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Devils have doubters coming off Stanley Cup run

Updated: January 17, 2013, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Reaching the Stanley Cup finals hasn't made the New Jersey Devils one of the favorites to win the NHL title in this lockout-shortened season.

Far from it.

Despite returning Ilya Kovalchuk, Martin Brodeur and almost everyone from the club that came within two games of winning its fourth Cup, the Devils have a lot of doubters heading into the 48-game regular season.

A big part of the concern is the loss of former captain Zach Parise. A 31-goal scorer last year, ...

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