Stats are going to look different at the end of a 48-game season. Conventional benchmarks like 30 goals for a scorer or 30 wins for a goaltender will not carry the same indications this year.
What stands out so far in New Jersey is David Clarkson's goal production. With 10 goals in 16 games it is quickly shaping up to be a career year.
Ilya Kovalchuk is not finding the net the way he is capable of. Andy Greene is stepping up into the play nicely. Patrik Elias continues to be his consistent self.
Trends will change and ebbs will turn to flows. Sixteen games in, let's target the end of the season and predict where the top 10 Devils end up on the stat sheet. Primarily I'm thinking goals and assists, but for defensemen I will include plus/minus rating.