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NJDfan1711

Member Since 05 Mar 2014
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In Topic: Lou Lamoriello Appreciation Thread

05 May 2015 - 07:26 AM

He's been the GM of the team since I was 1, and the only man at the helm I've known since following the team in the early 90s.   It was probably time for him to step aside, and I give him a lot of credit for doing so because it takes a big man to swallow his pride, but he will definitely be missed and his contributions certainly not forgotten.

 

As others have said, he, along with Brodeur, are the guys who basically ARE the New Jersey Devils.  It's too bad he didn't have a number on his back, because he's definitely worth of a jersey retirement ceremony.   It's funny when you're at the top the way he is, there's really no one above him to acknowledge and celebrate his accomplishments, accept maybe the hockey hall of fame.  If you think about it, he's outlasted several ownership groups over the years, so even really the current group probably isn't able to appreciate or understand his impact to the team.  It's really only us, the fans, who have been there all the time alongside Lou, experiencing it all.    We, or at least I, owe him a lot for providing me with more than two decades of successful and entertaining hockey. 

 

Thank you Lou.

In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

10 April 2015 - 10:26 AM

Don't want Byslma or Renney.  Not sure how I feel about Tippet.  Stevens I don't think I'd mind, but I'm not sure how well he'd do with complete control all on his own finally.  And yeah, Babcock isn't happening.  

 

I have a feel Lou will go off the board and pick someone under the radar.  Does he dare give an AHL coach a shot?  Look what Cooper's done in Tampa.

In Topic: GDT: Two left, Devils Lightning

09 April 2015 - 07:14 PM

Kinkaid kinda got shook on that first goal after looking at the replay. Devils don't seem to have much effort...pretty outclassed by a MUCH faster lightning team. It saddens me a bit to see such a difference.

In Topic: GDT: Two left, Devils Lightning

09 April 2015 - 06:51 PM

Damn. Young D looked kinda foolish there.

BTW I'm in 327

In Topic: GDT: Two left, Devils Lightning

09 April 2015 - 05:43 PM

Haha that's awesome and funny guys. Me and my brother are on our way up now, stopped to eat to save money from stadium prices and also let traffic die down.