What a rocky road we as Devils fans have encountered this year...
At the beginning of the year, we were expected to contend for the Cup.
By the middle of the year, we were compared to "inbreds" by Scott Burnside http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=burnside_scott&id=5951137. His exact quote is "There is a reason there are laws against marrying within a family. It destroys the gene pool, produces physical and mental deficiencies. The Devils have never learned this lesson. Instead, they recycle and recycle, a shocking conceit that only Devils know how to be Devils. Larry Robinson, Lemaire, Bobby Holik, Arnott, Rolston. "Out with the old and in with the old" is the mantra by which the Devils live and die."
After losing to the Caps, our playoff hopes have taken a huge hit
However, despite this season's troubles, I am proud of this Devils team. They fight hard under Lemaire and I hope he comes back next season. I will be happy with this season if the Devils continue to work hard for the remainder of their games, regardless of whether or not we make the playoffs. What do you think?
Would you be happy with this season if the Devils did not make the playoffs?
No- the Devils have fallen vastly short of expectations this year (47 votes)
No- the goal of every season is to make the playoffs/ win a cup (86 votes)
Yes- given that the Devils were 10-29-2 and are now contending for a playoff spot, I will still be happy regardless of how the remainder of the season plays out (141 votes)
274 total votes