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Let me help you here.

LA is not set up as a "mega-urbancity-downtown" with suburbs in the way that NY or say Boston is. It is a collection of cities, areas, and communities that form LA as a whole.

Very few folks LIVE in the CITY (aka where the towers are) other than homeless folks and a few loft-dwellers.

Having said that LA is much more than the snapshot of the ghetto you see in gangsta rap videos.

There is more $$$ here than any community in the US save maybe NY (And the film industry is giving them a run for their money).

Communities that Kovy would be living in like: Malibu, Newport Beach, Beverly hills, Thousand Oaks, Anaheim Hills are amongst the most beautiful in the U.S and are a GREAT place to raise a family. Even if these are out of the average folk price range there are still many that are wonderful places to grow up (including the Valley, Santa Clarita, Orange County, and Ventura County). Make no mistake that the educational strength of LAUnified is a joke, but here most folks send their students to private schools their entire lives - and not just the rich. Kovy's kids would be amongst the most elite students with their choice of schools out here.

While I'm in no one pissing on NJ - because I think its a great place to live - LA is beautiful and has so much more than some of the plastic surgery, Paris Hilton, Gangsta Rap stereotypes that are being served up by some in this thread.

Kovy's family should have no worries either way at this point.

Thanks for the info. How bad is the cost of living (taxes, home prices, etc...) in the areas you listed? And what I really would like to know is how strong is the Russian community in and around LA?

hahaha I remember no sexy time for him until he signs with the Kings

I think Kovy's in the dog house until she gets her movie deal.

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Thanks for the info. How bad is the cost of living (taxes, home prices, etc...) in the areas you listed? And what I really would like to know is how strong is the Russian community in and around LA?

I think Kovy's in the dog house until she gets her movie deal.

There is a large and vibrant Russian community here and a "little Russia" or something area near W.Hollywood. (add jokes here....)

Depends on the community - Taxes are ridiculous as expected.... but your paying to keep the neighborhood the way it is per say. Looking clean, nice, and well-maintained.

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There is a large and vibrant Russian community here and a "little Russia" or something area near W.Hollywood. (a breeding ground for movie villains)

Depends on the community - Taxes are ridiculous as expected.... but your paying to keep the neighborhood the way it is per say. Looking clean, nice, and well-maintained.

oh?...I did not know this. Does the Russian community extend into the Suburbs though?

The Kings would be smarter to drive him right through that area and give him the full tour of "little Russia" then to take him to the stadium. I heard the Russian community didn't exist out there. I guess I am mistaken. Hmmm...Lou is going to struggle to come up with an argument for Kovy to stay here.

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There is a large and vibrant Russian community here and a "little Russia" or something area near W.Hollywood. (add jokes here....)

Depends on the community - Taxes are ridiculous as expected.... but your paying to keep the neighborhood the way it is per say. Looking clean, nice, and well-maintained.

West Hollywood?! what, does Kovy shave his legs??

haha, or that's what I remember from the Conan segment when he was on the Tonight Show out West....for like a week. Conan asked the guy what came before the lotion and what his name was. And NBC edited the "his" or something and I didn't realize why for about ten seconds and then I realized and I laughed until it hurt. oh oh oh

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Plus, in LA Kovy can go to his new doctor and say "I'm so stressed from that Lamoriello guy and his huge black cap that I can't sleep" and the doctor will write him out a prescription for a pound of Purple Urkel. You can't get that in NJ unless you're willing to chance 15 years with it as well ;)

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Needs more hot ninjas / Kovy's sleeping on the couch until he signs in LA jokes

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Plus, in LA Kovy can go to his new doctor and say "I'm so stressed from that Lamoriello guy and his huge black cap that I can't sleep" and the doctor will write him out a prescription for a pound of Purple Urkel. You can't get that in NJ unless you're willing to chance 15 years with it as well ;)

I thought they legalized medical usage of marijuana in New Jersey.

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Plus, in LA Kovy can go to his new doctor and say "I'm so stressed from that Lamoriello guy and his huge black cap that I can't sleep" and the doctor will write him out a prescription for a pound of Purple Urkel. You can't get that in NJ unless you're willing to chance 15 years with it as well ;)

You're harshing my mellow man.

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I thought they legalized medical usage of marijuana in New Jersey.

In NJ you need a perscription, in Cali you need a "headache"

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In NJ you need a perscription, in Cali you need a "headache"

Just gotta find the right doctor.

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Adam Henrique per TG:

Have the Devils given you any indication that they think you can make the team?

“We had a big meeting (Sunday) with everybody and Lou (Lamoriello) said he’s expecting a few guys in the room to be on the Devils. So, I’m just looking forward to the opportunity. I think I have a chance to crack the lineup and, if I have a good summer, a good off-season, a good training camp, why not?”

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In NJ you need a perscription, in Cali you need a "headache"

I have friends and family from Cali and what you said is pretty much the truth according to stories I have heard from them.

