Hello to all.
Long time reader, first time writer here so go easy on me.
I've been looking long and hard at all of the posts and articles written on the site, from the other side of the atlantic.
Its seems that everyone is very caught up in this Kovy debacle and what happens where, to who....
After perusing the capgeek pages and looking at the Devils in every respect possible, us as Devils fans must be pleased with what is happening.
Parise - Zajac - Kovalchuk
Elias - Arnott - Rolston
Lagenbrunner - Zubrus - Clarkson
Tedenby - Josefson - Zharkov
Henrique - Palmieri - Leblond
Sestito - Davis - Vasyunov
Volchenkov - Greene
Tallider - White
Salvador - Salmela
Urbom - Corrente (Gelinas)
Of course that's not the exact lines and even taking Kovalchuk out of that team still makes it as formidable as ever.
Now, here comes a few points I'd like to make (my 2c).
1. Any team in the East would love the depth that we currently have. It's exciting to see so much potential and Albany should be a very strong team this year. I know potential is not always fulfilled but, I ask you this. What team would not take this roster over their own?
2. Team chemistry is crucial this season, especially just before the playoffs. This year we MUST be better in the run up to the playoffs. Not winning every game, but getting the intensity and the chemistry right should be the number one priority.
3. I'm not sure about you, but I am very happy with the upgrade we have made on defense. Do you think we can't be the best defensive team in the league again this season? I don't know all I am sure is that opposition forwards are not looking forward to coming to The Rock anymore (but I'm not sure they ever have either). Marty must have a little grin on his face right about now.....
4. My concerns however is not about the players, not about the cap nor is it about the management of the team. My worry is that we have a green head coach who is just a little unproven at NHL coaching level......so I hope Mr. MacLean proves me wrong.
5. Langenbrunner - Can the Devils get him back to the form he was in two years ago?
I don't think I've ever been as excited as I am about this season.