DEVILS WIN THE STANLEY CUP
As great as the Devils have been, whenever they win the Stanley Cup, I always think it's because no other team went out and won it.
Though they've shuffled their personnel and coaching, the Devils have been pretty much the same team for about 10 years now -- Brodeur in goal, stifling defense, oppurtunistic offense, and disciplined play. Effective, but unspectacular. They'd win by default.
But if the Avalanche go out and get Rob Blake and Ray Borque, or the Red Wings sign Dominik Hasek and a bunch of veteran snipers, or the Stars get Brett Hull, they'll win the Cup.
That's pretty much what happened this year. No other team put together anything special (the Ducks could only go so far on Guguere) so the Devils won the title. Kind of reminds me of the Canadiens about 10-15 years ago.