New Jersey Devils: Three Players Who Need To Improve After Time Off

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85. . D. New Jersey Devils. P.K. Subban. 1. player

The New Jersey Devils expected a lot when they made a big trade to acquire P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators. He has been somewhat below expectations this season. We can only hope that it’s because he’s playing on a new team that he is still getting used to. He has progressively gotten better after a horrendous start. The fact, however, remains that he needs to be better down the stretch.

He may never be that same player that he was in Montreal, but he should still be able to be a good player on defense. He is clearly trying to do too much instead of just playing. If he can get back to the level we know he can play at, this team will be so much better off. He still has the ability to create offense from the back-end so more of that would be nice too.

One thing about Subban that is telling is that he owns up to his bad play. He would be the first to tell you that he hasn’t been that good this season. That could be good if the Devils hang onto him going into next year. If he has a good summer he will be used to being a Devil by that point. The new team thing will be gone and the Devils very well could just be a better team around him. It isn’t fair to be completely out on Subban but he does need to be better down the stretch.