Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:27 AM
42 goals combined for Clarkson, Henrique, Sykora, and Zubrus thru 36 games. Don't think any of us saw that coming. That has helped offset Parise's and Kovy's lack of goal-scoring big-time...they've both been scoring more lately, but overall neither player has been where you'd expect them to be at this point in the season. The Devils could very well wind up with two or three players with 30+ goals (if Kovy and Parise continue to shake off their slow starts), and four or five with 20+, if all goes well. Not bad for a team that probably won't even rank in the top half of the league in offense.
Overall, the state of the Devils could be a lot worse. They're not terribly far out of first place in their divison or conference (not saying I expect them to get there, just that it's not like they're miles behind). They lose ugly on occasion, and can be a tough watch, but they're about to turn in their second straight winning month.
Their monthly records to date:
December: 8-5 (with one left to play)
I fully expect more "WTF?!"-type losses, but they do seem to shake those games off. 20-15-1 isn't bad...if they win four out of their next five, suddenly they're on pace for a 100-point season. Can't complain about that!
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 29 December 2011 - 09:57 AM.
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