out for a while), Alex Semin, and Jeff Skinner at forward, but beyond that their forward depth is below average. So if their top six has problems putting up points, their team will have issues winning. Defensively, they have Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera...and that's about it. In net, Cam Ward still is somehow employed despite his backup Anton Khudobin being way better than him over the past two years. Ron Francis is now in charge in Carolina, and he has his hands full. The Canes have a ways to go before they can be taken as a playoff team. For this year, it looks like they will be at the bottom in the Metro.
better puck possession numbers than the Devils. Yet, out of those three years this team has only made the playoffs once and that was in 2011-12. Problem for the Devils during those years, has been the lack of production from the goaltending position. Well now that New Jersey has finally parted ways with Martin Brodeur, thy should be getting a significant boost from the goalie spot thanks to Cory Schneider. The Devils are good defensively, which should add up to much fewer goals scored on them this year. Problem is, they have a lack of scoring up front. Jaromir Jagr projects to be on the top line (yikes), and he is more suited for a second line role at this point in his career. The Devils will hang around in the playoff race, but they may need to add some goal scoring at the trade deadline to get them over the hump.
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