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A Contract Extension For John Hynes

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today announced that the club has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Head Coach John Hynes. The announcement was made by Devils Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero, on behalf of Managing Partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer.

"John's leadership has been instrumental in building both culture and systems that are focused on the development of our players," said Shero. "He has cultivated a group of veteran leaders, while helping our young players develop and gain experience. John is to be commended for the progress the team has made under his direction and this commitment shows that we are confident in the role he will play in our future success." 

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Video- You Make The Call Carolina/New Jersey Today

Good goal would have tied the game late in the 3rd.



Watch the play below.

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Video- Senators Came So Close To Scoring, Then The Devils Did

Devils' analyst Ken Daneyko loves it.


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Hockey Talk In The Middle Of December

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- Is New Jersey showing enough to Taylor Hall that the NHL’s reigning Hart Trophy winner will sign an extension this summer and thus alleviate fears he will flee as a 2020 free agent?

Does Hall believe enough in the club’s future to eschew hitting the open market, where he’d be welcomed with offers from multiple contenders an elite piece away?

More to the point: Is there a team whose pajamas No. 9 wore to bed as a child?...

- So wait. While we expand the playoffs to include play-in rounds featuring conference ninth- and 10th-place teams (presumably in a mini-tournament with the seventh- and eighth-place clubs), what is everyone else supposed to do? Sit around for a week?

Playoff expansion is a terrible idea, worse even than the absurd bracket format. 

more on Hall plus two more topics...

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Now What For Cory Schneider?

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

There have been games this season where John Hynes let Cory Schneider play through his early struggles. But when he allowed his third goal on just the seventh shot he faced before the 10-minute mark in the first period.

That ended Schneider’s night on Friday, and while the Devils got him off the hook for a loss when they rallied for a wild 5-4 overtime victory over the Vegas Golden Knights at Prudential Center in Newark, they couldn’t get him back in the win column....

Now at 0-5-1, Schneider holds a 4.66 GAA and .852 save percentage, and the Devils haven’t been able to get a full game from him where he played like the elite goalie he was a few seasons ago.

What can the Devils do with him now?

Keep easing Schneider in to figure it out

This, at least for the time being, is what the Devils will continue to do, and it’s the simplest form of action. The Devils know they can ride Kinkaid like a starting goalie, which would allow Schneider to play here and there as a backup.

The hardest part about that strategy is the inconsistent ice time. 


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Video- Another Bad Start For Cory Schneider

Scheider was pulled after giving up 3 goals in the first period tonight.




Below, watch the third goal he gave up tonight.

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Bounces Go The Right Way For The Anaheim Ducks

from Mike Coppinger of the LA Times,

It was the Kyle Palmieri show in the early going.

The New Jersey Devils forward tormented his former squad with two goals in the game’s first 11 minutes, bringing his season total to 16. The Ducks could sure use him now. Their 30th-ranked offense features only one player with double-digit goals: Pontus Aberg.

Palmieri was sent packing to New Jersey by general manager Bob Murray in 2015, and he’s eclipsed the 20-goal plateau in each of his three seasons since. Luckily, the Ducks didn’t need their own offense to grab the victory Sunday. The Devils did most of the work for them.

A head-scratching three own-goals committed by New Jersey allowed the Ducks to erase one-goal deficits on three occasions in a 6-5 shootout victory at Honda Center.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf laughed when asked if he ever witnessed such a thing in his 14 years playing in the NHL. Of course, he hadn’t.

“Our guys did a good job sticking with things,” said Getzlaf. His shootout goal in Round 3, coupled with Daniel Sprong’s earlier success, denied the Devils another opportunity.

“When you get a few of those bounces, it’s big. We didn’t get any in the first two months of the season. It’s nice to get a couple tonight.”


Game highlights are below.

added 11:27am, the three own-goals are below...

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GIF- Tom Wilson Match Penalty

You decide but why even make contact on that type of play?


Another angle.



One more below.

added 8:50pm, video below too.

added 10:59pm, Todd Reirden post-game on the hit is way below.

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Struggles Continue For Cory Schneider

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Things snowballed in a four-goal first period and an eventual 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena, starting with an opening goal where Schneider got jumped trying to play a puck behind his own net.

After scrambling to get back to the crease when the Lightning forced a turnover off his own stick, he got there in time only to have the puck bank off his own leg and into net on the first shot he faced all game.

"That's first-year pro stuff. That's not stuff that should be happening to me right now," Schneider said. "It's nobody else' fault but mine, but it happens and you have to regroup and shut the door and be better for your teammates and not let it snowball. Unfortunately right now, it seems like I'm having a hard time preventing that, especially early in the games, and again, that's only going to come from me."

Now 0-5-0 in his five starts since returning from offseason hip surgery, Schneider's first periods have been one of his biggest issues


Game highlights below.

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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Goes To Sami Vatanen

Oops.  Not the night for the Devils.


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