Devils & Offer Sheets: Should They Go There?

Devils & Offer Sheets: Should They Go There?

July 12th, 2019 Offer sheets have a certain kind of stigma when it comes to the NHL and its offseason. They don't happen very often, and when they do, they're usually matched immediately. This summer has been unlike recent ones as there are plenty of big-name restricted free agents (RFA) who remained unsigned and...
Jack Hughes Skates at Devils' Rookie Camp

Jack Hughes Skates at Devils' Rookie Camp

July 10th, 2019 NEWARK, N.J. — Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players. Sitting around a TV with Joey Anderson, fellow USA Hockey National Team Development Program t...

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July 6th, 2019
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The New Jersey Devils addressed some big-time needs this offseason. They acquired a top-four defenseman in P.K. Subban and added center Jack Hughes through the Entry Draft. They also signed unrestricted free agent (UFA) right winger Wayne Simmonds, who'll add some physicality to the lineup, to a one-year deal worth $5 million. Wayne Simmonds is looking to bounce back with the Devils (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports) Even with those moves, general manager (GM) Ray Shero still has work to do as the team could use another top-six winger before the season starts. Here are some options to help give their offense what they need to be contenders in the Metropolitan Division. Top Targets for Shero Yanni Gourde Gourde's name hasn't been mentioned in many trade rumors if any at all. But that could change after the Tampa Bay Lightning re-sign Brayden Point and Adam Erne, who are restricted free agents (RFA). They have $5.756 million in cap space, and it's likely they'll both put...
July 2nd, 2019
Devils Transactions

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero kicked off the free-agent signing period by inking 30-year old right winger Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $5 million deal. https://twitter.com/NJDevils/status/1145751214623272962 This was the first big move the Devils made since acquiring Simmonds' former Nashville Predators teammate, P.K. Subban a week ago, and the first veteran forward brought into New Jersey this summer. Here's a break down of the acquisition. The Pros of Signing Simmonds The addition of Simmonds is a little puzzling. On the surface, an average annual value of $5 million might be a little steep for a player coming off a 30-point season, but on a one-year deal, the Devils aren't taking on too much risk if things don't pan out. In a nutshell, it's a 'prove-it' type contract for the former Philadelphia Flyer, who will turn 31 in August. If all goes according to plan, he will provide the Devils with an upgrade in terms of net-front presence,...
July 2nd, 2019
Devils Transactions

The New Jersey Devils had a relatively quiet first day of NHL Free Agency, but they didn't come away empty-handed. They came to terms with unrestricted free agent (UFA) Wayne Simmonds on a one-year, $5 million contract. The 30-year-old right wing is coming off a 17-goal season between the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators. Wayne Simmonds gets a prove-it deal with the New Jersey Devils (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports) He'll help add depth, but the team could still use some more additions up front. The free agent market has thinned out for the most part, but there are still a few names available who could be of interest. And there's no doubt general manager Ray Shero will scour the trade market over the next couple of days and even weeks for help on offense and defense. Devils Take a Chance on Simmonds Many of the top free agents went off the board quickly yesterday afternoon and even the night before. Right wing Gustav Nyquist agreed to a four-year deal worth...

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New Jersey Devils: Top 10 Rookie Seasons

This article was originally published in October, 2014. His name is Damon Severson. He may not be Tom Seaver's son but the New Jersey Devils' rookie blue liner has been nothing short of terrific thus far. Wearing number 28, Severson is evoking memories of another defenceman to don those digits.... September 12th, 2017

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This article was originally written in February, 2016. When one thinks of ways to describe Martin Brodeur, many words come to mind. Stanley Cup champion. Gold medal winner. Vezina Trophy winner. Workhorse. Consistent. Clutch. Class. You don't have to take my word for it, you could ask some of... August 22nd, 2017