Hate to bring this topic back from the dead but what I heard about what happened at the STH event last night on both FB and HFBoards really burns me up.
The event was basically the fans interacting with players on various different panels. The panels were usually around 3-4 players each. From what I heard last night and today, when Salvador went up people, Devils "fans", actually were booing him! Not only that but a few people were observed getting up and leaving when he went up.
How fvcking disrespectful is that? These are paying STH who would boo their own captain? I don't care if you love him or hate him, to do this at a meet and greet event where it is supposed to be a friendly atmosphere is beyond terrible. I have ragged on Marty here and there throughout the years but I would never boo him at an event like this. The "fans" that did this are completely classless are rude. I don't know how I would have reacted to the booing fans, but it wouldn't be pretty.
I wish I could say I am surprised, but I am not. This is what a decent chunk of our fanbase is these days and I am embarrassed to be rooting for the same team as them. This is why I really do hate a decent chunk of our fanbase.
Posted by DevsMan84
on 26 December 2014 - 08:10 PM
Brooks who has always been very praiseworthy of Lou pretty much called him out a few months ago for the situation the team finds itself in. Even Pierre McGuire was pretty critical of the Devils recently. The media is starting to take notice finally.
I'm not saying I disagree with Chere in regards to lou should step aside soon, but what he goes after lou is ridiculous and what I read all the time on facebook, Twitter and here.
I mentioned the parise situation specifically. Chere is getting on him for not re-signinf him during the season before he bolted. He never mentions that he was about to until his agent told him to wait until free agency. He also neglects the fact that JVB had no money to sign another monster contract with parise after the Kovy contract (he does briefly mention JVB finances as a possibility but a few paragraphs after). Oh and he also gets on lou for the bad signings like for Clowe and Ryder but doesn't mention the contract parise eventually got which could very well be an even bigger albatross of a contract a few years down the line.
And yeah I agree the marketing thing is petty and this is coming from me who has gone after lou for the marketing in the past. If anything Lou should be held accountable to the on-ice product and his timr is quickly coming to an end here, but Chere needs to be a little more objective and fair to Lou when he wants to tear him a new one in a click bait article
Posted by DevsMan84
on 23 November 2014 - 01:35 AM
This. I'm glad someone else can actually notice the big picture, and look at things rationally.
No team ever unloads, even the really bad teams. A team like Buffalo might sell off 1 or 2 key guys, and that's it. I also never said anything about buying or selling. I simply said trade. So there was no reason to believe I would want a trade to make the playoffs.
I would rather miss the playoffs and get a shot at a possible generational talent than make the 8th spot to be one and done.
Even if we only have a 2% chance at getting that #1 pick if we miss the playoffs I'm all in for that. I know you would appreciate that because of you being an advocate of low percentage chances.