For New Jersey Devils, it won't improve

If Parise signs, the Devils' fiscal flexibility will further decline. Getty Images

Don't expect the New Jersey Devils' well-documented cap woes to magically disappear next season.

The Devils, already one of the most cap-strapped teams in the NHL courtesy of the Ilya Kovalchuk mega-signing, again will be one of the teams pushed closest to the upper limit in 2011-12.