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Metropolitan Division Breakout Candidates

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New Jersey Devils

Mar 25, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (5) controls the puck in the second period against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Larsson – The defenseman who was once ranked above Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has spent some time adjusting to the NHL, and in his third season will be counted on to bounce back from an underwhelming lockout-shortened season.  The Devils are not deep in offensive talent on the blue line, and he should be given more power play time and other offensive situations.