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#101 Triumph

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:41 AM

I think this is what a meeting with Lou is like these days (NSFW):


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#102 Daniel

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:41 AM

Hitchock, Hartley, Therrien, Haviland are just a few popping out. It's possible Lou won't be here to decide anyway.


All those guys have never coached the team before. Hence, they are out of contention.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:42 AM

This whole disaster is embarrassing.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:42 AM

There's some rumors out there that Vanderbeek told Lou that any replacement had to come internally, and he wasn't going to continue to pay off coaches from the payroll.


this is likely just as true as the statement that lemaire made the most sense for where this team is right now.

also - gotta give props to Chere who sort of called this two weeks ago.
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“They’re the ones that makes it happen,” Lemaire said. “It’s not us. It’s not me. It’s not the other guy. It’s not the guy before. It’s not the guy after. It’s them. And they have to take care of business.”
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:43 AM

I hope Lou's meeting with the players is going something like "the only reason I'm firing the coach is because I tried to get rid of you sacks of sh!t and nobody wanted you".


Same here that would be what needs to be said. Example Rolston!
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

You're really saying we have bottom-two talent on the ice in the NHL? At some point, you have to blame the system in place.


I didn't say that MacLean wasn't at fault. I wanted him fired as much as anyone else. What I'm saying is that while he's at fault, he isn't the only one. He doesn't deserve a sparkling record, but he certainly doesn't deserve what he got this year. The players failed him as much as he failed them. At the end of the day though, this year will fall squarely on his head, and that's why I feel bad for him.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

All those guys have never coached the team before. Hence, they are out of contention.


if i had to guess - muller b/c he's got NJ ties. then again, that could just be more maclean. also, muller might have a deal with the habs to officially succeed martin in the next year or two.
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“They’re the ones that makes it happen,” Lemaire said. “It’s not us. It’s not me. It’s not the other guy. It’s not the guy before. It’s not the guy after. It’s them. And they have to take care of business.”
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

You're really saying we have bottom-two talent on the ice in the NHL? At some point, you have to blame the system in place.


Not necessarily bottom two talent, but weak links in the chain that make the whole thing fall apart. Skating two or three AHL defenseman on any given night, bad chemistry, one good, but underoverperforming pure center, just to name a few.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:44 AM

At least the Devils aren't boring. Welcome back, Billy Martin ... er I mean Jacques.


I can't wait for their Miller Lite commercial.

Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Director: Cut! You're supposed to say "Less filling!" Let's try it again. Action!
Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Director: Cut! Dammit! That's the 78th take you've ruined! For the last time, your line is "Less filling!"
Lou: Don't worry about my lines.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:45 AM

All those guys have never coached the team before. Hence, they are out of contention.

Not for nothing, but 2 out of the last 4 coaches that were hired were out of organization hires... so, I mean, I hate to barge in and break up your blind "WE ONLY HIRE PPL FROM THE INSIDE" rant, but, smeh.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:45 AM

Heres Lou's conference/interview...

http://devils.nhl.co...d=420&iid=27149
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:46 AM

All those guys have never coached the team before. Hence, they are out of contention.


Lou may not be here. There's some rumors out there that there may be a change in the offseason.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:46 AM

I can't wait for their Miller Lite commercial.

Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Director: Cut! You're supposed to say "Less filling!" Let's try it again. Action!
Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Lemaire: Tastes great!
Lou: Status quo.
Director: Cut! Dammit! That's the 78th take you've ruined! For the last time, your line is "Less filling!"
Lou: Don't worry about my lines.

There is definitely a reason you've won back=to-back Harts, my good sir.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:47 AM

MacLean just wasnt a good coach. Not sure why some people can't wrap their heads around it.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:49 AM

Yay! We get to go through another offseason coaching search!
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:52 AM

MacLean just wasnt a good coach. Not sure why some people can't wrap their heads around it.


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:52 AM

Merry Xmas MacLean ! Hope you will enjoy the holiday season...
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:53 AM

best part of lou's audio presser was at the end:

reporter: how did the players take the news?
lou: i didn't ask them.
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“They’re the ones that makes it happen,” Lemaire said. “It’s not us. It’s not me. It’s not the other guy. It’s not the guy before. It’s not the guy after. It’s them. And they have to take care of business.”
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:53 AM

My favorite part of the press conference:

"Lou how did the players take the news?"

"I didn't ask them."
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:53 AM

I hope Lou's meeting with the players is going something like "the only reason I'm firing the coach is because I tried to get rid of you sacks of sh!t and nobody wanted you".


^ This. Absolutely. Somewhere there's a captain who needs to call a team meeting and put everybody's ego through a shredder. I see the A-Dweebles and the T-Dweebles aren't doing much better, so glad I didn't have to fork over for minor league season tix this year. Happy Nittel Nacht!
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