Hughes Scores 1st NHL Goal in Devils' 1-0 Win over Canucks

Hughes Scores 1st NHL Goal in Devils' 1-0 Win over Canucks

October 19th, 2019 NEWARK, N.J. — Jack Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his older brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots in his third career shutout...
NHL Rumors: Bruins, Hall, Trade Rumors, More

NHL Rumors: Bruins, Hall, Trade Rumors, More

October 19th, 2019 In today's NHL Rumors rundown, I give my thoughts on some names from Pierre LeBrun's trade bait list. These names include Ilya Kovalchuk and Chris Kreider. Plus, could the Boston Bruins have interest in Taylor Hall if the New Jersey Devils make him available this season? Related: NHL Rumors:...

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October 17th, 2019
Washington Capitals

In today's NHL Rumors rundown, are the Montreal Canadiens looking to add a defenseman? Do the Washington Capitals have a goaltending controversy? Plus, what's the latest between the New Jersey Devils and Taylor Hall and what does Tom Fitzgerald joining the Devils coaching staff mean? Related: NHL Rumors: Byfuglien, Turris, Muzzin, More Canadiens Scouting Vlasic? According to Canada's TVA Sports, the Canadiens are looking to add a left-shot defenseman and are specifically looking at San Jose Sharks blueliner Marc-Edouard Vlasic, a Montreal native. The article cites Sharks reporter Kevin Kurz who mentions that the Canadiens have been scouting the Sharks early this season. https://twitter.com/KKurzNHL/status/1184518389722537985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1184518389722537985&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvasports.ca%2F2019%2F10%2F16%2Fmarc-edouard-vlasic-pourrait-il-etre-dans-la-mire-du-ch Vlasic hasn't had the best start to 2019-20 with zero...
October 16th, 2019
The Business of Hockey

Matt Duchene remembers feeling like he was in way over his head. Having just completed his third NHL season and not yet 22 years old, Duchene could see the ominous labour clouds as the league and its players' association rolled towards a lockout that would eventually wipe out a large chunk of the 2012-13 campaign. "I had no idea what was going on," the Nashville Predators centre recalled. "This time around, I'm smarter that way." The NHL and the NHLPA both elected not to re-open the current collective bargaining agreement last month, meaning there will be labour peace until at least September 2022. But unlike Duchene seven years ago, a number of young NHLers are taking a keen interest in this round of talks and an eventual deal with owners that will go a long way in shaping their careers. Former Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports) "I'm still learning," Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews said. "You get more and...
October 16th, 2019
Winnipeg Jets

In today's NHL Rumors rundown, all rumors come from TSN's Insider Trading where Pierre LeBrun, Bob McKenzie, and Darren Dreger bring the latest news. The rumors include optimism surrounding Dustin Byfuglien, how Kyle Turris' strong play impacts his trade value, and whether the Toronto Maple Leafs can re-sign Jake Muzzin. Plus, just how hot are the seats of Bruce Boudreau and John Hynes. Related: NHL Rumors: Penguins, Coyotes, Devils, More Byfuglien Leaning Towards Returning? With the future of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien up in the air, there may be reason to be optimistic about his return to the lineup. Darren Dreger reports that there's a "growing sense of optimism" that Byfuglien could return this season. He makes it clear that there's nothing official and that the team has neither confirmed nor denied any reports surrounding Byfuglien. However, his speculation does support Winnipeg Free Press writers Mike McIntyre and Jason Bell, both who feel there's reason...
October 16th, 2019
New York Rangers

NEW YORK — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favourites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offence in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took Hughes at No. 1, broke through with his first NHL goal on Saturday. Hughes nearly got his first on Monday. Now, the two youngsters will get a close-up look at each other on Thursday night when the Rangers visit the Devils for the metropolitan-area teams' first matchup of the season. Despite Hughes' struggles getting on the scoresheet, Devils coach John Hynes likes the way the teenager is learning and working on improving his game. "He's really understanding how hard you need to compete in this game and how much puck battles matter, attention to detail when you don't have the puck, and he's making strides in those areas," Hynes said. "He's just a step away from really creating...

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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

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