How will the trade which brings defenseman Marek Zidlicky impact the Devils?

Is there a risk that it will change the chemistry of a team playing good hockey?

"There's always that, but I don't see anything changing by bringing one new guy in," captain Zach Parise said. "We are a really close team. We get along really well. I don't see any reason why that would change. I don't think it will be any different."

It was a move the Devils felt they had to make.

"I think Lou (Lamoriello) always has that mindset. He's always looking to make the team better," Parise said. "Improve areas he thinks we need to improve. In his eyes, and rightfully so and the way it should be, it's not a successful season unless you win the whole thing. I think we all know he's going to try to give us the best opportunity to do that."