HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New Jersey Devils
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Jaques Lemaire retires...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-10-2011, 05:17 PM
  #26
Rob Nieds work ethic
Swarm it up Devils!
 
Rob Nieds work ethic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lund, Sweden
Country: Sweden
Posts: 9,731
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnie Bass View Post
There should be a statue of him in Championship Plaza, without his contributions there might never have been any championships, this is the man who created the blueprint that Devils teams have followed and thrived on for 17 years and counting.
I would be all for this. One of the greatest hockey-minds in history.

Rob Nieds work ethic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 05:19 PM
  #27
VaxjoDevil
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Princeton, NJ
Country: Sweden
Posts: 8,177
vCash: 500
Exactly a year ago people hated his guts here. I love that he came back and showed us all what a great coach he is.

VaxjoDevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 05:21 PM
  #28
Muttley*
Zach=2 games left
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bergen NJ Xanadu
Country: United States
Posts: 8,427
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beetlebum View Post
he plays a bigger part of where we are as a franchise than lou.
um, no he doesn't. let's not get carried away here.

Muttley* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 05:29 PM
  #29
Ripshot 43
Registered User
 
Ripshot 43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Posts: 5,032
vCash: 50
Just saw this on espn.

Thanks for the run JL... Your impression will live on in our many rookies who hit the ice this year and it will definitely be for the better that they were able to work under you for at least a little while.

Ripshot 43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 05:29 PM
  #30
Ripshot 43
Registered User
 
Ripshot 43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Posts: 5,032
vCash: 50
Be prepared for another crazy season next year boys. One more year till our cap frees up. Then pray....

Ripshot 43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 05:32 PM
  #31
ZadorovNJD*
go away fatso
 
ZadorovNJD*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Jersey
Country: Umm al-Qaiwan
Posts: 10,215
vCash: 500
Thanks for bailing us out Jacques.

Hope he can still be involved in teaching our youngsters how to play a complete game.

ZadorovNJD* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 06:27 PM
  #32
Jedi
Registered User
 
Jedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 457
vCash: 500
Thanks for so much Jacque...sooo much. The entire organization owes this man an enormous debt. Absolutely incredible what he was able to do with this team. It showed once again to anyone who'd forgotten, what a fine coach he was.

Hopefully Kovy can continue the improvements Jacque initiated and doesn't regress under another coach.

I hope that Jacque truly enjoys his retirement, has some great times with his family - and continues to be a part of this organization in some fashion. He is one of the greatest All-Time Devils without question.

Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 07:21 PM
  #33
Brooklyndevil
82nd Airborne
 
Brooklyndevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY USA
Country: United States
Posts: 15,700
vCash: 500
I'll say thank you and just hope you stay retired and that you don't get anymore mid-season phone calls from Lou.

Brooklyndevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 07:34 PM
  #34
Mr.Krinkle
Hello there children
 
Mr.Krinkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kitchen
Country: United States
Posts: 13,749
vCash: 500
Damnit

Mr.Krinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 07:59 PM
  #35
apice3*
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Middletown, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 18,520
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnie Bass View Post
There should be a statue of him in Championship Plaza, without his contributions there might never have been any championships, this is the man who created the blueprint that Devils teams have followed and thrived on for 17 years and counting.
I agree. We could use another aluminum foil monument.

In all seriousness though, he should be honored in some way. A statue might be a little much. You gotta figure if Lou, Stevens, and Brodeur haven't had monuments yet, Lemaire won't get one either. Maybe throw his name up in the rafters or somewhere in the arena. Maybe make him an honorary Devils dancer. I don't know.

apice3* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:27 PM
  #36
NJDevs26
Moderator
Status quo
 
NJDevs26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 28,214
vCash: 50
Quote:
There should be a statue of him in Championship Plaza, without his contributions there might never have been any championships, this is the man who created the blueprint that Devils teams have followed and thrived on for 17 years and counting.
Plain and simple, he brought respectability to the team twice. Once when they didn't have any in '94 and the other time this year when we'd lost it.

Quote:
um, no he doesn't. let's not get carried away here.
It's close though...the Devils never won anything before Jacques came here and they were a laughingstock this year before he came back. Both Lou and Jacques are on the Devils' Mount Rushmore, along with Stevens and Marty.

NJDevs26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:28 PM
  #37
Classic Devil
Moderator Emeritus
 
Classic Devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Country: United States
Posts: 33,947
vCash: 500
Awards:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beetlebum View Post
he plays a bigger part of where we are as a franchise than lou.
Not a bigger. As big.

Devils Mount Rushmore: Lemaire, Lamoriello, Stevens, Brodeur.

Classic Devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:30 PM
  #38
BrodeursCups
....
 
BrodeursCups's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NoDak now NYC area
Country: United States
Posts: 29,915
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to BrodeursCups
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Nieds work ethic View Post
I would be all for this. One of the greatest hockey-minds in history.
It's amazing the amount of hate he gets on other boards and from other people. The man has forgotten more about puck than 99.9% of hockey fans.

