NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Except for the new coach, a couple of defensemen and having $100-million superstar Ilya Kovalchuk around for a full season, the New Jersey Devils haven't changed much.
Marty Brodeur is in goal. The nucleus up front still features Zach Parise, Travis Zajac, Patrik Elias, Jamie Langenbrunner and the expectations, of course, are very, very high.
The Devils enter the 2010-11 season looking for their 14th straight postseason berth. They are also under a little more pressure after being eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs for a third straight year.