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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 15 @ 10:47 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Report: New Jersey Devils interested in Jakob Lilja
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Apr 15 @ 11:24 AM ET
From eliteprospects: " A team player with an impressive work ethic. Lilja is an all-round player with good vision and skating skills. Not the most spectacular player around, but he gets the job done and always contributes to his team. "

Sounds like a 3rd / 4th liner

Can never have enough Brylin's though.

Also can we take a moment and appreciate what Lou has done with the Devils.. He took this islanders team without JT and they are going to the second round. We were lucky he was our GM.
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 15 @ 11:45 AM ET
From eliteprospects: " A team player with an impressive work ethic. Lilja is an all-round player with good vision and skating skills. Not the most spectacular player around, but he gets the job done and always contributes to his team. "

Sounds like a 3rd / 4th liner

Can never have enough Brylin's though.

Also can we take a moment and appreciate what Lou has done with the Devils.. He took this islanders team without JT and they are going to the second round. We were lucky he was our GM.

- Leniwm1


I would much rather a player like that in the bottom-6 than Gabriel, Noesen, etc.
devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Apr 15 @ 11:55 AM ET
And hopefully if he does come over he isn't given the Yakolev treatment
Streit2ThePoint
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: it's disgusting how good you are at hockeybuzz.
Joined: 09.20.2013

Apr 15 @ 11:56 AM ET
Is he related to Flyers great Andreas Lilja?
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Apr 15 @ 12:15 PM ET
He sounds like Macus Johanson to me.

LL was a great GM but his last 6 seasons with NJD were terrible and depleted the farm system and team at one point we were one of the worst teams in the NHL while also being the oldest. not a good combo..

Most of current the NYI did not come through LL and coach BARRY TROTZ deserves more of the credit...
Eberle ,Barzel ,Bailey ,Nelson , Lee , Leddy .Clutterbuck, Boychuck.
Were all there before Lou....



Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Apr 15 @ 12:18 PM ET
He sounds like Macus Johanson to me.

LL was a great GM but his last 6 seasons with NJD were terrible and depleted the farm system and team at one point we were one of the worst teams in the NHL while also being the oldest. not a good combo..

Most of current the NYI did not come through LL and coach BARRY TROTZ deserves more of the credit...
Eberle ,Barzel ,Bailey ,Nelson , Lee , Leddy .Clutterbuck, Boychuck.
Were all there before Lou....

- thechezman


And they were terrible.

Lou undoubtedly implemented his harsh rules and they are working.

also lou depleted the system because he was trying to win with what time we had left with Marty. He was going all out every year.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 15 @ 12:52 PM ET
And they were terrible.

Lou undoubtedly implemented his harsh rules and they are working.

also lou depleted the system because he was trying to win with what time we had left with Marty. He was going all out every year.

- Leniwm1

I think this is the first time I've seen someone point at Lou for the Isles success. I have to disagree but it's an interesting take.

For us, that's why he did it, but that doesn't excuse what he did. Those teams were embarrassingly bad.
lassetjus
Joined: 06.19.2016

Apr 15 @ 1:04 PM ET
According to this, he had 32 points in 38 games (.842 p/g). That means he only had 5 points in his last 14 games (.357 p/g). Might mean nothing or that his breakout was a bit fluky. Who knows. Worth a shot.

https://www.eprinkside.co...-of-interest-to-nhl-teams
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 15 @ 1:48 PM ET
I think this is the first time I've seen someone point at Lou for the Isles success. I have to disagree but it's an interesting take.

For us, that's why he did it, but that doesn't excuse what he did. Those teams were embarrassingly bad.

- willschulme


From Mickey Mouse club to decades of success....

An extraordinary amount of things went wrong with the Devils. Financial problems, Ownership excreting influence on who to bring in (Kovy), bad drafting, everyone getting old. Losing Parise, Kovy and Clarkson... Penalties and loss of draft picks for signing Kovy, bad coaching in Johnny Mac and unending turnover. Just a ton of poop. Plenty of which you can criticize Lou Lams for but really it seems a little shortsighted considering he's a legit hall of fame builder.

All of this while the style of hockey completely changed on us; and admittedly something Lou didn't react well to. So he signed a bunch of guy that made some sense but everything went bad. It happens.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 15 @ 1:52 PM ET
From Mickey Mouse club to decades of success....

An extraordinary amount of things went wrong with the Devils. Financial problems, Ownership excreting influence on who to bring in (Kovy), bad drafting, everyone getting old. Losing Parise, Kovy and Clarkson... Penalties and loss of draft picks for signing Kovy, bad coaching in Johnny Mac and unending turnover. Just a ton of poop. Plenty of which you can criticize Lou Lams for but really it seems a little shortsighted considering he's a legit hall of fame builder.

All of this while the style of hockey completely changed on us; and admittedly something Lou didn't react well to. So he signed a bunch of guy that made some sense but everything went bad. It happens.

- Queenie_5_hole


Agreed.
devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Apr 15 @ 2:57 PM ET
From Mickey Mouse club to decades of success....

