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"I just hate the guy," Talbot told Pittsburgh's 105.9 The X. "I can't lie. Sorry. Even more so for a guy like Ovechkin. Like, seriously, OK ... yeah. I don't like him. The first time I met him, let's say he didn't give the best impression to me, so better reason to hate him even more.

"(Teammate Evgeni) Malkin knew Ovechkin and introduced me to him and the first impression wasn't great. I'm not really gonna say what happened but I'm like, 'OK, this guy is a real douche.'"

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Excuse me but wow Talbot has never sounded like Crosby's lover anymore then here. STFU Talbot, it's time to take Crosby back to that laundry room of love for the rest of the offseason for an intimate session of shooting pucks into dryers and much much more... :puke:

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Owner of Devils Expects Quick Decision by Arbitrator on Kovalchuk

LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Jeff Vanderbeek, the Devils’ owner, said Tuesday night that he thought an arbitrator would make a prompt decision regarding wing Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract with the team, which the National Hockey League rejected last week.

"I see no reason why that won’t be done,” Vanderbeek said.

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Owner of Devils Expects Quick Decision by Arbitrator on Kovalchuk

LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Jeff Vanderbeek, the Devils’ owner, said Tuesday night that he thought an arbitrator would make a prompt decision regarding wing Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract with the team, which the National Hockey League rejected last week.

"I see no reason why that won’t be done,” Vanderbeek said.

I hope it's decided on by monday!

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Max Talbot and Mike Rupp are going to be doing signings at boat shows when they retire. "come meet the Mr. Game 7's!"

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Awesome. Here's hopin' Zubrus sticks around... I really think the Devils will be in worse shape up front if he's dealt.

i definitely agree with you. I always liked Zubrus even in his days at Buffalo

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majeski is referring to this:

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Excuse me but wow Talbot has never sounded like Crosby's lover anymore then here. STFU Talbot, it's time to take Crosby back to that laundry room of love for the rest of the offseason for an intimate session of shooting pucks into dryers and much much more... :puke:

Agreed. It will be nice to watch Ovechkin completely lay him out on Jan 1st.

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This is from Ken Holland:

http://www.freep.com/article/20100727/SPORTS05/7270377/1322/Could-Kovalchuk-saga-bite-Red-Wingss-deals?

"They're legal under the CBA," Holland said of the behemoth deals. "It's a creative way of bringing cap number down. With Franzen and Zetterberg, their contracts end when they're around 39 or 40, and we've had lots of players who've played until then.

"It's a way to deal with his cap number. Z is at 6.083. At the end of his career, when he's not quite the $6 million player, it'll have evened out. For the first six, seven, eight years of those two deals, we feel pretty good about the deals we got."

Seriously...

I also don't see why its cap circumvention to get Kovalchuk at $6M, but not Hossa at $5.25 or Zetterberg at $6.083...come on now!

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I think the NHL just wanted this thread (and other forums discussions to continue) .

if this were the NBA it would be getting incredible press.

Imagine if the NBA rejected Lebron's contract?

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I think the NHL just wanted this thread (and other forums discussions to continue) .

if this were the NBA it would be getting incredible press.

Imagine if the NBA rejected Lebron's contract?

If the NBA rejected LeBron's contract they'd have to deal with ESPN, who would be upset their special was essentially rendered null.

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As long as Jeff is happy and his ticket revenue increases we're good....

"We've seen a spike in season tickets," Vanderbeek said of the increased interest in his team since last Monday when the Kovalchuk deal was announced. "A lot of interest and a fair amount of buying. The good news for us was we were already above last year maybe by 4%, at least two weeks ago, but we've seen a spike in interest over the last week and a half."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/2010/07/28/2010-07-28_devils_owner_jeff_vanderbeek_expects_nhl_union_to_resolve_ilya_kovalchuk_contrac.html#ixzz0uyhxodUg

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Yeah, I've been looking into season packages for the first time as well :) I was talking to Doug Hine on the phone yesterday. I'll probably end up with an 11 game package or something.

