cmon guys. You HAVE to root for the devils for at least the next two games. Who gives a crap how ridiculous it is, I want a stanley cup THIS year and while there is still a chance for that to happen I'm hoping for it.
If we lose the next two games, fine...but if we have a chance to be 4 points out of a playoff spot with 20 games to go thats way better than where I thought we would be at the start of the season.
Storm, no one gives Lou the benefit of the doubt more than me, and I agree that his quotes shouldn't be taken as gospel...but right now I don't want to hear about how it's "obvious" that the new coaching arrangement has been "exceptional". That's way over the top and it just sounds completely ridiculous. The guy in net is the only person worthy of the "exceptional" tag.
My point is that its all just lip service. It's a foregone conclusion that these are our coaches until the season is over. Therefore... Lou is going to say its working "exceptionally" to the media. There will never be anything from his mouth that says there is any kind of imperfect coordination or grumbling. He'll just go out and do whatever he thinks is best, whether that means keeping one of these coaches or not. Whats going on behind closed doors will never make it out to the media. This isn't an indication one way or the other what will actually happen.
Are you guys serious? When have you ever heard Lou say a bad word or phrase about anyone, regardless of the circumstances? He would never in a million years publically shame, embarrass, call out, or otherwise criticize anyone who is working for him. He is the consummate professional. These comments are meaningless. He will bring in whoever he thinks is the best person for the job, whether that decision is right or wrong is a different story. Meanwhile, all of these quotes are entirely meaningless.