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19 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

Say what you will about how the Devils have been playing lately, one thing is evident: they are much harder to play against. I've been MIA for a lot of the season not able to watch a whole lot being tied up with my own team.

Watching the last few games, it's easy to see the lack of breakdowns. Very few odd man rushers, few breakaways, strong structural in zone defense. Cory seeing most shots, stopping everything and rebounds as well. Defense has been limiting second chances.

Offensively it's been ugly but we're getting back to the interchangeable parts system where no man is relied on more than anyone else. Hell, we shut out the Pens with Gelinas and Fraser playing together.

Point is, this is a good sign for next year. I don't worry about the shot totals, I think that is more evidence of lake of talent in the system. As we increase the forward talent, shot totals will balance out