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Yeah, I've been looking into season packages for the first time as well :) I was talking to Doug Hine on the phone yesterday. I'll probably end up with an 11 game package or something.

Since you are probably doing a flex plan, how much did you save per game per seat? Last year for the uppers (the $35 last years seats) they were asking a "discounted" rate of $34 for seat per game. Whoopty-friggin-do. I even told the sales rep that is a joke and he smiled and kinda acknowledged that it was a silly discount. For an 11 game package that would have allowed me to buy about 1.5 beers at the Rock.

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I told my husband he has to get a 6 game Devils package for my birthday. I dont think it's happening - but he did say teh Devils guy is bothering him regularly -- he always tells him to stop calling for this season but don't take him off the list for next! One day we'll get our ticket outta here and it's season tickets for everyone! :yay:

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A flock of goldfinches just flew by - cuteness.. and I love my poodle signature... just a few more random thoughts.

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As this thread is all over the place anyway I think they should just give some sort of upgrade or free stuff to go with the smaller packages rather than trying to do the discount. Just tier a small meal plan, beers, signings or something of that nature in so that there is value to locking in seats.

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Since you are probably doing a flex plan, how much did you save per game per seat? Last year for the uppers (the $35 last years seats) they were asking a "discounted" rate of $34 for seat per game. Whoopty-friggin-do. I even told the sales rep that is a joke and he smiled and kinda acknowledged that it was a silly discount. For an 11 game package that would have allowed me to buy about 1.5 beers at the Rock.

LOL, yeah that sucks! That's funny :) But, I have to look at it from another angle. You see, I have a lovely wife and 4 children, so if I spend the money to actually get these tickets (2 per for an 11 game package) then it is a terrible waste of money not to use them - money that could go for who knows what sort of nonsense my three daughters might need or want at any given moment during the season.

If I decide to be more frugal, and only buy tickets for the games I want to see (Canadiens, and whomever seems to be hot at the moment) there is almost no chance I get to go to 11 games as at least 6 or 7 will be deemed the same 'terrible waste of money'. So, while the monetary benefit isn't there if I get tickets up around, say..section 229 or something, I still get the surety that I will actually have tickets in hand that require no bargaining or whathaveyou with the wife to use for game attendance. :) Buying the tickets up front in advance, even without the benefit of savings, pretty much guarantees me I'll actually get to attend the games. It might even get me out of the occasional 6th grade recital or marching band practice :)

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LOL, yeah that sucks! That's funny :) But, I have to look at it from another angle. You see, I have a lovely wife and 4 children, so if I spend the money to actually get these tickets (2 per for an 11 game package) then it is a terrible waste of money not to use them - money that could go for who knows what sort of nonsense my three daughters might need or want at any given moment during the season.

If I decide to be more frugal, and only buy tickets for the games I want to see (Canadiens, and whomever seems to be hot at the moment) there is almost no chance I get to go to 11 games as at least 6 or 7 will be deemed the same 'terrible waste of money'. So, while the monetary benefit isn't there if I get tickets up around, say..section 229 or something, I still get the surety that I will actually have tickets in hand that require no bargaining or whathaveyou with the wife to use for game attendance. :) Buying the tickets up front in advance, even without the benefit of savings, pretty much guarantees me I'll actually get to attend the games. It might even get me out of the occasional 6th grade recital or marching band practice :)

Haha true I mean I'm not saying that Devils tickets are not worth getting, it is just the economics of it that kinda annoy me. I mean it could be a lot worse like in Football with PSL's and in baseball where if you want to see the team play a rival, you pretty much have to buy a package plan. If you have the money to afford them then by all means get them. I just moved into my own place earlier this year, so now I have bills, mortgage, pay for food, etc. so my funds are much more limited than it was a year ago. This means I have to but way back on entertainment and hockey tickets are def on the chopping block. I went to about 24 games last year and it was mostly the $10 seats, with some of the $35 and $56 seats sprinkled in there. For the playoffs, I got tickets to seats at the Goal bar for me and my gf as a treat to end the season. This year I will maybe go to no more than 5-10 and each of those will have to be the $10 seats. I used to have season tickets with my family for about 11 years and I would like to def get season or half-season tickets in the future when money is not as big as an issue.

