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#201 Colorado Rockies 1976

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

How the hell we ended up with a guy like this is beyond me, luck of the draw I guess. Right time, right place. And yet, our sport (not the biggest in the country), and our team (not the most famous in the country) gets a rare talent GM like Lou Lamoriello, respected throughout all sports and definitely within the league by all GMs... We're very lucky.

 

My favorite part of the presser was O'Neil (I think) talking about the first time he met Lamoriello. Lou didn't say a word, he just tossed him a book about Vince Lombardi and said, "Don't come back til you've read it." hahahahaha...

 

Also keep in mind that it's not like Lou became the GM and all was well.  He got the job and inherited a pretty good talent base ('87-'88 showed that), and then the team spun its wheels for a while.  McMullen even expressed doubts in him at one point, saying to reporters "Is Lou THE judge on hockey talent?  No."  (Lou was not happy about that.)  I'll always believe that Jacques Lemaire could've been Lou's last coaching hire if it hadn't worked out...Herb Brooks was the guy Lou thought was going to take them to the next level, and after Lou decided after one year that suddenly Brooks wasn't that guy, I think McMullen's patience was wearing thin.  And there are definitely more trigger-happy owners out there that would've canned Lou pre-'95...we're lucky in more ways than one.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:57 AM

Lamoriello uses a “special sauce” to produce near-perennial contenders. “I think that everybody who follows hockey out there wants to know that special sauce,” Blitzer said. “He’s promised that he’ll give me a little.”

 

Bow chicka wow wow :wink2:


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:00 PM

So who is the Keeper of Lou's Special Sauce? :P
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

So who is the Keeper of Lou's Special Sauce? :P

I don't know but I think he needs to spread the Sauce, Thick...


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:55 PM

yeah that "special sauce" line made me cringe...so many ways it can be taken. :giggle:


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

The "special sauce" line was a classic.  You can almost hear the reporters start to snicker and catch themselves starting to laugh every time he said it.  Classic.

 

Next up on Chico Eats...Pizza topped with Uncle Lou's Special Sauce.  :giggle:


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:24 PM

Just don't want people's expectations to be so high that we get disappointed.. Change will be methodical and it can't all be lower prices left and right
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

yeah that "special sauce" line made me cringe...so many ways it can be taken. :giggle:

Lmao!! I was waiting for "Old Gregg" to jump out and ask if anyone wanted the Funk next.

If you have no idea who or what Old Gregg is beware! ;)

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:02 AM

From HF: statusquo_zpsaf091376.jpg?t=1376680802
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:34 AM

Lol that is epic.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 02:07 AM

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

the Big Mac uses special sauce (it's tartar sauce and ketchup mixed together) 

 

that jar with Lou is a classic (must be RG's doing over at HF)


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hahahahaha amazing
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

That secret sauce! damn near fell out of my chair seeing that! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:50 AM

Don't worry about my sauce.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

The extra-tight "Don't Worry About My" Cap also seals in freshness and flavor. 

 

If only some could remove the "NEWMAN'S" from the glass portion of the bottle and replace with "LOULAM'S" 

 

That bottle is hilarious. 


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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:05 AM

The extra-tight "Don't Worry About My" Cap also seals in freshness and flavor. 

 

If only some could remove the "NEWMAN'S" from the glass portion of the bottle and replace with "LOULAM'S" 

 

That bottle is hilarious. 

 

That and the fact it was 'special' sauce, not 'secret' sauce.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:46 AM

seems like things were even worst than we even knew

 

http://www.nj.com/de...t_river_default


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

seems like things were even worst than we even knew

http://www.nj.com/de...t_river_default


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

seems like things were even worst than we even knew
 
http://www.nj.com/de...t_river_default

go figure this... the organization was in even worse shape then what anyone even knew..
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