What's that saying? Fortune favors the bold? Well, I am not sure what fortune I stand to gain here, but it's time for a bold statement. The Devils, yes the ones that play in New Jersey, are actually good. Yeah, I know it sounds crazy. I know you re-reading it right now shaking your head in confusion, but it's true. The Devils are actually a good hockey team. Do I know what that means? Nope, I have no idea. To be quite honest I am just as surprised as everyone else. It might mean a playoff berth, but don't quote me on that, because this team might fuck around and win the cup. I mean, we did just beat the defending Stanley Cup champions, in convincing fashion no less. After that I am simply no longer at liberty to say that there is anything this team can't do. I say they suck, and they respond to an 0-4 start with a 6-2 run. I say they are just a pesky team that is hard to play against and they respond by scoring this beaut...
A perfectly executed rush? Culminated by a goal off a nifty no look pass? No, but seriously, what have you done with the Devils? Halloween is over, get whatever talented team that is out of those jerseys. Quit playing around Hynes. Joke's over. I would say you are going to mess around and give Devils fans expectations, but it appears we are a little late for that. Yup, that's right, I said it. I have expectations and I am not ashamed of it. I'm not really sure what they are, but I have them, and they definitely weren't there to start the season. They should just change the name of this team to the 'New Jersey Architects', because they are in the midst of the fastest rebuild in sports history. Don't take your hard hat off yet Hynesy, it's only going to get more difficult from here. Fucking house might crumble from right up under us, but for now we get to stand on stop of it and laugh at everyone that said it couldn't be built this quickly.
Could this post come back to haunt me? Of course it could, but what is there to lose? This might be my one opportunity this season to be insanely, irrationally optimistic and if you think I am letting it pass me by then you sir, need another drink. Sure, this team could end up regressing to what they were to start the season. That wouldn't shock anybody. But, and it's a huge but, if they continue to win games I get to shove my dick in everyone's face and tell them how goddamn smart I am. No risk, high reward. Hop on the bandwagon baby! Ride this wave with me! Let's continue to root for this confusingly good hockey team as I conjure up more cliches! The season thus far is better than any of us could have possibly imagined, yet somehow they are playing the exact type of hockey that I imagined. It doesn't make any sense, and it doesn't have to. We stumbled into this season thinking 'The Great Depression' and we fucked around and fell face first into the 'The Gold Rush'. Went to a 2-star restaurant and got a 4.5-star meal. I think this is how every Devonta Freeman fantasy owner feels. I'm pretty sure I feel like Patriots fans when Tom Brady's suspension got rescinded. I feel how every celebrity looks after they win an award. Like Giants fans every time their shitty team ends up in the SuperBowl. Did I just fall asleep at a funeral and wake up in heaven? What just happened? How did we get here? What are we doing here? I don't fucking know, but it feels kinda great. This is a surprisingly good hockey team, and if anyone thinks otherwise than you should look them right in the eyes and kick them as hard as you can in the balls. That's the only way they can possibly feel as stunned as Devils fans are right now.