back into first place in the division with a win. Not tonight. The Devils were all over the Sabres. Buffa...
thejerseydevil writes...

Mot Impressed.

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
#27. It's a number that will forever be the cause of simultaneous feelings for fans of the New Jersey Devils. Once sprawled above it, in all capitals, the name of NIEDERMAYER. It hardly fit on the back of the red and black jersey, but in that jersey a hall of fame career was created, and then solidified. Among the best skating defensemen in NHL history, incredible stick...
What a week, Leafs Nation. After a slow start to the off-season, news sure picked up this week. The last entry discussed this summer’s events for the blue and white, and surprisingly, the past seven days managed to hit on a couple of them. The most significant was revealed yesterday by Howard Berger, regarding a certain press conference. As expected, the Leaf...
Deal with Buffalo ? - Doubtful. Other than Kassian and Luke, their players and prospects don't really fit the Burke mold. Pick # 23 might be affordable and interesting - especially if it comes with one of the previously mentioned prospects, in a Kaberle deal, but I expect Buffalo will want to shed some salary in a deal, and THAT might kill any offer to Toronto. Deal wi...
Domaju writes...

#3 is #18

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Yesterday it was finally made official, #3 Dion Phaneuf was named the 18th captain in Toronto Maple Leafs History, or the 22nd in Toronto history if you include the Arenas and St. Pats. There has been talk of Dion being named captain for months now. There's no hiding that Wilson loved what Dion brought to the table, even with all the rumours coming out of Calgary. Those...
Darcy Zajac signed two-year deal with Devils' Albany (AHL) team Darcy Zajac, the 23-year old younger brother of Devils center Travis Zajac, said he had several teams interested before he signed a two-year contract with Albany (AHL) this summer.
Source: NJ.com John MacLean turned out to be a pushover in his first day on the ice as Devils head bill-kostrounAP.jpgBill Kostroun/APLarry Robinson was back as an assistant coach as the Devils opened prospects camp. coach. He cancelled a scheduled scrimmage as prospects camp opened today at the Prudential Center, but players shouldn't get a false sense of comfor...
Source NJ.com Nothing new on the Ilya Kovalchuk front, says Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. "Everything is the same as it was the last three or four days," Lamoriello claimed. "Nothing changed. I don't have anything to add to that." 32 0 4Share Actually, the Los Angeles Kings might be moving closer to signing the left winger. According to the Los Ange...
Mike Morreale NHL.com NEWARK -- New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias knows the stress that comes as an unrestricted free agent. To that end, he understands what Ilya Kovalchuk has been going through. Then again, he never thought a decision would take this long. Kovalchuk, of course, is still unsure where he'll be playing in 2010-11, although the Devils and Los A...
By Eric Marin Their chemistry produced one of the greatest goals in Devils history, and Patrik Elias hopes Jason Arnott’s second tour in New Jersey proves just as sweet. It was Elias who set up Arnott’s winning tally in double overtime of Game 6 to clinch the Stanley Cup versus Dallas in 2000. Together, they were two-thirds of the famed “A Line” with Petr...
Another day has passed with lots of speculation but no official word about where Ilya Kovalchuk (pictured at left) will end up or when he will decide where he will play next season. Thursday will mark the two-week point since the start of free agency and 10 days since Kovalchuk's agent, Jay Grossman, last made a public comment. Grossman said July 5 that the high-scoring...
Source: http://www.nfl-2010.com/ In what seems very unorthothodox to most people who have followed the New Jersey Devils, GM Lou Lamoriello has remained emphatic that the Devils are still “in the mix” to sign LW Ilya Kovalchuk to a free agent deal. While it seems more and more apparent to all that Kovalchuk likely wants to be a King, it still hasn’t happened tw...
Source Nj.com Veteran center Eric Chouinard, who attended the Devils' prospects camp for four days hoping to get a contract, will be going back to Germany to play hockey this season. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said no contract offer was made. 0 0 0Share "He's going to be going back to Europe," Lamoriello said. "He did very well, but we could not at t...
Source NJ.com The Devils weren't Anton Volchenkov's first choice. The hard-hitting defenseman, signed as an unrestricted free agent July 1, would have preferred to stay with the Ottawa Senators. "I would have liked to stay in Ottawa. My next choice was to find a good place for me," Volchenkov said today as he visited the Prudential Center. So why didn't he re-s...
jsiha writes...

MacLean meets the A-Train

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Source NHL.com John MacLean has already given the A-Train an A-plus. The new head coach met one of the newest members of his defense on Thursday when Anton Volchenkov rumbled through Prudential Center for a visit. The Russian blueliner was in town to work out family arrangements for his move to New Jersey. “Nice kid, looking forward to it,” MacLean said Thursd...
Free agents Anton Volchenkov and Henrik Tallinder got the multi-million dollar deals from the Devils this summer. Rookie defenseman Tyler Eckford is just hoping for a chance. The question is whether Eckford, who signed a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday that would pay him $500,000 if he plays in the NHL, is ready to make the jump. "Of course I'd like to th...
source MSG By: StanFischler The poet Robert Browning once wrote something akin to, "Your reach should exceed your grasp; or what's a Heaven for?" In terms of the New Jersey Devils, boss Lou Lamoriello certainly has reached out to Ilya Kovalchuk. Nobody knows the true details, but you can assume that the contract offer was -- is! -- long and fat. Just 10 day...
what happen??? we went from very near to this... The Kings reportedly have been solving differences with Kovalchuk, while one source said the Kings believed they had a 50-50 chance of signing the 27-year-old.
source nj.com The signing of Ilya Kovalchuk isn't the last big move for the Devils this summer. Now general manager Lou Lamoriello has to find a way to fit the left winger's salary under the cap. And that may not be easy without making some significant trades. 20 1 0Share "It looks like they're going to be over the cap, so (roster moves) that's the only thing t...
source nj.com The best news John MacLean received this summer was getting hired to coach the Devils. However, the signing of Ilya Kovalchuk today ranks a close second. "I have a smile on my face," MacLean said. Now it will be MacLean's job to fit a talented individual into the Devils' team concept. "We all know that, even looking at him on another team, that...
Source: nj.com Much of the hockey world wonders if the decision to break the bank for unrestricted free agent Ilya Kovalchuk was general manager Lou Lamoriello's move or if owner Jeff Vanderbeek stepped in. It is, after all, an uncharacteristic signing by the Devils. Nevertheless, veteran forward Dainius Zubrus said he wasn't surprised by what is believed to be ...
jsiha writes...

