I like the duality of the Devils.
On the one hand, people like to talk about how intelligently the team is constructed, growing their own players, even taking the time to cultivate an American team.
On the other hand, you have a cut-throat GM who doesn’t hesitate to take his ‘beloved’ players to school in arbitration.
The crazy thing is, it all really seems to work for Devils. They’ve been losing players for years and years, never really seeming to replace them, and yet they’re always a team to contend with.
So maybe the duality is what lets the Devils thrive in the NHL.
Or maybe the Devil made a deal with the Devils. Or the Devils made a deal with the Devil. I’m not sure how that would work, to be honest.