When is the last time he's shown that? He's been stuck in the same mode for a decade if not longer. Old stubborn dogs don't learn new tricks, he would first have to admit he's made huge mistakes (saw this somewhere else, since 2000 they have drafted 6 guys that have played 200 NHL games), I forget who they were off the top but more than a couple were barely serviceable guys at best. To admit you make mistakes you would have to look in the rear view mirror which Lou has repeatedly said he doesn't do. That wold make him incapable of even assessing his own performance. His way or the highway, love it or piss off.
gdhi I believe it was your quote about the draft choices and having played 200 NHL games, did I recall it correctly or am I off base.
That stat is dumb because there's nothing that can be done to go back to 2000 and fix that. Furthermore, the Devils have 4 guys who are locks to fulfill that barring injury currently on their roster. (Merrill, Gelinas, Severson, Larsson). So it's a really ineffective look at performance. That's not to say the Devils' draft performance is good - it hasn't been that good. But it hasn't been as bad as it's made out to be here, and how they did in 2000 really doesn't reflect that much on the present roster - it's just not likely to pull miracles out every year when you are picking late in the 1st round or not at all in the 1st round. Detroit's done it. Arguably Philadelphia has done it. Everyone else who was good in 2000 went through a period of being not good since then.
This year's deadline and draft will say a lot about the direction of the franchise. To me Lou hasn't made that one move that is deserving of a firing.