What might happen next?????

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We all know that the nightmare is finally over... Now what??? who will go??? My top Three: Rolston (Please Please Please) Zubrus Salvador What might happen with trades....just a theory.... Rolston and Zubrus or salvador to LA for frolov Rolston and Zubrus or salvador for Kaberle
jsiha writes...

Who Will Go???

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Veteran forward Brian Rolston could be one of the bodies on the move -- he has two years left on his deal at $5 million per season, and his cap hit this coming season is $5.062 million. "It looks like they're going to be over the cap, so (roster moves) that's the only thing that makes sense," Rolston said to NJ.com on Monday afternoon. "I don't know what my involvement ...
If 17 years seems like an odd number, consider that Kovalchuk wears No. 17 in honor of legendary Russian left winger Valeri Kharlamov. He never met Kharlamov, who died in a 1981 car crash at age 33. Kovalchuck: "He was my dad's favorite," Kovalchuk told me. "I never saw him play live, but I have a lot of videotapes at home. My dad and I would watch tapes of his games...
source nj.com After the Devils resolve the current contract situation with Ilya Kovalchuk, they can turn their attention toward locking up their other young superstar: Zach Parise. Parise, who recorded 38 goals and 82 points last season, is entering the final year of a four-year, $12.5 million pact he signed in 2007. The Devils’ first-round draft pick in 2003, Pari...
Source NJ.com His critics have sometimes called him "Loophole Lou," but Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello may have lost that nickname now that the NHL has rejected the team's 17-year, $102 million contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. Lamoriello's biggest mid-summer problems should have been his efforts to complete a trade or two in order to shed some salary, thereby ena...
Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract was rejected by the NHL late last night because it “circumvented the league’s salary cap.” Here are a pair of similar contracts that were signed last season. The NHL investigated each contract, before eventually approving both. The league cited that it could not prove that the contracts were not agreed to upon in g...
The National Hockey League Players' Association has issued a statement in light of last night's rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's contract with the Devils by the NHL. Per NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon: "The NHLPA is currently analyzing the basis upon which the NHLrejected the contract between the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk.We are evaluating the options avai...
source: NHL.com New Jersey Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the National Hockey League's rejection of the team's contract with Ilya Kovalchuk: "We are extremely disappointed that the NHL has decided to reject the contract of Ilya Kovalchuk. The contract complies with the terms of the Collecti...
Sooooo.... what exactly is going on in New Jersey? Obviously Lou Lamoriello isn't the type of GM who would be giving out 17 year contracts that could hamper the team salary wise going forward, go against the general spirit of the league and set (more like reset) an already poor precedent. Remember this is still the Lou Lamoriello who yes, did have a high payroll back when ...
Source Vancover Sun: VANCOUVER — The National Hockey League is clearly trying to draw a line in the sand, but may not have a legal leg to stand on in its rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102-million US contract with the New Jersey Devils, one prominent agent said Wednesday. J.P. Barry of CAA Sports, whose large roster of clients includes Vancouver Canuck...
Lou Lamoriello was not anxious to discuss the NHL's decision to reject the 17-year, $102 million contract signed by Ilya Kovalchuk. But when contacted Wednesday night, the Devils general manager seemed to suggest the team is not currently reworking the contract but waiting for help from the NHL Players' Association. "We just have to wait for the process right now w...
jsiha writes...

NHL might have picked wrong fight

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Source: Fox Sports n Tuesday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils held a press conference to officially announce the signing of Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a mammoth 17-year, $102 million contract. And just a few hours later, word leaked out that the National Hockey League had rejected the contract on the grounds that it was designed to circumvent the salary cap. B...
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As everyone knows, the contract of Ilya Kovalchuk was denied by the NHL which to be honest is no surprise to me and maybe devil fans. With Only around 2 million of available cap space remaining, how would it even be possible for Lou to sign such an elite sniper. Also, as a gm of a team, i don't believe many players by the age of 44 can still play. Over the years, the d...
jsiha writes...

NHLPA to file grievance

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
All indications are the NHL Players' Association will file a grievance by Monday at 5 p.m. over the league rejecting the 17-year, $102-million contract signed by Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils. A source told sportsnet.ca that the only way a grievance would not be filed was if the Devils and Kovalchuk restructure the deal. However, the source also said that eve...
jsiha writes...

The Kovi Saga

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
It’s no new news that the NHL rejected the seventeen-year $102 million contract the New Jersey Devils awarded superstar left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, due to allegations that it doesn’t comply with the current collective bargaining agreement and a high amount of skepticism that Kovalchuk won’t be playing until he’s forty-four, which is how old he’ll be when the deal e...
Source NYpost First, know this about Gary Bettman and his capricious prosecution of circumvention against the Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk -- it's personal with the commissioner, the way it was personal when he and the Board of Governors canceled a season in order to get rid of Bob Goodenow. It's personal because Bettman had been telling NHL general managers for months ...
Source NJ.com The NHL Players' Association likely will file a grievance today on behalf of Ilya Kovalchuk, whose 17-year, $102 million contract was rejected by the league. The union has until 5 p.m. to file the grievance or the Russian left winger will once again become an unrestricted free agent. Kovalchuk, 27, signed the longest contract in NHL history but the...
Source NJ.com Are NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello now at war? Considering that Lamoriello has been a key figure in Bettman's past labor battles against the players, such a war seemed unlikely not too long ago. But the Devils' decision to hold a press conference last Tuesday announcing the signing of a 17-year, $102 milli...
Decision on Kovalchuk is expected to be made as early as next week. Process of choosing arbitrator started last night and will cont today. more as i get it
When the NHL Players’ Association filed a grievance Monday to dispute the NHL’s rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, it ran the risk of having an arbitrator restructure the contract if he or she sides with the NHL in the matter. One source close to the situation told THN.com that one of the possibilities would be...
jsiha writes...

