As always seems to be the case, the Devils are among the league leaders in team defense and goals-against average this season. And because this is always the case, we’re sure there are a lot of casual observers out there who are thinking it’s just more of the same in New Jersey. But in a column by Rich Chere in Sunday’s Star-Ledger, we came across a quote that we feel should put to rest any misconceptions people might be having about the caliber of players the Devils are skating on their blue line this season. While praising Colin White for playing so well after returning from a catastrophic eye injury, Mike Mottau said:
“It’s hard enough to play with two eyes.”
That’s right. This is the guy we call Mike Motherfucking Mottau. Applemotherfuckingsauce. Do you think Scott Stevens ever said anything like that? Scott Niedermayer? Ken Daneyko? Okay, Dano probably did, but that’s not the point. The point is that this is not your grandfather’s Devils blue line.