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Pepperkorn

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: How many Devils fans that post here are following Lou in Toronto?

14 August 2015 - 10:17 PM

Yes just lets make the worst possible assumptions about a front management who has been in charge for only a few months and who is making one good decision after the other.

 

You didn't understand what I wrote.  No, I'm not cryptic - you all just rush through until you get the chance to blab whatever you want to.  I do it too.  But if you respond it will be with some defensive bullsh!t as if I even care what you think of me or what you have to say :evil:

 

What I wrote (in more plain English for the slow folks) is that the new owners are making very typical NHL business decisions.  Yes, Shero and his crew will hit a rough patch and will be fired when that happens.  There will be no margin for error allowed for anyone - just as I'm sure none of you here (not self-employed or working for family) has any margin for error in their job.  Profit above all.  That has absolutely NOTHING to do with any sh!t assumptions about Ray Shero and his crew.  It is society today.  I choose to live my life in a different way.  Marty chose to manage his career in a different way.  Marty didn't slam the Devils.  Neither did I.  This just isn't a Devils organization I feel any loyalty too.  And why should I?  I said from the start I was here for Devils hockey. For the game of hockey. This is the organization and the game of 21st century NHL. Hockey is secondary.  If you're thrilled with the team's moves it's because you love your home state above hockey, which I totally approve of - it's a great reason for unearned loyalty, or you like the NHL more than you do hockey. The people who write on this board are NHL fans - but this is no surprise to me.  The NJ fans stopped writing long ago. 

 

AND I am happy to follow this new organization.  I may end up loving them myself once they hit the ice. BUT I am kind of interested in seeing what Babcock does with Lemaire's insights and I think it's cute he asked Lou to bring him on -- that's what it sounds like to me.  I think it's great Lou has a lesser role in the Leafs day to day stuff - very smart.  they know what they have. I just find the leafs more compelling at this point.

 

 I understand complete why Shero wanted to clean house.  But it's coming off weak and underconfident - the owners have positioned him carefully under the bus forcing everyone to say Lou hired him and this was Lou's choice, thus making Shero out to be some lame backstabbing a$$hole.  Bad way to start things out -- and now Shero's just going to get defensive and weaker as this team fails despite his changes. He flailed around in Pittsburgh when the organization started to blame him for the failures.  I felt bad for the guy.  and may I remind you: YOU all are the ones saying "Sure he'll fail - it's the players that suck -  but we gotta give him a chance" not me. If you are correct in your estimation of the coming season - yes - this 2 month old management staff is destined for failure -- through absolutely NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN.  and of course I'm right... I'm always right  :uni:  anyone who reads what I write knows it too  :dizzy:

 

Leafs are going to crash and burn with hockey intelligence style and I just think it's going to be more fun to watch - I'll learn more about hockey. 

In Topic: How many Devils fans that post here are following Lou in Toronto?

13 August 2015 - 08:36 PM

I'm with Marty.  It's not the Devils - it's like any other team.  I don't expect any continuity ever again. Shero and his band will be ousted in 5 years so it's nothing personal against him.  

 

Wait -- I stand corrected - Philly has always been loaded with dirt bags and actively encouraged borderline cases to the dirt bag side.

 

Rangers have always gotten completely confused by the concept of celebrity in the city.  No one gets NYC is what it is.  The more normal you are the stronger you are - if you try to be or worse yet really believe you're special you'll sink before you start.

 

and Maple Leafs are just... losers  :giggle:  we'll see if that changes.  Good on Shannahan for trying.

In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

04 August 2015 - 12:46 PM

agreed, stay the fvck away from Phaneuf 

I think it would be neat if Lou could get Stevens some time with this kid to get his fat ass into hockey again.

 

Yeah... that's wear my heart is.  It's not the logo folks.  It's the quality of the hockey.  If it were the logo, I'd have been an Islanders fan all these years.  I am not buying into this organization as of yet.  They have to earn my loyalty not just count on it because of someone else's past or my geographic location.  :-D 

In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

24 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

I already tried similar logic Chuck. 

 

These guys just enjoy the banter -- well - not banter - the stating and restating of the same point in different ways trying in vain to prove themselves "right"  Someone really should give out a prize for "The NJDevs poster who was RIGHT today" so at least there is a point to it all. :evil:

In Topic: So now that Lou is gone...

24 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

a)  Thank you  :evil:

 

b)  That goes against the whole out with the old thing.  Maybe something in yellow and black would be nice?