Yann Danis Going to KHL

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Yann Danis has reportedly signed a deal with the KHL's Amur Khabarovsk.
jsiha writes...

Mark Fraser Signed....

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Mark Fraser agrees to a one-year/$500,000 contract with the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils signed a pair of veteran defensemen this summer in Anton Volchenkov and Henrik Tallinder, but Mark Fraser is certain he will earn a spot among the top six this fall. "I really felt I gained a lot of confidence last year," Fraser said. "Overall, I'm really happy with the way my rookie year went. More than anything I'm just anxious to get back and continue wher...
Sportsnet has learned that an arbitrator has been agreed upon by the NHL/PA for the Ilya Kovalchuk case. The hearing is expected to start as soon as next week, with a decision to come by the end of the week. Kovalchuk had signed a US$102 million, 17-year contract with the New Jersey Devils earlier in the month. But the NHL felt the Devils went too far in giving...
jsiha writes...

Kovalchuck Hearing?????

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Hearing from source that: Source Fire And ICe Kovalchuk planned to return to Russia to begin working out with his trainer there to get ready for the season. so it’s possible he won’t be at his hearing. Also in the mix: Source Fire And Ice There was also speculation that a representative of the Los Angeles Kings, who had lengthy discussions with Kovalchuk bef...
The arbitrator - Richard Bloch - is a New Jersey native and finished high school in NJ. I don't think that the arbitrator will be biased but we could get an idea that Bloch will lean toward NJ because he was born here, and because no one could do anything about it! No one is allowed to go against his decisions.
Source NJ.com An independent ruling on whether Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils is valid will be made late next week now that the NHL Players' Association and the league have agreed on an arbitrator to hear the grievance filed by the union. Two NHL sources, neither with the authority to speak about the arbitrator or scheduled hearing, c...
source nj.com Ilya Kovalchuk has delayed a trip home to Russia in order to be present during the hearing at which the NHL and NHLPA will argue the validity of his 17-year, $102-million contract signed last month with the Devils. The hearing will be held in Boston on Wednesday and Thursday, according to northjersey.com. Kovalchuk's presence increases the likelihood th...
Some of you already know this, but the Devils will wear their “retro” red, white and green jerseys during their March 18 home game against Washington. Although the Devils have been advertising the March 18 game as the “retro” jersey game in season-ticket package sales, they have not announced it otherwise to the public. During the 2009-10 season, the Devils w...
jsiha writes...

D day for Kovi and the Devils

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[img]http://chievo.theoffside.com/files/2009/05/gabble2.jpg[/img] Okay now im hearing the decision will come Monday...Ahhhhhhhh!!!!...come on... Some facts on Bloch: *experienced in both public and private sector labor arbitration and mediation *has been involved with the Devils before *He ruled that Scott Gomez deserved $5 million for the 2006-07 season *Blo...
Jim Dowd's 13th annual Shore High School All-Star Hockey Game between Ocean and Monmouth will be played Sunday at Red Bank Armory in Red Bank. Tickets for the charity event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., are $10 and will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Brick Stars “Special Need” Challengers Ice Hockey program. Dowd is a former Devils and Flyers center...
I thought this one one would be a great for Hockeybuzz...I was reading nj.com and saw this post by a fellow devils fan..mmmmmm.....I for one dont believe it..but i thought id share... Source NJ.com NJ.com Devils fan ****** has cooked up an interesting conspiracy theory that couldn't possibly be true, could it? This may soound strange, but I think this is a set...
As already reported “Soviet Sport”, on Tuesday an independent arbitrator found 17-year contract Ilya Kovalchuk with the “New Jersey” at 102 million dollars in illegitimate because of attempts to circumvent the collective agreement.. And the striker once again became a free agent. А So, again, a chance that Kovalchuk will continue career in Russia. В пите...
Rick Kowalsky, who spent the last four seasons coaching Trenton (ECHL), was promoted to head coach of the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Albany, N.Y. Kevin Dean will replace Kowlasky as head coach at Trenton while former Devils assistant coach Tommy Albelin will be an assistant coach at Albany. Vince Williams will remain as assistant coach at Trenton. “A commitment ...
andydrmm writes...

Another Jersey?!?!?!

Posted Wednesday | Comments 5
As expected, I figured Buffalo would come out with a new third jersey this season. However, what I do find a little disconcerting, is all the talk about how starting next season, Buffalo will be switching jersey's, again. Over the past 14 years, Buffalo has had, well it's hard to count. At the end of the 1996 season, Buffalo switched from the classic jerseys of the blu...
jsiha writes...

HEATS ON!!!!

