So I'll just bump this thread with this video.. I know it's not from this offseason, but it's being brought up when discussing the recent draft day trades Boston made. Sit back and watch Boston decide to make one of the worst trades in recent NHL history.
First off - fascinating stuff seeing how these things actually happen.
Second - holy crap does Chiarelli seem like a meek, weak GM. Surrounded himself by a bunch of yes-men too.
I'd give up my paycheck to be able to watch Lou work his magic during some of his more (in)famous trades.
This is what surprises me the most really. To go under that kind of stress with how the Toronto media is. Just doesn't seem worth it.
I would rather enjoy retirement lol
Same! I mean it can't be money - I'm assuming he's made enough throughout his career to be able to retire and just.. relax. Spend some time with his grandkids, golf, be on a beach somewhere..
But then again, maybe he's one of those guys that just doesn't find the idea of retirement attractive. Maybe he just enjoys the grind. Maybe he really does think he still has 'it' (recent results would indicate otherwise).
Maybe Lou and Marty really are more similar than I realized.
But it's the SAME things over and over again and it's not exactly constructive to have the board constantly fighting with each other. Especially when 30% of the thread is one guy who can't wait to find an excuse to complain about the fans, 30% is another poster constantly calling him out and 35% is the same old complaining about YS.
Devil fans as a whole are the most self loathing fanbase out there and this thread constantly proves it.
Another thread that exhibits how lost the majority of fans are on this forum. Should there be a correlation between skill and one receiving the captaincy? Yes. Should it be the cause? No
Over the past 25 years look at the winners of the Cup, I can think of 2 to 3 instances where the most skilled player was the captain of the team.
First off - I love when people try to act superior to others on this forum / this forum in general. It's like a new trend lately. If some of you are so much more enlightened than the rest of us, you probably should just.. stop coming here, right? It's especially ironic that you're calling us "lost", when you posted a thread the other day that 99% of the board was against. Not to get too personal (because who has the time for that) but I feel like the facebook fanpage is more your.. breed.
Second - Who in this thread said the captain should be the most skilled player on the team? I think most are saying the captain shouldn't be the LEAST talented player on the roster.
There's certainly a happy middle ground between skill and leadership, but I don't think Salvador hits it.
Also not a smoker, and never have been, so I'm going to take a bit of a harsh stance on this one. Good, I'm glad they're doing away with it. When that smoking deck is open during the intermissions that entire side of the concourse wreaks of smoke.