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Biggie B

Member Since 07 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 19 2015 05:37 PM
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In Topic: 2014-2015 Season in Review - Confession Time

15 April 2015 - 01:52 PM

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In Topic: Zidlicky to Det

02 March 2015 - 04:03 PM

They sort of did. 

 

If they make the ECF, the pick is a 2016 3rd and a 2015 5th.

If they make the Final, the pick is a 2016 2nd.

 

So yea we root for the Wings haha.

 

Interesting that nothing was negotiated if the Wings win the Cup...

In Topic: Kane to Buffalo

11 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

Buffalo keeps the wheeling and dealing going- they just traded Enroth to Dallas for Anders Lindback.

 

I'm a bit perplexed by this. Enroth was Buffalo's 1A and they trade down for Lindback, a guy who couldn't steal the spotlight from a struggling Lehtonen? Peculiar...

 

I guess that makes Neuvirth the starter in Buffalo and Lehtonen in Dallas, although I would not be suprised if Enroth gets a bite at the apple early, and the reigns if he puts up a few Ws.

In Topic: When Does Lou Leave the Bench?

05 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

I think we can all agree that this is a different season for the Devils. Not saying Lou himself needs to be scouting many different teams, but it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. 

 

Last year, it was thought the Devils didn't have a 1st round pick, correct? Conte should be busy scouting draft picks.

 

Here is another issue. Lou behind the bench changes the dynamic between player and a GM. He sees a more human side, and so do they. I'm not saying either party can't see through this, but I don't want anything possibly getting in the way of what should be done. What I mean by this is if Lou asks Jagr what he wants to do, stay or go to a contender, maybe Jagr says I'd rather stay here and try and continue to turn things around. This could have happened anyway, but now Jagr knows Lou on a more personal level and has more respect playing for him. It's just different than if Lou isn't behind the bench and calls Jagr upstairs to discuss his future.

 

It's also possible Lou gets so caught up in the team's effort and commitment to turning the season around that he doesn't want to make any trades. Just spit-balling here. 

 

It's also possible Lou tells Jagr to pack his bags and positions himself in front of the elevator door...twirling an invisible mustache...stroking a black cat on his lap...while the sad Incredible Hulk music plays over the arena speakers...laughing at Jagr as he carries his box of belongings out the arena doors. A "don't let the door hit your a$$ on the way out" is heard over a maniacal laugh...Or atleast that's what the lawsuit may say...lol

 

Back on topic...

In Topic: When Does Lou Leave the Bench?

05 February 2015 - 12:22 PM

Do you think he actually knows the answer? How much more information does he need to gather about personnel that he can't get stepping back? The coaching staff transition seems to have gone well enough. If he doesn't think Oates and Stevens can handle it from here on out, then he hired the two wrong people. From all reports, Lou is basically a cheerleader and motivator out there.

 

Less than a month to the trade deadline, and Lou, specifically, needs to get a good look at teams around the league, prospects in the AHL, and since I don't see assistant GMs that are actual hockey people in the organization, it kind of bothers me. This is a big trade deadline for the team, and I'm of the belief the team would be better off getting some bodies than just draft picks. 

 

The team needs Lou the GM a lot more than a back patter. 

I'm with Tri on this one. I think Lou will be behind the bench until the end of the season-assessing the players, coaches, and the relationship between the two groups. It's reasonable to say he will leave after the trade deadline, but my bet is that he wants as complete of a picture as possible to assess the situation for next year. Conceivably the devils may get someone in return at the trade deadline, and Lou will want to see if he is the right fit for next year.