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#1 msweet

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:30 PM

"It will be status quo to see where our budget is," Lamoriello revealed. "We have to make room for Rod Pelley and a couple of others. And we have to get more ice time for David Clarkson."
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"Quite frankly, all the players are getting paid too much and all the contracts are too long," general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "But if you want to compete in this market and you want to win, there are some things you have to do."


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:32 PM

He honestly deserves to be fired for that.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:32 PM

"It will be status quo to see where our budget is," Lamoriello revealed. "We have to make room for Rod Pelley and a couple of others. And we have to get more ice time for David Clarkson."

I guess Jeff has dropped the hammer....
If you don't know "where your budget is" after 10 hours of watching prices on players, I think you may need some more Ginkboloba
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:33 PM

sigh. rod pelley has to be on the roster because he is waiver-eligible.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

...If it were status quo that why was it that all we did today was lose and retain? No gains whatsoever. Not that it's a dire situation, but I just think that's a poor excuse for what transpired.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

When I first read that quote about an hour ago, I threw up in my mouth a little.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

"It will be status quo to see where our budget is," Lamoriello revealed. "We have to make room for Rod Pelley and a couple of others. And we have to get more ice time for David Clarkson."


:doh1: Rod Pelley?!?!?! Why? he's horrible, same thing goes for Bergfors. We're screwed :(
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

our beloved gm annoys me sometimes.


i'm not jumping off the cliff or anything, but he kind of deserves a smack upside the head for that quote.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:38 PM

Again, a lot of the forwards that are available are wingers, which we don't need. We need centers, of which a lot aren't available - at least not a lot of offensive centers anyway.

Among the d-men that were available, most are stay-at-home, defensive types, we need a puck-moving offensive force on the blueline but there aren't a lot of those available either, unless you wanted to give up three first-rounders and Clarkson for a year of Pronger.

It just isn't a good year to go shopping and the team honestly needed to shed most of the players that left. But they can't turn around and drop the ball by bringing back Jacques now, they've gone halfway with changing the philosophy now go full-bore and bring in someone committed to an attacking style off of solid d.

Edited by Hasan4978, 01 July 2009 - 09:39 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

Lou kind of reminded me of Al Davis with that quote. It sounded almost senile of him.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

"It will be status quo to see where our budget is," Lamoriello revealed. "We have to make room for Rod Pelley and a couple of others. And we have to get more ice time for David Clarkson."


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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

We didn't even keep Weekes today. What a failure.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

I'm going to cry. I'm actually jealous of the rags right now.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:40 PM

If this isn't a rebuilding year, I don't know what is.

Also, should I bump all of my old threads that I got flamed in? This team is on a huge decline and unless something MAJOR happens in the next few days no one can deny that.

The only thing Lou will do tomorrow is overpay Shanahan, so he can mentor the younger players.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:40 PM

lol best POD ever.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:40 PM

Instead of porn, Lou probably just closes his eyes and visualizes the words "status quo" bouncing around :dance:
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

I'm going to cry. I'm actually jealous of the rags right now.


kay, now i want to smack you upside the head. 7.5 mill a year for a guy who gets hurt if he breathes incorrectly.

if anything, the rags skated in a circle today. they didn't get better.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:42 PM

Honestly, look at the whole pool. there were only a hand full of players that are worth their contracts. I mean, honeslty gio isn't worth that money. Plus, why draft players and never give them ice time?. I will be the first one to jump off a bridge during the season next year, but right now we're youthful.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:42 PM

sigh. rod pelley has to be on the roster because he is waiver-eligible.


+ he signed as a quid pro quo that he would be on the team this year (so it's not something you didn't know was coming)
+ he's better than Rupp or Bobby, especially what Bobby gave us last year
+ he kills penalties, which neither of them did, nor would you even attempt to have them do.
+ all reports from Lowell was that he was a better player than the last time he was there

it's a dumb quote because it's going to piss people off, but it's being taken way out of context
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:42 PM

When I first read that quote about an hour ago, I threw up in my mouth a little.



I couldn't hold it
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"Quite frankly, all the players are getting paid too much and all the contracts are too long," general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "But if you want to compete in this market and you want to win, there are some things you have to do."





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