This year’s New Jersey Devils have been plagued by injury and illness, and after firing coach Pete DeBoer, general manager Lou Lamoriello took an unorthodox step.
Oates isn’t happy with John Tortorella for calling the Capitals a bunch of whiners after the Rangers beat Washington in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Less-heralded Braden Holtby is looking to continue outperforming Henrik Lundqvist as the series shifts to Madison Square Garden.
The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday that former defenseman and team captain Scott Stevens will return to the team as an assistant coach.
In the same day, Adam Oates was named Head Coach of the Washington Capitals and inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.
Twelve-time All-Star Joe Sakic was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday in his first year of eligibility, joining Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates as the newest class of inductees.
Devils assistant Adam Oates worked under three head coaches in his two seasons with New Jersey. Now he has a team of his own.
The Devils’ defensemen aren’t exactly household names but are finally getting credit for the job they’ve done to push New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Devils have one November game remaining on their schedule and at 12-9-1 with 25 points, have already posted a better record through the NHL season’s first two months than they did a year ago when they were 8-14-2 with 18 points entering December.
The Devils have named former Florida Panthers coach Peter DeBoer as their new head coach. The team made the announcement at the Prudential Center in Newark on Tuesday.