So now everyone will want to go after Ryan lol
I hope Lou is taking note on how to keep your top players
Seriously, on this one, shut up. LET IT GO. Lou knows more about being a GM than you or I or any other Devils fans could ever hope to forget, and you really need to stop looking at the whole Parise situation like it was so simple, and that you could've somehow handled it better than the guy who has seen his team win 3 Cups (and get to five Finals), and missed the playoff just three times in his tenure. sh!t happens to ALL GMs, not just Lou. Yes, the Devils clearly miss Parise, especially now that the puck isn't going in for Clarkson anymore. But NO GM bats 1.000 in these situations, and even if it hurts right now, the idea of both Kovalchuk and Parise playing for the Devils under lifetime contracts is pretty scary to me...I'm glad that Parise isn't under contract to the Devils for 13 seasons.
Is Lou perfect? Of course not. But I think he deserves more respect than you seem willing to give him. A lot more.