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Just gotta find the right doctor.

Well, In Cali they have the "doctors" right in or next to the "Marijuana marts" ready to write you a perscription. Def the most convienient place to buy. I'm not sure that the ability to buy pot factors in to Kovy's decision though. I would guess he doesn't smoke.

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Adam Henrique per TG:

Have the Devils given you any indication that they think you can make the team?

“We had a big meeting (Sunday) with everybody and Lou (Lamoriello) said he’s expecting a few guys in the room to be on the Devils. So, I’m just looking forward to the opportunity. I think I have a chance to crack the lineup and, if I have a good summer, a good off-season, a good training camp, why not?”

To which David Clarkson gives him a sharp punch to the face and says, "LOU!?!? I believe you mean Mr. Lamoriello!!!"

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To which David Clarkson gives him a sharp punch to the face and says, "LOU!?!? I believe you mean Mr. Lamoriello!!!"

You see now, I wouldn't care what Kovy calls Lou as long as he calls him "GM".

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Well, In Cali they have the "doctors" right in or next to the "Marijuana marts" ready to write you a perscription. Def the most convienient place to buy. I'm not sure that the ability to buy pot factors in to Kovy's decision though. I would guess he doesn't smoke.

Possibly.

Around 10 years ago I served (I was a waiter back then) the Toronto Maple Leafs at a restaurant located directly across from the Sawgrass Marriott. Not sure if anyone here watches golf but they hold a big tournament there, the TPC at Sawgrass. I guess the Leafs were there to play some tournament. This was during the season mind you so I guess they were on a road trip in the South East and they had a couple of day in between games.

By the way Steve Thomas was there FTMFW, but Tie Domi was also there FTMFL.

Anyway, I'd say 80% of the team was outside half of the time smoking cigars and cigarettes. I would not be surprised if a few of them crept off for a joint or two. They were all drinking.

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I hope he makes up his mind before I bolt for Amsterdam this Thursday night.

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I hope he makes up his mind before I bolt for Amsterdam this Thursday night.

I just heard from my connection that Kovi's actually planning on doing weekly contracts this coming season but he won't announce it until opening night. Every Friday he's going to swap to one of the other 29 teams for 1 week, so Friday afternoon is going to have big Kovi buildup, wondering where he is going.

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Well, In Cali they have the "doctors" right in or next to the "Marijuana marts" ready to write you a perscription. Def the most convienient place to buy. I'm not sure that the ability to buy pot factors in to Kovy's decision though. I would guess he doesn't smoke.

How do you know this? I live in CA and have never heard that.

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How do you know this? I live in CA and have never heard that.

I've got some friends out there and they say there are known doctors, real one, who have no problem writing you a script provided you give him the symptoms for some crap like depression or arthritis. He could give a crap about you smoking and as long as he has an iron clad case on why he wrote the script he is very unlikely to get in trouble....and he's paid for the work, everybody is happy. Of course these guys were pretty big smokers back here in NJ so what is known to them may not be casually known to most. :lol:

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I've got some friends out there and they say there are known doctors, real one, who have no problem writing you a script provided you give him the symptoms for some crap like depression or arthritis. He could give a crap about you smoking and as long as he has an iron clad case on why he wrote the script he is very unlikely to get in trouble....and he's paid for the work, everybody is happy. Of course these guys were pretty big smokers back here in NJ so what is known to them may not be casually known to most. :lol:

Oh, I know that. I was referring to the Doctors being inside the dispensaries, that I haven't heard.

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Oh, I know that. I was referring to the Doctors being inside the dispensaries, that I haven't heard.

Oh ok, but I don't see why they can't do that, you're a doctor, want easy bucks, you open an office right next door to a dispensary.

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Possibly.

Around 10 years ago I served (I was a waiter back then) the Toronto Maple Leafs at a restaurant located directly across from the Sawgrass Marriott. Not sure if anyone here watches golf but they hold a big tournament there, the TPC at Sawgrass. I guess the Leafs were there to play some tournament. This was during the season mind you so I guess they were on a road trip in the South East and they had a couple of day in between games.

By the way Steve Thomas was there FTMFW, but Tie Domi was also there FTMFL.

Anyway, I'd say 80% of the team was outside half of the time smoking cigars and cigarettes. I would not be surprised if a few of them crept off for a joint or two. They were all drinking.

This is a good story, it leads to a problem with Jeff Freisen when he was with the SJ Sharks in the late 90's. He was drinking heavy and smoking cigarettes in between games on the road. It led to him being traded to Anaheim. He finally matured/grew up, but it did shorten his NHL career. Man that guy had wheels.

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This is a good story, it leads to a problem with Jeff Freisen when he was with the SJ Sharks in the late 90's. He was drinking heavy and smoking cigarettes in between games on the road. It led to him being traded to Anaheim. He finally matured/grew up, but it did shorten his NHL career. Man that guy had wheels.

I dunno that Freezer actually ever did grow up. :lol:

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