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#621 RizzMB30

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:33 PM

I think he's saying we deserve it since we've had a Murphy's Law-type season.

Oops, a little bit more clear.  I took it very differently. 


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:02 PM

We end the season at Tampa and Florida what a perfect time to get elminated again!


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:41 PM

Please tell me how we deserve it? Tell me you're not talking about fans.  You're being a loser pessimist.

I meant as fans we deserve some excitement after sucking for the past couple seasons and having both of our star players walk out on us.. we deserve something to be excited about..because as of now going into next year if nothing changes its going to be the same sh!tty performance to see
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:53 PM

I meant as fans we deserve some excitement after sucking for the past couple seasons and having both of our star players walk out on us.. we deserve something to be excited about..because as of now going into next year if nothing changes its going to be the same sh!tty performance to see



There was that extended period of time where the team was damn good and we went how long without missing the playoffs?

We've been blessed as fans for most of the last two decades. We don't deserve anything except maybe a few extra SO wins last year.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

There was that extended period of time where the team was damn good and we went how long without missing the playoffs?
We've been blessed as fans for most of the last two decades. We don't deserve anything except maybe a few extra SO wins last year.

na we deserve something to be excited about.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:24 PM

na we deserve something to be excited about.

 

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I agree. I don't want to see this team have another vanilla season like last year. But my gut tells me it's going to be similar. I think we lose Fayne, keep Salvador, keep the entire CBGB line (I read today that Lou wants all three back including Bernier), and fail to make any major moves (like signing Stastny). I see Lou signing players like last year, under the radar types (i.e. Brunner) or guys who are banged up and won't cost us an arm and a leg (i.e Clowe).  


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

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I agree. I don't want to see this team have another vanilla season like last year. But my gut tells me it's going to be similar. I think we lose Fayne, keep Salvador, keep the entire CBGB line (I read today that Lou wants all three back including Bernier), and fail to make any major moves (like signing Stastny). I see Lou signing players like last year, under the radar types (i.e. Brunner) or guys who are banged up and won't cost us an arm and a leg (i.e Clowe).

i too have that same gut feeling.. it blows.. history always repeats its self and i think we all know lou is not going to make any major moves with anything this year.. i mean he got us cory last year but he had no choice but to make some type of goaltender move.. the fact that he actually wants to bring back bernier makes me sick to my damn stomach.. the guy is down right terrible why the hell would you want to bring him back here for another season?? the signings of ryder and brunner were just adding more dead weight into our line up and we certainly dont need anymore of those dead weight type players.. we need someone with some skill that brings a litle bit of energy and excitement.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:47 AM

i too have that same gut feeling.. it blows.. history always repeats its self and i think we all know lou is not going to make any major moves with anything this year.. i mean he got us cory last year but he had no choice but to make some type of goaltender move.. the fact that he actually wants to bring back bernier makes me sick to my damn stomach.. the guy is down right terrible why the hell would you want to bring him back here for another season?? the signings of ryder and brunner were just adding more dead weight into our line up and we certainly dont need anymore of those dead weight type players.. we need someone with some skill that brings a litle bit of energy and excitement.


Players like Bernier also clog up a spot on the roster that otherwise would go to a young player like Mattheau or Boucher. But PDB loves his veterans and Lou has a soft spot for veterans as well, especially if they were part of a Cup team (or a team that got them there). Sentimentality and objection to change are sometimes this organization's Achilles Heel.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:11 AM

Well we have a Chico night hosted by Doc to be excited about.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:34 AM

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Lindback is on the market it seems.  Yzerman said he's not opposed to bringing him back, but is going to see what the market has to offer because he is not going to qualify Lindback.  I would love to have Lou bring this guy in on a one year deal as Cory's backup.  I think he just needs a change of scenery and I think the structure of New Jersey would do him good.  We'll see, but I'd love to see his 6'6" frame in the New Jersey net for 10-15 games.  


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 07:55 AM

Well we have a Chico night hosted by Doc to be excited about.

 

Is this confirmed?


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:53 AM

Yeah I haven't seen this Chico night thing anywhere. Hope its true though, Chico deserves his own night. And Doc being there to MC is only right.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:55 AM

Lou confirmed it at the Fan Club meeting last month.  He also said he told Chico to get a new hairpiece for it.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:59 AM

Lou confirmed it at the Fan Club meeting last month. He also said he told Chico to get a new hairpiece for it.

Lmfao, Lou's got jokes. Awesome, I hope they announce which game soon. Don't wanna miss that one.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:04 AM

Okay... Now this just pisses me right the fvck off: http://www.nj.com/de..._moving_on.html
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

per chere twitter - lou unlikely to use any buyouts and marty moving on


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

Okay... Now this just pisses me right the fvck off: http://www.nj.com/de..._moving_on.html

 

 

Last year Chere wrote the same article and we bought out Hedberg. To his credit he probably didn't see the trade with Vancouver happening which forced the buyout.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

Last year Chere wrote the same article and we bought out Hedberg. To his credit he probably didn't see the trade with Vancouver happening which forced the buyout.

The word 'unlikely' came from Lou's mouth... Twice. Unless he has a trade lined up, this makes no sense.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:09 AM

Half good news I suppose....
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

Lmfao, Lou's got jokes. Awesome, I hope they announce which game soon. Don't wanna miss that one.

 

And to Chico's credit (and not at all surprising), he's had a sense of humor about it forever:

 

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