With negotiations still going on in New York City and a deal still a possibility before the Jan. 11 deadline, it's time to start looking at what the New Jersey Devils have to offer in 2013.
If a deal is reached this week, there will be a week of training camp followed by a 48-game season. The last time the NHL had a 48-game schedule was in 1994-1995, the year that the Devils won their first Stanley Cup.
Many of New Jersey's star players have kept busy during the NHL lockout and have even dominated their respective leagues. If they can play to the level they have performed at since the lockout began, the Devils may be able to make another run at the Cup.
Lockout pending, here are five players to keep an eye on for the 2013 shortened season.