I guess I'm biased because I'm a devils fan but I don't agree with anyone who still says the Devils are boring. They don't play the trap any more. And they have plenty of talent on this years roster. Zajac, Elias, and Parise are skilled guys who are playing great this year. Rolston is doing what he's supposed to do. Clarkson keeps improving his offensive ability. Their defense is made up of players that can skate and make passes, except for White who ices the puck all the time. This team can generate scoring chances through their speed, through hard work in the zone, and obviously through turnovers if they happen. Actually, they get in trouble when they try to play the sit back style that you refer to. Sutter's system is an aggressive forecheck system with defenseman pinching at the proper times.
I agree about the fans, though. Fan turnout is always weak.