New coach a relief for reeling center
One vet should see production rebound, but it's not all rosy in Garden State
Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, checking in today with the Devils.
Summer Skate -- New Jersey Devils
As a team, the 2008-09 New Jersey Devils were pretty good at everything, and exceptional at very little. Now with Brian Gionta's departure subtracting a legitimate scoring threat from the mix, where are the reinforcements? The sole addition of note in the offseason has been the return of Jacques Lemaire to the Devils' bench, and there are few candidates to step up and fill the production void.
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