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Elias FTW

Member Since 22 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2009 08:40 PM

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In Topic: Bergfors

24 July 2009 - 11:24 AM

I think that is what Lou and Conte were thinking too, based on some of their comments last year.

If Elias takes him under his wing, he can put up some pretty good numbers in his rookie year.

Bergfors has got to be chomping at the bit. Especially because he's had small doses of the NHL. IMO, in his VERY limited amount of ice time he looked good

In Topic: The "C"

24 July 2009 - 11:10 AM

Show me evidence that Elias would do any better. His numbers haven't exactly been stellar either.
...and if "time on the job" counts why didn't they just make Brylin captain?
I think the whole thing is pretty moot, and a captaincy change is probably the last thing this team needs with a new coach.
I just don't see any mounting evidence that Elias would do or did any better. Langs has grown into it - and that's no easy task.
I like him and all, but, Elias doesn't seem to show any more leadership than any of the other players on this team IMHO.

BTW, if arthroscopic surgery in less than a week to get back on the ice for playoffs doesn't say leadership - I don't know what does....

Really, I'm pretty sure Elias is our all time leading scorer. And obviously Elias does have leadership qualities or else Julien wouldn't have named him captain.

In Topic: Bergfors

23 July 2009 - 10:36 PM

I'm, hoping Bergfors can have a 20-25-45 season. But that might be a little optimistic

In Topic: The "C"

23 July 2009 - 10:26 PM

What I don't get is why everyone thinks Jamie is a good captain? Just cause he produced for one season, because of his playing style? The fact is he takes stupid penalties at the worst possible time, and he whines often. Look, I love the guy but Elias is a more logical answer. He's been here way longer, he plays in every situation (I''m aware Langs does too), but in my opinion he leads by example. Sure he may not be the most vocal player but neither was Stevens. I think his loyalty is amazing and it definitely rivals Marty's.

In Topic: Devils avoid arbitration and re-sign Travis Zajac to multi-year contra

22 July 2009 - 10:29 AM

Very smart move Lou.

Thank you Lou, and to boot we definitely got him cheaper than if he went to arbitration so maybe that frees up another million for a 2nd line center

Do you happen to know what Zajac's terms are or just speculating?

no its speculation. But its gotta be cheaper than arbitration