I Feel Comfortable Being Excited About The Devils 3 Game Win Streak Because Cory Schneider Is Excited About It
Okay, well I would probably stop short of calling it "magic". It's not like a 3 game winning streak, with all the wins coming in overtime, should require forces beyond human nature. Although, if you have spent any of the last two seasons watching Devils hockey you would certainly think that were the case. So while it may not be sorcery, there is definitely something different, something better, about this year's Devils team and I, for one, feel comfortable embracing it.
No one thinks this team is worth a damn and you know what, when push comes to shove, they might not be. However, it's not an accident that after a rough start they have been able to play close games against good competition. It's not an accident that this team has won their last three games and has points in their last four. It's not an accident that they were able to mount a 2-goal comeback and actually turn it into a victory. Cory is right. Last year's team may have possessed a similar amount of talent, but there is no way they would have pulled off what this Devils team did last night. In fact, that team would have been far more likely to give away a two goal lead than to overcome one. That's just a fact.
Playoffs probably aren't in the cards this year, and there are still a lot of important pieces missing from this lineup, but that doesn't mean there aren't reasons to be encouraged. If Cory is excited, why should Devils fans be any different? This team has no expectations to live up to and everything they accomplish will be considered a bonus. So far those accomplishments have already exceeded what we thought they would be at this point, and I certainly don't think that a team that's still getting used to a brand new system is going to get any worse at running it. If that doesn't energize you as a fan then I would stop watching, because there are no Stanley Cups in this roster's future, but there just might be some surprises that we didn't see coming. Last night was a perfect example of that. If you want to spend the entire rebuilding process being negative about this team then be my guest, but I am with Cory on this one, and right now that doesn't seem like too bad of a side to be on.