I will not become a Hawks fan.

So it’s been a while, huh?

I do whole heartedly apologize for my severe lack of postage this season.

You see, times have greatly changed in the life of Ms. Greuter, and as times change, well, so does everything else.

As of Saturday, I will be relocating to the Windy City to not become a Chicago Blackhawks fan.

(Albeit, I am somewhat concerned for the safety of my Jersey-plated car with Devils logo sticker on the rear windshield.)

I will still root on the boys, friends, do not worry. Heck, I’m even going to the Devils game out in Chicago in late March, proudly donning my Parise sweater as my newly converted Devils fan roommate will be wearing a Clemmensen sweater. (CLEMMY I MISS YOU ALREADY!)

Will I realistically be able to post much on 2MA now that I go to a land of White Sox wearin’, Cub lovin’ Hawk fanciers? Likely not. This is, however, the time when I’d like to thank my partners in crime for picking up the slack in my absence. Josh, Joe, Scott, and Steve — you guys are each awesome individuals and I am proud to have worked with such amazin’ fellas. And 2MA fans, you guys aren’t off the hook either! I’d like to thank each and every one of you for reading my absurd livecaps, laughing at my ridiculous images (do we see a pattern here?), and just for, well, you know, tuning into the site.

On this solemn note, I bid each of you adieu.

Much love and Zubbie goal counters,
Patricia

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Mo-Town, Mo’ Problems.

With the dawn of each new NHL season, I wait very impatiently for the schedule to be released. When it finally is, I plan which games I want to attend, whether or not I’ll take a road trip, and other fun and extremely expensive ordeals. Then there is that game… that one single game that you want more than any other one. The one that makes you more wide-eyed than an all-night eight-ball-induced hallucination. That’s the way I always feel when I see the Devils squaring off with the Detroit Red Wings. So, let’s take a look at what tonight’s contest has to offer…

Ever since that fateful day back in 1995 the Devils have enjoyed very limited success against the fellas from mo-town. Winless at “The Joe” since 1996, the Devils will take to the ice against the defending Stanley Cup Champions without the likes of Brian Rolston, Bobby Holik, Andy Greene, Paul Martin, and world-class goaltender Martin Brodeur.

Wait… I was looking forward to this?!

Tonight’s contest had the potential to be one of the most entertaining showdowns of the entire season. Instead, it is shaping up more and more to be a crime scene with the victim being the Devils’ pride. However, I’m doing every little bit that I can to remain optimistic… and who else to supply a little pep than Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner. Langs issued the following statement in the Nov. 6 edition of The Bergen Record:

“We’re still a very good team and if anything it’s a chance for us to prove that it isn’t just him [Brodeur] like all of you always write.”

That’s exactly the mentality that I’ve had since I learned that Marty will be out for an extended period of time. This isn’t just a period of survival for the Devils, it’s a chance for them to silence the critics once and for all. It’s a chance for the team to show everyone what we, the fans, have known all along. That the Devils win because they are the Devils. The fans are united, and apparently (and more importantly) so are the players.

With enough emotion and heart, tonight could still be one to look back on come the end of the season. Then again, it could also give us flashbacks from those Devils teams of the ’80s.

I’ve officially tweaked myself out. Is anyone else scared sh!tless?!