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New coach a relief for reeling center

One vet should see production rebound, but it's not all rosy in Garden State

Originally Published: July 23, 2009
By Timo Seppa & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

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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