I dare not click as it will only provide incentive for this Brian to write more articles and perhaps earn him a paycheck.
If you're going to suggest the Devils struggled in a year where they were 2 wins shy of a Cup then you either don't watch hockey or started writing your piece prior to the end of the 1st round and were too lazy to finish/update.
Aside from the struggling comment (I think he meant it as a struggle of identity, not in terms of on ice play), I do have to say the article was pretty poorly written. Most of the blame likely lies with whoever edited the article. There are tons of run-on sentences, random changes of flow (talking about Parise, Zajac and Kovalchuk and all of a sudden we're referring to Sykora?) and a few facts that, well, have obviously not been fact checked.
I'm not even sure if I agree with what this guy's draft priories are. With our picks what is the point on stocking up on more goalies? I just don't see a pick being any more NHL ready then Wedgewood, so unless something awesome it sitting out there short term goalie situation after Marty retires will be addressed in free agency or via trade.
Forward depth I do agree with, need to plant need seeds down there.
It's like I went to BleacherReport without actually having to go to BleacherReport.
Nah, if it was from BR it would be full of Parise will sign with [insert favorite team], the Devils are broke and will relocate to [insert big city near the writers location that does not have an NHL team] and awful trade proposals.
The struggling comment is either very poorly worded or a giant brainfart, but besides that the article is okay. Nothing that will win a pulitzer but on par with most HF articles. But since we have Jared as our HF writer, we might be a little spoiled.