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In Topic: Al Arbour has passed away

Today, 11:47 AM

The Islander's own version of Jacques Lemaire. Definitely a place for him in hockey's Valhalla.

In Topic: Your Thoughts About: #7 Jon Merrill

03 August 2015 - 04:52 PM

Problem with 6-5 7-28 is that third pair. Can you really trust Moore-Gelinas 10-12 mins at ES?

If we can't trust Gelinas for 10-12 mins at ES per game that's when guys like Hrabarenka, Mozick, and Helgeson start getting looks.

In Topic: Tom Fitzgerald named Assistant GM

24 July 2015 - 12:01 PM

so....  :urg:   is this    " :koolaid: "  still applicable or did it get traded to Toronto?


:koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid: They may take our Lou, but they'll never take OUR KOOL AID!!!!!!!!!!!  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:  :koolaid:

In Topic: Tom Fitzgerald named Assistant GM

24 July 2015 - 11:54 AM

Another Pens guy. Was a heart and soul character type player on every bottom dwelling team of the late 90s up to the early 00s.


Beaten to the punch :-P

In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

24 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

This isn't about giving the owners benefit of the doubt or not. It's hard to understand exactly what Lou said or not, and even if he blamed everything on the new owners, would it bother me? No.


These owners have deep deep pockets. They spent a ton of money on other things within the organization, and up to this off-season, I am betting Lou would have been able to sign any free agent he'd want. 


As for what Lou was probably saying, it's mostly about the Parise stuff. That's where the organization has not been able to recover from. Not only did they not sign him, but that off-season they didn't replace him with a single NHL free agent. Plan B(utler) was a shame. Lou couldn't do a thing, so I think that's mostly what he is referring too.


Obviously, the Devils are where they are now for a reason, but I don't think Lou was told the Devils would not be spending money this off-season in Feb or March when he was already looking for a new GM. 


I still think that offseason once Parise was off the table they should have gone after Semin. He and Kovalchuk I think could have been good together. Obviously Kovalchuk later left us high and dry, but who knows how things might have been different if we gave him someone to play with.