Discussion in 'New Jersey Devils' started by TheDevilMadeMe, Oct 17, 2013.
Rats....you beat me.
I was creating a new thread myself.
LOU'S GONNA LOU.
What else needs to be said except Lou's gonna Lou?
That's also a possibilty.
I wonder who will replace him, though?
I really hope not in regards to Chris. Nothing like his father.
How would you know if Chris is or isn't anything like his father?
I would've loved Brian Burke but with him joining the Flames and all, I don't see him bolting a year later but stranger things have happend.
One thing is for certain, he'd get **** done and fast. One thing I like about him is that he has a specific plan and goes all out to make it happen.
The last thing we'll hear from Burke is "status quo", that's for sure
Burke would trade away every first round pick each year. That won't go over well with this fanbase eventhough the first rounders drafted lately haven't amounted to much anyways.
He'd also be more grumpy than Sutter and Langenbrunner combined.
Draft picks are nothing more then wildcards. When is the last time one of our 1st round picks actually did anything special over the past decade and when you have a coach that isn't playing rookies, what's the point of keeping our picks if they aren't molded properly to begin with?
We have this 20 year old d-man who everyone was raving about 2 to 3 years ago and his lurning curve has actually went south because of our bench boss and that's something Lou should worry about. We have a possible gem on our hands and we're treating him like he's a unsigned player coming over from the German elite league.
Burke would be the total opposite of what Lou is but it doesn't mean it would be for the worst. I like having someone who isn't afraid to take the bull by the horns and that's exactly what Burke would do.
Enough of this status quo BS and let's fix the crap that's broken, period.
we can't develop prospects anymore anyways so might as well trade the picks
so, in the GM Mode @ NHL14 i did a trade:
AHL Prospect (not one of the "soon to be NHL"-Rookies)
2nd Round Pick 2014
any chance this could happen? I would like it a lot to get Heatley!!!
No way. Heatley is damaged goods, and we certainly don't need another slow footed skater, let alone one making $7.5MM.
I don't know if you've watched Heatley lately, but he's literally slower than Volchenkov...Not joking.
Heatley is UFA after this season and only makes $5 million in real dollars this year.
I'd do it simply for that.
So basically giving away a 2nd rnd and a prospect to unload Volch's contract? I know about the uncertainty of draft picks, but given the recent and continued lack of picks I'd not do this. Much prefer just buying volch out in offseason.
sorry, I missed the 2nd round pick part of it. that would be tough to swallow especially if nothing happens with the 1st.
Didn't watch him lately, but always liked his playing style and he has a great shot. besides, he is partly german.
sucks to hear he's getting slow
It just occurred to me: Is Ilya Kovalchuk to us what Mark Messier was to the Canucks?
He caused a lot of disruption and upheaval in order to get here
Indirectly caused our captain and heart-and-soul of the team to leave
And ultimately did not do much for us while he was here.
couldn't agree more. the whole team went backwards, outside of the fluke run to the finals.
how long after he left the canucks fan base talk about messier's exit? if there are indeed parallels, i would hope it died down quickly
Another new mask for Schneider
^ so basically the other mask, but colour reversed
I know I'll take plenty of flak for this, but the Devils' struggles early this season are primarily on Lou. He easily and legally could have blocked Ilya Kovalchuk from returning to the KHL, but chose to be a nice guy instead. There was a time when Lou was a coldly calculating hockey mastermind, but I fear that time has passed. I don't know if it's the result of getting older, but perhaps Lou is starting to lose his edge. The results speak for themselves: 1-17 without Kovalchuk since the lockout ended in January.
Now you could say that Kovalchuk would have sulked if forced to stay, but if I recall, we went through a similar situation with Scott Stevens. He eventually would've gotten over it like any other human being in a situation they're not in love with. And we may have been better off for it.
What it comes down to I think is that Lou wasn't crazy about Kovalchuk, despite the evidence being that we are an absurdly better team WITH him than without him. For a GM that always prides himself on doing what's the best for the team, I seriously have to question Lou's decision to let him walk scot-free.
Especially considering how much better Lou seems to do with 2nd rounders compared to firsts.
Yotes fan coming in peace. Know it's been a tough season so far for you guys, and hoping the Devils right the ship.
That being said, if the Devils still keep losing, would that make Ryder available (2G and a -5 so far)? He showed good chemistry with Ribeiro in Dallas and we really need to have someone with his finishing ability paired with Ribs in Phoenix. And if Ryder is made available, what would the Devils want?
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