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#21 itsfknnikp

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:02 AM

We should find out soon if anyone is sitting out of morning practice.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:14 AM

I am only pinning this because from the traffic it is quite apparent many heard this blurb.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:14 AM

Please NO!!! We don't need him and he doesn't fit the mold of Lou-Devils type of winner.


Are you talking about a different Kovalchuk? Because the one that I know is the the guy who puts up 40+ goals a season. Having him on the Devils would be fantastic.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:20 AM

doesn't really make much sense, i have no idea what the devils could give for him.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:20 AM

Holy sh!t, I know he's not a typical Devil like player, but Kovalchuck would make this team so much more dangerous. Maybe on a team like Atlanta he looks like a liability on D at times. But on the Devils, I doubt you'd see that. I can't imagine who Lou would trade though, and it definitely worries me if it is in fact true at all.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:23 AM

If you trade Bergfors + another player(s), could you say that Bergfors is that much better on defense than Kovalchuk?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:23 AM

I just don't understand how this could be true with one guy matter-of-factly stating it and then barely talking about it when noone else in the world is reporting it. This is HUGE news if true, and I would imagine we'd hear much more than this.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:26 AM

Perhaps Potvin was just talking about the idea of Kovalchuk being traded to the Devils, and that they'd ask Loughlin if it made sense or is feasible?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:27 AM

Are you talking about a different Kovalchuk? Because the one that I know is the the guy who puts up 40+ goals a season. Having him on the Devils would be fantastic.


Yes, that would be the one. The same Kovalchuk who is too lazy to back check, skates only half the ice, a career -83, and could care less about winning since he makes $7 million a year. Yes that the one.

Having him on the Devils, (assuming Lou has lost his mind and guts our roster) essentially makes us the Rangers.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:27 AM

I just don't understand how this could be true with one guy matter-of-factly stating it and then barely talking about it when noone else in the world is reporting it. This is HUGE news if true, and I would imagine we'd hear much more than this.



Somewhere in FLA, Potvin is laughing maybe.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:28 AM

Somewhere in FLA, Potvin is laughing maybe.



Probably.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:32 AM

This rumor really isn't picking up any traction outside of fan forums...not a good sign for it being anything than more than BS..But still a great way to waste a work day!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

maybe there is a kovalchuk in butt fvck europe that lou found and this is all a big haha gotcha.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

Perhaps Potvin was just talking about the idea of Kovalchuk being traded to the Devils, and that they'd ask Loughlin if it made sense or is feasible?


Definitely possible. I know everyone heard what he said, but it could have easily slipped out of his mouth wrong.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:33 AM

I did have a feeling Lou would try to make a move for Kovy. I hope it's true!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

Yes, that would be the one. The same Kovalchuk who is too lazy to back check, skates only half the ice, a career -83, and could care less about winning since he makes $7 million a year. Yes that the one.

Having him on the Devils, (assuming Lou has lost his mind and guts our roster) essentially makes us the Rangers.


I live in Atlanta and I've been to a ton of Thrashers game. Kovalchuck has come a loooong way from a one-sided offensive threat. Over the past 2 years or so, he has developed a respectable 2-way game. The problem is the Atlanta Spirit (the idiotic group who owns the Thrashers) have no idea how to run a hockey team or how to make one successful. I would imagine any player who has been with an organization who doesn't make the right choices to put a winning team on the ice would be frustrated and want to change teams.
I mean look at some of the folks they let go...Coburn, Hossa, etc...
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:36 AM

I did have a feeling Lou would try to make a move for Kovy. I hope it's true!



Lou has watched what Kovalchuk can do, so Lou probably has no interest.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:40 AM

I get annoyed when people say he's not a "Devils-type player"(what does that mean?) or "he isn't needed." Last I checked, the Devils NEED to score GOALS. And like britoon said, he isn't just a one-dimensional player anymore.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:41 AM

Definitely possible. I know everyone heard what he said, but it could have easily slipped out of his mouth wrong.


yeah assuming it's denis potvin, he did play hockey for 15 years. if chico had talked about this rumor he probably would've gotten kovalchuk's name wrong as well as lead everyone on to believe that it was a done deal.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:42 AM

I thought this was interesting.. found it on Kovalchuk's ESPN bio:

Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell is in New Jersey tonight taking in the Devils game against Los Angeles from the Prudential Center's press box.


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