For some hockey fans, a season didn't seem doable this year. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year all passing us by without any pucks being dropped, it seemed doubtful that a season would start up again.
However, with the New Year, came new meetings between the NHL and NHLPA, and ultimately, a deal. Now that we know there will be a hockey season, a question on many New Jersey Devils fans minds is, "how will the Jersey team do?"
Last season, the New Jersey Devils made it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, but lost to the Los Angeles Kings in six games. This season will be different in many ways because the season has been cut short. Therefore, every game is that much more important towards the end result of the season. New Jersey has also lost their all-star forward Zach Parise, and those are big skates to fill.
Here are five bold predictions for the New Jersey Devils.