Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:45 AM
I still can't think of any team who lost that much talent for absolutely nothing. Nashviille with Hartnell and Sutter? and its not really close....
And so it
I am very curious to see what Lou has to say, in his very guarded and veiled ways. Even with the 2012 Cup run, this is the first true downturn in his career. It's truly unchartered territory for him, and he's (hopefully) losing his number #1 rock in Brodeur, and number #2 (Elias) will follow in a couple of years (if not sooner if the team declines further). Even as the cast has changed, in Brodeur and Elias, they had two guys that just seemed synonymous with Devils hockey. One will be gone (if he's not, then you can criticize Lou all you want for being stuck in the past, I and many others will be right there with you), and the other is close. It's an uncertain time for sure, in terms of who the face of this team will be.
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[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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