This season rests on Lou's head. For the Kovalchuk fiasco and for ignoring his best franchise player since he drafted Patrik Elias and letting him walk based on his ludicrous 1940s free agent negotiating style.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: for a man who fires people as if it were a bodily function, Lou should fire himself for the predicament he put this team in this year.
Ryder can drive him to the airport.
How do you blame Lou for Kovalchuk???
a. Lou never wanted him, Vanderbeek pressured Lou to make that move.
b. Kovalchuk "retired", Lou didn't force him to do it.
I think Lou did a great job of getting replacement for him. Jagr, Clowe and Brunner were great signings (for the price), and on paper Ryder was a good signing. I am more concerned about our drafting which hasn't done anything since Zach which I put on Conte.