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Underestimate the Devils at your peril

No love from prognosticators? New Jersey will laugh all the way to the playoffs

Updated: February 16, 2013, 5:53 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

Preseason projections for the top teams in the Eastern Conference didn't deviate much from the usual suspects.

The physically imposing Boston Bruins boasted the size, skill and depth that allowed them to bruise their way to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The New York Rangers, coming off a conference-leading 109-point regular season, added coveted winger Rick Nash in the biggest blockbuster trade of the summer. And let's not forget the loaded Pittsburgh Penguins, who have two of the game's most ...

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