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NEWARK — Tyler Kennedy, who had been signed to a professional tryout contract on Nov. 18, was signed to a one-year, two-way contract Friday and will likely be in theDevils' lineup against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center.


Kennedy's contract will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 in the AHL.


To make room on the roster, the Devils placed winger Jiri Tlusty on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 20.


http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2015/11/devils_sign_tyler_kennedy_place_jiri_tlusty_on_inj.html#incart_river_index


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I try not to put too much weight in personal appearances, but damn, I wish he'd get a haircut or something. Hockey players are essentially brands this day and age. If I were his agent, I'd tell him to clean it up a bit, he looked like an absolute wreck during the interview with Deb. I think it's just my engrained "Lou sensibilities" still in place.

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I try not to put too much weight in personal appearances, but damn, I wish he'd get a haircut or something. Hockey players are essentially brands this day and age. If I were his agent, I'd tell him to clean it up a bit, he looked like an absolute wreck during the interview with Deb. I think it's just my engrained "Lou sensibilities" still in place.

what was growing out of his nose???   he looked like a caricature  from goon or slapshot

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I try not to put too much weight in personal appearances, but damn, I wish he'd get a haircut or something. Hockey players are essentially brands this day and age. If I were his agent, I'd tell him to clean it up a bit, he looked like an absolute wreck during the interview with Deb. I think it's just my engrained "Lou sensibilities" still in place.

 

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I try not to put too much weight in personal appearances, but damn, I wish he'd get a haircut or something. Hockey players are essentially brands this day and age. If I were his agent, I'd tell him to clean it up a bit, he looked like an absolute wreck during the interview with Deb. I think it's just my engrained "Lou sensibilities" still in place.

Shero should make everybody grow out Ryan Smyth type hair

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I try not to put too much weight in personal appearances, but damn, I wish he'd get a haircut or something. Hockey players are essentially brands this day and age. If I were his agent, I'd tell him to clean it up a bit, he looked like an absolute wreck during the interview with Deb. I think it's just my engrained "Lou sensibilities" still in place.

I'm with Lou when it comes to "draconian" grooming standards.  These guys are paid a lot of money to travel around to play hockey.  They can at least wear a suit and look professional(grooming standards).  If I'm at the helm of a team, people will know that they represent something when they are going out.  It's something that should be instilled.  

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I'm with Lou when it comes to "draconian" grooming standards. These guys are paid a lot of money to travel around to play hockey. They can at least wear a suit and look professional(grooming standards). If I'm at the helm of a team, people will know that they represent something when they are going out. It's something that should be instilled.

If a guy plays his ass off every night, and conducts himself appropriately, I could give a damn how long his hair is. They're athletes, not bankers.

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Half of them are missing teeth but they have to have pretty hair?

Probably more than half...

I always find those rules weird, like the years that Steinbrenner only allowed the Yankees to have 70's gay porn mustaches.

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If a guy plays his ass off every night, and conducts himself appropriately, I could give a damn how long his hair is. They're athletes, not bankers.

 

Half of them are missing teeth but they have to have pretty hair?

 

I know, I'm just playing devil's advocate. Like it or not, hockey's a business and they represent both the team and themselves, on and off the ice. I'm not saying his appearance affects me personally in any way lol or that it trumps being a skilled and responsible hockey player. Just saying, from a different perspective, if I were his agent, I'd tell him to clean it up a little bit. I'm not saying we need a team full of pretty boys, but I do think it's a small but important part of the game to make sure fans take you and the team you play for seriously by cleaning up a little bit.

 

More people agree with this line of thinking (and Lamoriello's line of thinking) than not (or you may, more than you realize), or the CBA wouldn't have a suit-and-tie dress code written into it.

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If a guy plays his ass off every night, and conducts himself appropriately, I could give a damn how long his hair is. They're athletes, not bankers.

I get this line of thinking but it misses the point. In military training it used to be (and may still be, I'm not sure) that recruits had to make their beds perfectly every morning. The drill srg would supposedly want to be able to bounce a coin off the tensioned covered and have that sucker bounce right back up every time. Now what the hell does making a bed have to do with being a soldier, righ!?

It is about attention to detail and excellence. When you start cutting corners you will naturally continue to cut until you lose your edge. So with these soldiers you want these guys to be anal. You want clean, well maintained weapons, ammo, and bodies. Otherwise you go into combat with a weapon prone to failure or as a person prone to sickness.

For me the same exact thing applies to these sports BECAUSE they are so well paid. If they were making 15k I would hardly begrudge them a more lackadaisical attitude. But they make millions playing a game. They need to stay in top athletic form, they represent their franchise and league, and most importantly if you as a fan (and the owners of the league) are going to pay them all this money then you want to see top athletes perform. So it comes down to maintains that edge and no letting laziness from one area creep into other even more important areas of your profession. After all, if I want to see schlubs play hockey then I'll strap on some pads...