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Source: NYPOST By MARK EVERSON Last Updated: 5:18 AM, August 12, 2010 Posted: 4:28 AM, August 12, 2010 It's really what late Devils owner John McMullen meant when he said "You don't want 50-goal scorers. Then you have to pay them." The update is you have a huge cap hit. It was a nice try, elegant even, and the Devils' attempt to keep Ilya Kovalchuk's cap hit...
Forbes Magazine in the NHL most valuable hockey teams. Not bad for a team stuck between a really tough market. Metro area population: 19,007,000 Devils local revenue per fan: $14 Rangers local revenue per fan: $22 Islanders local revenue per fan: $9 Figures again from Forbes are based on Stadium and local media revenue generated per person in the metro area...
Would the Devils be able to pull of getting Tomas Kaberle and Ilya Kovalchuk? If they did that would cap off an already great free agency for the Devils that the fans of New Jersey aren't used to seeing from their team. Although the chances seem very slim, nothing is impossible. Rolston, White, and Langenbrunner combine for a $10.86 million cap hit. If the Devils could...
More contract rumors are coming up now...the latest 90 million over 10-13 years... can't confirm just yet
[url]http://www.online-translator.com/site_Translation.aspx?direction=re&from=adv&template=General&autotranslate=on&transliterate=on&flw=1&showvariants=&viewModeSelected=result&sourceURL=http://news.sport-express.ru/2010-08-16/381424[/url] Ilja Kovalchuk continues to prepare for a season in Moscow while behind ocean the question concerning its future contract is solved...
jsiha writes...

Contract submitted???

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Okay here is the latest... Rumor has it that Lou has submitted a new contract to the NHL its supposdley over 10 years im guessing 13 or 14 max...still trying to confirm
Another day with no news..Actually today was a pretty quite day..... Lets go down the list: Rumor that news will come out tomorow about Kovi's new contract... [b]Thats anyone one guess right now like I said everything has been quite on the front.[/b] I was asked about the Devils getting fines by the NHL.. I don't believe that the NHL will fine the Devils...t...
Source NHL.com Article By: Mike G. Morreale What happens when a team expected to make some noise in the Stanley Cup Playoffs instead goes quietly in a third consecutive opening-round upset? Well, for starters, it's time to buck the trend. That's precisely what Devils owners Jeff Vanderbeek and Mike Gilfillan and General Manager Lou Lamoriello thought they had don...
Source: Adam Rotter site: http://www.snyrangersblog.com According to Tom Gulitti of the Record, the Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk are “status quo” on a new contract but the Devils are still actively trying to re-sign him. Kovalchuk’s 17 year deal worth $102 million was ruled invalid by the NHL. ….At some point, the two sides will come to terms on a deal. Kov...
Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk’s Russian agent has received no indication that Kovalchuk will even consider the KHL. As a Devils fan that is good news as that shows that he is committed to playing in the NHL and would like to sign in New Jersey.
jsiha writes...

Elias on the Move???

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Okay now the rumors are coming out listen to this one Former #Devils fitness coach Vladimir Bure told SovSport he thinks the #NJD will move Elias to make room for Kovalchuk. Source twitter http://twitter.com/dchesnokov/status/21695062255 Wow if this is true ill be really shocked..I for one dont believe this one for a minute... On the Kovi rumor about the Dev...
Great article we found on the thought we'd share.... Source: http://thehockeywriters.com Amidst Silence, Questions Surround Devils in Wake of Kovalchuk Saga Welcome to The Hockey Writers (THW), one of the most popular hockey sites around. Featuring behind the scenes information, player profiles, draft guides and much more. To stay right on top of our Best Storie...
Some sources are stating that: Brian Burke Testified Against Ilya Kovalchuk Contract??? Statement by Columnists / Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun
ATLANTIC CITY — Area hockey fans were thrilled to hear these six words: Hockey is back at the Hall. The New Jersey Devils this season will bring to Boardwalk Hall five minor-league games, which are being sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City. An official announcement will be made at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Boardwa...
When news broke out that the Sabres would be unveiling a new alternate jersey this upcoming season, it left fans wondering what could be the next marketing scheme that Golisano and company had in store for us. We’ve seen our share of new jerseys in the past. From what I can gather, the goat head was generally accepted. “The Slug”, although ranked at the top in sales ...
There hasn’t been a lot of change on this front. Kovalchuk remains an UFA and the New Jersey Devils are still hoping to work out a contract with him. He also supposedly talked to the KHL, but it doesn’t look like he is headed over there. Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello is not commenting on the situation until a deal is reached. The End of Elias? The ...
jsiha writes...

Today could be the Day!!!

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Just in from a very reliable source on twitter : Dmitry Chesnokov As I know, at Monday-Tuesday (Monday most likely) Ilya Kovalchuk will sign the new contract with NJ. URL: http://twitter.com/dchesnokov
Reports out of Russia say Iyla Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils will announce a new contract as early as today.
Framework of deal between Kovalchuk, Devils believed to be finalized. Some in the know hinting deal will be 12-13 yrs in range of $84-$91MM
Devils have Added the following players for the 2010-2011 season Mattias Tedenby Jacob Josefson David McIntyre Mark Fayne Dan Kelly Matt Taormina [url]http://devils.nhl.com/club/roster.htm[/url]
RT @EJHradek_ESPN: NJ owner Jeff Vanderbeek, Lou Lamoriello and Kovalchuk's agent Jay Grossman met with NHL execs at NY office today. Hmmm?
Contract said to be 13 years 91 million [url]http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=228129&position=1&news_type=news[/url]
jsiha writes...

Bryce Salvador to Stars...

Posted Tuesday | Comments 2
Source NYPOST A source said Lamoriello is working hard at dealing worthy defenseman Bryce Salvador, who would be an important member of the team if his lack of a no-trade clause, coupled with his $2.9 million salary, did not make him a target to be moved to gain cap space. Another source suggested the Stars as a likely destination for Salvador.
[u]NHL Rejection of Kovalchuk’s Deal: Better Late than Never on Nixing Bogus NHL Deals.[/u] If you like/dislike this blog post please participate in the forum at my new website below: [url]http://watercoolersportstalk.weebly.com/#/[/url] While this isn’t exactly NEW news, I think it’s very important news for hockey fans. The NHL rejected the Devils, 17 ye...
jsiha writes...

NHL 2 Devils 0.....

