New Jersey Devils' forward Miles Wood
came into the 2022-23 season frustrated. The 27-year-old has been a full time member of the Devils' roster for the past six seasons, and has just five career playoff games to show for it. That frustration was evident early on this year, as he vented his frustrations after he and his teammates dropped their opening game of the 2022-23 campaign.
«I'm just sick and tired of being on a bad team, that's the thing that stinks the most,» Wood said. «Tomorrow is a must-win game for us and it's my job to get the guys going.»
While some questioned a player of Wood's caliber making these comments, it appears to have lit a fire within his team. The Devils have been sizzling hot ever since, and are currently riding an eleven game winning streak. Safe to say, Wood is much happier with how things have been going as of late.
«We play hard, we play fast, and we're not a joke this year,» Wood told reporters Friday after practice. «We're a serious team and that's the best part about it because I've been on the teams where we haven't had success and I think teams kind of took us for granted at times. You can't say that this year.»
While still early, the Devils 14-3-0 record is second to only the Boston Bruins in league standings this season. As for Wood, he has been very solid after an injury riddled 2021-22 campaign, scoring six goals and nine points thus far. He and his teammates will look to make it twelve straight on Saturday afternoon in a game against the Ottawa Senators.