After a lazy weekend spent entertaining Katebits (read: plugging in our PS2 and letting her play games to her heart’s content — we’re such grown-ups), we realize that the Devils have hit the midpoint of the season. We should probably take this moment to think about the half-season that was, but frankly, we’re just not put-together enough for that. So instead, here’s a look at what’s going through our mostly-empty minds tonight.
1. When we say we’re playing video games, we mean Guitar Hero, Super Mario Galaxy and Katamari Damacy. Because we’re cool like that. We have two thoughts on this matter. The first is that we agree with Katebits’ assertion that there should be a Suzuki Method for Guitar Hero. The second is that we now totally have a third question we would ask NHLers if we had a chance to interview them (along with, “Do Zach and Travis play muggins?” and “Can you swim?”): “Do you ever play cute games like Super Mario Galaxy and Katamari, or is it all just sports, guitars and shooter games?”
2. If you had told us at the quarter-season mark that the Devils would be in first place in the Atlantic after another 20 games, we would have laughed in your face. Now, as much as we really love this year’s Devils, and we think they’re adorable, awesome, lovable, spunky and charmingly low-scoring (just the way we like a hockey team), this seems like a really damning statement about the rest of the teams in the Atlantic. And to make matters worse for them, the Rangers and Islanders haven’t lost to the Devils yet this year and are still behind them in the standings. We realize some pundits like to bitch about parity, but frankly, we’re enjoying it hugely. For now. Ask us again after the next 20 games, though.