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Well it looks like the NHL is at it again. Frame work for the new Kovalchuck contract was rejected. It looks like that any contract over 10 years will be a no go in the NHL now. Details of the new contract haven't been released yet. And really this isn't about the Devils and Kovalchuck anymore...I quote dchesnokov via twitter "My personal opinion is that Bloch's rulin...
Source Fire & Ice The Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman, are back at work trying to find a contract structure that is acceptable to them and to the NHL after the league rejected their most recent proposal—made Monday at the league’s Manhattan office. When I reached him this morning, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello continued his stance o...
Dmitry Chesnokov reported about 36 minutes ago via twitter: Nothing new to report, unfortunately, on the Kovalchuk-KHL developments. KHL is still offering 1-3 year contract. It seems unlikely that Kovalchuck will take a 3 year deal in Russia hes looking for long term
jsiha writes...

Could this be finalyy over???

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Just a few hours ago the Net blow up with tweets of the devils submitting a new contract to the NHL: dchesnokov The latest (last?) Kovalchuk proposal was submitted to the League a couple of hours ago. Now rumors have it that the NHL has approved the contract. Contract is said to be 15 years 100 million. Also note: The NHL stated earlier today that the con...
So it looks as if the summer of kovalchuk has at long last coming to an end. After a couple failed attempts to get a deal done with the Kings, a surprise offer from the Islanders for 10 years $100 million dollars that was nothing more then a false rumor that was created by a writer at the LA Times and spread like a virus all through the internet in less then 24 hours. And ...
Source Fire & Ice After spending Monday reviewing the 15-year, $100 million contract Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Devils on Friday, the NHL did not announce a decision on whether it was going to approve or reject the deal. Although a source said the league did not officially inform the Devils of a decision on the contract—that would come in the form of a let...
This piece from one of our admins on our NJ Devils Blog on Facebook...If your on facebook and are a Devils fan you should follow us. The NHL has proven this summer that they want to stand up for their rules. And they have proven that no matter how poorly the expected publicity paints league officials and the NHL, in their minds any publicity is good publicity. Howe...
All around the I see passionate Devil fans being called "Cry Babies"...Really well lets get one thing straight, were not crying here were just frustated with theis entire process...we are trying to sign one of the top scores in the NHL while trying to make moves to fit his new contract. Also we have to worry about our star player Zach next year....So I don't think the outc...
jsiha writes...

Here we go again!!!

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Update Via Twitter: TSN's DarrenDreger Good discussions Thurs between NHL and PA, but no settlement. Kovy deal is tied to this, so postponement today seems likely at this point. Were seeing that more than likely another extension will be announced today. We would be really shocked if the NHL actually has a decision today on the Kovalchuck contract....
Well it looks like from sources around the net that the NHL will probably once again extend the deadline. Why? who knows.. The NHL knows if they reject the contract this time around and it goes before an arbitrator the Devils have a good chance on winning the case. The NHL is running out of time...and they know the Devils and Kovalchuck are too..so why not drag it out a...
jsiha writes...

Kovalchuck Update

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Well its 1:30PM and yet no word on the Kovalchuck Decision. No surprise here...but we have found out that the NHLPA began preparing grievance for Kovy II on Tuesday in case NHL did reject contract.....The question is will the NHL come out on top this time... And the story continues.....
sirwin31 writes...

Crunching Some Numbers

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement that was reached during the canceled 2004-05 NHL season brought with it some new rules and concepts which have changed the way team personnel are managed, and the league was dubbed the “New NHL”. The majority of these rules were financial based and have largely impacted the general managers in the league, limiting the high spendi...
jsiha writes...

Cap Update

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Devs' moves: Salvador on LTIR. Salmela designated as injured non-roster player. Taormina assigned to Albany. Henrique recalled.
The Sabres dropped their third straight game (all at home), falling to the Devils 1-0 in overtime. New Jersey earned their first win of the season. They have been playing with 15 skaters due to cap space. Well, it worked out for them. Ilya Kovalchuk's quick shot beat Ryan Miller to give New Jersey the victory. The Devils played their usual, slow and boring game of ho...
KevinJames writes...

"2" Easy For Vanek, Sabres

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
[b]Vanek scores twice, Sabres earn two points in 6-1 victory over New Jersey[/b] What a difference 10 days can make. Last Wednesday, the Sabres were shutout 1-0 by the Devils. On Saturday night, Buffalo went into New Jersey and made it look easy, winning 6-1 at the Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur was expected to get the night off, since the the Devils were playing ...
Devil fans you tell us who will let go, stay, trade, waivers or let him walk: Andy Greene Contract: Salary: 737,500 Status: UFA in 2011-2012 season(next season), No NTC, NO NMC. Means: Andy Green can chose to sign with any team. Example (Paul Martin) So tell us Trade him now, keep him, waivers, let him sign somewhere else.
Devil fans you tell us who will let go, stay, trade, waivers or let him walk: Langs Contract: Salary: 2,800,000 Status: UFA in 2011-2012 season(next season), No NTC, NO NMC.(after this year Means: Langs can chose to sign with any team. Example (Paul Martin) So tell us Trade him now, keep him, waivers, let him sign somewhere else.
Jason Arnott Contract: Salary: $4,500,000 Status: UFA in 2011-2012 season(next season), No NTC, NO NMC.(after this year Means: Jason Arnott can chose to sign with any team. Example (Paul Martin) So tell us Trade him now, keep him, waivers, let him sign somewhere else.
Zajac, Travis » Contract: Salary: 3,887,500 Status: UFA in 2013-2014. No NTC, NO NMC. Means: He still has 3 years under his contract, He could bring back a good D man if traded. So tell us Trade him now, keep him, waivers.
jsiha writes...

What would you do with Zach?

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
Parise, Zach » Contract: Salary: $3,125,000 Status: RFA in 2011-2012. No NTC, NO NMC. Means: The current team must extend a "qualifying offer" to a restricted free agent to retain negotiating rights to that player. Keep him (which I vote for and I know Lou wont let him get away) Trade him, waivers, let him walk
jsiha writes...

