Seven games are in the books for the New Jersey Devils and few can complain with their 4-2-1 record so far. They’ve faced some stiff competition and for the most part have held their own.
The Devils pulled off a surprise shutout victory over the Kings on Tuesday, causing some fans to voice their confidence. November match-ups against the Flyers, Capitals and Bruins could paint a clearer picture of the NJ’s progress.
After the most disappointing season in well over a decade, the New Jersey Devils opened their regular season schedule this past weekend and began their quest to return their organization back to the postseason.
The New Jersey Devils begin the 2011-12 regular season this weekend, looking to get back to the post-season after missing the playoffs last spring for the first time since 1996.
Leave it to Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello to keep everyone waiting… and waiting… and waiting… and then striking to catch everyone off guard. That’s exactly what Lamoriello did when he hired former Florida Panthers coach Peter DeBoer.
The Devils have signed Swedish defenseman Adam Larsson, the No. 4 pick in last month’s NHL draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract. “This young man is as mature as he can get at his young age,” general manager Lou Lamoriello said on Friday.
The NHL offseason has officially kicked off, and all three local hockey teams have added what they hope are long-term pieces at the 2011 draft.
Lou Lamoriello avoided any attempt to compare Adam Larsson to any current or former player after the New Jersey Devils grabbed the Swedish defenseman with the fourth pick in the NHL draft.
WFAN’s NHL expert Brian Monzo is used to getting it right in his mock drafts. Check out and dissect his picks for 2011.
Missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 seasons — or 15 years — did have one positive for the Devils. With the help of the lottery, the Devils will have the No. 4 pick in the NHL draft Friday night.
The Edmonton Oilers will pick first overall in the NHL draft for a second straight year. The Devils won the draft lottery Tuesday, but teams can’t move up more than four spots from where they finished in the regular season standings.