Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves AgainNo, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.
Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations From The Week That WasThe Devils may have put the brakes on their recent skid with two shootout victories in their last three games.
Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning FranchiseThe Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.
Hartnett: Rangers Playing Scared, While Determined Devils Are FeastingThe Rangers were expected to be ready-made contenders straight out of the gates. So much for that.
Schwei: Devils' Hot Start, Kovalchuk Climbs And MoreThe Devils are off to a 3-0-1 start, coming an OT loss shy of matching their best opening four-game stretch in club history.
Hartnett: Devils' Top-Line Center Zajac Is Admirably Filling Parise's SkatesTravis Zajac is picking up where he left off after a strong 2012 playoffs, as he has two goals in two games to begin the new season.
Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL SeasonWho's primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season's end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
Lichtenstein: It's Retooling Time Again, But Lamoriello Will Keep Devils CompetitiveI trust that Lou will find the answer, but it might take him another year.
Hartnett: Salvador's Commitment Rewarded, Becomes 10th Captain In Devils' HistoryThrow all the pressure on him and new Devils captain Bryce Salvador has broad enough shoulders to handle whatever DeBoer and the Devils ask of him.
Who Will Be The Scorers? Devils Will Count On New Players For Offense"It's hard to replace guys like Zach and Sykie," goaltender Johan Hedberg said. "Those are pure goal-scorers. This will be an opportunity for other guys to step up. We have talent in this system, and sometimes all you need is opportunity."
Brodeur, Devils Expect Younger Players To Step Up And Get It Done Goaltender Martin Brodeur has seen it all in leading the New Jersey Devils to three Stanley Cups and two other finals.
Hartnett: Devils' Kovalchuk Cutting KHL Stay Short; Damage Already Done Ilya Kovalchuk's desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
Hartnett: 10 Things NHL Fans Can Look Forward To After LockoutThe NHL's return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
Devils Believe llya Kovalchuk Will Return To Team Once Lockout Is Officially LiftedKovalchuk, who signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with New Jersey in 2010, played in a KHL game Tuesday. He told Russian media he was playing to stay in shape pending the end of the lockout.
Lichtenstein: The NHL Is Back! Great -- Now Fix It!Instead of merely bean-counting, the NHL’s caretakers should be looking for ways to bring the game back from the muck it’s become.