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SMantzas

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In Topic: 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

30 April 2015 - 03:16 PM

We should do a chat for the Rangers game tonight.

In Topic: Off-season Game Plan: It Can't be Lou's

29 April 2015 - 01:54 PM

Each quote on their own isn't ridiculous (him saying he liked the team in training camp is kind of silly given how the year went), but it's just not the reality of the situation. You don't see Shanahan in Toronto saying we are a few pieces away or in Phoenix. The Devils are two pieces away that they can't get. It's just completely ignoring the reality of the roster, and why they have been failing. So much for him is structure and systems, but it simply goes way beyond that right now.

 

If you think your offensive core is Henrique and Zajac, just don't say it. 

 

 

No there isn't, but like Maple Leafs fans over the last season, Devils fans will surely be begging for a rebuild if things go south this year in an attempt to go for it. It'll pretty much have to be all through the draft. Waiting patiently is a lot better than seasons like this one. 

I think you're starting to hear rumblings of the bolded already. Granted, I dont attend more than a handful of home games but I think the days of optimism have faded. With Lou saying things like "we're two top 6 forwards away" and "we have to draw on the positives" along with ownership raising ticket prices, there's been a perfect storm of bullsh!t brewing for months.

 

I'm not really a believer in "team culture" but something reeks here. It was the same in 09-11 with Madden, White, etc......this time, it's management. I don't expect Lou to throw guys under the bus some of his comments are outright delusional. I'll give him the summer before I really make up my mind whether I want him to stay or go. Of course, he'll get the next season, but I think June-September will be really telling.

In Topic: Off-season Game Plan: It Can't be Lou's

28 April 2015 - 08:42 PM

He is no longer an NHL player. He took too many penalties and has zero impact on offense. If he's on the team next year it's a canary in the coal mine that Lou has lost it, he's jettisoned players he loved for better performances than what Zubrus gave last year. It's one of the worst seasons a Devils forward has ever had when you consider how many minutes he played.


Agreed Zubrus doesn't belong but there is one major difference. When the Rolstons, Pandolfos and Brylins were bought out/moved, it was reasonable to believe the team could make a run. No longer the case

In Topic: Artemi Panarin

28 April 2015 - 04:28 PM

Elliotte Friedman:
Hearing free-agent F Artem Panarin, who led KHL champion St. Petersburg in scoring, is getting close to joining the Chicago Blackhawks.

The rich get richer, sigh

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

26 April 2015 - 02:13 PM

Zacha is the ultimate wild card in the draft. People are absolutely love the skill set but can't figure out why he only put up 37 points in 42 games.


Injuries, suspensions, first NA season, playing on a terrible team?