An extraordinary amount of things went wrong with the Devils. Financial problems, Ownership excreting influence on who to bring in (Kovy), bad drafting, everyone getting old. Losing Parise, Kovy and Clarkson... Penalties and loss of draft picks for signing Kovy, bad coaching in Johnny Mac and unending turnover. Just a ton of poop. Plenty of which you can criticize Lou Lams for but really it seems a little shortsighted considering he's a legit hall of fame builder.

All of this while the style of hockey completely changed on us; and admittedly something Lou didn't react well to. So he signed a bunch of guy that made some sense but everything went bad. It happens.

- Queenie_5_hole


I put bad drafting at the top of the list. Conte was a joke.
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Apr 15 @ 2:58 PM ET
Is he related to Flyers great Andreas Lilja?
- Streit2ThePoint


he’s his 2nd favourite nephew








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archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Apr 15 @ 3:23 PM ET
Why people digging at Lou?

Let the results speak for themselves.

He took a sword to the losing cultures in both Toronto and the Islanders; they're both playoff teams now. He's a really good GM at trimming the fat from an org.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Tuesday @ 1:56 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Report: New Jersey Devils interested in Jakob Lilja
- Todd.Cordell

He’ll play one season in New Jersey, spending close to half in the press box. Which will send him going back to where he came from the following season.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Tuesday @ 7:12 AM ET
From Mickey Mouse club to decades of success....

An extraordinary amount of things went wrong with the Devils. Financial problems, Ownership excreting influence on who to bring in (Kovy), bad drafting, everyone getting old. Losing Parise, Kovy and Clarkson... Penalties and loss of draft picks for signing Kovy, bad coaching in Johnny Mac and unending turnover. Just a ton of poop. Plenty of which you can criticize Lou Lams for but really it seems a little shortsighted considering he's a legit hall of fame builder.

All of this while the style of hockey completely changed on us; and admittedly something Lou didn't react well to. So he signed a bunch of guy that made some sense but everything went bad. It happens.

- Queenie_5_hole

We lost one third round pick for signing kovy
alpha_j
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 10.26.2018

Tuesday @ 8:27 AM ET
I think we also need to remember they brought him in for when those guys need to be resigned. Lou is a wiz with cap management, and that cant be understated with an upcoming expansion draft.

Also building a strong culture will help with retention, and as you said that is one of Lou's other strengths. Especially important when dealing with a NY team, nobody wants to pay NYC, NY State, and Federal taxes on a $6mill a year deal without good reason to stay. Otherwise, why not ship out to Dallas, Raleigh, Tampa, ect.

I think people vastly underestimate how much local tax policy influences contract decisions.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Tuesday @ 10:30 AM ET
I wonder if the Oilers would move RNH and what that would cost. I know he's a center but maybe he can play LW. His contract expires in 2020 and I could see him wanting out of Edmonton. We could run something like this next year..

Hall Hischier Palmieri
RNH* Hughes Bratt
Boqvist Zacha Eberle*
Wood Zajac Coleman

*We also add Eberle and Boqvist is ready to make the team.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Tuesday @ 10:38 AM ET
lolol I had a dream that I was the NHL deputy guy revealing who won the lottery. I had the list in front of me and some weird foreign team was listed as 1st overall and I was shocked and upset the Devils would miss out on Hughes lol. I don't even remember where NJ was picking on the list.. but it was outside the top 3.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Tuesday @ 10:53 AM ET
I wonder if the Oilers would move RNH and what that would cost. I know he's a center but maybe he can play LW. His contract expires in 2020 and I could see him wanting out of Edmonton. We could run something like this next year..

Hall Hischier Palmieri
RNH* Hughes Bratt
Boqvist Zacha Eberle*
Wood Zajac Coleman

*We also add Eberle and Boqvist is ready to make the team.

- Devils4ever


RNH is a (p)wussy that gets pushed around. Hell no
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Tuesday @ 11:05 AM ET
lolol I had a dream that I was the NHL deputy guy revealing who won the lottery. I had the list in front of me and some weird foreign team was listed as 1st overall and I was shocked and upset the Devils would miss out on Hughes lol. I don't even remember where NJ was picking on the list.. but it was outside the top 3.
- MartysBetter88


Did you happen to see who wore the C ?
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Tuesday @ 11:27 AM ET
I wonder if the Oilers would move RNH and what that would cost. I know he's a center but maybe he can play LW. His contract expires in 2020 and I could see him wanting out of Edmonton. We could run something like this next year..

Hall Hischier Palmieri
RNH* Hughes Bratt
Boqvist Zacha Eberle*
Wood Zajac Coleman

*We also add Eberle and Boqvist is ready to make the team.

- Devils4ever

(frank) rnh

Also pretty sure Edmonton never trades with Shero again
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Tuesday @ 12:30 PM ET
Did you happen to see who wore the C ?
- Leniwm1


it was just the draft lottery so I didn't see any players or jerseys.
Barnaby36
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Former Orpik44
Joined: 02.22.2013

Tuesday @ 12:48 PM ET
Honest question: is Blackwood considered the starter now? Will Schneider be the starter moving on?
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Tuesday @ 12:53 PM ET
Honest question: is Blackwood considered the starter now? Will Schneider be the starter moving on?
- Barnaby36



May I respond?
No. He will be prob in two seasons or perhaps midway through next, depending on his play. But he def showed he can play lights out in net.
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