New Jersey Devils: Perfect Lineup For 2020-21 Season

Jack Hughes #86 and Nico Hischier #13 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Jack Hughes #86 and Nico Hischier #13 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The New Jersey Devils need to put together the right lines this season.

The New Jersey Devils are an underrated team going into the 2020-21 season. It isn’t going to be easy to have success as the division realignment isn’t really friendly, but they could still show improvement. They have some talented players, with some being cornerstones to the future of this franchise. Lindy Ruff and his coaching staff need to come up with the perfect lines and defense pairs for the team to reach its goals.

There is a chance that new Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald isn’t even done with the offseason. There are some really good players still available that are looking for homes ahead of the 2020-21 season. It is a strange year because of the pandemic, but some of these guys will be impact players on a new squad. The Devils have cap space and could easily take a chance on one or two to fill out their roster.

Their defense is slightly improved since last season, but it isn’t perfect yet. Some prospects might start to trickle in as the years go on which is exciting but it is going to take a little bit longer. There is potential for it to be a little bit better than some people think, but it isn’t going to be one of the best in the league by any means.

One thing to really be exciting about is the goaltending. There are two really good goalies on the roster now that could help them win a lot this season. We don’t know how long the duo is going to last, but for 2020-21, it should be really fun to watch. They could round out a lineup that looks something like this: