Devils John Maclean in Hot Seat, How Bad Can It Get??

November 3rd, 2010 by John Phen Leave a reply »
The New Jersey Devils have been the recipients of some good and bad news recently after limping through the first month of the NHL season. The good news is that October is finally over, and not a day too soon.

With a 3-9-1 start and last place standing in the Eastern Conference, the Devils have looked far from the Eastern Conference contender many had them pegged for.

What's the bad news? Have a minute? Because this could take a while.

To say that the Devils are not playing well would be a colossal understatement. One simply needs to take a look at the horrific numbers and performances to see that even though October has come to a close, it's still Halloween inside the Devils locker room.

The Devils were outscored to the tune of 35-17 in it's first 10 games, and their power play has been nothing but executing at a paltry 7.3 percentage.

The once proud team that knows a thing or two about defense has all but vanished, allowing a league high 42 goals through 13 games for a 3.23 goals allowed per game average.

The Devils are also up against the cap, and earlier in the season could only ice a lineup with just nine forwards. This situa ...

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