Devils VS Pens

Posted Monday | Comments 1
Tonight the Devils take on the red hot Pens. Will this be the big turn around game or will it be a horrible blowout? With all the rumors going around if the devils don't pull a victory out this might also be J Mac last game has devils head coach.
The leadership quality of Devil's captain Jamie Langenbrunner has been questioned since last year's mid-season slide, a trend that's worsened as it crossed into this year's campaign. At this point in the season, Langenbrunner's been as ineffective as most of the players on this team have been with only three goals and eleven points in eighteen games, going a minus ten. As ...
The New Jersey Devils, NHL powerhouse and dynasty, are going to move into the doghouse and become a dud-nasty if they keep going the way they are going. The Devils have the greatest golatender to possibly stand in an NHL crease in Martin Brodeur, they have veterns all through the line up and have one of the most powerful General Managers in hockey, ...
As you have probably heard. P.L.L. Leblond was sent to the Flames for a 5th Rounder in 2012. There are rumors of Bouwmeester coming to New Jersey. With the trading opening with Calgary this can lead to GOOD NEWS. Only thing is the Flames are interested in Parise.
Another week has come and gone and the New Jersey Devils are business as usual. Of course the week started promising with another hearty round of rumor mongering and speculation gone wild. Ultimately leading to the surprising removal of the giant white elephant in the locker room in the form of an inflated Brian Rolston contract, perhaps the worst in franchise history. ...
devilsfAAn1 writes...

Peter Harrold

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
As you might have heard thanks to Todd Cordell... The Devs have signed Peter Harrold. After seeing this I immediately searched Peter Harrold. I looked at the normal things like Stats, Bio, etc. After reading I am a fan of this signing. Harrold (if he plays) will be a great offensive-defenceman addition.
NJDAaron1 writes...

Peter Harrold

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
As you might have heard thanks to Todd Cordell... The Devs have signed Peter Harrold. After seeing this I immediately searched Peter Harrold. I looked at the normal things like Stats, Bio, etc. After reading I am a fan of this signing. Harrold (if he plays) will be a great offensive-defenceman addition.
Today Brian Rolston and I discussed his anticipated role with the New York Islanders for the upcoming season, his past experiences with the New Jersey Devils and his thoughts on the possible changes to the game that the NHL is currently considering. http://thecheckingline.com/blog/rob-mcgowan/new-york-islanders/one-one-brian-rolston -Rob McGowan Follow me on Twitt...
icedog97 writes...

Jets Jerseys

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
I had a chance to look at the Jets new jersey's and I'm disappointed only in the fact that there isn't very much red (aside from the logo there is none) in the jersey. I think, like a lot of people, I wanted to see an updated version of the last Jets jersey's. Of course, as has been noted elsewhere on this site, maybe it was that expectation, along with the name, that m...
Ian Cunningham [email protected] September 22, 2011--The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a slow start in the 2011 pre-season, dropping back-to-back decisions to the St. Louis Blues, 3-1 and 4-3. The two teams played a home and home set of games, with the latter taking place in Orlando's New Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic. It was the first hockey game...
The Devils (14-13-1) visit the Bolts (12-15-2), who are reeling in a bad way. This game should be an excellent opportunity for the Devs to get 2 points in regulation for the first time since Nov. 25. The last time these 2 met, the Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead, I was there and boy was it impressive! The last 10 minutes of the game however were not, as the Devils very nea...
NJD (14-13-1) @ TBL (12-15-2) St. Pete Times Forum 7pm VS/TSN2 Hedberg (300th start of his career!) vs Roloson (side note, Devils have acquired D Kurtis Foster, and G prospect Timo Pielmeier for C Pelley, D Fraser and a 7th round pick in 2012. A great trade for guys who have been placed on waivers twice, getting a solid blueline shot and 40+ point scorer in Foster as...
So apparently the game plan was lost in the mail on its way from New York to Philadelphia and then from Philly back to Tampa. Not to worry though, things are going to be fine soon enough. Okay, so that may be a little bit of an optimistic view on things. This post-game wrap up is all about one thing; one VERY big thing. I have lowered my expectations for this team ...
After not being able to provide themselves any real scoring chances in a lackluster effort against the Devils, the Jets appeared to come ready to play tonight against the Sens. Chris mason was not really tested all that much but did provide solid net-minding late to keep the Senators off the board during an inevitable late-game push. The reason Mason had such an easy...
Andy McDonald.......you're close, you're really close to making every St. Louis Blues fan very happy. Your speed, your vision, your finishing touch, your experience.....oh how we've missed you. You are the missing component in making the Blues go from a contender to a legitimate favorite come playoff time. Your impact on the ice will echo a great deal off the ice where ...
FloridianDevil writes...

Devils are red-hot!!!

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
It has been a while since my previous write up for the boys in red and black, so there is much to cover! After tonight's grueling victory in Toronto over the Leafs in Overtime, the New Jersey Devils are on a four-game win streak, and are 35-20-4. Folks, that is a very impressive record for where this team was projected to end up. At this point last season, after 59 gam...
archromat writes...

