NEWARK, N.J. — Normalcy. It's something we all crave these days.
As a number of the Devils players walked into the press room in the bowels of the Prudential Center on Wednesday morning, on the first day of the 2021-22 season's training camp, they noted how normal it all felt.
They were back at the rink as the weather shifted outside from a muggy summer day to a cool one on the first official day of fall. They were back gearing up for a full slate with packed houses and trips to far away rinks in places like California and Canada. And they were back in front of the media having face-to-face chats without a computer screen or Zoom link in sight.
Yes, it was good to be back to normal — for everyone.