Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Marshall

We now have the 30th pick

Recommended Posts

Marshall    171

League rescinds part of Kovalchuk contract penalty. Breaking now by Dreger.

 

NHL will award Devils with the 30th pick in the Draft instead of the 1st round pick as usually determined. Also forgiving $1.5 mil of fine.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
njd3b1ink    28

Wow woulda been nice to have done this before the trade deadline. Maybe we would have been more inclined to trade this pick or a 2nd rounder. Good news though I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Daniel    333

I'm really starting to believe that before game 6 of the 1994 ECF, Bettman went to Lou, told him the team should take a dive, and that it would be made up to him as long as he remained the GM. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DJ Eco    196

Wow that's amazing news. Like Jimmy said, I think Lou's been expecting this all along. That's the only rational for holding onto the pick in 2012 for Matteau. He knew something we didn't...

 

This is great news.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skeeter    29

Lou told the Fan Club back in 2010 that he pretty much had something up his sleeve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Z-Man    28

Wow.  Just wow.  Definitely softens the blow.

 

Still, if we had forfeited the 29th pick after the SCF, we'd potentially be picking in the top 10 this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Devils731    36

League hated VBK for that contract, I bet this only got changed because new ownership has come in and the league didn't want to penalize Harris and his $$$.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sundstrom    252

i am obviously happy about this but i don't know how he could've known all along.

 

the fact is, they are still likely entitled to pick 5-10 this year instead of 30.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maxpower    21

It's a King Solomon ruling.   It's nice but it's not great.   Maybe it let us keep players, but at the same time doing it this way cost us yesterday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think Lou expected this.  I don't think this happens unless Kovy goes to the KHL.

 

I think Lou honestly thought the team was going to contend for the past two years and keeping the pick in 2012 was crucial to the efforts to retain Parise.  


League hated VBK for that contract, I bet this only got changed because new ownership has come in and the league didn't want to penalize Harris and his $$$.

 

 

This too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Marshall    171

I'd wager a nice chunk that this was a condition by Harris & co to buy the team from VBK/NHL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
roomtemp    67

I wouldn't be surprised if this was thought of all along just to make the punishment look more harsh then it really was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eldon    40

That's good news, at least it's something back.  The league definitely singled us out, doing a similar tactic other teams did, while they received no penalty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Triumph    561

Lou told the Fan Club back in 2010 that he pretty much had something up his sleeve.

 

Yeah, I remembered this, but I didn't know what he could have.

 

It's a King Solomon ruling.   It's nice but it's not great.   Maybe it let us keep players, but at the same time doing it this way cost us yesterday

 

I don't really think it did.  Who moved for a first round pick?  Whatever, it's a 1st round pick.  Nice to have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NJDevs4978    200

Holy **** this is the best news we've had in ages. Yeah we're still going down from whatever it would be to 30 but at least it's not bupkus.

Edited by NJDevs4978

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think Lou expected this.  I don't think this happens unless Kovy goes to the KHL.

 

I think Lou honestly thought the team was going to contend for the past two years and keeping the pick in 2012 was crucial to the efforts to retain Parise.  

 

 

This too

Spot on

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Triumph    561

This has nothing to do with Kovalchuk going to the KHL.  Nothing at all.  Remember, the penalty is for the first contract.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
roomtemp    67

Yeah, I remembered this, but I didn't know what he could have.

 

 

I don't really think it did.  Who moved for a first round pick?  Whatever, it's a 1st round pick.  Nice to have.

Vanek moved for less then a 1st.

Share this post


Link to post
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

Sign in to follow this  

×