Differences between the first half and second half of the season for the Devils (from the eyes of a player):
FIRST HALF - Shoot from anywhere, even if it has absolutely no chance to find its way to the net, let alone in it.
SECOND HALF - Who are we kidding? We don't play Ottawa every night.
FIRST HALF - Our team spent $100 million on Ilya Kovalchuk, let's make him score all the goals for us.
SECOND HALF - Our team spent $100 million on Ilya Kovalchuk, let's make him score all the goals for us.
FIRST HALF - We get booed off the ice every night, but at least our physical safety is not a factor.
SECOND HALF - Damn, I sure hope our fans aren't as
FIRST HALF - Man, I'm tired. Maybe I'll just take a shift off. It's not like John MacLean will notice.
SECOND HALF - Mattias Tedenby can't even take a shower, since he can't work up a sweat, because Jacques never lets him play.
FIRST HALF - Johan Hedberg looks just like he did in Atlanta. No defensive support and he gets lit up every night.
SECOND HALF - Hmm, maybe Martin Brodeur does have it easy in New Jersey...
FIRST HALF - Another loss, another night of crappy officiating.
SECOND HALF - Another win, another night of crappy officiating.
FIRST HALF - The Devils are absolutely terrible with Jamie Langenbrunner.
SECOND HALF - The Dallas Stars are absolutely terrible with Jamie Langenbrunner.
FIRST HALF - John MacLean cancelled practice today. He probably had to plan his retirement funds a bit earlier than expected. At least he left us shooting drills to practice.
SECOND HALF - Jacques Lemaire's idea of shooting drills at targets shaped like John MacLean's face are really working well.
FIRST HALF - "Collapsing" is referred to as something the Devils do every spring.
SECOND HALF - "Collapsing" is referred to as a brilliant defensive scheme that most successful teams impliment to win, yet the Devils constantly get accused of ruining hockey by using it.
FIRST HALF - I thought signing Kovalchuk was supposed to help attendance...
SECOND HALF - Why did we have to come all the way out to Long Island for another sold out home game?
FIRST HALF - Uh-oh, Lou Lamoriello mysteriously brought a bag filled with jars of jelly to his office today.
SECOND HALF - Oh, he just legitimately enjoys eating jelly.
FIRST HALF - Wow, if Jamie Langenbrunner is only worth a 3rd round pick...
SECOND HALF - What? Jason Arnott brought a 2nd round pick back and the guy who knocked Sidney Crosby out during the Winter Classic?
FIRST HALF - Well, at least I can have a longer summer this year. I better call my buddies on the
SECOND HALF - Dammit, I might lose my summer plans! Oh well, I could always retire, since I have pretty much every record a goalie could ever get.
FIRST HALF - You'll give us a 5th round pick for Kovy? Hmm...
SECOND HALF - Oh, wait, that Kovy? He's worth a 7th rounder...
FIRST HALF - Is that the same suit John MacLean wore yesterday?
SECOND HALF - Is that the same piece of gum Jacques Lemaire was chewing yesterday?
FIRST HALF - Pierre LeBlond? What an idiot...
SECOND HALF - Kris Letang forgot to tie his jersey down? If he only learned from Andrew Peters last year. See, I knew that Peters guy was useful for something.
FIRST HALF - Still awaiting Anton Volchenkov's first goal as a Devil. Oh well, he was injured, he'll be fine.
SECOND HALF - Wait, Brett Lebda and Hal Gill scored goals this year? Gill has...2???
FIRST HALF - Man, this Tedenby kid is fast. Gionta who? Stephen?
SECOND HALF - Trevor Gillies had more ice time than Mattias Tedenby last night?
FIRST HALF - I can't believe Matt Cooke has more points than Ilya Kovalchuk.
SECOND HALF - Matt Cooke still has a higher shooting percentage than Kovalchuk...