The New Jersey Devils opened their training camp this week with 58 players invited to participate. On opening night, that number will be cut down to 23 players for the final roster.
While there are obviously some players who are guaranteed to be on the opening day roster, others are very much on the bubble.
The Devils will look like a very different team than the one that left the ice at the end of last season. With key personnel losses during the offseason, there are a few holes for new players to step up and fill.
Performances in training camp and preseason games will determine which 23 players ultimately make the team, but it is never to early to predict who they will be.
Let's start with the most obvious.