Everyone who's bitching and moaning about the Clowe deal are gonna sh!t bricks when they see what Clarkson gets. It was overpay for Clowe or overpay for Clarkson (in Lou's mind anyway I guess) and you all knew this was coming. Lou overpaid, but he chose the right guy to overpay.
And Clarkson could have very well been facing life without the NHL had Lou not given him a chance. One word: undrafted.
I know this is the agent talking, but man does he sound like the stereotype of so many agents...just an annoying, wormy little zilch who took his share of playground pummelings as a youth.
Do your job, get your client the best contract, I get that part of it, but don't be a dick. That approach may work with some GMs, but it definitely isn't going to get it done with Lou. Just ask Gilles Lupien.
fvck the agent and fvck Clarkson. If that's how they're gonna treat this, they can hit the bricks. 'Economic peril'? 'Life without David'? Suck my fvcking balls Pat Morris, you little cocksucker.
For those of you whining about not taking a forward with that pick, I have some news for you- a second round pick isn't making the team. Hence, anyone drafted there isn't going to be contributing goals this season. Relax and let free agency and the rest of the offseason play out, it doesn't end today ya know. I swear, the kneejerk reactions and lack of any reasonable foresight around here is mind-numbing sometimes.
I still wouldn't I'd do it. As high as I and everyone else is on Merrill, Gelinas, Severson etc, none of those guys have played a minute (sans Gelinas) in the NHL. Larsson has proven to be an above average NHL defenseman at the age of 20 with over 100 games (plus a few playoff games, and a playoff goal to boot) under his belt. His ceiling is extremely high. And defense wins championships. I'm not trading Adam Larsson for anything that isn't a young, proven, impact defenseman in return. Meaning, I wouldn't trade him at all, because that's not happening. This kid should be a franchise cornerstone. I wish we had these boards back in the day, I can only imagine how many people would've been kicking Nieds out the door between '93 and '99 lol.
Larsson doesn't have the potential of Nieds so the comparison is moot. Larsson is already pretty gun-shy about taking big hits. I just don't see him being above an average defeseman. If we can bring back a solid scoring winger like Seguin or Ryan then do it.
I'm not comparing them, I'm saying idiot fans foolishly wanted to trade Nieds years ago as well. Thankfully, they weren't in charge. And thankfully they're not in charge now either or we'd be the fvcking Rangers. And lmao at all these scouts on here who've already given up on Larsson. You guys are fvcking hilarious.
People need to stop wasting bandwidth with the Larsson trade proposals. Give the kid the proper time to develop, he's 20 years old. Our defense should be built around him for the next 10 years. If you want to trade Adam Larsson for anything less than Drew Doughty or Duncan Keith, get off my fvcking lawn.
I would dance a jig if the Rags hired Messier as head coach. Can you imagine if he was an epic failure (which is likely)? The media ripping their golden god because the power play sucks, the fans turning on their ultimate hero because the team is massively underachieving (in their eyes, we all knew what a disaster it would be lmao), and he juggles the lines too much... So much potential gold. So much potential win. But it's not gonna happen, I can't see them hiring someone with no previous NHL head coaching experience. My money is on Lindy Ruff.
I may catch some flack for it (probably should since it is a Devils board) but I still enjoy watching Parise play the game. Love his work ethic and hockey sense. I still have mixed emotions on him leaving but I'm not angry at him. Sure the Devils would've made the playoffs with him here but at least they aren't stuck with his insane contract. At least I can still cheer for him in international play. He's always been solid and clutch for the US team.