An interesting e-mail was sent to me by Strawberrie that she read on NHL.com. The article she saw said that every time the Devils and the Hurricanes play in the post-season, one team eventually gets to the finals.
I’m not sure if I like that.
In any event, as you are most certainly aware by now, the Devils, who are seated third in the conference, will take on the sixth place Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
I’m not going to go in to too much details – not on my first post after a three month hiatus. I’ll go in to the details on that later as well. First, I suppose of our choice of the Hurricanes, the Flyers, or the Penguins, the Hurricanes are not a bad pick. After all, I’d like to see the Flyers and the Penguins tire each other out to make their next round elimination almost assured.
I think my biggest fear is that they were originally playing so well, then dropped to a level that caught me off guard. They simply collapsed under what I can only describe as over-thinking the game.
Of course if you check the broken records the Devils made this season, one big franchise record is the number of wins in a season. Sure this is a great feat, but they have been playing without ties for a few seasons now, which means this record should have been broken a few seasons ago.
I don’t want to sound like a glass half empty type of person, so I must point out that I have felt the Devils have had a much better season this year than any other season since the lockout… Interesting that this came about during the season Martin Brodeur was injured for half the season.
For details on where I have been the past few months, I encourage you to read below. This is not Devils related, but more of a personal note to my fellow visitors.
So I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, died, or on another planet. I’m getting married. Those of you who know me personally are not surprised. Jen (Strawberrie) and I have been together for over 9 years now.
I am actively involved and helping in the planning and organizing of our event.
In addition to all of this, I am also employed full time and operate a small computer, web site, hosting, and consulting business which – to my surprise – has been doing very well lately.
In any event, this prevents me from spending much, if any, time updating my Devils network of sites. Please rest assured that I have no intention of dropping njdevils.info or any of the sites I operate. I do need to organize my time better, and I am working on automating many tasks that I currently do manually. For example, njdevilsnews.com now automatically posts updates to the top news stories automatically.
I am working on box scores for njdevils.info, and hopefully that will be updated within the next couple of weeks.
For now, we look forward to the start of the post season, and as always, Lets Go Devils!