If I am lucky, one day, I will have a family, and I will live with that family in a house. In that bottom of that house will be a basement that will affectionately be referred to as a “den,” which will be under my control. And in that den, I will have a photo of the very second that Scott Stevens separates Eric Lindros from his playing career.
I’ll think of being down in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in game 7, on the road, down a goal, with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals dwindling away while the Philly fans got louder and louder. Then, our captain steps up and takes out their franchise’s player for not only the game or the series, but effectively out of the sport. Every day that I pass that photo I will stop, pause, and smile.
Devils play an exhibition with the Flyers September 28th. The season is coming, and I could not be more excited (even with all of this Kovalchuk nonsense).