I can see him for about 5 more years. Not much more than that. Although I can see him retiring in 2 or 3 more years too. It's been rumored that Lou said he would stay with the Devils as long as Marty still playing. Not sure if it's legit though. Also been rumored that he's grooming Marty to take over that spot. Not sure if that's accurate, but I can see Marty taking over some spot in the front office when he retires.
...of all emotions outside PR events to announce signings or draft picks.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
Bruce Willis. He was in the area and couldn't help but miss the press conference. Growing up in NJ, he felt he had to be there for such an occasion.
John Maclean (The full head of skin coach) actually reminds me of my high school principal. This guy was a bit uglier, and slightly older at the time though. God I hated that principal too man. Guy was a real ass.
I think Lou will let him dangle for a little longer before signing him. Poor guy really wants to come back again.
Originally Posted by JmanWingsFan
Just somebody who is curious. What are your opinions about Kovalchuk as a buyout candidate considering the punishment for backdiving contracts. I guess we're in a similar situation with Zetterberg as our captain who also has a backdiving contract that could hurt us if he retires soon.
Not a chance. Kovalchuk won't be retiring for many years yet, there's no reason to buy him out now for something we fear ten years from now.
There has to be a personal problem with Sykora if Lou does not sign him when this is settled. Not a personal grudge or anything. Just some kind of hockey decision other than giving someone else a chance. Butler would be replacing Sykora, but who replaces Parise unless you combine a bunch of guys, and Sykora being in that list of guys?
I can't see because he was bad enough to have been a healthy scratch in the playoffs, that this is enough reason for him not to be brought back. Had we re signed Parise I'd understand not bringing him back. For Lou to re sign POS Janssen, and not Sykora I have to think there is a reason other than ''It's time to give someone else a chance''
We were only dead middle in scoring last year in the regular season. That was with two top 10 league scorers, three 30+ goal scorers, five 20+ goal scorers Sykora included. There really is no reason not to sign him unless he wants multiple years or too much money.