If there was some magic switch on the wall that would instantly make your top prospects NHL ready, the New Jersey Devils would be smashing it into the "on" position without delay. You always want to see the fruits of your labor quickly. It is the era of instant gratification. Almost everything is available at your fingertips. Unfortunately, it's just not how life works. You can't speed up time. And it will be a while before we see some of these names lighting the lamp in the black and red.
But there is no denying there is palpable excitement surrounding the New Jersey franchise's future. Currently, they're led up the middle by two first-overall picks, Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes, and the youthful roster is accented by a rising star in net in Mackenzie Blackwood, as well as talent on the wings like Jesper Bratt, Kyle Palmieri, and Nikita Gusev. But this team is nowhere near its potential, with a plethora of tantalizingly promising young prospects a year or two, or three, away from making an impact.
As you're reading this article, the words are coming from NewJerseyDevils.com. Of course, there would be an amplifying of positivity coming directly from the source. And so, sometimes it feels good as a fan of the team to have the reasons for excitement confirmed, and even bolstered, by a third-party voice.