Contend? The Devils have absolutely nothing at forward. Keep winning, and they might pick 10th, and even if you draft a forward you like there, don't expect much for at least 3 years. Cammalleri is only getting older and running ridiculously hot. There is not a single UFA available that would be very helpful. Henrique is a 3rd liner. Zajac has the offensive ability of a 3rd line center. Elias will be 39 next season.
What are the Devils contending for in a year? A playoff spot is a stretch. I'm not down for a full rebuild, but I also don't think the Devils are remotely close to being an above average hockey team for a few years.
I guess I meant contend for a playoff spot. I think Henrique is having a poor year but I don't think his ceiling is a third line forward. It isn't completely out of the realm of possibilit is that the devils are one trade, one UFA and a solid draft pick away from being a playoff team.
Anyway this is about Severson, there are 10 other threads for this topic. He's still really good, is all.
Please forgive my discussion. Didn't know you wouldn't allow it, your majesty.