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ghdi

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In Topic: Summarize the season: In one word

12 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

Agonizing

In Topic: Lou's Future

12 April 2015 - 12:44 PM

Lou is nearing the end of his tenure. He's 72 and obviously he's made some poor decisions over the last 10 years. He's also made some good ones, but I personally feel the bad decisions are far more numerous and it's time to get some new minds and fresh perspectives in the front office. Frankly, I want it completely cleared out. Lou, Conte, all of them, that is when a change is eventually made be it through Lou's retirement or dismissal. I do not want Lou choosing his successor.

 

I think his future is up to him mostly. I don't see him getting canned unless we stink again, and then it will become a real possibility. These next few months with the draft and FA will probably decide his fate. I don't think he still has a job if we're any worse than we were this season, but I don't think he goes anywhere until the 16-17 offseason and it'll probably happen with him announcing retirement unless its a contentious situation.

 

If next year's team exceeds most of our forecasting, he's bought some time and will probably retire around age 75.

In Topic: Does Elias get traded?

12 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

Instead of trading Patty why dont we show the man some respect and try to build a winner around him?? Patty has 3, maybe 4, good years left in him, build a team around him now that can compete instead of sending him off to win a Cup for another franchise.

 

I can't agree with this. 3-4 years for Patty doesn't seem likely at all this point. The last thing I want to see is Patty playing like Rolston did in his last years here.

 

I look at it like this: It all depends on how the next season plays out. While I don't think for a second that we will be near the top of the division, I could absolutely see a Devils team that is in the thick of things for a 6-8 seed. If that's the case, I wouldn't think for a second that he gets traded. Even at a decline, Patty is more valuable to us than probably any other team.

 

That said, if we stink again and Patty wants to go somewhere else to try for a cup, I have no problem with that at all. I think the decision will be his and I will still be a fan for all he's done if he decided that he wanted to give it a go somewhere else. He'll be in the rafters some day and while I'd like to see him end his career never wearing another team's uniform, its not the end of the world nor take away from his legacy here otherwise if he did get traded. He's earned the right to make the decision that's best for him, especially if we're awful again.

 

I voted for "At the deadline" as I see that being the only realistic time to move him and it all depends on how we're situated standings wise at the time and if he even wants it. 

In Topic: Have the Devils Been Better Since the Coaching Change?

06 April 2015 - 10:33 PM

The coaching change helped the confidence of important players that are here for the long term, so on that basis alone it was worth it.
 

 

I generally side with this as well. Larsson's emergence alone makes that clear.

 

This team wasn't going very far with the roster composed as it was going into the season, so its whatever IMO. 

 

Zajac is the biggest failure on the team.

In Topic: GDT: Devils @ Rags

04 April 2015 - 09:36 PM

At any rate, 2 weeks from tonight we'll know whether or not we'll be getting McDavid :D