Though this offseason is far different from the last for the NHL and the New Jersey Devils, the offseason of 2019 is still very relevant to the future of this Devils organization. The moves Ray Shero made as General Manager were regarded as some of the most exciting by a Devils executive in a long time. The unadulterated hype that was felt by Devils fans far and wide seemed unprecedented. Fans had their positivity stifled for years leading up to the 2019 off-season. Through the Kovalchuk departure, the rise of Taylor Hall, the fall of Cory Schneider, and the brief playoff appearance of 2018, Devils fans rode a rollercoaster.