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I get this line of thinking but it misses the point. In military training it used to be (and may still be, I'm not sure) that recruits had to make their beds perfectly every morning. The drill srg would supposedly want to be able to bounce a coin off the tensioned covered and have that sucker bounce right back up every time. Now what the hell does making a bed have to do with being a soldier, righ!?

It is about attention to detail and excellence. When you start cutting corners you will naturally continue to cut until you lose your edge. So with these soldiers you want these guys to be anal. You want clean, well maintained weapons, ammo, and bodies. Otherwise you go into combat with a weapon prone to failure or as a person prone to sickness.

For me the same exact thing applies to these sports BECAUSE they are so well paid. If they were making 15k I would hardly begrudge them a more lackadaisical attitude. But they make millions playing a game. They need to stay in top athletic form, they represent their franchise and league, and most importantly if you as a fan (and the owners of the league) are going to pay them all this money then you want to see top athletes perform. So it comes down to maintains that edge and no letting laziness from one area creep into other even more important areas of your profession. After all, if I want to see schlubs play hockey then I'll strap on some pads...

 

 

The military is totally different. if they don't have attention to detail, people die. There is ZERO comparison between what a soldier does and what a hockey player does.  

 

Also, staying in "top athletic form" doesn't involve your teeth or your haircut. 

 

Anyone watching hockey and worrying about another dude's haircut is probably a big Sean Avery fan. 

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I think the military style worked well in pro sports for a long time but I think things are just different now. It should still be applied to college sports IMO but no pro sports team really uses that philosophy anymore. To be honest I'd say Lou's Devils were one of the, if not the, last pro sports teams to be so militaristic. Could be wrong but I can't think of any pro sports team, in North America at least, that was as strict as Lou.

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The military is totally different. if they don't have attention to detail, people die. There is ZERO comparison between what a soldier does and what a hockey player does.  

 

Also, staying in "top athletic form" doesn't involve your teeth or your haircut. 

 

Anyone watching hockey and worrying about another dude's haircut is probably a big Sean Avery fan. 

 

Tell that to Lou lol

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I get this line of thinking but it misses the point. In military training it used to be (and may still be, I'm not sure) that recruits had to make their beds perfectly every morning. The drill srg would supposedly want to be able to bounce a coin off the tensioned covered and have that sucker bounce right back up every time. Now what the hell does making a bed have to do with being a soldier, righ!?

It is about attention to detail and excellence. When you start cutting corners you will naturally continue to cut until you lose your edge. So with these soldiers you want these guys to be anal. You want clean, well maintained weapons, ammo, and bodies. Otherwise you go into combat with a weapon prone to failure or as a person prone to sickness.

For me the same exact thing applies to these sports BECAUSE they are so well paid. If they were making 15k I would hardly begrudge them a more lackadaisical attitude. But they make millions playing a game. They need to stay in top athletic form, they represent their franchise and league, and most importantly if you as a fan (and the owners of the league) are going to pay them all this money then you want to see top athletes perform. So it comes down to maintains that edge and no letting laziness from one area creep into other even more important areas of your profession. After all, if I want to see schlubs play hockey then I'll strap on some pads...

Having long hair or a beard doesn't equal laziness. That's ridiculous.

It's really amazing to me that this corporate/military view on how a man should look has taken over in a really quite short period of time in the grand scheme of things.

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Having long hair or a beard doesn't equal laziness. That's ridiculous.

It's really amazing to me that this corporate/military view on how a man should look has taken over in a really quite short period of time in the grand scheme of things.

 

I'd say the opposite. In the past 10 years, beards, stubble, etc. have come back into prominence and are way more accepted in the workplace, if not in style (thank you, hipsters?). Same with tattoos, I'm starting to see.

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I'd say the opposite. In the past 10 years, beards, stubble, etc. have come back into prominence and are way more accepted in the workplace, if not in style (thank you, hipsters?). Same with tattoos, I'm starting to see.

 

The new thing in MLB are these massive beards. 

 

My face gets irritated big-time if I shave more than twice a week...so I usually shave on Saturdays and let the stubble grow until the following Saturday.  My wife and daughter like me 100% clean, but I've gotten positive comments on the stubble as well.

 

Anyway, wish people didn't see a look as either "right" or "wrong"...a big beard isn't my thing (I've grown trimmed ones a couple of times, but never kept them for long), but I don't think choosing to grow one reflects poorly on the person who makes that choice.  

 

And though I respect the military primer and their way of thinking, I don't think it necessarily correlates to professional sports. 

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