Feb 1, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT
Few expected the New Jersey Devils to flop this badly in 2010-11. Perhaps the lost season hurt team owner Jeff Vanderbeek the most, because Michele Steele of Bloomberg TV reports that the team could be up for sale.
If the report is true, it certainly wouldn’t be an example of selling high. After years of being an elite team in the NHL – even if they rarely played captivating hockey – the Devils have been miserable this season.
Maybe Vanderbeek simply cannot accept the idea of signing Ilya Kovalchuk‘s checks for the next decade-plus. Perhaps the team isn’t a box office smash at the Prudential Center in Newark. Whatever the case may be, we’ll keep you updated to see if this rumor gets squashed or if the hunt to find a new owner picks up.
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 8
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 8
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 25
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 40
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 12
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal 63
- Subban not eager to discuss contract talks 34
- Leafs re-sign Reimer — two years, $4.6 million 22
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain (45)
- New Caps regime plans to keep Ovechkin at RW (for now) (42)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (40)
- Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, agree on two-year deal (39)