The Devils made significant strides in their first season under coach John Hynes. (Photo: Getty Images)
NHL.com Senior Writer Dan Rosen (@drosenNHL) shares his thoughts on the Devils' offseason plans in his weekly #OvertheBoards mailbag on Twitter:
Thoughts on the job Ray Shero and John Hynes did in year one with the New Jersey Devils? What are you looking for this offseason? Are Kyle Okposo and Mikkel Boedker fits? -- @dsf_9d
Dan Rosen: Devils' fans should be happy with the direction the team appears headed. Shero is a smart, savvy, active GM. He's not afraid to pull the trigger on a trade. I think he'll be active this summer to improve the roster. They need a No. 1 line, or at the very least a No. 1 center. It's hard to get one, but that's where they have to start. Getting Okposo and/or Boedker would be nice, but the Devils need to build depth down the middle. Adam Henrique is a solid No. 2 center. At this point, Travis Zajac could be one of the best No. 3 centers in the League. Neither is a No. 1. Devils' fans should be thrilled with Hynes too. I think he got the most he could out of a team that clearly isn't built to win right now. Cory Schneider, as good as he is, helps too. There's going to be some good hockey coming to New Jersey soon enough.