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I saw this on TG's blog:

 

The green jacket had been presented to Brodeur following the game by defenseman Marek Zidlicky. A recently-started tradition to honor the team’s player of the game in a winning effort, Zidlicky had received the jacket for his overtime goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Florida. Goaltender Cory Schneider had been the first to receive it – from assistant coach Mike Foligno – following his 1-0 win over Dallas on Thursday. - See more at: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/comments/brodeur_gets_green_jacket_salute_from_montreal_crowd_after_4-1_win_in_hometown/#sthash.1yj16RjI.dpuf

 

 

I don't recall the Devils ever doing this or anything like it. Does anyone? I know a few teams do it like the rangers with their dumb hat.

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Its the Rangers. That's reason enough to hate on it.

I almost wish Chris Lamoriello shows up, is a copy of his dad and squashes your hopes.

I think we roll our eyes at the Rangers' tradition because it's part of that whole "bright lights", "Broadway" BS they like to brainwash themselves with.

 

What's funny is that I only recently realized that MSG's not on Broadway, it's actually between Eighth and Seventh Avenues...

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I think we roll our eyes at the Rangers' tradition because it's part of that whole "bright lights", "Broadway" BS they like to brainwash themselves with.

 

What's funny is that I only recently realized that MSG's not on Broadway, it's actually between Eighth and Seventh Avenues...

 

Really?

 

What made you just realize now?  They will latch onto anything NYC/NYC related

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I like it

About time we had something like this

I totally agree with this.. The players are real dudes just like us, and they want to have fun with the game.. I think that for too long Lou prevented things like this (his whole "it's about the team, not the individual" schtick) while other teams developed fun traditions.. I think it goes a long way with today's NHL player

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I totally agree with this.. The players are real dudes just like us, and they want to have fun with the game.. I think that for too long Lou prevented things like this (his whole "it's about the team, not the individual" schtick) while other teams developed fun traditions.. I think it goes a long way with today's NHL player

 

Yup

 

It is definitely something fun for the guys, and is totally anti-Lou

 

I imagine when LL rides off into the sunset, we will start seeing more fun things with the team as a whole.  The Marketing team may be able to do their job, etc.

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I totally agree with this.. The players are real dudes just like us, and they want to have fun with the game.. I think that for too long Lou prevented things like this (his whole "it's about the team, not the individual" schtick) while other teams developed fun traditions.. I think it goes a long way with today's NHL player

 

Yup

 

It is definitely something fun for the guys, and is totally anti-Lou

 

I imagine when LL rides off into the sunset, we will start seeing more fun things with the team as a whole.  The Marketing team may be able to do their job, etc.

 

Funny you guys should bring this up, because I was thinking about this this morning (and have at other times).  No one can ever argue Lou's track record...some will, because some can't accept that successful runs don't last forever, that downturns are almost unavoidable, and that even the best GMs don't see all of their moves work out or pay off as expected.  But Lou's had one hell of a career.  He'll go down as one of the best GMs in any sport, ever.

 

But yeah, I think when he retires, it will be a breath of fresh air for a lot of people within the Devils' organization.  I've always maintained that, for many players, being a Devil isn't necessarily fun, and that the organization, for better and for worse, seems to take on a lot of Lou's personality traits (VBK's more fan-friendly, one-of-us approach seemed to make the franchise "warmer" in a way it hadn't been previously).  It takes a certain breed to play here.  And I don't think Lou will be ever be one to take the Tom Coughlin route, and adapt or change any part of who he is...he's as set in his ways as it gets.  When he does ultimately call it a career, I don't necessarily think it's going to be Armageddon.       

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Personally for me it's scary to think of the post-Lou era. What he did was incredible but I could never and will never stand his unnecessary stubbornness and unwillingness to adapt. His hockey knowledges are incredible but his attitude at times is beyond frustrating.

 

To me Lou is like Steve Jobs (RIP), incredible at what he's doing and you absolutely can't deny what they have accomplished. I'm a huge Apple and Devils fan and they are the #1 reason why their brand/team was so successful but still i'd never ever want to work for guys like that.

 

Will definitely be a breath of fresh air when he leaves but still, i dont think anyone could build a team like he did.

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Funny you guys should bring this up, because I was thinking about this this morning (and have at other times).  No one can ever argue Lou's track record...some will, because some can't accept that successful runs don't last forever, that downturns are almost unavoidable, and that even the best GMs don't see all of their moves work out or pay off as expected.  But Lou's had one hell of a career.  He'll go down as one of the best GMs in any sport, ever.

 

But yeah, I think when he retires, it will be a breath of fresh air for a lot of people within the Devils' organization.  I've always maintained that, for many players, being a Devil isn't necessarily fun, and that the organization, for better and for worse, seems to take on a lot of Lou's personality traits (VBK's more fan-friendly, one-of-us approach seemed to make the franchise "warmer" in a way it hadn't been previously).  It takes a certain breed to play here.  And I don't think Lou will be ever be one to take the Tom Coughlin route, and adapt or change any part of who he is...he's as set in his ways as it gets.  When he does ultimately call it a career, I don't necessarily think it's going to be Armageddon.       

 

Exactly

 

I think that time is almost here.  A new era in New Jersey Devils hockey will be underway....

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Personally for me it's scary to think of the post-Lou era. What he did was incredible but I could never and will never stand his unnecessary stubbornness and unwillingness to adapt. His hockey knowledges are incredible but his attitude at times is beyond frustrating.

 

To me Lou is like Steve Jobs (RIP), incredible at what he's doing and you absolutely can't deny what they have accomplished. I'm a huge Apple and Devils fan and they are the #1 reason why their brand/team was so successful but still i'd never ever want to work for guys like that.

 

Will definitely be a breath of fresh air when he leaves but still, i dont think anyone could build a team like he did.

 

It is not scary.  It's not like Lou has built juggernaut teams in recent history.  No doubt he did an amazing job for a very long time.

 

I think the clock is almost 12:00 for him and it is time to move on. 

 

Whoever takes his place has huge shoes to fill for sure.   The Devils will move on.  There will certainly be a collective exhale when he is gone.  There will be a cultural/attitude shift.  I am looking forward to it to be honest.

 

We have been stuffy/boring in terms of off-ice/marketing etc for too long.  Time for some new blood to shake things up.

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