Icky Zidlicky

Posted Saturday | Comments 4
"Look for the Devils to do something this trade deadline." Take on a four million dollar contract next season for a player who's worth about one million, given he's an awesome -6, scored zero goals, and racked up a whole 14 assists. Any defenseman can put up fourteen assists in the NHL, all they have to do is ice the puck out of the zone. Those are about the same nu...
With a weekend of travel behind me, it’s time to take a look at the weekend and give a re-cap. Obviously there were two big games this weekend and thankfully the Bolts managed to pull out a win on Sunday. The Lightning are still “in” the playoff race but things are certainly getting a little more tense. Steve Yzerman has stated that he doesn’t believe he’ll be...
After many conversations, it appears most Leaf fans feel that Luongo coming to Toronto either wont happen or is a bad idea primarily due to the length of his contract, and secondly because he might not even want to play there. After having failed with the Gustavsson and Reimer duo, Burke is at a point where he is desperate for a legitimate starter for the 2012-2013 sea...
With July 1st approaching quickly teams being posturing for the mad dash at a weak free agency class. Few teams win in these races, as it is in any sport, and we al write and comment on the impact of the new faces in new uniforms. The side that never gets talked about is the teams that lose. Failed trades and salary cap dumps for a player that does not end up playing fo...
Oh well, the Devils moved up to 17 and farmed a great player to become a great captain just so that they can prep him for his home state and he can wave back at the organization like a kid walking off to college after this team made all the right decisions about his development. He shouldn't be expecting any phone calls on how he's doing. Harsh realities of a busines...
It's the quarter mark of the Nhl shortened season, so here is my prediction. Eastern Conference 1. Boston Bruins 2. New Jersey Devils 3. Carolina Hurricanes 4. Pittsburgh Penguins 5. New York Rangers 6. Toronto Maple Leafs 7. Montreal Canadiens 8. Philadelphia Flyers 9. Washington Capitals 10. Tampa Bay Lightning 11. Winnipeg Jets 12. Ottawa Senators 13. ...
andydrmm writes...

Season High 3-Game Win Streak

Posted Saturday | Comments 0
I’ve really had to wrap my head around this blog. It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve had something even remotely positive to write about with this team. Well, the Sabres finally delivered something mildly positive to bring a glimmer of hope to the fans of Buffalo. Remember, it’s just a glimmer. Buffalo has gotten 6 much needed points the last 3 game...
Ilya Kovalchuk, Travis Zajac, Stefan Matteau, Steve Bernier, Ryan Carter, Krys Barch and Stephen Gionta. These seven are the only non-free agent forwards on Jersey's roster (Henrique, Josefson and Loktionov are restricted). On top of that, their defensive core is a jumbled mess. Fayne, Tallinder, Larsson, Volchenkov and Harrold were switched in and out of the lineup all...
For New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky, this offseason should be filled with a lot of time searching for a new home, because he should not be returning to the Devils next season. The free agent veteran had said many times at he wants to return to the garden state next year, but there are plenty of reasons why Lou Lamoriello should just let Zidlicky go. First...
The New Jersey Devils stole the show yesterday at the 2013 NHL Draft held at the Prudential Center in Newark. They traded away their first round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucks for goaltender Cory Schneider. With Schneider now coming to New Jersey it makes their goaltending situation for the future less questionable than before. The organization is extremely excited fo...
MikeWilliams writes...

Who is Myles Bell?

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Who is Myles Bell? I believe that was every New Jersey Devils fan's reaction when he was drafted in the sixth round, 160th overall, on Sunday. If you look up his stats from the past season, you will find that he was recently converted from defense to forward, he had 38 goals, 55 assists for a total of 93 points in just 69 games. That is A LOT of points for someone taken i...
As of midnight today, teams around the NHL are able to start talking to unrestricted free agents. With no deal being done yet for right winger David Clarkson, it is pretty much almost certain that he will not be returning to New Jersey next season. If he does choose to leave, the Devils will certainly need replace his scoring help on the wings. To be honest, I did not ...
The New Jersey Devils agreed with free agent power forward Ryane Clowe on a 5 year $24.25 million contract on Friday. When I woke up on Friday morning, checked twitter and I saw that the Devils were the front runners to sign Clowe because they knew that Clarkson was not coming back, I had mixed feelings. Not because I wanted Clarkson back because I certainly did not. ...
The Sharks released two video clips on Instagram account, one yesterday and one today, of the new jersey for the 2013/14 season. The black armor jersey will remain the same, with only the home/away jerseys getting minor changes. Here are the still frame shots of the clips. [img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9545452649_84f3ccd049.jpg[/img] [img]http://www-thescor...
Brayton writes...

Buffalo Sabres 3rd Jersey: Um...

Posted Wednesday | Comments 0
Today the Sabres, well, Steve Ott, revealed the new 3rd jersey to the public via Twitter. After two months of sneak peaks and clues about the 3rd jersey, the jersey has been unveiled to some harsh criticism. When I saw the jersey, all I thought was, "um..." Here's what they look like: [b]http://sabres.nhl.com/club/gallery.htm?id=37853&navid=DL|BUF|home[/b] ...
The Minnesota Wild took a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night, a night marked by Zach Parise’s first game against his former team. Last year’s lockout shortened season witnessed no interconference play prior to the Stanley Cup finals, so this was the first contest between the teams in nearly two years.rnrnParise had a strong game, firing three shots...
We are losing a lot of good players to injuries from fights. I think there is a simple solution to stop most injuries in hockey fights. How about a 5 game suspension for grabbing jerseys during a fight. If you hold a jersey during a game you get a holding penalty (if the ref catches it), so why not a penalty if you do the same during a fight? If you look back at a lot of ...
Flash4 writes...

