I truly hope you are right, but Lou makes me nervous at times. I never understood how Claude Lemieux could not be brought back twice after 95 and 2000 (I still feel not having him cost the devils in 2001 and cost them in 97-99 when they lost early despite being a 1 seed. it's not possible to have won all 4 of those years, but I do think they would have won 1 or 2 more cups during the 95-03 years if #22 was always there)
Niedermayer should have never been allowed to be a free agent, he should have been locked up before that ever happened. Those 2 players are players that should have never left.
I truly hope Elias will be like Stevens and Brodeur and never leave the devils and stay a few more years and than get his #26 retired. Elias should have already been given an extension, he already gave one to Zajak who seems to always be hurt, Elias should have been the first priority and then Henricque before Zajak.
Elias isn't going anywhere at this point. He's a huge part of this team. His next contract is likely his last. I doubt he's heading out for the last couple years. Not like he's striving to win a Cup before he retires, ya know? I think he understand our approach at this point and won't fault Lou if it takes until July to sign him. I'm pretty sure we can assume Lou isn't going to low ball him or play games with the greatest forward this team has ever seen.
Edited by GIANTS79, 28 February 2013 - 02:34 PM.