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  1. I absolutely think he brings hype. As for his reputation, I'm not saying it's good or bad, but that's kind of beside the point. You had said that the Rangers probably don't want him and that having him in a trade doesn't make it a blockbuster by including him in it, and I disagree with that. Like it or not, the name Kovalchuk is still a household name. People know the name, they remember what he brought to the table, and, if you ask me, most of them are eager and curious to see if he can regain any of them form. Again, the jury is out on whether or not he'll live up to the hype, but I don't think there's any denying that the hype exists. Do a quick search online and see if there's not a buzz around this. Granted our team/fanbase specifically is looking for something to talk about, but even teams that had deep playoff runs this year and no shortage of things to get excited about are even talking about this.
  2. The Devils, if they have to, are in a position where they could pretty easily retain salary in the right situation. I think you missed the joke. While his skill level is still up for debate, his reputation and the hype certainly makes him likely to be a blockbuster candidate.
  3. That was a great game. The finals should be good too. I have a feeling, even though the Predators are a deep and speedy team, similar to the Pens, that Pittsburgh can still turn it up a notch. I'm saying Pens in 6.
  4. Yeah for sure, those are definitely big shoes to fill. And you're right, having a few consecutive poor years with not much to cheer about probably does highlight some things that otherwise wouldn't get much attention. I'm sorta with you in that I liked Dano and Maclean a lot when they played, but rather than be hard on them for their skills as broadcasters because of that, I actually think I tend to give them more rope and leeway because of it. They were key pieces to the team for a long time, so even if they suck at their jobs as commentators and reporters, I think I'm willing to give them a pass because of what they meant to us on the ice, and not so much what they mean to us now that they're in suits.
  5. The "“WE’RE GONNA BEAT THE HELL OUTTA YOU! IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE, IT’S WHAT WE’RE GONNA DO!” (or You, You, You and You and You)" was taken from the Kansas City Chiefs. They've been doing that for a long time, 10-15 years, if not more.
  6. I found that funny. I tend to think along those lines too. There's so much hate for Daneyko, Cangi to a lesser degree, and even Deb and Johnny Mac. I'm not over the moon for any one of them in particular, but by no means do I hate them and I really don't let any of them affect how I watch and enjoy the game. I think I've said this before, and maybe it's because I'm often doing other things while the game is on, but even when I'm focused solely on the laptop screen (I stream games), the play-by-play and/or commentary from anyone talking is just like anyone else you'd hear throughout normal daily conversation. I'm curious, do many of you guys that hate these broadcasters also walk around throughout the day, say if you were on line ordering some lunch at a restaurant, and think to yourself "Man, that cashier had an annoying voice, there needs to be someone else behind the register taking orders"? lol
  7. That's unreal. I would boycott the sh!t out of them.
  8. True, I forgot about unloading and loading the bags from the buses - I used to watch the guys do that all the time as a kid. Didn't realize they also repaired the jerseys though. I'm sure that's somewhat infrequent, but still, pretty neat I guess. Would've thought that was more of a manufacturer thing, but I guess it depends on how big of a rip.
  9. I'm not familiar with any of those names, but what does an equipment guy have to do to get fired? lol Feel like that would be a pretty easy job. "Here's your stick and gloves, Mr. Henrique". I mean, do they make recommendations to the players on types of curves, helmets, knee pads, to use? Feel like that would be more of a personal preference type thing per each player.
  10. Wait, so they're essentially denying and ignoring their past history with NJ by saying they were established in 2012 rather than 67, but are at the same time acknowledging and taking credit for their achievements and wins? Wow. Classic.
  11. Mozik barely sniffed the ice for us, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was gone. Yeah, I was gonna say the same - I hope we have at least a few guys there, maybe several. We could use all the help/scouting we can get. Aren't they still teammates in Philly, or did I miss something? Here's hoping our staff takes notice of his abilities (if he plays well of course), considering the fact that he was basically banished inexplicably to the minors for more than half the season. Wouldn't mind seeing him back on the PP on D next season.
  12. Hahaha, that is gold.
  13. Damn, can't believe I forgot him. Yeah, definitely Wood there. That's actually perfect for that 4th line. And I agree with you, I'd rather see Quennville and/or Blandisi, over both Coleman and Bennett, but I put both of them in just because they have more experience, and I feel like that's who the coaching staff will give the first nod to over those other guys, even though I think it's a mistake and the other two have way more potential, and could even start making an impact at the present time.
  14. I don't know what I want more, the Penguins not to win back to back Cups, or the Canadian Cup-drought to continue. Go Ducks, I guess.
  15. I don't know what the chances are of McLeod joining the big club this coming season, or if a guy like Nolan or Hirscheier (butchered that badly, I'm sure) will make the team right out of the game either, BUT, if they do, and if Kovy also somewhat miraculously joins the team too...with Zacha having another year under his belt, Henrique and Palmieri performing at a reasonably high level again, and Hall finding some consistency after having some good linemates for a change, do you think we're still really that far away from contending? I mean this whole Kovalchuk discussion is by no means working me into a frenzy like someone else had mentioned earlier. I actually am on the side that thinks it's more likely that he WON'T play for us than he actually will, but there's always that chance, so in the interest of discussion, if he actually does play for us, I think it's safe to say he's in our top 6, and that we'd actually be somewhat of a contender. Not saying we'd make a deep run into the post-season or anything like that, but that it's reasonable to consider that we could. I dunno, maybe I'm overrating our guys, or perhaps it's the mere idea of us being good again and contending for a cup that is creating its own fantasy in my head, but either way, when I look at the possibility of us icing these two forwards, I get a little excited. To me, it seems like a fairly deep team. Hall - Henrique - Palmieri Patrick - Zajac - Kovalchuk Cammalleri - Zacha - Noesen ? - Coleman - Bennett Sure the D needs some work still, but if we land Shattenkirk, that makes them significantly better overnight. Take Kovalchuk away from that equation and I don't think it drastically alters it all that much, but point being, with him in there, I think that's a lineup not all that far removed from doing some surprise damage in a playoff battle.