Jump to content
  • Join us — it's free!

    We are the premiere internet community for New York Rangers news and fan discussion. Don't wait — join the forum today!


The Devils Are Terrible and You Love to See it


Recommended Posts

0-3-2 to start the year. Shut out twice in their last two games. Schneider is .891. Blackwood is .821. One point for Subban. Hughes is scoreless.


Have to imagine they fire Hynes any day now given their offseason and the expectations all those moves set?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But time is generally not measured through a scale of ownership when ownership becomes as invested ? dual meaning ? as this operation has become. It is difficult indeed to blast out a social marketing campaign focused primarily on one individual in a team game if the team is out of sight in the standings.


That is why it is important for Hynes, about whom everyone raves, to generate some early success here. Or at least ensure the Devils don?t fall into a hole out of which they?ll be digging all year. It?s too hard.


And again, the organization needs something to entice Hall ? who very well could attract offers of $12.5 million per year if he hits the open market following a healthy season ? to sign on. Subban may be the off-ice face of the franchise, Hughes may be the future stud, but Hall is the team?s best player and most important asset.


Shero was not a quick-fire GM throughout his eight-year tenure in Pittsburgh. He inherited Michel Therrien at the start of 2006-07 and stayed with him through midseason of 2008-09 before dismissing him and replacing him with Dan Bylsma. The Penguins won the Cup that year. Shero stayed with Bylsma until his own dismissal following the 2013-14 playoffs in which the Penguins lost the second round in seven games to the Rangers after holding a 3-1 series lead.


The GM is a loyal man. He first hired Hynes to be an assistant coach for the Penguins? AHL team in 2009, elevated him to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton top job a couple of years later and then brought him to New Jersey in 2015.


But there is urgency here. The Devils have a complement of high-risk, high-reward players. But the individual at highest risk at this exceptionally early point of the season is Hynes.


So I was thinking about possible candidates to replace Hynes if and when the time should come and happened to flip on the NHL Network and there he was: Scott Stevens.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe they're just not that good and expectations were too high. Could be the same with the Rangers.


Sent from my Z981 using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by Tapatalk


I don't know why expectations were so high. They were literally the worst team in the conference last year. They'll be better. They'll likely be in the conversation for the playoffs (just like the rangers) but there's a reason they were horrible last year.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...