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Though the Devils have been calling New Jersey home for the better part of three decades this team actually began in Kansas City as the Kansas City Scouts. After a relatively brief time in the region the team pulled up stakes and moved to Colorado, changing their moniker to the Colorado Rockies. They spent several years in Colorado, achieving little success, though they did see a few famous names grace their roster, including sniper Lanny McDonald, and legendary Boston Bruins coach Don Cherry. In 1982-83 the team made their final move (to date) putting down roots in New Jersey.
Though the Devils continued to struggle after their move from Colorado they did bring in some impact players, including familiar names like Kirk Muller, Brendan Shanahan and John MacLean. However, it was in 1990 that the Devils made a move that would finally get the franchise on the winning track. That wise move was drafting goaltender Martin Brodeur, a young French Canadian goalie who idolized Patrick Roy. Over the next couple of seasons they would make some more great decisions, drafting defenseman Scott Niedermayer in 1991, then bringing in All-Star defenseman Scott Stevens into the fold. The Devils improved immensely following these key acquisitions, and by 1994 the Devils were already legitimate Stanley Cup contenders.
Though Mark Messier and the Rangers would spoil the party in 1994, coming back after Messier’s famous “guarantee” to beat the Devils in the semi-finals, in 1995 the squad wouldn’t be denied. They steamrolled a powerful Detroit Red Wings team in the finals to capture their first Stanley Cup. Over the next 8 years the team would capture two more cups, in 2000 and again in 2003, and were one of the most consistently dominant teams in the NHL during that span.
Today’s Devils are struggling to find an identity. Brodeur is finally starting to show his age, superstar forward Zach Parise is out with a long-term injury, and $100 million man Ilya Kovalchuk has yet to show his value. However, the Devils still have plenty of experience on their roster, and GM Lou Lamoriello remains one of the savviest men in hockey. Though things might look bleak for Devils fans right now, it is a long season. Don’t count this team out just yet.