The Deal General manager Ray Shero has done it yet again. In the early hours this morning, the New Jersey Devils announced they have traded defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Connor Carrick and 2019 third-round pick. The official statement from the team can be seen below: #NHLTrade: The #NJDevils have acquired
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Nearly two weeks after dealing Brian Boyle to the Nashville Predators for a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils appear poised to continue selling ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline on February 25, 2019. According to Darren Dreger, the Devils will make Marcus Johansson a healthy scratch in their matchup with the Ottawa Senators, who will also see a number of players scratched for “precautionary reasons.”
Introduction The New Jersey Devils announced yesterday they successfully claimed forward Kenny Agostino off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. The 26-year-old left winger appeared in 36 games for the Canadiens this year. The Morristown, New Jersey native was drafted in 2010 by general manager Ray Shero during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was
Introduction One of the most baffling themes of the past few seasons is the downfall of goaltender Cory Schneider. Since the beginning of the 2016-17, the one-time Jennings Trophy winner has seen his save percentage drop immensely. The chart below shows exactly how drastic his change in performance has really been. Games Started GAA Total
Introduction General manager Ray Shero is finally getting what he expected when he traded second and third-round picks for forward Marcus Johansson. The ex-Washington Capitals forward was coming off a career year in terms of point production, so expectations were high when he was brought over just two offseasons ago. Unfortunately, for both Johansson and
If you’re a Devils fans, I guarantee you’ve heard one phrase often during the last offseason: “Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier need to be paid.” This statement was used by many to rationalize general manager Ray Shero’s decision of not spending significant cash over the offseason. Many may agree with this rationale and many may
Editor’s Note: This article was written collaboratively by Staff Writers Mike Luci and Matt McCrohan Author twitter accounts: @matt_mccrohan/@_MikeLuci_ No one has been spared from the finger of blame for the abysmal start our New Jersey Devils have had 19 games into the 2018-2019 season. One of the more recent focuses of this undesired
Author’s Twitter Last night, the New Jersey Devils defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 at the Prudential Center, effectively halting their three-game losing streak. Normally, a team and its fans would be elated with such a win, but this was different. When Taylor Hall was named the game’s first star after a four-point performance, he didn’t
Devils fans on social media have been justifiable frustrated and angry with the team’s performance, deservedly so, and have been pointing the finger of blame at scapegoats ranging from Coach John Hynes, to the defense, to the netminders, to the offense. Surely, injuries are partly to blame for the team’s sudden drop-off in play. But there is one single man who has not gotten much of the criticism that is deserved.
Keith Kinkaid is in the last year of his contract and could very well demand a hefty pay raise this summer. How should Ray Shero handle him when starter Cory Schneider returns from injury?