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2014-15 Devils Fantasy Preview

Monday, 08.4.2014 / 11:30 AM ET / News
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2014-15 Devils Fantasy Preview

Which Devils should you keep an eye on for your fantasy draft? NHL.com's Pete Jensen delivers the inside scoop.

Undervalued: Cory Schneider -- The goalie with the best goals-against average (2.01) League-wide over the past three seasons combined (minimum 100 games) is finally a full-time starter. Owners can expect the Devils to provide Schneider with more goal support and benefit from the addition of Mike Cammalleri up front. New Jersey allowed the fewest shots on goal per game and had the best penalty kill last season, so Schneider should be considered a top-10 fantasy goalie entering 2014-15.

Deep-league diamond: Adam Henrique -- Henrique shattered his previous career-high in goals with 25 in 77 games last season, but the center's high shooting percentage (18.2, tied for fifth in NHL) isn't likely to carry over to this season. Henrique still has name value in deep leagues after that strong playoff showing in 2012 (13 points, three game-winning goals in 24 games), but his limited category coverage should keep him off your radar until later rounds.

Sleeper: Eric Gelinas -- The departure of Anton Volchenkov and Mark Fayne mean the Devils will rely heavily on Gelinas to improve his game defensively. That's good news for fantasy owners who took advantage of his offensive production when he was not being healthy scratched or playing in the AHL last season. Only Torey Krug had more power-play points (19) than Gelinas (17) last season among NHL rookie defensemen, so it won't be long before the 23-year-old surpasses Marek Zidlicky as the Devils' most dangerous power-play threat from the blue line.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 55 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 53 18 18 14 36
K. Palmieri 55 20 15 3 35
T. Zajac 47 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 47 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 55 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 51 1 12 -1 13
A. Greene 55 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 44 3 7 -14 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 16 6 .930 2.01
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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