Now, I've seen Big a number of times. I know these machines hold some crazy power and that any wish made upon them should be sincere and carefully thought out. I mulled it over for a while before depositing my 50 cents and didn't step forward until my decision was made and my wish was the only thing on my mind.
I WISH THE SABRES DIDN'T SUCK OUT LOUD.
The machine initially gave me a muddled and confusing message about age just being a number. I wasn't sure what that meant. Was it a mistake to let Teppo go because of his age? Or is it okay to bring Tyler Myers up to the big club despite his age? While I mulled that over, my fortune appeared before me.
Well, that certainly sounds promising but I thought it needed a little interpreting yet. After consulting with Esmeralda a little longer, I'm pretty sure this is what it means:
I see a great deal of happiness in store for you (possibly as early as Wednesday). You will receive a letter soon (from Darcy Regier), and that letter can easily be said to change the whole course of your life (by offering an assistant GM position). You deserve this happiness (via a large, shiny Cup) because you have been so faithful and sincere in your love (to an occasionally bratty, always underachieving, and just plain sucky hockey team).
So Sid, enjoy that Cup while you can. I'm pretty sure it's not going to be yours for long. The power of Esmeralda is against you.