TravisZajac

Might it be the time for Lou to retire?

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I'm still lost on the whole 'this guy was a great player so he will be a great GM' deal. Someone mentioned Stevens a few posts up. Why? What has Stevens ever done that makes people think he can put together an NHL team?

Lou will be retired within the next 3 years, assuming that he and Marty retire at the same time (which is something Brodeur had mentioned in his book.) At that point, we can all see what kind of crazy wacky things our new GM does. I'm sure we'll get a nice hideous 3rd jersey, and rush prospects to the NHL, and sign players who don't fit the team, and all that great stuff we are missing out on. Hey, maybe we can even an ACTUAL bad season, so some people here can see what it's like. Sorry, losing in the first round after finishing 1st a few years in a row isn't 'bad'. Unfortunate maybe, and it's definitely a huge letdown, but about 15 teams would kill for that.

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Hey, maybe we can even an ACTUAL bad season, so some people here can see what it's like. Sorry, losing in the first round after finishing 1st a few years in a row isn't 'bad'. Unfortunate maybe, and it's definitely a huge letdown, but about 15 teams would kill for that.

You say "Don't know what you've got til it's gone."

I say "Every rose has its thorn."

Having raised expectations ain't an entirely bad thing.

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You say "Don't know what you've got til it's gone."

I say "Every rose has its thorn."

Having raised expectations ain't an entirely bad thing.

True, it's not a bad thing. I'm just trying to put it in perspective. The 2 teams in the finals haven't seen Cups in 35 and 49 years. Lou put a great team on the ice and it unfortunately imploded.

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Lou put a great team on the ice and it unfortunately imploded.

That has little to do with the dying leadership\direction of a general manager whom "built" a franchise's foundation on self-discipline, and accountability. Counterbalanced coaching decisions, flying jelly jars, and the inability to let-go.. don't really reinforce that thought-process still existing throughout this organization, unfortunately.

Disagree. It may not be the correct answer, but a critically-thinking Devils fan should spend some time considering the question and not just dismiss it out of hand. Like it or not, this franchise is fast approaching a crossroads (if it's not already there). The retirements of Brodeur and Lamoriello are looming, and it's natural to wonder whether we'd be better off having those happen sooner rather than later.

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