Not completely, but it's a blow nonetheless. The best chance New Jersey has to push beyond realistic expectations will require a hot start to the regular season. Perhaps the best rocket fuel will be the way they played in early October, but we shouldn't discredit the deflating blast New York dropped on Wednesday, even if it's just an even shot response to the October 1st contest between the pair.
Here's a link to the fight from the game, by the way. Tensions were high after an injury that involved PK early on which led to the moment. To be clear, even if I wasn't a fan I wouldn't blame Subban for what took place. Shit happens.
Still, to move away from any perceived gloom here, I think we fans should stay very optimistic about how the Devils will perform this year. I stand by my preview expectations and believe we'll see a major jump forward for the club on the ice, getting us either just barely into the post-season or pretty damn close. We'll also have a lot more completive displays in general and will have numerous reasons to be proud members of the dWo.
So, with that, let me introduce you officially to the Devils World Order. Ladies, gentlemen, and nonbinaries, if you're interested in officially joining the dWo, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the following:
- Current City and State
- How long you've been a fan