This is the 37th in our summer series in which we are pulling hockey cards at random from a box and writing about them.
When we drew this card, our first impulse was to laugh uproariously at the two people seated behind Fernandez.
They’re not even pretending to watch the action on the ice! But then our second impulse kicked in. The one rooted in the first years of our lives as season ticket holders to the Devils — the one that remembers what is was like to watch a Jacques Lemaire team night in and night out. We know from bitter, bitter experience that one stops pretending to watch the action on the ice very early on. Oh, Not-Watching-Grandpa and Not-Watching-Grandson, we feel your pain. Oh yes, we do. And for that reason, this PBS post is for you.