Today in Hockey History: May 26

Today in Hockey History: May 26

May 26th, 2020 Hockey fans in Steel Town, USA look back on May 26 with a great amount of fondness. In addition, this date was a big date for coaching changes in the National Hockey League and it also saw the start of a new tradition after winning the Stanley Cup. Penguins Rule the Day May 26 has given...
NHL Rumors: Oilers, Blues, Devils, NHL Phase 2 Memo, More

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Blues, Devils, NHL Phase 2 Memo, More

May 25th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is speculation on what kind of contract the Edmonton Oilers will sign with Andreas Athanasiou. In St. Louis, there are questions about who the Blues will move to free up space for Alex Pietrangelo. In New Jersey, the Devils tried to bring in a coach but were...

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May 18th, 2020
Devils History

Following a playing career that spanned 18 seasons, 820 games, 324 wins, and nine teams/eight franchises, goaltender Sean Burke (a three-time All-Star) retired from professional hockey in 2007. But he has stayed involved with the game that he loves in a different capacity that has been just as fulfilling.  Less than a year after his retirement as a player he joined the then-Phoenix Coyotes as the Director of Prospect Development and he also held the titles of Assistant GM and Goaltending Coach. Eight years later he took a job with the Montreal Canadiens as a pro scout and in July 2017 he was named GM of Team Canada for the Deutschland Cup, the Spengler Cup, and the 2018 Winter Olympics. Sean Burke's run in the postseason paved the way for the eventual legends of New Jersey Devils to take the reigns. (slgckgc/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons) His NHL career started with a bang as he backstopped the New Jersey Devils to their first-ever playoff berth back in 1988, with a...
May 17th, 2020
New Jersey Devils

P.K. Subban may believe he’s still a top defenseman in the NHL, but he’ll have to settle for just being one of the top guys on the underperforming New Jersey Devils. The Devils have no choice but to do the same. Subban and Devils Disappoint Following the trade that brought Subban to the Devils last offseason, expectations were significantly raised for a team that had just finished third from last place in the entire league with 31-41-10 record. After all, in addition to Subban, the Devils had also acquired Nikita Gusev from the Vegas Golden Knights. Furthermore, they signed Wayne Simmonds as an unrestricted free agent and drafted superstar-in-the-making Jack Hughes first overall. Finally, after he had been limited to 33 games the previous season, the Devils also had a relatively healthy Taylor Hall back in the fold. After dealing him away in an ill-advised early-season trade, the Devils seemingly have to keep Subban in it as a result, with the team currently a...
May 15th, 2020
Devils History

After being spoiled for over a decade, the New Jersey Devils and their fanbase haven’t experienced winning a Stanley Cup championship since 2003. New Jersey earned its third Cup in less than 10 years during 2002-03, and it seemed that the Devils were on top of the hockey universe and on pace to collect at least one more ring before an all-time great such as defenseman Scott Stevens retired. While that hasn’t been the case since that memorable June in Jersey, that doesn’t mean the Devils haven’t had a number of top-tier caliber skaters on their roster over the last decade and counting. Let's look back at the three best Devils that never won a Stanley Cup. Andy Greene While skaters such as Aaron Broten, Patrik Sundstrom, Kirk Muller, Pat Verbeek or Ilya Kovalchuk arguably earn a spot on this list, there’s one skater who's donned a Devils sweater for over a decade that deserved the nod, Andy Greene. Andy Greene (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Greene...
May 15th, 2020
Devils History

May 15 goes down as one of the most intriguing dates in National Hockey League history. There was so much more than just the exciting moments on the ice that makes it a memorable date. The league announced some very important expansion teams, one of the most lopsided trades ever occurred and one team made a franchise-altering draft pick. The Heist of the Century Depending on which team you root for, May 15, 1967, is either a great day or one you’d love to forget about. This was the date when a trade forever changed the Boston Bruins franchise. The Chicago Blackhawks traded a disgruntled Phil Esposito to the Bruins, along with Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield, for Pit Martin, Jack Norris, and Gilles Marotte. Esposito went from being a very good player in Chicago to a goal-scoring legend in Boston. In fact, all three players excelled with the Bruins, making this one of the most lopsided trades in NHL history. The trio of...

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New Jersey Devils: Top 10 Rookie Seasons

This article was originally published in October 2014, and recently updated. Since the New Jersey Devils' inception back in 1982-83, two players have earned the Calder Trophy honors. While a rookie skater hasn't won the award since 1999-00, the Devils have had rookies shine in recent... May 26th, 2020

Martin Brodeur: Keeper Of New Jersey

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