I hope Elias stays in Jersey. Given Lou's track record of overpaying veteran players at the tail end of their careers, I'd be shocked if it didn't happen.
Elias wants job security and is complaining that Lou didn't offer him a contract at the peak of his performance this season like other GMs often do with their own players. He's just venting. That lack of job security is part of the frustration that comes with being an NHL hockey player. I don't read anything into it.
I don't want to hijack the thread. But i can go to Sharks games, the games aren't always at 4:00 PM, and I think being a fan of local sports teams is a good way to become integrated into the community at large. I still like the Devils and their players, and want them to succeed. But the primary team I'm following the NHL through is San Jose.
i mean, can there be any doubt it's the kovalchuk trade?
Seriously? That trade was just for two months of Kovalchuk and the team didn't really properly incorporate him at all for those two months. It was a good trade and decent risk taken by the team but there's no way that's the best trade.
Kurvers for Toronto's First Rounder (Nieds) is no. 1.
He needed to add the 3rd year. Salvador said he had offers from 6 teams, went back to the Devils, and Lou tacked on the 3rd year. Bryce himself said the playoffs he had made the 3rd year possible. He had a little bit of leverage and used it.
I have nothing against the happy fans who don't flaunt themselves as superior asswipes.
Yeah I'm not bothered by optimistic fans. It's just annoying when you're getting preached at and told you are "not a true fan" because you aren't blindly supportive of them. I don't care for that rhetoric, because I come here for interesting critical discussion of the Devils and the NHL. If we're all just gonna sit around and talk about how amazing the Devils are even when they aren't and don't deserve the praise what's the point of spending time here?