Last year was bad, but the two years before were not embarrassments. Yes, the team missed the playoffs in those two years, but they also dominated territorially, and had really bad luck.
I don't have much faith in Shero, he could prove me wrong, but I don't believe he will. He is one of the only GM's that had a less impressive drafting record than the Devils, and failed to win more than 1 cup despite having two generational talents. Those who bring up MAF have a valid point, but we shouldn't forget that the Blackhawks won with a tandem of Huet and Niemi.
Moore is a foolish signing and not someone the Devils need, and Bobby Butler part 2 aka Jim O'Brien will be a dud.
Lou brought in Butler to "replace" Parise and it was a joke. Shero brought in O'Brien to possibly compete with Gionta for the 4th line center position. Much different expectations and I think Shero's is a little closer to reality. Just a smidge.
I'm curious - what are you implying here? What do many users need to realize?
Edit: Oh probably some crap about the new owners and/or GM. Because the teams Lou fielded the past three seasons weren't embarrassing, right?
There are a certain segment of fans where no matter what the GM's do, it will never be right or good enough. Hell they could probably cure cancer tomorrow and some of these guys will still gripe about it. Good thing is that this segment is slowly getting smaller.
Great prices on those jerseys in the sale. Even though I wasn't interested in any of those players (Carter, Zharkov, Fayne at $99), it was tempting to buy one just to take advantage of the deal. You can't even get a blank authentic jersey for that price, let alone a customized one or a game worn one.
I considered a Zidlicky at $149 but ended up passing. Would have done it at $99 in a heartbeat.
Fun sale - hopefully they continue to do stuff like that to move out inventory of players they have many multiples of.
Yeah it was fun and I am glad I was able to get a Zids for that price. I was actually thinking of getting one of his for the Warehouse sale so now that's one less decision lol.
Was interesting some of the things that happened during the sale that made me laugh and shake my head. If you ever want me to elaborate you can always PM me as I rather not say here.