New Jersey Devils 2011-12 Season Preview and Prediction

September 30th, 2011 by Doc Moseman Leave a reply »
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was wrong with this team last year—they couldn't score.

They scored more than one goal per game fewer than the best teams in the league, and nearly a quarter of a goal per game worse than the second-worst team. There are reasons to believe that they will be more productive this year, but they need to be a lot better to fully put last year behind them.

There are other issues with this team, but none are even remotely as significant, and most would be resolved by offensive improvement.


New Jersey Devils Offseason Moves

The team did little to change in the offseason—surprisingly little, perhaps, for a team that struggled like they did last year. They lost Brian Rolston to the Islanders, but at 38, his best years are in the rear view mirror.

They have essentially decided to stand pat. That would be a far bigger concern than it is if the team wasn't so competently managed, or if last year hadn't fallen so far below expectations.


2011-12 New Jersey Devils NHL Outlook

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