The New Jersey Devils will begin their season this week, and each player knows that they are going to have to play at the top of their games if the team is going to be successful. Despite the considerable depth of this team, it is the stars that will have to contribute the most.
The stars of the team do not only contribute their superior skills, but they also provide the indispensable leadership and experience that allow the rest of the players play at the highest level.
If the stars falter, the rest of the team falls with them.
Fortunately, this New Jersey team has a very solid group of premier players, young and old. While some have earned their stripes with the Devils, others are about to start their first year in Newark.
For those new players, their track records should speak for themselves. If they do not, their play on the ice this year should not fall short of the past.
Here are predictions for the New Jersey Devils' top stars in 2013-14.