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Pepperkorn

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

19 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

I want Scott Niedermayer to just love the game so much he has to coach.  And then I want him to coach the Devils.

 

:(  There.... I said it.   He's smart and articulate and wouldn't take the job unless he knew he could succeed.  But he doesn't know that so he never will.  PU$$Y!!!!!!!!!!!  ^&*)$@%^&($@^*()&@$%&(@

In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

19 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

True true CR76 -- I don't mean to be calling anyone a true fan or not a true fan.  Not by a long shot.  I knew it might reads that way -- but I'd really be going off making no sense if I didn't draw the line in my ramblings somewhere.

 

People don't need to get defensive about their taste in hockey. It's just neat the way people now have to really be clear as to what they like and why they like it when they discuss how the team will move forward.  There's no "ANYTHING BUT WHAT LOU SAYS!"  nor is there "ANYTHING LOU WANTS!" 

 

With Lou out of the equation the need and in fact the ability to second guess how the team will move forward is gone.  It's interesting to see how that has shaded the discussion.

In Topic: My Scott Stevens thread

19 May 2015 - 10:01 AM

wow... so will this thread DIE?!??!

 

:evilcry:

In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

19 May 2015 - 09:53 AM

You posted while I was writing so don't think any of the above was directed at this post at all.  I agree with you!  Except the Rangers are always boring or sickening so I can't enjoy the game any how  :P

 

 

 

 

I'd love to "ruin the game" some more if it means we get 3 more Cups out of it. Winning's never boring! Ask Rangers fans right now.

 

Every article that comes out and calls the Rangers boring, the commenters sound like 1995-2005 Devils fans, it's hysterical. Same talking points, same everything.

In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

19 May 2015 - 09:49 AM

This is actually quite a revealing time on this board.

 

You can see quite clearly who likes what I'll call Devils hockey - which I consider consistent hockey throughout the ages unaffected by trends of the times.

 

You can see who didn't really know what they were watching. You can see now that all their years of hockey talk actually boil down to their pretty much just trying to second guess what Lou would do next - not really seeing the WHY he might do it or why he did do something.

 

You can see who kind of bandwagoned onto to the team - yet still felt great loyalty and stuck with the organization despite it not representing a product they liked at ALL. The winning was cool but they didn't actually enjoy the hockey. hmm.

 

You can see who reeeally doesn't know sh!te from shinola about hockey and has been trying to figure it out all this time latching on to a winning team and trying to figure it all out from there. Sort of a "these guys are winning and they make me admire them - there is strength and I'm going to sit here and watch and try to figure it all out."

 

Many people are quite lost...  they have no clue why they did or did not like Lou or in fact the Devils.  You can tell by what and how you all are writing. 

 

I enjoy the people trying to see how to get Devils hockey back in play.  They reference decent teams and look for HOCKEY options. Maybe they came to the team for any one of the reasons above but they've come out the other side KNOWING.  They found hockey.  Which is ...  :wub:  its the best ever...  My nephew is finding hockey playing and that's adorable  not sure he likes it...but I thinkhe does.  He's a  scaredy cat -- but as he grows I see he's just a big thinker -- I hope he starts to enjoy the game <3