It's this simple- if the Devils of February and early March are back, this team is a) the best team in the East, b) the only team in the East capable of beating the Wings, Sharks or anyone else the West sends our way, and obviously c) beating the Canes in 5. Are they back? Maybe it was an abberration, but a 4-1 beatdown of the Canes is certainly a solid way to start the march towards Stanley Cup #4. See you bitches Friday!
p.s.-this is the first Devil playoff game I've watched in NJ since the '03 season. Nothing sucks more than being forced to go to a bar on a random Tuesday night to watch a Devil playoff game. On the one hand, it's a bar, and I have no beef with booze. But on the other hand, screw Gary Bettman for dictating when i gotta go out.