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#1 BigZ

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:34 PM

Yea so what's this about?
Doesn't look like anything positive
http://ca.sports.yah...-034759479.html

"A calculated risk Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils took at the 2012 draft is now trending in a bad direction and could backfire in a big way a year from now."

http://ca.sports.yah...00562--nhl.html

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

It was bad Karma drafting this guy. Let's please trade him as soon as possible


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:42 PM

It was bad Karma drafting this guy. Let's please trade him as soon as possible


Thankfully karma doesn't exist.
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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

some choose to believe and some don't. No way to prove it


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:50 PM

no way we trade him... this is a non issues... Stefan go back to junior and he just want to play here in jersey with man... He took a bad penalty and he as been bench... So What?


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:15 AM

I swear, if this kid busts and the Devils are forced to give up a good pick next year...
 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:20 AM

If anything...the option of keeping that pick and making the decision to lose the pick next season gives Lou extra motivation to do everything he can to right the ship for next year. 


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:58 AM

I always said Lou should of forfeited the 29th pick in a shallow draft (as many others have as well).

Not happy the way this is looking.

 

This team better get a makeover with the draft and FA coming up.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:42 AM

The story says that next year's draft is purportedly even deeper and more skilled than this year's draft. Obviously it's easy to be Captain Hindsight, but seriously, what was Lou thinking? 29th pick in a weak draft year? 


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:16 AM

It wasn't a surprise he didn’t forfeit the pick last year.


It’s one of Lou’s old mantras that you use all the available time you have. If he doesn’t have to give up a pick until 2014, he won’t, if he doesn’t have to rush in and sign a player until the end of the season he won’t.


As for Matteau, he has already seen a decent amount of NHL ice time, and he looked good in his stint with the team.


It’s going to be the best part of a decade before we can judge whether the decisions Lou made were effective.
 


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:31 AM

If it was karma, it's karma for arrogantly keeping the #29 in the first place when we should have just gotten it over with and get rid of the cloud over our heads.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

Just another thing Ranger fans try to bust on us about.
I thought he looked good too and surprised he didn't score at all.
I say the Devils trade him for a goalie if they can.
His style of play looks more fitting for a team in the western conference.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

here comes a big trade, if the devils don't win the lottery, we can ship this kid to the higher pickers for moving up.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

Another example of how Lou has been losing it the past few years
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Another example of how Lou has been losing it the past few years

 

 

Not sure how this instance falls on Lou. You're making an 18 year old out to be a failure/bust already. He'll get some discipline here, he's still a kid.

 

You could've easily used Merrill's turbulent couple of college years as "another example of how Lou has been losing it"..... And look at how he's panning out (pretty damn good)...


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:30 AM

Just another thing Ranger fans try to bust on us about.
I thought he looked good too and surprised he didn't score at all.
I say the Devils trade him for a goalie if they can.
His style of play looks more fitting for a team in the western conference.

 

He did score a goal. And his style of play looks perfect for us, especially if he bulks up even further (he's already pretty big, and is only 18) and gets more experience. Looking ahead, he could be a better version of Zubrus, which is a very underrated but crucial puzzle piece to our game.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

Come on kid, you're better than this
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

Not sure how this instance falls on Lou. You're making an 18 year old out to be a failure/bust already. He'll get some discipline here, he's still a kid.

 

You could've easily used Merrill's turbulent couple of college years as "another example of how Lou has been losing it"..... And look at how he's panning out (pretty damn good)...

 

yeah came here to post this... who's sitting on Lou for Merrill ? 

 

i still think it was fvcking dumb of Lou not to forfeit that pick though. Lou did a lot of good in his time here but his way of doing thing may put us in a very bad position for awhile.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

here comes a big trade, if the devils don't win the lottery, we can ship this kid to the higher pickers for moving up.

You would want to trade a guy we just took in the first round plus our current first round pick just to move up a few spots?


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

Not sure how this instance falls on Lou. You're making an 18 year old out to be a failure/bust already. He'll get some discipline here, he's still a kid.

 

You could've easily used Merrill's turbulent couple of college years as "another example of how Lou has been losing it"..... And look at how he's panning out (pretty damn good)...

 

Not talking about Matteau being a bust, but for Lou not giving up that pick.

 

The whole "In Lou We Trust" is now nonsense.  He has been losing it for a few years now.


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