Can't polish a turd, Devil
But you CAN stop watching.
I personally had no illusions that a team w/o its top center and relying on a rookie on Defense to glue the fort together was going to blaze through Oct./Nov/Dec.
When Zajac and JJ is back we will know what this team REALLY is.
Until then - if we can stay relevant to a playoff race until the actual team is iced in full health then anything can happen.
The positives are we now have another promising C in the fold in Henrique, a solid utility pick-up in Carter, and a line that has some chemistry with Elias-Syk-Zub.
Larsson also looks great for his age and experience level - people that were expecting him to be some sort of Lidstrom/Weber Frankenstein out of the gate were just living in a fantasy.I'd like to see all these ALL-SO-SURE-SEASON-IS-OVER posters put their money where their mouth is and turn off the TV. Right now and prove a REAL point
This team - as it was iced tonight - has no business play NHL hockey --- but they did hold their own!
Talk to me in Jan. an we'll know what the 2011-2012 NJ DEVILS are.