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Why are you like this?

Jack now has a family to support. Way to go Cory.

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8 minutes ago, Jerzey said:

Incarcerated Bob but...

 

Yeah i don't want to hire someone... because of who they are... i want someone for what they can do.

This is backward thinking like the oscars or movies trying to cast specific people to be more inclusive... or a company trying to fill a quota so that there's equal representation... or MTL who need a french speaking coach and GM...

Just get the best person for the job. That's it.

IF Stevens is the best head coach available then sure... I'd trust having Elias joining the staff but not cause he was a Devils.. cause i know he has one of the highest hockey IQ ever.

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2 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah i don't want to hire someone... because of who they are... i want someone for what they can do.

This is backward thinking like the oscars or movies trying to cast specific people to be more inclusive... or a company trying to fill a quota so that there's equal representation... or MTL who need a french speaking coach and GM...

Just get the best person for the job. That's it.

IF Stevens is the best head coach available then sure... I'd trust having Elias joining the staff but not cause he was a Devils.. cause i know he has one of the highest hockey IQ ever.

I wouldn’t mind giving Stevens a shot as HC. He was a pretty good assistant coach and he’s a pretty smart guy. Elias can have whatever position he wants as far as I’m concerned but I think he could make a good assistant coach.

Not sure who else could be brought in to be honest. No thanks to Maclean. Bruce Driver coaches girls hockey, and I think he’s happy doing that, but he could be a possibility. I can’t think of many other former Devils who are still involved in the NHL. Housley?

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11 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah i don't want to hire someone... because of who they are... i want someone for what they can do.

This is backward thinking like the oscars or movies trying to cast specific people to be more inclusive... or a company trying to fill a quota so that there's equal representation... or MTL who need a french speaking coach and GM...

Just get the best person for the job. That's it.

IF Stevens is the best head coach available then sure... I'd trust having Elias joining the staff but not cause he was a Devils.. cause i know he has one of the highest hockey IQ ever.

Scary thought to think these decisions maybe based on a popularity contest. There's now a good number of proven high quality head coaches out there.  Imo now is not the time to try your luck with an unproven alumni.  Tired of treading water here. 

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1 minute ago, titans04 said:

Scary thought to think these decisions maybe based on a popularity contest. There's now a good number of proven high quality head coaches out there.  Imo now is not the time to try your luck with an unproven alumni.  Tired of treading water here. 

yeah with guys like Gallant, Laviolette and Babcock out there... you don't go with an unproven coach if unless you really have to. If we were a playoffs team with a strong group... then sure maybe you can pull it off.. but we need someone solid

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Please no Brodeur as Gm and Stevens as HC with Elias as AC. I realy like Elias as AC, but no other than Patrik. If they will fvck up - it will be completly destroing or big peace of sh!t on our great past. 

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24 minutes ago, Guadana said:

Please no Brodeur as Gm and Stevens as HC with Elias as AC. I realy like Elias as AC, but no other than Patrik. If they will fvck up - it will be completly destroing or big peace of sh!t on our great past. 

Yeah just look at MTL. Guys like Gainey, Houle, Carboneau were once legends to most... now most fans remember them as failures

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7 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Now this is just sad.  I can't think of another team in the league that would have Wood on their 1st line.  

 

3 hours ago, Nicomo said:

It’s the right move. When the choices are Wood or Zacha, you go with Wood. Should have happened two games ago. 

Yup, it’s an improvement. 

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2 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah i don't want to hire someone... because of who they are... i want someone for what they can do.

This is backward thinking like the oscars or movies trying to cast specific people to be more inclusive... or a company trying to fill a quota so that there's equal representation... or MTL who need a french speaking coach and GM...

Just get the best person for the job. That's it.

IF Stevens is the best head coach available then sure... I'd trust having Elias joining the staff but not cause he was a Devils.. cause i know he has one of the highest hockey IQ ever.

 

2 hours ago, Jerzey said:

I wouldn’t mind giving Stevens a shot as HC. He was a pretty good assistant coach and he’s a pretty smart guy. Elias can have whatever position he wants as far as I’m concerned but I think he could make a good assistant coach.

