NHL Rumors: Is Shane Doan Close to Signing with the Vancouver Canucks? Think Again

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

It finally looks as though the tug-o-war for the NHL’s resident super captain and all-around good guy, Shane Doan, is down to two finalists – Doan’s current team the Phoenix Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks. A decision is expected by […]

Rant Sports NHL 30 In 30: New Jersey Devils Preview


  2011-12 Recap The New Jersey Devils entered the 2011-12 season on the heels of a very long summer; after having missed the playoff for the first time in more than a decade. Despite the down season the philosophy for the Devils […]

Rant Sports Top 100 Players In The NHL: No. 85 Niklas Kronwall


In the NHL there are heavy hitters and then there is Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Kronwall has emerged as a one of the fiercest hitters in the NHL during his first six season in the league. But, it […]

NHL Lockout: Now is the Time for Hockey Fans to Stand Up and Be Counted


Anybody that reads my columns can vouch for my passion and will agree that I am an emotional guy when it comes to hockey. Its less than a week away from another NHL lockout and I don’t think I can […]

New Jersey Devils: the top-ranked New Jersey-New York area team


Yesterday afternoon, I opened my mailbox to find the latest edition of ESPN the Magazine waiting for me and what to my wondering eyes should appear? How about the 10th annual “Ultimate Teams Standings” with the New Jersey Devils listed as […]

New Jersey Devils Rewind: Petr Sykora Picks up his 700th NHL Point in Win


New Jersey Devils veteran Petr Sykora might consider the 2011-12 season one of his finest, given that nobody thought he would ever play in the NHL again. He proved everyone wrong by earning a spot on the Devils with an […]

Rant Sports Top 100 Players in the NHL: No. 95 Martin Brodeur


Any list of top NHL players would not be complete without New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. While there is little debating Brodeur’s career accomplishments, there always seems to be a bit more controversy when it comes to where exactly he sits […]

NHL Rumors: Is it Safe for Players to Head Overseas During the NHL Lockout?


The collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA is scheduled to end on September 15. If a new deal isn’t finalized before that date, the league will hunker down for its second lockout in the past eight years and […]

New Jersey Devils Rewind: March 6, 2011 vs. New York Islanders


NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s deadline of September 15, is fast approaching with no labor deal in sight. There is no hiding the fact that an NHL lockout is looming larger than a zit on your nose on prom night. If the […]

The New Jersey Devils Will Have to Work to Get Back in the Playoffs

The New Jersey Devils rode momentum and luck to an Eastern Conference title in 2011-12. That might as well have been 25 years ago because it means very little now.  Truth be told, if they play the upcoming regular season […]

New Jersey Devils Rank 43rd in ESPN’s ‘Uni Watch Power Rankings’


New Jersey Devils fans have long been proud of the team’s traditional style uniforms and now they can take solace in the fact that they are not alone. The four-letter network assembled a complete ranking system for all 122 professional […]

NHL Rumors: Can the New Jersey Devils Fourth Line Live up to the High Expectations?


The New Jersey Devils have a history of turning mismatched role players into fourth line gold dating all the way back to the team’s first Stanley Cup Win in 1995 with the famed ‘Crash Line.’ This past spring’s road to the Finals […]