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07-23-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Oh yeah. On paper I 100% agree with this. But the Devils are always better than they look on paper. They always seem to find a way. Losing Kovalchuk sucks, but they have made some solid additions that should help them out. Obviously they would be better with him still there, but I think as usual they will find a way.
Well, considering that PIT is in, and we have the second best team on paper in the division, their competition is NYR, CAR, WAS, CBJ, and NYI.

Every team in the division has playoff potential other than NJD. They'd have to overcome a lot to be in the playoffs. Every game within the division is a game against a team that is realistically better than them.

They play 31 inter-division games. (5 against 3 teams and 4 against 4 teams.) That's 38% of their season.

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