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AEWHistory

Member Since 29 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 21 2015 01:31 AM
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In Topic: How many Devils fans that post here are following Lou in Toronto?

16 August 2015 - 01:58 AM

I have a bad feeling about LL taking this job. I think he may sully his reputation (not entirely unlike MB's end) by trying to extend his career. With the Devils LL had full control, he knew the team, he knew the prospects, he had an intimate knowledge of every facet of this franchise. There is no way he can come into a new franchise with the same knowledge set. He won't have the same control, the same comfort level, and so on.

I think this is important because he was already showing signs of losing his touch when he was in a situation most people would consider to be optimal. A less optimal situation isn't likely to yield better results and LL has never come across as someone who plays well with others when it comes to control. So how does he make Toronto work? I think he has fooled himself into thinking this was a chance to prove himself all over again, but really this is a situation ripe for failure for a person like him. Perhaps I'll be wrong, but i suspect not....

In Topic: So now that Lou is gone...

23 July 2015 - 02:47 PM

You mean like this?
 
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That primary logo looks like an evil baboon having an anaphylactic reaction. I don't fancy being the "New Jersey Sickly Baboons from Hell"

In Topic: Friedman: Devils Could Take Run At MSL

05 June 2015 - 05:06 PM

If he carries the value of a 7th round pick he's still worth signing.  The Devils have nothing to lose but money.  If he's terrible, great, the whole team is going to be terrible, what's lost here?


I agree, although I would hope that if we were going to have him taking space on the roster we'd be able to flip him for more than a 7th should the need arise. However, I have no idea if that expectation is out of line--I simply haven't followed MSL.

In Topic: Friedman: Devils Could Take Run At MSL

05 June 2015 - 05:01 PM

agreed, lets bring him herte to trade him at the deadline?? moronic!!

While I get the gist of your argument, I would have to counter by saying that I would sign tradeable assets every year if I thought I could reasonably expect a return of a 2nd or 3rd should we not need them come the deadline. It is a win-win. Either you have a vet come playoff time or you add another draft pick, and I, for one, believe the Devils can use all the picks they can get. However, this isn't a strategy you can pull off every year. I just wouldn't reject it out of hand.

The only downsides are if he is taking playing time from younger or better players. In the Devils case I am not sure he would be, but I haven't followed closely enough to be sure. But even if he has slipped, the key metric is really relative, not absolute. If he is still better than what we have and could still garner interest at the trade deadline, then signing him is a viable strategy.