Hockey experts questioned whether aging icon Jaromir Jagr had anything left in the tank. Now, it’s Jagr who’s having the last laugh.
The jury is still out on whether the Devils will contend for a playoff seed. Their depth will be tested against three loaded Pacific Division foes and the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.
The New Jersey Devils will open the 2013-14 season with a change in goal and changes at forward.
The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.
While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals. There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
Coach DeBoer has already named Brodeur New Jersey’s opening night starter. That doesn’t mean Cory Schneider isn’t capable of stealing away the job in the long run.
Freshly acquired goaltender Cory Schneider has barely gotten a taste of life with the Devils, but he already understands exactly what his new organization is all about.
Here’s the remarkable thing about Jagr: he’s been able to adapt over the years to remain a useful top-six forward at the age of 41.
The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Jaromir Jagr to make up for some of the scoring lost with the recent retirement of Ilya Kovalchuk.
A week after the New Jersey Devils lost star forward Ilya Kovalchuk to sudden retirement, general manager Lou Lamoriello is still plotting out the future of the Devils.
While caught off-guard by star forward Ilya Kovalchuk’s decision to retire from the NHL and return home to Russia, New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer said his team’s job this season is to prove doubters wrong.
The Devils announced the stunning news in a statement, saying that Kovalchuk had alerted general manager and president Lou Lamoriello earlier this year that he wanted to return home with his family after 11 seasons in the NHL.
Brendan Gallagher also scored while P.K. Subban had three assists for the Canadiens, who swept their three games with New York this season, outscoring the Rangers 9-1.
Milan Lucic scored two goals and Tuukka Rask made 33 saves to lift the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.