The Kovalchuk Effect

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
[img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7uWEEoG-n0v7xWud8yaUK7VigxXGs2o-Up57hO1TiQMgw_VxM[/img] Ilya Kovalchuk is still a destructive thorn in the side of the New Jersey Devils franchise. Kovalchuk perfectly executed a blueprint that would set the Devils back, costing them as much as possible. First there was the notorious contract: 17 years for 1...
With an absolutely amazing career and now turning free agent, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, questions of this upcoming offseason is where Marty Brodeur will end up. After spending his entire career with the New Jersey Devils, many applaud his great work and achievements that he's made over his 20 years in the NHL, however, there are many doubters that he is the ...
No luck of the Irish for the Penguins Tuesday night. They lost their third straight game against the New Jersey Devils, who are third-to-last in the Metropolitan Division. Not only did they lose, but they were shut out by the lowly Devils on St. Patrick’s day. 2-0 was the final thanks to an empty-netter with 48 seconds left in the game. Another tough game for the Penguin...
The road trip continues for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but they are closer to home now. Tonight will be a goalie battle between Columbus and the New Jersey Devils in Newark, New Jersey. The Jackets have not had much success at the Rock (Prudential Center), and only won once in that arena in franchise history (and that was last season). The Devils are a very different t...
Back to Back. The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 3-1. For the Devils, Kyle Palmieri scored the Devils' ice breaker with 3 minutes left in the game. Travis Zajac, my player to watch, had a helper on the power play goal. The Jackets only had 14 shots, and Cory Schneider stopped 11 of them for a 0.786 save percentage. As for t...
What a battle tonight in the rock for the Blue Jackets as they visit the New Jersey Devils in Newark, New Jersey. As we pass the quarter season, the Devils are a playoff team, while the Jackets have a mountain to climb. Last time these teams meet, John Tortorella earned his second win as coach of Columbus. That day was October 27, 2015, and it was a 3-1 win. Tonight, t...
Sorry for not being able to get the pre-game coverage up like I normally do. It was a busy day yesterday. Same with around the league. I will do a reaction blog after the deadline. As for last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets dominated the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 6-1. New Jersey got their lone goal in the early stages of the second period. Reid Boucher sc...
Sorry for not being able to get the pre-game coverage up like I normally do. It was a busy day yesterday. Same with around the league. I will do a reaction blog after the deadline. As for last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets dominated the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 6-1. New Jersey got their lone goal in the early stages of the second period. Reid Boucher sc...
DutchSenators writes...

The return of Kovalchuk

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
The most heard argument AGAINST a return of Ilya Kovalchuk in the NHL is that he really f*cked the New Jersey Devils by leaving them for the KHL, a couple of years into a huge contract. In 2010 the Devils acquired Kovalchuk (and defenseman Salmela) in a deal with the Atlanta Trashers for Oduya, Bergfors, Cormier and a 2010-1st round pick. Atlanta was unable to resign Koval...
A milestone evening alongside the end of a home stand and the start of a back to back and home and home series is on tap for the Blue Jackets where they take on the New Jersey Devils. Head coach John Tortorella is coaching in his 1,000 NHL game. This is an amazing milestone as he is the first Jackets to accomplish this feat. It's also to interesting to see an extremely...
CBJ Post-Game No. 71- Bjork Brings Back Win On a milestone night for head coach John Tortorella, his Columbus Blue Jackets brought home a big win against the New Jersey. The final score was 6-3. The Devils started scoring in the second period, with two power play goals in a span of 3:15. Kyle Palmieri potted the first goal in for his 26th of the season; Damon Severs...
After playing each other last night, the Jackets and Devils travel to the rock to play each other yet again, but for the last time this season. Projected Lineups Columbus Blue Jackets Scott Hartnell - Brandon Dubinsky - Nick Foligno Brandon Saad - Boone Jenner - Cam Atkinson Matt Calvert - Jared Boll - Oliver Bjorkstrand William Karlsson - Michael Chaput - G...
The Jackets have failed the season sweep to the New Jersey Devils, losing to them in the Rock by a final score of 2-1. The Devils' goals came during the odd numbered periods of the game. In the first period, Reid Boucher scored his 7th goal of the season; Kyle Palmieri and Andy Greene had the assists. In the final frame, Devante Smith-Pelly scored his 13th goal of the ...
The Columbus Blue Jackets return to home ice tonight to combat the New Jersey Devils in their first meeting of the season. Isn’t it crazy that it comes with 60% of the season already in the books? The last time these teams met, Patrick Elias was still on the Devils. That’s how far back it has been for these two divisional squads. Both teams are coming off back to ba...
The Columbus Blue Jackets return to home ice tonight to combat the New Jersey Devils in their first meeting of the season. Isn’t it crazy that it comes with 60% of the season already in the books? The last time these teams met, Patrick Elias was still on the Devils. That’s how far back it has been for these two divisional squads. Both teams are coming off back to ba...
The New Jersey Devils withstood the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first matchup of the season by the score of 5-1. Taylor Hall, my player to watch, opened the scoring in the first period with his 12th goal of the season. Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri had the assists on the goal. Jacob Josefson extended his team’s lead with his first of the season in the early portio...
The New Jersey Devils withstood the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first matchup of the season by the score of 5-1. Taylor Hall, my player to watch, opened the scoring in the first period with his 12th goal of the season. Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri had the assists on the goal. Jacob Josefson extended his team’s lead with his first of the season in the early portio...
I have been a casual fan of New Jersey Devils (NJD) since the 2011-2012 Stanley Cup Finals push and like to run small analysis on the team every now and then. I also am the fan that argues with friends trying to prove how NJD is better as a team than other teams. Enough about me, lets dive into the reason why I have this Blog. The Final Push for playoffs. NJD have 15 g...
Inside Edge Hockey News Radio Show - Episode 7 - Flames Fallout, New Taylor Hall, and Season Ticket Drives The Inside Edge Hockey News Brad Burud discusses the struggles this year in Calgary. Will the Flames make big off-season moves if they fail to make the playoffs. Why is Taylor Hall thriving in New Jersey? How would Regina do with a season ticket drive? [htt...
Many may say that Brooks Orpik isn’t what the New Jersey Devils need. He’s an aged veteran, that’s a bit slower than your average Devil these days. [b]Or[/b] Is Orpik just what the Devils lack at the moment. A defenseman that won’t be pushed around. He does the pushing, the checking, and the hitting. Something the Devils severely lacked on their blue line th...
New Jersey Devils (NJD) did not make it to the playoffs this season (2018-2019). Since then both Taylor Hall and Ray Shero have stated that NJD needs more talent. This prompted a lot of fans to look toward the UFA and the RFA class of 2019 in order to fill in the roster spots. This article only looks at those few RFA players that the fan base wants to offer sheet. Ther...

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