Chorske17

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  1. It's not impossible if you are not the one who has to do it!

  2. I've been absent from this board for a long long time and I'm guessing everyone forgot that I always stated that Kovalchuk was a waste, a mistake, and I got a thorough thrashing for it back when he came to the team. NO one listened they were excited to see when Kovy would take a dump, how emotional it was when he scrapped his glove across the ice when he scored a supposed "big goal", and how big one eye from the other which perhaps made him as "sick" as he was. I was not the only one, but people failed to see the writing on the wall. They wanted him to be the messiah when all he really did was make a mess. The Devils organization should take some blame for it, but Kovalchuk and his mother should too. No matter what kind of player you are you don't quit, and this guy quit from day one. He was only after the money and nothing more. I still laugh at how wrong people were and yet they never probably said, "you know what... so and so was right and I need to say 'I'm sorry'." Hockey Fans to Russian Media about Kovalchuk: "Keep him, let him stay there and die as we do not want him back... ever!" PS Tell his Mom we said "hey!"
  3. I agree the door swings both ways, but why do other fans (NON-Devils supporters) I speak with agree with me? Why don't we talk about his injury or whatever it is he has wrong with him? How about the one game benching? No noe gets well from one game being off unless it wasn't worth resting for to begin with.
  4. I guess when you want to see something that isn't there you do. You guys make me chuckle about half as much as seeing everyone jump ship from the Devils. I saw it coming. I was wrong about Brodeur, but that was about it. I hope they give the "C" to Kovalchuk so I can find even more reason to dislike him.
  5. Will we ever learn the truth about Kovalchuk? I don't know. I do know that he was out performed by guys on the forth line right before the Filthadelphia series game were he got sat. Why won't they come out and say what the injury is? This is very "interesting"! As per a bulging disc or two... My wife got hurt on the job and sucked it up with that injury. She worked thru the incredible pain with a MUCH less salary that involved walking all day, outside, and carrying heavy packages. I wouldn't equate it with a game since she did for much longer than a game and for so much less than Kovalchuk got paid. It irritated her that someone who is making that kind of money coasted a lot. She thought it was Mario Lemieux in disguise at time. My wife also was in tears with the pain, so if in fact he had the bulging discs, I think I can give him some slack, but everyone plays hurt. Look at players who had broken legs, dislocated shoulders, broken ribs and yes bad backs and won the cups. It is about how much you want the cup. I didn't see that in him every shift or every other shift. On a medical prognosis with the buldging discs... They typically give you a 'local' to numb the spot that was x-rayed or MRI'ed and then inject you with a very long needle that is supposed to numb the spot for months at a time. My wife's first shot didn't work and I'd almost say she was in more pain. The second shot worked much better, but she is still not pain free. She equates it to a sore back, but it is still better than before. Surgery is the next option and the doctor specified that surgery can lead to one of three possible outcomes: 1) you feel 100% better, 2) you feel exactly the same with no relief, but no added pain, and 3) you feel worse with added pain. Clearly nerve endings are still an area in medicine that we know little about healing. WIth that said, Kovalchuk's future could be anything. He could be sporatic or become as a fragile and vunerable to freak accidents like Drake Berehowsky was (he was hit in the eye by a pic at a Dwight Yoakum concert). As much as I don't like Kovalchuk, this has "uncertainty" for him and the Devils written all over it. We won't know until he leaves the Devils how much form he can regain. It can flair up at anytime for doing a simple a thing as picking something off the floor.
  6. I've heard people say "It's just business" with these guys leaving. I guess you can call that, but I think you have to look at WHY they are not interested in staying? Is it the money? Maybe. Do they want a chance to win? Yes. Do they feel their best chance of winning is with the Devils? I doubt it. If they thought their best chance of winning was with Kovalchuk and crew, I think he'd they accept something smaller to stay. Maybe there is no money or perhaps they just don't like the new Devils? What else could it be? If it was purely about money, both would've been gone already as Lou is frugal (at best) with the team's money. Something else is the reason.
  7. Phew, I held my breath. Don't worry the team I wanted to win won!
  8. I stand by everything I said about Kovalchuk. The Devils paid too much, didn't get enough out of him for someone who led the NHL in forward minutes, has no defensive awareness/desire (see HEART) and suddenly disappeared in the finals after he supposedly got well (or better) after one game against Filthadelphia. I continue to find the soltuion for goaltending, defense, more depth at center, and a powerplay who does not have such high risk on the point (see Kovalchuk) to be top concerns for next year. The Devils got farther than I thought and I thought I might eat my words until game one of the finals. Nothing has changed and despite what the overwelming majority of Devils fans on this board think, there are many outside of it who agree that Kovalchuk is a "bust". Many players have helped teams to the finals, but if they do not win... well, did they really help? Does anyone remember who helped the Flyers to the SCF in the late 90's? How about who helped Detroit in '95? What about Dallas in 2000? Probably not... because if you do not win it does not matter.
