New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils
Written By: JCol32
Championships: 3 (1994-95, 1999-00, 2002-03)
2013 Prediction: Playoffs
The New Jersey Devils were founded in Kansas City, Missouri as the Kansas City Scouts in 1974, moved to Denver, Colorado as the Colorado Rockies for two seasons, and then ended up in New Jersey in 1982.
The Devils will enter the 2013 shortened season with many question marks. They lost their star player and captain Zach Parise. New captain Bryce Salvador will try to bring a veterna presence to this defending Eastern Conference champion team. Playoff hero Adam Henrique will return to try to avoid a sophmore slump. While future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur will be a key for New Jersey. If he can stay healthy, the Devils could be poised for another playoff run. If not, this season may be a tough one for the team in red. Ilya Kovalchuk will be in mid-season form as he played in the KHL during the lockout.
How to Play as the Devils:
With the Devils balanced attack, try to alternate between their top two lines and you will surely have success. Try to draw penalties and set up Kovalchuk for one-timers. He has as good of a shot as you will see in the league. Don’t be afraid to take some chances because you have Martin Brodeur to back you up.
With the New Jersey Nets moving to Brooklyn, the Devils are now the only major professional sports franchise branded as being located in the state of New Jersey.
Roster with Player Stats
OVR: Overall SNP: Sniper
SHT: Shooting TWF: Two Way Forward
PKS: Puck Skills PLY: Playmaker
SEN: Senses GRN: Grinder
SKT: Skating TGH: Tough
PHY: Physical PWF: Powerforward
DEF: Defense OFD: Offensive Defensemen
DFD: Defensive Defenseman TWD: Two-Way Defenseman