Gentle Reader, welcome aboard the S.S. Lottery Pick!
The news came down earlier today that Marty Brodeur is out for 3-4 months, we’ve lost both the big summer UFA pick-ups and a promising defenseman in Andy Greene, and Paulie Martin is gone indefinitely. We tried to put our thoughts on paper here to explain how we feel, but mere words aren’t enough. Instead, we’re forced to look to the profound emotional responses of other famous Devils fans through history.
First up, a look at what Devilsfandom looks like these days, as depicted by Bosch. The next IPB Pants Party will be held at the giant stomach on stilts!
Secondly, we have Durer’s view of the Devils power play. We can’t get Rolston and Martin back fast enough; the Whore of Babylon just doesn’t have much of a shot from the point.
Thanks to Giotto inventing single-vanishing-point perspective …
… we can see the single vanishing-point perspective of where the season is going…
… The Gates of Hell! Thanks, Rodin, for giving us a glimpse of what the season has in store for us!
So as the snakes of a lost season entwine us in misery, pain, and depression like so many Laocoons before us…
… we’ll sign off with this, a vanitas vision of the 2008-2009 Devils season.
[Background photo in V.E. Mats's SS Lottery Pick found on Flickr here.]