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devils102

Member Since 22 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 26 2015 10:23 PM
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In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

23 July 2015 - 10:20 PM

These were the good old days on the board before the 'slump'. Back when Lou used to post on this board himself (not really)

 

http://www.njdevs.co...showtopic=46395

In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

23 July 2015 - 09:52 AM

What a shocker -- for me at least.

 

It will be nice to see Lou get some love from the larger hockey media now that he's in a hockey market. When he "stepped down" there was barely anything out there outside basic copy write ups.

 

Not fair for one of the most influential hockey people in the last thirty years.

In Topic: How We Got Here

10 June 2015 - 07:56 PM

If people are going as far back as Niedermayer, than I would even say the loss of Scott Stevens' to concussion problems was the beginning of the end. I don't know that we really replaced that leadership until Parise was captain, although the team had some good years with Langenbrunner wearing the C.

 

Who knows if Stevens got out at just the right time before the new rules were in effect. But I would have loved to see him in 05-06 when I feel like we squandered our best chance to win since '03 (excluding '12 of course). Remember how red-hot the Devils were going into that Carolina series? Elias alone had more goals than the entire Rangers team in the first round. We just choked against the Canes. Would have loved to have Stevens in that series. Niedermayer as well. But he never seemed to have enough intensity to replace Stevens as captain.

 

More recently though I would say the loss of Parise prevented us from continuing as a relevant team in the NHL. I don't think we'd be contenders with him on the ice, but definitely a playoff team.

In Topic: So are we going to ask for compensation for DeBoer?

28 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

I would take Scott Stevens or Adam Oates as compensation.

 

Oh right...

 

But yeah I don't get compensation for fired coaches either. Teams have the right to tell an opposing team they can't speak to a fired coach... that should be the end of it.

In Topic: Confirmed: Sergey Kalinin to devils.

26 May 2015 - 02:49 PM

Assuming he signs I'm fine with it. As others have said, term and cost should be good. Probably better than a North American forward. If this is a rebuilding year, we'll need guys that can fill a roster spot and maybe impress beyond this year.