Nov 20, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) celebrates with right wing Dainius Zubrus (8) and left wing Patrik Elias (26) after scoring a goal in the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. The Devils defeated the Ducks 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
In their final year with Martin Brodeur in the fold, the Devils might have been just a little too loyal to the diminshing return they got from the legend instead of throwing newly acquired Cory Schneider into the fire. The resulting 5 point playoff miss meant that Brodeur left town having missed the playoffs in his final Jersey season. However, offense is more of a concern as the Devils were one of only 3 Eastern Conference teams to fail to reach 200 goals (along with bottom feeders Florida and Buffalo).