Jan 16, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT
The New Jersey Devils surprised many by making it to the Stanley Cup finals in 2012, but the deck seems stacked against them this season. Zach Parise is gone, Adam Henrique is injured, Martin Brodeur isn’t getting any younger and Ilya Kovalchuk missed some training camp time.
Will those factors mean failure for one of the NHL’s most consistent contenders? Pierre McGuire shares his take on the Devils’ dilemma – and potential Eastern Conference opportunists – in the video below:This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
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