Posted by lucifer91
on 06 November 2013 - 01:16 PM
Alright, I'll be that guy, sorry.
Do I want this team in the playoffs? Absolutely (obviously). However, what I don't want is another season where they have an admittedly enjoyable late season surge but run out of gas mid-March and end up missing by 7 or 8 points. Because then the Devils will have made no progress toward future success, at all, and we'll find ourselves reliving this scenario next season.
In an ideal world, this team has either pretty much secured a spot or are well out of the race by the deadline. That won't happen, of course, but it'd be a damn shame if the team holds onto Jagr and other vets and misses the playoffs when they could've acquired picks to actually acquire some young offensive talent.
Do I believe? Sure. But I have realistic expectations and hopes as well.
The thread is titles "A thread for believers" Get thee hence non-believer!!!
Posted by lucifer91
on 07 February 2013 - 05:32 PM
I can't help but feel this is a type of cap circumvention, its clear what the intent is, to get to the floor, even though its known that Thomas isn't playing this year.....yes, im still butthurt about the kovy penalty.
THAT'S what I'm talkin' about. Stevens success or failure will hinge on his ability to communicate intuitive thinking.
That's how I work. I fail at it here now... Stevens - there comes a time you lose your team -- it happens.
If Stevens... oh really pepperkorn is this necessary? You see Larry - it's the same mold though not quite the same ingredients. There are times it will work, and times it will fail in a physically painful way - we'll see which happens more often.
and actually it infuriates me I will never EVER discuss hockey in any real way with Stevens. If I won a day with Stevens (or Lou or Larry) I'd never gain the presence of mind to say anything beyond idle chitchat. I'd even be sated if they told me I had my head up my ass. If I feel like something isn't productive in some way, I dont want to do it but I'm so compulsive