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In Topic: Brodeur retires, joins STL front office

30 January 2015 - 08:17 AM

I really don't care about the 7 games and I think taking a job somewhere else makes a lot of sense for him in terms of learning the management side but it still doesn't sit right with me that he didn't thank or even acknowledge the Devils franchise as part of his first prepared statement announcing his retirement.  I keep hearing how he can do whatever he wants after all he did for NJ but how about all NJ did for him?  Other than Detroit, there is no where else he could have put up the kind of eye popping numbers that he did with this franchise.      

In Topic: Brodeur retires, joins STL front office

27 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

Given how long his career has been, he's still only ever worked under one GM.  Getting some experience with another franchise and how they do things, especially one that completed a pretty successful rebuild over the last 10 years will probably be invaluable to him.      

In Topic: Brodeur retires, joins STL front office

27 January 2015 - 01:40 PM

I'm fine with this.   I prefer this from him going yet another team in a fruitless chase for 700.  


I'm also happy to see him start his front office career somewhere else.  If he proves to be a good there as well, I would have no problem bringing him back once he's learned the ropes ala Ron Hextall to Philly after years with LA.  I have no idea if he will be good in that role though and he seemed to take too much from granted with NJ here at the end.  I would hate to see him Johnny Mac his legacy before he's ready.      


Edit: Nevermind, just saw the update from Lamorillo. 

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

22 January 2015 - 11:20 AM

Have anyone heard who's projected to be better between Dylan and Ryan Strome? i tried to find reports from scouts or anything but didnt find anything.


We can of course just look at stats and compare but that never tells the whole story and ignoring situations the players may have been in. So i don't want to use it but thats all we got for now


Dylan's first season in the OHL 

60GP 10G 29A

This season (2nd)

43GP 28G 52A


Ryan's first season (played for 2 teams)

61GP 8G 19A

2nd season

65GP 33G 73A


So we all know Dylan's is playing on the 2nd line behind McDavid so he must be getting decent ice time but not as much as he could i think. Not sure if he's on the first wave of PP or 2nd either.


anyone have more details?



...only that McDavid was out for a significant amount of time, so Strome should have been getting top line minutes in his absence.  I try to watch the Junior games when they are on NHLN and in general they seem to play the top guys more so than in the pros.   I guess it's lack of depth but they certainly don't appear to role 4 lines the way they do in higher levels.        

In Topic: Official "Marty Watch" Thread

22 January 2015 - 11:16 AM

Rich Chere had some interesting comments about Marty on Hockey Central the other day.   Paraphrasing, he said that if you talk to people close to Marty, the 700 wins is way more important to him than he is letting on to the media. 


As others have pointed out, I don't see any way he is getting there this year. It's a shame that the lame half season lockout a few years back seems to be the difference in him not going out a Devil for life.