By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
After the dust settled in the wake of 2012 free agent frenzy and the outcome of the Zach Parise sweepstakes, it reflected the continuation of a turbulent offseason for Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils.
It’s been a field day for the members of the hockey world possessing any form of dislike for the Devils as they’ve lost both of their assistant coaches, unveiled news that Patrik Elias has undergone surgery, still have an ownership situation clouded in uncertainty, and worst of all, lost their captain and franchise face.
While I agree with Lamoriello when he proclaimed how you don’t just replace a player like Zach Parise, a player like that is irreplaceable in terms of heart and work ethic. His skill set and offensive output is expendable to a certain extent but nothing you can just realistically bounce back from overnight.
With this kept in mind, it begs the question as to what Lou Lamoriello meant when he said the Devils will move onto “Plan ...