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TheRedStorm

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In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

22 October 2014 - 05:01 PM

This coming from the guy constantly taking a shot at the former owner. That's rich. I didn't even blame Blitzer or Harris. For all I know, Weber or Oneill made the decision on how to price the rangers games. But keep making your assumptions bud.

Is it hard to jump down from that high horse you're always riding in on? Just wondering.

 

Can't be any more difficult then that fence you pretend to sit on. 

 

There can't be a fan base in the history of sports that can have two billionaires buy a team of theirs from bankruptcy, pay off massive debt and yet still spend money on the team, hire men with successful resume's run the business side, invest millions into the arena, spend money on FA's and the cap and commit long term to the city/state where they play.....yet, have fans pine for the former owner who very nearly got this team moved out of NJ. 

 

Unreal. 

 

VBK was a swell guy and all, and his intentions were great. He was just in over his head and didn't have the finances to be a pro sports owner. He was exposed when he lost Chambers as a partner. Some in this fanbase (and the same types that still chant and pine for YS) still focus on VBK being "one of them" i.e. a Devils fan and former STH, the fan who made good and bought the team. They believe the new owners don't and won't love and care for the team as much as it's just another business in the coffers of successful men. 

 

Listen, people. The Devils are finally being run as a business. It's 30 years overdue. 

In Topic: Would you trade Adam Larsson...

21 October 2014 - 10:41 PM

What happened tnight is EXACTLY what i was saying. Vets can get away with MURDER and never see a sign of consequences.

Zids made the biggest mistake of the game and didnt skip a beat. Larsson would have done that? Oh lord, he'd be in deboer's car trunk on its way to mexico's borders.

What i see is deboer putting when too much in guys that will be gone soon and who are barely doing a better job than the kids if anything. We have a good foundation of kids on the D but the coaching staff is really playing with the "relationship" there. No one knows for sure if reports from those guys being unhappy or asking for trade is real or not but its certainly not impossible. If youre not happy youre not gonna be successful in your role.

But seeing pete's favs on the ice in OT or with 1 minute left or getting an offensive zone start? Like wtf. All im trying to say is dont try to pretend im making this up or something. The favoritism is real and its hurting the team in many ways

 

Every coach on every team has favorites and leans on them more then he should, sometimes at the expense of the team and roster. Lemaire and Bobby Carpenter ring a bell? Hell, arguably, Lemaire lost a playoff series with that. Pete, rightfully or wrongfully, believes in the players he assigns responsibilities too like any other coach. If you bring another coach in here, he's going to do the same thing either with the same players or others. It's a tricky slope. Personally, i think if you take Pete's Pets away he'll have no choice right Lou?

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

21 October 2014 - 10:30 PM

Like I've mentioned before I wouldn't be as upset as PDB was giving more minutes to younger players, even PK minutes, and we were in the same situation. They have to develop at the NHL level some time.

 

Then you fire Pete right now, hire a short-term retread coach for a full youth movement, dump most of the vets, miss the playoffs (again...not like there's a chance it's not going to happen again, anyway) and dump the season in the name of youth development and a shot at Connor McDavid. Oh, and hope the fanbase shows up the rest of the year doing it in October. 

In Topic: Save us Jacques Lemaire

21 October 2014 - 10:16 PM

Here's why you fire him plain and simple. Poor time and line management and his complete willingness to make the same bad decisions over and over again and expect a different outcome.

 

Again, there is absolutely NO guarantee that a new coach is going to not use the same players in the same situations that we call bad decisions and personnel management. A new coach is going to have to have some set of balls to do what needs to be done to some vets and have the backing of his GM.

In Topic: GDT: Broadway Blowhards @ Devils 7:00 PM

21 October 2014 - 10:08 PM

You hit the mother fvcking nail on the mother fvcking head!  This team has a good roster.  Our coaching staff just doesn't know how to manage it.  I love their system, and I love the fact this team rarely takes nights off.  It's just that their roster management fvcking sucks!

 

This team's roster is still vulnerable to being beaten by speed and top end skill and it's a year older. I can not argue with some bad personnel decisions made, but this is still a roster with dead weight, players who might be/are aging before our eyes and it's painfully slow. And, being that as it is, can they sustain an offensive pace? Teams that don't take nights off is a cliche' at best. Yes, the Devils work hard but they have stretches where they go brain dead and they pay for it. They make far too many mistakes that aren't always coach related and they take entirely way to many penalties. Sometimes, the other team is more skilled, faster and younger, too, and that's where the difference lies.