For the partial plans, I do agree that further incentives is needed. Honestly, last year they gave away hats and bobble-heads as gifts to get people to buy smaller packages. I honestly do not need them and the bobbleheads were on sale at the Devils Den for $20 after the packages were all sold. A meal card with the plan would be cool, but even if they put let's say $100 on a 10-game plan, given that beer is $8 and meals are between $6-10 each, that card will be burned through by game 5 if you stretch it. A good idea I think would be to give out free NJ transit tickets to those who get a partial plan and say they use the train to get to the games. I always factor in train tickets when going to the game and with the fare increase, this could come in handy.

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As this thread is all over the place anyway I think they should just give some sort of upgrade or free stuff to go with the smaller packages rather than trying to do the discount. Just tier a small meal plan, beers, signings or something of that nature in so that there is value to locking in seats.

Since Kovy is mainly responsible for the increase in ticket sales, how about throwing in a free Kovalchuk premier jersey. Pretty much a $150 value.

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Yeah, something would be nice, and the meal ticket would be my first choice. I'm down near Cherry Hill so the train tickets wouldn't help me but some incentive is better than nothing, definitely.

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Since Kovy is mainly responsible for the increase in ticket sales, how about throwing in a free Kovalchuk premier jersey. Pretty much a $150 value.

If the lettering is done by the Devils Den at the Rock, then they can keep it and offer something else.

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The Devils will NEVER give out good jerseys. I remember when Jamie won the limo/jersey/red carpet thing for the 95 celebration. Her congrats e-mail said she'd get a jersey that was valued at 350$ as a prize as well. So it ended up being a replica white edge jersey with the letters and numbers HEAT PRESSED.

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The Devils will NEVER give out good jerseys. I remember when Jamie won the limo/jersey/red carpet thing for the 95 celebration. Her congrats e-mail said she'd get a jersey that was valued at 350$ as a prize as well. So it ended up being a replica white edge jersey with the letters and numbers HEAT PRESSED.

This is another example of some of the issues the Devils have with marketing and when it comes to treating its fans. I have stated this over and over again, and TG wrote a lengthy piece on his site a day after the light incident this past year about how the Devils run the organization like a minor-league team. If the team said she won a jersey valued at $350, she should have gotten an authentic with stiched on lettering. No exceptions.

Was this for the 95 parade back in 95 or the 95 day at the Rock this past season?

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This is another example of some of the issues the Devils have with marketing and when it comes to treating its fans. I have stated this over and over again, and TG wrote a lengthy piece on his site a day after the light incident this past year about how the Devils run the organization like a minor-league team. If the team said she won a jersey valued at $350, she should have gotten an authentic with stiched on lettering. No exceptions.

Was this for the 95 parade back in 95 or the 95 day at the Rock this past season?

This was for the game against the Red Wings. The red carpet in the snow lol.

She was excited to get like a real jersey. She thought it'd be a player from the 95 team. But it was an iron on replica that you'd get at Modells for 120$

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This is another example of some of the issues the Devils have with marketing and when it comes to treating its fans. I have stated this over and over again, and TG wrote a lengthy piece on his site a day after the light incident this past year about how the Devils run the organization like a minor-league team. If the team said she won a jersey valued at $350, she should have gotten an authentic with stiched on lettering. No exceptions.

Was this for the 95 parade back in 95 or the 95 day at the Rock this past season?

I would guess the 95 day, since it was an Edge replica, which didn't exist back in 1995.

Can't stand the heat pressed sh*t they sell on NHL.com / at the arena. The only way to get a quality replica is to go to Ice Jerseys / SportsK / Cool Hockey.

Damn, I would say the fakes from China are even better looking than the NHL Shop replicas.

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