Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:11 AM
lol you don't see a comparison? I dont even see me bringing up Zach or any names or any comparisons at all. Putting words in my mouth again?
edit: just for fun, since you brought it up now. How 'bout clarkson? At the price he wanted and the fact that Lou gave up on him even before the deadline he was 100% not resigning too, but Lou waiting after it was too late fvcked our chances to get a return.
You just cannot WAIT for chances to snivel about Lou's MO (I think EVERYONE here has gotten your point by now).
As far as Clarkson goes, Lou rolled the dice and lost...that can and will sometimes happen, and all of the hindsight bitching, moaning, and should'ves won't change that. GMs sometimes take chances and they don't all pay off, which opens them up to being criticized and second-guessed. At the time, the Devils didn't have much in the way of goal-scoring, and Clarkson's recent track record, right or wrong, had suggested that he could score. Unforunately we're seeing more and more that the 30 goals he scored in 2011-12 and the 10 goals he scored in 14 GP to start the 2013 season were flukey and probably won't ever happen again...basically, the "slump" Lou was probably hoping Clarkson would eventually break out of isn't a slump as much as it was Clarkson turning back into Clarkson again (almost overnight). Just glad it's the Maple Leafs that are learning it the hard way.
Devils had come within two games of winning a SC the season before and Lou likely thought they could at least pull it together enough to get into the playoffs, and thought guys like Clarkson would give the Devils the best chance to make that happen...he chose the present instead of the future. Sadly, it didn't work out.
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