The Devils have already faced some big decisions this offseason.
They lost their captain, Zach Parise, to the Minnesota Wild for a 13-year, $98 million deal, brought back 40-year-old goaltender Martin Brodeur for another two years and $9 million and a have made sure to re-sign the players who will continue to be a positive impact moving forward such as defenseman Bryce Salvador and backup goalie Johan Hedberg.
Some Devils fans might be worried Parise's exit is the worst-possible scenario for the Devils. However, the Devils have won three Stanley Cups since they settled in New Jersey in 1982, and Parise wasn't there for any of them. So as much as Parise contributed to his team, there's also more work that needs to be done.
New Jersey may have lost one of the best left wingers in the league, but they will be totally fine going forward.
Here are a few reasons why.