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In Topic: Lou Lamoriello will remain GM even if team misses playoffs -Chere

Today, 11:22 AM

This isn't a knock on Lou one bit, but much of the "ground up" part of the equation actually happened prior to Lou's arrival. He had a pretty good talent base to start with by the time he got here. The team was slowly drafting pieces and improving from year-to-year before Lou was hired. In a lot of ways, we're lucky that McMullen was as patient with Lou as he was, because the team did kind of spin its wheels for the first 6 years or so of Lou's tenure (even though Lou was continuing to add quality players to the core, and moving some of his inherited core for other players). I'll always believe Lemaire working out as well as did saved Lou's job. I don't know if McMullen would've given him another chance to hire a new head coach otherwise.

It's been long known that there were moves going on behind the scenes to bring in a replacement until they went on the run in 94 and then it got shelved. The rest is history as they say.

In Topic: "Transition, not a Rebuild" 15-16 Thread and Beyond

Today, 06:44 AM

Devils will need at least 3 if not 4 forwards slots filled even factoring in bringing back guys like Gomez and Bernier. I think Lou has his hands full because unless he can add another top winger and a center this team will miss the playoffs next year again. A trade if not two will be a necessity and getting more speed and playmaking is essential. Zajac, Cammy, Henrique is not a bad bunch they just need more help and to push the depth guys like Bernier down to where they can beat up on other teams lesser lines.

In Topic: "Transition, not a Rebuild" 15-16 Thread and Beyond

Yesterday, 11:24 PM

Zidlicky isn't coming back here. His ice time actually got cut under the new regime. I suspect he along with Jagr and Havlat were part of the group Lou singled out in regards to entitlement.

My bet is Zidlicky sticks around in Detroit for another season. Their defense is pretty weak still.

In Topic: Yandle/Summers/4th to NY Duclair, 1st(16), 2nd(15), & J. Moore

01 March 2015 - 07:14 PM

Rangers are a win now team. They've given up a lot the last few years to add big name pieces.

In Topic: Clarkson to Jackets for Nathan Horton

28 February 2015 - 03:25 PM

I mean I would've considered this deal for Clarkson if they picked up some of his salary. But clearly they wouldn't do that.

Supposedly Toronto had another team with a long term IR contract they were also talking to. Might have been us but there were rumors that Ottawa and a few others were in the mix.