If it was some people saying Lou is passed his prime (too old to build a playoff contender), Brodeur is finished (too old for one more playoff push), Kovalchuk has no heart (the signing would be the downfall of the Devils franchise forever), Elias' has little left and cap hit would be a disaster, Lou should trade Clarkson for a bag of pucks (another awful contract), Greene and Fayne are not good defensemen, Salvador is finished, Gionta is a career AHL player, Carter is not an NHL forward, Parise needs to be a leader like Scott Stevens, Oates should be fired, they gave up too much for Zidlicky, the Devils are a bunch of chokers and will never be able to come up in the big moment...the bottom line is someone said something wrong, big or small.
So let's take the time to laugh at ourselves and admit how wrong we were (put your name in the search function and find some goodies). Man up and call yourself out because there are a ton of threads out there that are sometimes an example of overreacting or just plain wrong. A lot of crap gets spewed, and if it ends up being wrong, who cares. Well no calling anyone out here in this thread except yourselves.If you had something really positive to say long ago, feel free to share that too. But only after you embarrass yourself first.
Cheers to a wonderful season, a great playoff run, and the return of success.
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Alright, I went through my posts and didn't find too much. I like to think I am pretty calm after losses and don't show too much emotion here. I went ape sh!t on Rolston a few years ago but that's as mad as you'll ever see me. I was very harsh on Foster, but he just sucked. It be lame as the starter of this thread not to show some dirt, and I definitely do, but nothing so mind blowing. Sorry.
On Adam Oates
I don't usually endorse firings, but I think it is time for Oates to go. The PP has just been atrocious the past two seasons under his watch. The personnel is there for it to be successful, but right now everything is wrong with it.
Thoughts: When does firing an assistant ever help a team? Adam has been a huge help for our centres. He's a great teacher, he's well respected by the players, and besides the finals...the PP did get a lot better. He's now a hot coaching prospect.
On David Clarkson:
I hate this deal. This is Lou falling in love with a guy who drinks the Kool-Aid. Forget that he loves the organization, wants to spend the rest of his career here and is a great human being. I just don't think he is that good. He has no hockey IQ. He has two moves that he constantly uses (toe drag and wrap-around). He does not use his teammates at all, which is the most frustrating part of his game. He hasn't really grown as a player either. He still takes dumb penalties.
2010 - 2011 - David Clarkson contract. I don't think I have ever been against a signing more before, and argued that he was worth $1.5 max. Disgusted when he got $2.5 million.
Thoughts: These are two of many posts I have made showing frustration about Clarkson and his contract. I know Clarkson still doesn't use his teammates well, but damn it, he was a huge boost this season. He became a 30-goal scorer and ditched those two moves for the most part. He played through the playoffs with a major injury and was able to keep his composure until the final game. He's been doubted his entire career and once again proved everyone wrong.
A few more things I wanted to add as I said them in the chat. I never wanted Gionta called up, and I was hoping Bernier would be scratched come playoff time. Didn't think he had anything to offer. Wrong on both accounts. Well that was fun. Your turn.
Edited by devilsrule33, 12 June 2012 - 05:57 PM.