  9. Pay extra special attention at around 40 seconds left in regulation. Doc says, "Koval-Suck" instead of Kovalchuk. Oh I laughed so hard... You just can't make that crap up!
  10. If there was ever a match-up that said "SWEEP" before it started it was the Panthers vs the Devils. Even a 4-1 win or worst case scenario 4-2 Devils win would have been something concievable, but yet here we are in game seven. Despite the win in game six, this Devils team has not shown the heart to want to win. The Devils looked like they expected to win versus "wanted" to win the majority of the games versus the Panthers and even if they advance to the 2nd round, I fail to see the heart of a team that can win past the 1st round. There is no blame on one player, but the team itself. I just don't see the desire.
  11. piss poor effort tonight by almost everyone on the Devils. Kovalchuk turned the puck over SIX times to Dave Bolland and that was JUST him. The Hawks didn't even give a solid effort and are without star forward Toews, solid defenseman Duncan Keith, and have struggled all-year on the powerplay. This game could've easily goe the other way and OH did it almost. If the Devils want to get out of the first round... well, they better figure out a way to manage those minutes and get some defense and scoring. It's just one game, but some of the same flubs by the same individuals seems to happen. I cannot blame the individuals entirely, but Deboer is just as much at fault with playing some of these guys way too much. Quote of the night by Eddie O. on the Chicago Feed: "No wonder Kovalchuk leads the league in ice time for a forward... he never comes off the ice!"
  12. Very lucky win. Two games without a goal is not good. Remember there are NO shootouts in the Stanley Cup playoffs. I guess there is not need to worry though as all teams go through scoring droughts.
  13. First, I still have trouble getting past "Kovy" not referring to Kovalev who was nicknamed that first. Where did I "rip him"? I merely stated facts and pointed out what he has done. He has scored some nice goals and went on streaks. Where was he tonight or in general for the past 15 games in terms of goal output? Don't worry no matter what I say, he'll still be here tomororw unfortunately.
  14. Why didn't Kovy stick up for Kovy? He's dropped the gloves before. He should do it again. The bigger question is why didn't anyone "show-up".
  15. I like how this "NEW" News. The Devils have always had trouble with attendance and marketing. The key factor for the Devils has always been hard-work and a frugal GM who would say, "this is what you are going to make... take it or leave it." While at times it was not what I agreed with, it worked and worked for years. No one can deny from 1987-88 when they first got to the playoffs until the 2009-10 they were a team based upon on drafting, goaltending, and defense first. That was a business model that had not changed until now. Kovalchuk while being a tremendous talent has made quite the stir since coming to the Devils. He has has also made quite a bit of noise with his contract (both the length and controversy with it). This was the first deal in which the Devils organiation said, "hey we want you, what will it cost?" While many Devils fans were elated to land Kovalchuk some (such as yours truly) saw it differently. No one will deny that Kovalchuk has immense talent, but the lack of a true two-way player has hurt the team on many occassions. His defensive lapses have hurt the team when they occur and there are times when he has turned the puck over that he coasts back on defense when he plays the point. The ultimate impact won't be fully realized for years although next year might be the start with Parise. What will happen? I've speculated, but no one knows until it happens. As for hiring a consulting firm to help like Gabe has stated... They can't even pay rent and nothing says, "we don't know what the hell we are doing" like hiring a consulting firm. It is the preverbial 'last straw' before just plain selling and the Devils are not there yet. The Devils need to put people in their seats. Unused seats are like lost rented rooms at a hotel; you cannot recoup that loss as it is gone forever. The team should take a hard-look at things and really be more proactive. Look to other clubs like the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks who pack the stands. True they are both original six teams, but the Blackhawks once alienated their fans and their former stars for years under the dictatorship of William Wirtz. Once he died, and Rocky took over... things changed and boy did they ever. A revamped team and renewed passion of going to the Hawks games was born. To date the Blackhawks have close to 185 consecutive sell-out crowds. Do that math, CONSECUTIVE sell-out crowds. They have cool give-aways and they make going to a Hawks game the "thing to do". From shoot the puck, to bobblehead give-aways, to just great food, to former player on ice-celebartions, to their very own convention, to you name it. It is a happening place to be as I saw first hand when the Devils were in town to play the Hawks in November of 2010. The city has a 10% sales tax that is outragious along with expensive parking and yet they still fill that building. Unfortunately for the Devils to make money, they are going to need to spend it and I don't see it happening. If they did 1/2 of what the Hawks did right, they'd fill those seats and start their way there. Before I get jumped on, please take a look at attendance for Hawks games in 2004-06 and then on the turn-around when Rocky Wirtz took over... There business model works, the Devils current one doesn't.