Breathe Easy Devils' Fans: Despite His Prolonged Absence, Things Remain Calm On The Taylor Hall Front
This welcomed piece of non-news can be taken for what it's worth. I personally consider its value to be a long, cautiously optimistic sigh of relief, but if you prefer to medicate your anxiety then I'd say this reassuring statement regarding the future of the Devils' suspiciously sidelined MVP should save you a valium or two.
Of course, whatever sense of security you might feel upon hearing that the reigning Hart Trophy winner is staying through a lost season isn't exactly endorsed by ADT, as it could easily be hijacked by the lack of an encouraging word as soon as July 1st. Still, all remaining calm on the Taylor Hall front should temporarily put Devils' fan at peace seeing how much of a shit storm this year has been.
What a source as reputable as Elliotte Friedman apparently understands is as good as it's going to get, and - with the Devils putting forth irredeemable clunkers like they did against the Kings last night - it's a hell of a lot better than nothing. Nothing, of course, is all it really is until the ink dries on a long-term contract that locks up one of the most impactful left wingers in the game. However, as the Devils insist on playing a pessimistic brand of puck, a little optimism can go a long way in keeping the fanbase somewhat sane up until an extremely telling summer.