I don't want to put too much pressure on the New Jersey Devils, because I know this rebuilding phase is just starting to take shape. That said, I hope their front office is watching this video on loop knowing that the ultimate goal should be to produce a product that makes a grown man - like myself - weep into a television camera having experienced the height of his existence after witnessing the accomplishments of complete strangers that happen to be employed by same team with which he has some loose, regional connection.
I honestly don't think I could envy this kid more if he were waltzing around with with a dime piece on each arm. Back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships and a shirt signed by the best player in hockey? Enjoy it bud, because the "best day of your life" ain't getting knocked from it's perch anytime soon. Take it from someone that didn't - despite my best intentions - fully appreciate the glory years since they occurred prior to my introduction to alcohol. This viral moment in which joy literally streamed from this little dude's face is one that will make him question why life is even still worth living after Sidney Crosby retires (5 years prematurely because the NHL refuses to acknowledge that the boards are - in fact - hard). Maybe that's the pessimist in me, but it's more than likely just the jealousy speaking for someone that really wants overpriced beer to pour from his eyeballs as he experiences the unbridled happiness that results from watching your favorite team reign supreme.
P.S. I wish I were as optimistic as this adorable little girl that doesn't seem to realize how debilitating a Stanley Cup hangover (or any other kind of hangover, for that matter) can be...