Let's just imagine they'd say how great Lou is for learning from his past mistakes and call it a day. Dont you think they'd prefer their hockey brethren be treated more fairly rather than suffer the same under-valuing they did? Dont you think they'd prefer all their struggles counted for something, that their past actions clearly DID have a significant effect on Lou and the Devils organization?
I honestly dont think people are as petty and self-righteous after the fact as we'd like to beleive
I think that those guys came through this organization thinking it was different and did things the right way. That players were earn thier "good" contracts. That's just not the case anymore. Elias was pretty pissed off that Kovy was able to buck many team policies and get away with. He was vocal about too. The Devils are turning into just another NHL team. Facial hair is next. Just wait, pretty soon someones going to be wearing 13.