DEVILS PUTTING BUTCHER IN POSITION TO SUCCEED — AND HE’S MAKING THE MOST OF IT

Some questioned Will Butcher’s decision to sign with the Devils, but New Jersey’s careful deployment of the rookie rearguard has allowed him to excel early on.   When analyzing the off-season’s Will Butcher Sweepstakes, much of the talk was about opportunity. Butcher, a Hobey Baker Award-winning defenseman who was coming off a national title with…