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In Topic: DeBoer "Firing Watch" Thread

02 December 2014 - 05:02 PM

If they make the playoffs they don't go anywhere because of the rooster and that's on Lou. Does DeBoer mis-manage the team absolutely. Does DeBoer not have a system this rooster can play, yes he does. Does DeBoer adjust the system to fit playing the opponents absolutely NO. But it is Lou that selected this mess or kept this mess or wrote these contracts. Sorry you are drinking the Kool-Aid.


I'm not drinking the kool-aid. I'm saying: Can we at least see what another head coach would do with this team, before we label them a complete mess? The trajectory of this team is a Top 5 draft pick at the end of the year. I'm not sure if a squad with apt\satisfactory forwards, and an all-star goalie with a Sv% between .915 and .920 is really THIS bad.. sorry.


..if that means I'm looking at the team through red & black glasses, then so be it. But I would like to at least see someone else other than DeBoer give it a try before tanking\giving-up\blowing it all up.. etc.

In Topic: DeBoer "Firing Watch" Thread

02 December 2014 - 02:41 PM

What a MESS. Thanks LOU!!!


I think there's a grey area here that needs to be weighed in judging this team.. and a reasonable sense of appraisal in properly evaluating Lou.

We've won 1 game over our last 7. We've won 6 games over our last 21. If the season were to end today, the Devils would be picking 6th in the draft. Sixth! (currently there are only 5 teams in the league with fewer points than us) Is this roster really THIS bad? Are the players on this team really THIS bad??


Did anyone here think the Devils were going to win the Stanley Cup this season? --of course not. But is snagging the 8th seed and making the playoffs really THAT insurmountable with this group of guys? Is that really asking too much from the players currently assembled?

It is at this point where coaching\DeBoer come into play.. and where "how much time, is too much time" questions mount. Is it still possible for the Devils to turn-around, and squeak into the playoffs? --absolutely. But if that happens.. does Lou's stock not rise along with DeBoer? OR.. (even better) let's say the Devils hypothetically start winning like crazy after Pete is shown the door. Do we still find ways to fault Lou? :noclue:

In Topic: Why i deeply believe deboer should go.

01 December 2014 - 04:30 PM

What we need is a good defensive minded coach. Deboer is not it. When you have a slower roster, offensive minded systems don't work. Just look at the Devils from 2005-2008. Specifically focus on the 2007-2008 Devils. http://www.hockey-re...s/NJD/2008.html





How did THAT team win 46 games, and finish with 99 points? Well the big reason was because Marty was amazing that year. But the other big reason was because of coaching. Brent Sutter had a good defensive system in place. I don't believe for a second that that roster is better than the current one. The 07-08 team had 3 players finish with 50 or more points, and one player finish with 60 points. And our current defense is much better than that team.

I think if the current Devils were to have a good defensive coach, we'd have more wins than we do know. Deboer is too offensive minded, and his system is terrible for the roster we currently have. The neutral zone play is bad. Even if there is no better coach available, I still think a shakeup is in order. Hell just change things up. It wouldn't hurt to try.

..eye-opening. Good point(s) MD

In Topic: 2014 New York Jets thread

17 November 2014 - 01:40 PM

Mr. RG3 sounds off during yesterday's postgame..




It can’t be on one person. It takes eleven men. It doesn’t take just one guy. That’s proven. If you want to look at the good teams in this league, the great quarterbacks - the Peyton Mannings, the Aaron Rodgers - those guys don’t play well if their teammates don’t play well. They don’t. I need everybody.. every one of those guys in that locker room. I’m gonna be there for them. I promise you that. I’ll give it for them every day. I’ll never quit on them. I need them to do the same. I believe they will. I mean.. what else am I supposed to believe?” –RGIII


Alot of people want to peddle Geno Smith's 9-15 win\loss record, (myself included) but Robert Griffin is: 12-20, and they're both the same age.

..seems like this divorce with Washington is underway. Might be worthwhile to try to trade Geno (with an added late round kicker) for RGIII, and pair him up with Vick next year. Just Sayin' :whistling:

In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

12 November 2014 - 10:03 AM

The loser of Thursday's game is not making the playoffs, unless all the other current 4-loss teams fall off the face of the earth.

..it's really a shame too, because I think Miami is so much better than their record. They really should be 6-3 right now, with a chance to go 7-3 if they win tomorrow. Instead they'll be 5-5 with a loss to the Bills.. and probably miss the playoffs.