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06-22-2009, 02:35 PM
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The idea that the Devils lacked offensive depth does not hold. Elias, Parise, Zajac, Langenbrunner, Gionta, Zubrus, Rolston, Clarkson, and Shanahan are nine players capable of scoring 15 goals of more in a season. That's better scoring depth than the vast majority of NHL teams.

Classic Devil, your argument about our stars coming back down to earth is correct. However that is the case for every single NHL team. If your best players don't come through you won't win, no matter team depth or team style of play. Carolina didn't have more depth than the Devils, they're simply more of the same. Look at their record when their star, Eric Staal, doesn't score.

And that's what the playoffs comes down to. Your best players, along with a couple role players, have to step up or else you'll be smacking golf balls in no time. Some years the right players get hot at the right time, some years they don't.

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