BrodeursCups is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:33 PM
  #39
JimEIV
Registered User
 
JimEIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 29,411
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrodeursCups View Post
It's amazing the amount of hate he gets on other boards and from other people. The man has forgotten more about puck than 99.9% of hockey fans.
Why is it amazing? He got just as much hate on this board from most who post here regularly.

JimEIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:36 PM
  #40
BrodeursCups
....
 
BrodeursCups's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NoDak now NYC area
Country: United States
Posts: 29,915
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to BrodeursCups
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimEIV View Post
Why is it amazing? He got just as much hate on this board from most who post here regularly.
It's one thing to question his line-juggling. It's quite another to question his hockey mind and so harshly state that he's bad for the game..

BrodeursCups is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:42 PM
  #41
JimEIV
Registered User
 
JimEIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 29,411
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrodeursCups View Post
It's one thing to question his line-juggling. It's quite another to question his hockey mind and so harshly state that he's bad for the game..
No. It was more than questioning his line assignments. The dinosaur references were a direct attack on his philosophy and they weren't only prevalent here they were predominate.

Edit: and that began the day he was rehired.

JimEIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:45 PM
  #42
apice3*
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Middletown, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 18,520
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimEIV View Post
No. It was more than questioning his line assignments. The dinosaur references were a direct attack on his philosophy and they weren't only prevalent here they were predominate.

Edit: and that began the day he was rehired.
Which time? The first rehiring two summers ago left some people skeptical. No one questioned his knowledge or teaching, but we questioned if his style of coaching could succeed in today's NHL - he proved it could.

The second rehiring in December had everyone raving, IIRC.

apice3* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:49 PM
  #43
JimEIV
Registered User
 
JimEIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 29,411
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by apice3 View Post
Which time? The first rehiring two summers ago left some people skeptical. No one questioned his knowledge or teaching, but we questioned if his style of coaching could succeed in today's NHL - he proved it could.

The second rehiring in December had everyone raving, IIRC.
Directly after Sutter and he was painted as a " pre lockout" coach. Whatever the hell that means.

JimEIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:53 PM
  #44
apice3*
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Middletown, NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 18,520
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimEIV View Post
Directly after Sutter and he was painted as a " pre lockout" coach. Whatever the hell that means.
But do you blame people for believing that his philosophies wouldn't translate? He made the playoffs twice in eight years with Minnesota. There was a reason for skeptics.

However, the proved everyone wrong, led the team to the playoffs in his first year and nearly a second time following a garbage 1st half that he wasn't apart of.

People are wrong all the time. Everyone who doubted him is glad they were wrong.

apice3* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:53 PM
  #45
BrodeursCups
....
 
BrodeursCups's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NoDak now NYC area
Country: United States
Posts: 29,915
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to BrodeursCups
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimEIV View Post
No. It was more than questioning his line assignments. The dinosaur references were a direct attack on his philosophy and they weren't only prevalent here they were predominate.

Edit: and that began the day he was rehired.
I'm certainly more of a lemaire fan at this point and time than before he returned, but I understand why some were critical.

While he won't win any awards for the job he did with this group over the previous few months, he certainly silenced a lot of critics and did it with a very mediocre group. The devils didn't score much with him behind the bench, but when you only have one goal scorer in the lineup, you're fighting a losing battle each and every game. You can't fault the baker because he didn't have the right ingredients.

Personally, I'd love to see what this team could do with JL behind the bench with a healthy parise and a top-2 d-man acquired. Sadly, it's not going to happen.

BrodeursCups is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 08:58 PM
  #46
JimEIV
Registered User
 
JimEIV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 29,411
vCash: 500
Remember one thing; no matter the endeavor, absolutely nothing is new.

At best it is a slight adaptation.

JimEIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 09:00 PM
  #47
Beetlebum*
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,238
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muttley View Post
um, no he doesn't. let's not get carried away here.
i believe he does he brought the system in that made us great.

Beetlebum* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 10:00 PM
  #48
kiwidevil
____________________
 
kiwidevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Country: New Zealand
Posts: 7,470
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnie Bass View Post
There should be a statue of him in Championship Plaza, without his contributions there might never have been any championships, this is the man who created the blueprint that Devils teams have followed and thrived on for 17 years and counting.
Great post.

Thanks for everything JL.

If we get an "offensive minded" coach to replace him, I hope JL will answer the bat signal again if needed.

kiwidevil is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 10:02 PM
  #49
Jaysfanatic*
BJ Elitist/Hipster
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Strathroy, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 63,968
vCash: 500
I'm surprised he made the decision this fast.

Maybe knowing that DeBoer is available they just decided get it out of the way now. That's my hope anyway

Jaysfanatic* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-10-2011, 10:03 PM
  #50
Doyle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,151
vCash: 500
Lemaire retiring (again) is old news. Check out five other guys who could get canned:

http://nhlhotstove.com/in-wake-of-co...ntial-firings/

Doyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.