ESPN posted its weekly power rankings. Last week the Devils were ranked 25th but have moved up two spots this week. They are ranked 23rd this week. Even though the Devils played better this week they are still one of the underperforming teams in the NHL.
As ESPN put in their description the Devils need more from Ilya Kovalchuk, Zach Parise and Martin Brodeur. These guys are suppose to be leading the team and they are not. This is a contract year for Zach Parise and even though all aspects of his game are rather well his numbers are very low. If he wants the big money and a chance to win he has to step it up.
Give it a read.