There have been a number of changes to the Devils' roster and coaching staff. The team lost captain Zach Parise, Alexei Ponikarovsky and potentially Petr Sykora to free agency and saw assistant coaches Adam Oates and Larry Robinson take new coaching jobs in Washington and San Jose.
However, the Devils were able to resign Martin Brodeur and Bryce Salvador while also maintaining the fourth line by bringing back Stephen Gionta, Ryan Carter and Steve Bernier. Although changes were made, New Jersey managed to keep a majority of their Eastern Conference Championship team together.
Parise may be gone, but New Jersey still has what it takes to get back to the Stanley Cup Final. Here are eight different reasons why we may see the Devils hoisting the Prince of Wales Trophy next season.