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#21 William D'Aquila

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

Brodeur anywhere in a management role is a catastrophe.

Garbage statement.


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#22 William D'Aquila

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Well Lou is part of the elephant (problem) in the room now and not just due to his age which has to come into consideration soon.  He bears as much responsibility for the mess the last few years as the prior ownership does and the circumstances that could not be controlled taking the other third of the pie.

 

Lou would not hint at it.  But there's been rumblings he would not stay much beyond when Brodeur left.  It's been speculated he might keep just a President level position for a couple years overseeing the hockey operations/management but get out of the GM/on ice/scouting area and work to ensure the next GM gets everything into place/smooth transition.  Keep an eye on McPhee if he gets canned down in DC as he operates a bit like Lou and has connections to the area and the Devils in his past.  My other guy I thought might be worth a look is the Director of Scouting/Asst out in SJ whose name I can't be remember.

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

Garbage statement.

 

As they all are, and based in nothing put pure psychotic, brain damaged hatred.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:59 AM

But what would make brodeur a great choice for a management role? I haven't seen any sort of indications that he would make either a great or terrible manager.
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:11 PM

But what would make brodeur a great choice for a management role? I haven't seen any sort of indications that he would make either a great or terrible manager.

For one he has a big mouth and can't keep his thoughts to himself.


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#26 dmon2010

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

I'd rather have Chico as GM than Pierre...


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

 

 

Chico as GM would also be hilarious.

 

If that ever happens, I am just showing up at the arena in full equipment and saying that he signed me. He probably won't be able to remember if he did or not. 


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#28 Chuck the Duck

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

I'm not worried about McGuire potentially taking over for Lou once he retires.  Pierre wouldn't be able to get Crosby's member out of his hand long enough to sign the contract making him GM here.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:51 PM

As they all are, and based in nothing put pure psychotic, brain damaged hatred.

 

Nah, it's not like that. Believe me, I've had my run-ins with 7 but it's easier to let things slide with him.

 

See, the thing about 7 is...he doesn't really exist, or at least he only does in our minds. He's the dark side of our collective conscience, the amalgamated abomination of our rage and frustrations. When he speaks, it's as if we are speaking and saying all the unfiltered things we all wish we could say...but can't....because we're here; responsible for our actions. So when 7 says it, you've said it, I've said it, but we don't have to take responsibility for it. It's this board's greatest gift and most vicious curse.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:52 PM

As they all are, and based in nothing put pure psychotic, brain damaged hatred.

 

Says the guy who has been bashing Cory all season.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:39 PM

Garbage statement.

 

unvarnished truth. Brodeur wants to run a hockey club, go study the NHL, AHL, all minor junior leagues, international leagues, go be a scout for 2 years. spend 6-7 years in the nitty gritty of hockey management as a hard working assistant... and then come back to me. Because Marty McSofty doesn't get to manage right off the bat with no experience just because of his name. Worked out so well for Gretzky and Trottier eh. Nieuwendyk and Hull.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

unvarnished truth. Brodeur wants to run a hockey club, go study the NHL, AHL, all minor junior leagues, international leagues, go be a scout for 2 years. spend 6-7 years in the nitty gritty of hockey management as a hard working assistant... and then come back to me. Because Marty McSofty doesn't get to manage right off the bat with no experience just because of his name. Worked out so well for Gretzky and Trottier eh.

 

There is no way he is just given the reigns you should know better the Devils do not operate that way. In my opinion, he would make great GM he has a tremendous amount of hockey acumen.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

There is no way he is just given the reigns you should know better the Devils do not operate that way. In my opinion, he would make great GM he has a tremendous amount of hockey acumen.

 

I don't think he has the temperament for it at all. I see him as being mostly laid back...but also snippy and passive aggressive at times (as he's shown this year)

 

Brodeur is best providing commentary as a future Chico or a studio analyst.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

I'm not worried about McGuire potentially taking over for Lou once he retires. Pierre wouldn't be able to get Crosby's member out of his hand long enough to sign the contract making him GM here.


Where does this come from? Don't think this has any basis or truth.

Likely next GM is outside the organization.
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

I would think that Lou has given "a lesser role" thought to running the Devils besides all out retirement. Some here feel the game has passed him by, others don't. Not that he wants to let go of the "reins" all together. I was wondering if he thought about giving the GM post to someone else, and staying on as president? 

 

 

 

new ownership relinquished Lou from presidency 

 

edit: well i thought they did, wasnt there talk of Lou losing presidency or was that of business ops and he is still pres of hockey ops?


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:37 PM

There is no way he is just given the reigns you should know better the Devils do not operate that way. In my opinion, he would make great GM he has a tremendous amount of hockey acumen.

 

Already we know he's ignorant of what makes goalies good, so that's one strike against him.  What ^7^ said is correct, if he wants to be in a management type position, he should have to study a lot first.  These teams that are just naming former greats are playing with fire.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:34 AM

Already we know he's ignorant of what makes goalies good, so that's one strike against him.  What ^7^ said is correct, if he wants to be in a management type position, he should have to study a lot first.  These teams that are just naming former greats are playing with fire.

 

I gotta agree here. Players like Brodeur can't even explain why they themselves were good.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:08 AM

Where does this come from? Don't think this has any basis or truth.

Likely next GM is outside the organization.

 

You got me there buddy.  I just have heard unconfirmed rumors that McGuire gives Crosby vicious handy's before each game.  :doh1:


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:08 PM

You got me there buddy.  I just have heard unconfirmed rumors that McGuire gives Crosby vicious handy's before each game.  :doh1:

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:57 AM

You got me there buddy. I just have heard unconfirmed rumors that McGuire gives Crosby vicious handy's before each game. :doh1:


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