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In Topic: I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

Yesterday, 12:33 PM

I can't really ever compare the Mets and Devils.

you're absolutely right there is no comparison, but the result of player transactions in recent memory- niedermeyer, rafalski, gionta, parise, kovalchuk- didn't instill a lot of confidence in fans like coffee cake that Schneider would re-up.

The similarity with the mets is that every player transaction in recent memory has gone pretty bad- bay, Castillo, Bonilla, Perez, matsui, etc. the difference is the mets bring in players who then stink while the devils routinely lose their best players.

In Topic: I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

Yesterday, 09:50 AM

CC, it all kind of goes back to the same thing...there will always be a contingent of Devils' fans that thinks Lou never gets it done in these spots, and that contingent often not only ignores the many signings that Lou HAS gotten done (both pre-emptive and during UFA), but also glorifies the players that left (like Gio, Gomez, etc.) and leaves out the circumstances as to why they weren't traded or brought back. They also pick random big signings around the NHL and take the grass-is-much-greener-over-there approach.

Basically, there were people who assumed that Lou wouldn't get it done here, for no other reason than the idea that "Lou just loses guys, he always loses guys, blah blah blah...", when that is so untrue and so unfair. Not saying Lou is perfect, no GM ever can be, and that he never make mistakes, because even good GMs make them, sometimes several of them, and I don't always agree with everything he does...but when it comes to retaining some key players (like Schneider), Lou is better at that than people give him credit for.

it's like a victim complex- after being beaten down several times recently with player transactions you develop a cynical mentality, I don't blame those that feel that way, I certainly had doubts in Cory extending and im about as optimistic as they come.

You and I being met fans know a thing or two about the feeling, and even my optimism fails me when it comes to them...

In Topic: I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

28 July 2014 - 03:26 PM

Saw the title and assumed it was a PK thread. But yes coffee this is an instance when we're all glad that you didn't know what you' were talking about.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

28 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

I don't know that they 'knew' this. And indeed the front-loaded contracts were a bit of a work-around. What happens is that players so often re-up with their own teams because other teams can't offer the same kind of contract without upsetting their team's applecart. Rare is the team that leaves room for a superstar player without having a big contract depart themselves.

don't want to devolve this into a parise thread, but it would be real interesting to see how that offseason would have went league wide under this cba.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

27 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

They're 100% win now, this is their 2 year window, that's why they can't wait on miller to grow into a second line center.

5 mil is perfectly fine for a second line center, but I'm not going to argue that brassard is that.
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