Not sure who else could be brought in to be honest. No thanks to Maclean. Bruce Driver coaches girls hockey, and I think he’s happy doing that, but he could be a possibility. I can’t think of many other former Devils who are still involved in the NHL. Housley?

I think Stevens could be an effective coach for the same reason he was a great captain; guys would be afraid to piss him off lol

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Just now, SterioDesign said:

whenever i think of Stevens has a head coach i cant help but remember the 3 headed coach experiment failure. My god what an embarrassment 

Not much worse than the current state of affairs. 

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11 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Not much worse than the current state of affairs. 

how many teams through history fired a coach and got an interim coach until they find a new head coach... a lot of teams.

then how many teams fired their coach and replaced him with 3 guys? that happened once in history.. 

Its like a team having 3 captains. wtf

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4 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

how many teams through history fired a coach and got an interim coach until they find a new head coach... a lot of teams.

then how many teams fired their coach and replaced him with 3 guys? that happened once in history.. 

Its like a team having 3 captains. wtf

I’d take 3 captains if none of them were Andy Greene...

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31 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

how many teams through history fired a coach and got an interim coach until they find a new head coach... a lot of teams.

then how many teams fired their coach and replaced him with 3 guys? that happened once in history.. 

Its like a team having 3 captains. wtf

I didn’t say it wasn’t stupid lol.

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1 hour ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah just look at MTL. Guys like Gainey, Houle, Carboneau were once legends to most... now most fans remember them as failures

It’s what happened to Johnny Mac here- Johnny Mac was a terrific Devil. He scored the first absolutely huge goal in the history of the franchise in ‘88. He was a stalwart for years, a part of the identity. And now, pretty much all anyone talks about is how horrible he was as a head coach.

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1 minute ago, MadDog2020 said:

It’s what happened to Johnny Mac here- Johnny Mac was a terrific Devil. He scored the first absolutely huge goal in the history of the franchise in ‘88. He was a stalwart for years, a part of the identity. And now, pretty much all anyone talks about is how horrible he was as a head coach.

Yup exactly. Plus he doesnt have the luxury of being in the rafters

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Just now, SterioDesign said:

Yup exactly. Plus he doesnt have the luxury of being in the rafters

For years when I was a kid watching the Devils, I thought he’d be a no-brainer if we ever retired a jersey or jerseys... the minute he donned a blue Rag sweater was the day that possibility was put to bed.

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More from Marty:

https://www.nhl.com/news/martin-brodeur-envisions-bigger-role-with-devils/c-314010262

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"I haven't paid much attention because I didn't expect to jump back into hockey right away, or like this anyway," Brodeur said. "I've been on the road with the team, kind of looking from far a little bit at what's going on to be able to have a better understanding of what's going on, how the franchise is made, how they do it throughout the organization from our minor leagues to our development to our scouting, what's going on around the hockey operations side. After that I'll be able to make a better decision. Right now, it's way too early for me to understand exactly what the issues are because I haven't paid attention because I wasn't part of hockey operations at all."

Brodeur said the key is to be able to put a plan in front of Devils managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer that they can be comfortable with, and that patience is also key.

"It'll be a process, no doubt," Brodeur said. "Right now, there are a lot of vacancies, a lot of interims with the coaches and GM. Everything has got to be addressed."

 

 

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19 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

It’s what happened to Johnny Mac here- Johnny Mac was a terrific Devil. He scored the first absolutely huge goal in the history of the franchise in ‘88. He was a stalwart for years, a part of the identity. And now, pretty much all anyone talks about is how horrible he was as a head coach.

Tbf a lot of the younger fans probably don’t remember him as a player. 

Marty and Elias would be a little different. 

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I'm perfectly fine with Stevens in there as coach. Understands the game, can work with people this age, and understands the politics of the sport. This team has a very high amount of former players who are very very smart - the Elias, Madden, Pandolfo, Niedermayer, Salvador, Holik, to name a few. We have guys who have won here, I think we should be keeping them actively involved in hockey ops - there's a lot our young guys can learn from them. 

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