That's what dawned on me. After seeing how this team plays with a competent coach and sans "Cap'n Cancer" Jamie Langenbrunner, I honestly believe the Devils will return to their winning ways. Yeah, they'll get screwed out of a lottery pick and won't make the playoffs, but I'll take whatever signs of respectability over the two right now. That, and like you said, I just want them to **** with other teams for the lulz. Hell, in the last two weeks, they beat the Lightning twice, beat the Panthers who are struggling to make the playoffs, beat the Flyers, and trapped the **** out of the Penguins in turn causing all of Pittsburgh to ***** and moan about boring hockey and literally trolling an entire fanbase.
And back to the lottery pick debacle, I have faith in the Devils' team of scouts. They're generally able to find talent and to pick well no matter where they end up, so I don't sweat it too much.