Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Breaking Down The 10 Biggest Local Hockey Contracts Of Last 5 Years

Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.

02/25/2015

Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils in action against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on Jan. 31, 2015 in Newark. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Annoyed By Dwindling Playing Time, Jagr Sounds Like He Wants A Trade

Though the Devils have played better of late in their quest to sneak into the playoffs, they are doing it without much of a contribution from Jagr — and it’s not because the sixth leading scorer in NHL history is playing poorly.

02/25/2015

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 23: Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils shoves Jordan Martinook #48 of the Arizona Coyotes as Cory Schneider #35 of the Devils defends his net on February 23, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schneider Stops 38 As Devils Blank Coyotes, Win 4th Straight

Cory Schneider had 38 saves for his third shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils posted their first four-game winning streak in two years with a 3-0 decision over the fading Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

02/24/2015

Cory Schneider (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Home ice has been good to the New Jersey Devils, who have won three in a row and are 10-2-3 in their last 15 games at Prudential Center.

02/23/2015

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils heads for the net as Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes defends on February 21, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Greene Ends Long Goal Drought; Devils Win 3rd Straight

Defenseman Andy Greene capped a three-goal first period with his first tally in 71 games, and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.

02/21/2015

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 20: Yannick Weber #6 of the Vancouver Canucks tries to keep the puck in the zone as Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils defends on February 20, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.The New Jersey Devils defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pair Of Cammalleri Goals Help Devils Hold Off Canucks, 4-2

Mike Cammalleri scored twice and the New Jersey Devils kept up their good play at home with a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

02/20/2015

Adam Clendening #44 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot in the third period against the New York Rangers on February 19, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NHL Overhauling Statistics On Its Website To Include Advanced Metrics

The overhaul will be done in four phases, a process that started Friday with the addition of advanced statistics to the league’s website.

02/20/2015

Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL Trade Deadline Figures To Have Some Names, Key Role Players

Serious plans for the NHL’s March 2 trade deadline are being made right now, and it’s all about making the best possible deal.

02/18/2015

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 17:  Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his first-period goal against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on February 17, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Gomez, Josefson Score In Shootout; Devils Edge Woeful Sabres 2-1

Scott Gomez and Jacob Josefson scored in the shootout and Cory Schneider was not beaten on both Buffalo attempts as the New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory.

02/18/2015

Travis Zajac (center) of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by Martin Havlat, left, and Adam Larsson after he scored a goal in the third period against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Jan. 19, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Schwei’s New Jersey Devils Notebook: Good Vibrations Quickly Disappear

After matching their season best three-game winning streak, the New Jersey Devils have dropped four in a row, including a pair of 3-1 losses to two of the best teams in the Western Conference this past weekend.

02/16/2015

Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils in action against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on Jan. 31, 2015 in Newark. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Wilson Scores Tiebreaker To Lift Nashville Past Devils, 3-1

Colin Wilson scored the tiebreaking goal on a tic-tac-toe play with 3:27 left, leading Nashville to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night for the Predators’ fifth straight win.

02/14/2015

Devils goalie Cory Schneider. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Rally To 3-1 Win Over Devils

Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal in four games, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

02/13/2015

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jagr On The Block? Let The Intrigue Commence In Devils Land

He’ll be 43 on Sunday, but you better believe teams will be lining up for his services should his current squad deem him expendable.

02/11/2015

The New York Islanders celebrate their 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

02/11/2015

Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils makes the third-period save during the game against the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center on February 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

After matching their season-high three-game winning streak, the New Jersey Devils have dropped two in a row for the first time in more than a month.

02/10/2015