man advantage

To borrow an awfully cliched and paraphrased quote from the media ether, "Adam Oates isn't walking through that door." When Oates left Jersey this past summer to become the head coach of the Capitals, he took the Devils' power play with him. So the Devils went out and got Matt Shaw from the Sharks, who happened to have the No. 2 overall power play last year. So how will things differ this season? Pete DeBoer explains:

Via Tom Gulitti of The Record:

?Matt?s coming from San Jose, which is a version of what the Detroit Red Wings do because of (Sharks head coach) Todd McLellan and Mike Babcock having been together at one point,? DeBoer said.

After working the power play a different way under Oates the last two seasons and having only sporadic success ? the Devils ended up ranked 15th in the NHL at 17.2 percent last season after getting off to a terrible start ? DeBoer anticipates it might take some time for the players to adjust.

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