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In Topic: GDT: New Jersey Devils @ Anaheim Ducks

16 January 2015 - 07:26 PM


In Topic: Pete DeBoer: Success or Failure?

01 January 2015 - 03:43 PM

Was Pete fully at fault for losing while here? Absolutely not. He didn't have a great team in all honesty. However, I do fully fault him for his baffling decisions. It always seemed like even though he didn't have a great roster, he'd make the weirdest choices where he wasn't seeming to get the best team on the ice and would almost luck into getting things right due to injuries. Basically, his players weren't great and yet he still somehow managed to make it worse on himselves at times, whether it be random promotions in playing time/situations (Gionta especially), certain guys being "untouchable", or random demotions (Fayne getting scratched for games at a time comes to mind). Glad he's gone but I don't fault him entirely for the team's failures.

In Topic: Oates and Stevens both coaching. Lou overlord. Barr Out.

27 December 2014 - 07:41 PM

I think this is a short term perspective for Lou to see what's wrong with the team dynamics and certain guys and then let Stevens audition for a permanent role.


Bingo, at least to the first part. I haven't read this whole thread but I really believe that Oates and Stevens are here less as coaches, and more to work with guys and decide who is worth keeping around next year. And Lou is here to see these guys up close to get hands on and do the same so he can see guys on and off the ice from a new perspective. Every game is a tryout for next year for these guys. Bold strategy. Curious to see if it works.

In Topic: I really am beginning to hate our fans.

21 December 2014 - 07:45 AM

So many generalizations. I have a strong dislike for DeBoer...guess I'm an idiot who can't realize that the team has other problems as well. Time to reevaluate my fandom I suppose.

In Topic: GDT: 12/13/14 Devils @ Stars

13 December 2014 - 06:29 PM