Yes, the Devils are at a turning point in the franchise's history, but a grassroots effort to bring more fans to Prudential Center means the future is very bright.
Proximity to New York City has not helped the Islanders, Devils or Rangers find success on the ice over the years.
2010 marks the 10th calendar year Bucci's been banging on keyboards for ESPN.com. Here's a look at some of his top stories and his take on all 30 teams heading into the new year.
Last week, Bucci got to visit one of the hockey towns near and dear to his heart: Denver. Check out what happened during his latest road trip and which stars he met along the way.
What is Bucci doing to pass the time before the Stanley Cup finals? He's playing his NHL name game, and he's got thoughts for all 30 NHL teams.
Bucci knows there are some of you who are just getting around to take notice of the NHL. So, he offers up some notes on what you missed so far.
John Buccigross isn't afraid to look back at his East predictions, but he isn't very happy about that Chris Drury hit.
The deadline has been met and the beer has been opened. John Buccigross gives us a sneak peek at his new book and gives his list of future Hall of Famers.
Which teams should "sell, sell, sell"!? Which should buy? John Buccigross takes stock of the league so far this season.
The owners and fans are important to the NHL, but John Buccigross explains why the players are the thing.
John Buccigross finally let loose and went to an NHL game. After taking it all in, he offers up his observations.
How will Martin St. Louis and the Bolts do this season? John Buccigross says they'll contend, but might not repeat.
Steve Yzerman, Peter Forsberg, Mario Lemieux and Jeremy Roenick hop on the Zamboni. Sort of.
Great autographs, Andrew Raycroft and the best blueliners hop on the Zamboni this week.
Riding 'round and 'round on the Zamboni while reading an "in box" full of reader e-mails.
The Zamboni hits the great outdoors with Jamie Allison and Tim Kerr along for the ride.