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Pepperkorn

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In Topic: Clarkson to Jackets for Nathan Horton

Today, 11:39 AM

Toronto sucks.  Clarkson is not Gomering out.  He knew what he was doing - his stupidity isn't his self-love but his trust in the leafs.  Columbus isn't too far away and quite honestly - I'd just retire if I were him.  I mean -- going to the Leafs said a lot about his ambitions.  I always said that.  He wanted to relax and enjoy the fruits of his labor.  He loves a certain brand of hockey enough that he can just relax now - get the payout and then do local coaching and stuff.  he really doesn't thirst for the Cup, you know?  He's a happy guy.  He's done - the minute he signed with Toronto -- I mean come on -- you KNOW -- he knew - he;s not a total idiot and sure we sometimes need to blow sunshine up our own skirt but David knew ... there is nothing sad about this or I told you so or anything. 

 

I DO think he ought to hang 'em up the first chance he gets after making top $$ because now is the down slide where his values get all fvcked up and he ruins his family life and his hometown life and all that.  STICK WITH THE CHOICE YOU MADE AND DON"T fvck IT UP BEFORE YOU GET TO THE FINISH LINE, SON!!!

 

The only team he can play for outside of these mid-west boundaries (Columbus is close enough to TO) is NJ.  Lou's NJ.  Unless he's grown up some, he will screw up his life if he leaves the gravitational pull of Toronto.  Just my 2 cents :uni:

In Topic: Clarkson to Jackets for Nathan Horton

Today, 11:28 AM

And thus, Sterio's infinite worth to the board is reaffirmed.

For sure -- yes Sterio -- you should seriously speak in images only -- it's just more articulate and very little room for misinterpretation :D Honestly!  You have good things to say -- it's just all those words get in the way  :P

In Topic: Ron Wilson kills former players

07 January 2015 - 06:32 PM

Confusing thread title.

 

Glad to see everyone is still alive.

:rofl:

In Topic: Lemaire's in the House

05 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

I'm pretty happy with Lou.  He took everything I thought had to be done and went all apesh!t on it.

 

This team does not need to lose to expose it's short-comings. Lou just needs to know what is going on.

 

You know - I always feel all happy with myself when things shake out the way I feel they should - but I do get nervous things will only be taken so far.  My sincere hope is that Lou isn't here to win in the now - he's here to fix things for years to come.   Lemaire was not a critical part of the vision.  I'm not sure he's really needed to get the Devils back to some Essential Devil thing.  He's just a font of knowledge and will have a nice clear take on things.  His gift is seeing --- once he tries to make something or change something, that's when things get a little hairy.  Just tell me what you see and let me take it from there.  Player by player tell me what they can bring to the table - and do NOT be kind.  Don't say -- hmm maybe Salvador can gonad up and play like a winner.  No... take the fast and dirt snapshot - call it as you see it without second guessing please. No judging within the scope of a single guys capabilities.  How does that guy fit into the world of professional hockey.  Please tell me Gionta sucks in the real world and then you can tell me the best we can get out of him because I need to know that ONLY IF WE CAN'T DO BETTER.

 

That's the thing you want to hear now, because this IS all about the true holes on the team - the long term, not the win today.  I want the team to win but it can't change my vision of who these guys are and who needs to go - the truth cannot be altered for some warm fuzzy I got during a playoff run.

 

Enough has gone my way often enough that I feel pretty secure Lou's on the same page I am.  It's the same page we're all on.  I'm right merely because it's the obvious.

 

I'm being harsh I guess... it's not who needs to go -- it's just what are the short comings of the team. Honestly it has nothign to do with player by player -- it's weak spots and holes.  These are not as cut and dry as freaking EVERY armchair GM clacks away on their keyboard.  It's not we need a left wing... we need blahblahblah.  We need gonads - where are they the softest and most exposed?  So I dont want specific players attacked - that's not truth - I get that.  Anyhow...  <_<  so...  yeah  done editing

In Topic: Pete DeBoer: Success or Failure?

30 December 2014 - 04:39 PM

I went with failure because he did not learn from his errors.  I didn't enjoy seeing what he was up to with his coaching -- I thought I was going to too.  I always enjoyed seeing Sutter work his ass off.  Problems don't bug me -- I love to see how people handle them. Pete was lame... very disappointed.