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#61 cgb6397

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:59 PM

His last name is just complicating this far too much. Unless he was circled nine times on Lou's draft board with big stars and the words "CAN'T MISS" over his name, I wouldn't want him. And unless we're guaranteed a cup victory next year this is the best case scenario to pay the Kovalchuk penalty....silly Lou
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:02 AM

His last name is just complicating this far too much. Unless he was circled nine times on Lou's draft board with big stars and the words "CAN'T MISS" over his name, I wouldn't want him. And unless we're guaranteed a cup victory next year this is the best case scenario to pay the Kovalchuk penalty....silly Lou

This isn't a video game, you don't base the seeds of your franchise's future on last names, you base it on their ability to play hockey.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:30 AM

lol you guys are even worse than the HF crowd with this. I loved all the assumptions that we were going to trade the pick just because there was no reason to keep it other than wanting to postpone the penalty as long as possible.

Did Lou trade Parise's rights last night? No. Nothing short of that was really going to annoy me anyway. And we're not gonna care about this guy who may or may not see the NHL in the next few years in a week and a half when we have bigger fish to fry.

btw Dano and Messier are supposedly good friends, does anyone give a **** about that? Didn't think so. The two teams and fanbases are just so intertwined there's going to be oddities like this eventually. I just hope the Rangers don't troll us back in a few years by taking Anthony Brodeur to replace Lundqvist lol.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:33 AM


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:33 AM

Funny how some people on here just refuse to ever trust Lou or Conte despite the fact that they've proven the skeptics wrong many times in the past. Whatever. I'm as surprised as everyone else that we kept the 29th pick, and though I don't understand it, I trust that Lou and Conte saw some value here and picked us up a good player. I couldn't care less about the fact that his name is Matteau. If he can develop into a solid, hard-nosed winger with a little goal scoring ability, he will find a place in the NHL a few years down the line.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:37 AM

i'm not thrilled but honestly, if this kid wasn't his father's son, we'd all be talking about how this kid will make the team in 3 years on the 2nd line and him, larsson, josefson, merrill, gelinas and urbom will be carrying this team to a cup.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:38 AM

This isn't a video game, you don't base the seeds of your franchise's future on last names, you base it on their ability to play hockey.

That's what I said. In my opinion, no player on the board at the time was BETTER than the option of forfeiting this years pick for the Kovalchuk penalty. I'm saying that Lou better be sold 100% on this guy because he's an investment for the future, picking a player for now or just taking the penalty this year is a decision in the now.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

I just hope the Rangers don't troll us back in a few years by taking Anthony Brodeur to replace Lundqvist lol.

They actually wouldn't have to wait a few years, Anthony is draft eligible next year! It would be awesome to see the Devils pick him up in a later round.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

World has ended. Sorry.

Stefan and Stephane haha

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:50 AM

Lou is such a troll.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:53 AM

They actually wouldn't have to wait a few years, Anthony is draft eligible next year! It would be awesome to see the Devils pick him up in a later round.


Nah, way too much pressure. I'm starting to think it isn't realistic to plug 'any' young goalie in there and have him carry the torch after Marty, at least not immediately. You need a hold-the-fort vet who isn't going to embarass you (the next Hedberg) to bridge the gap before you even think about going with a kid imo.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

We should have given up the pick this year. What a waste.

This.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:55 AM

World has ended. Sorry.

Stefan and Stephane haha

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Haha I love this picture. The Rangers fans' hero wearing a Devils hat.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 12:56 AM

I have to admit feeling a weird portion of payback for having to deal with Dan Klecko in a Pats jersey playing for Billy Boy :P
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:08 AM

I just can't come to tema with te fact that we chose not to give up ou pick for.. Stephen Matteau???

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:14 AM

I just can't come to tema with te fact that we chose not to give up ou pick for.. Stephen Matteau???


Stefan.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:27 AM

Just like on HF boards, how many of you guys have seen this kid play? I'm gonna guess 99% haven't seen him, so stop judging. After reading some articles on the guy he seems to be the typical devils type of player. No one can write him off til we see him in atleast 2-3 years.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

Stefan.


That's the least bothersome part of his sentence.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

That's the least bothersome part of his sentence.

Haha that sentence was like something you'd find on a third grader's homework assignment designed to work on your proofreading skills.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:45 AM

Just like on HF boards, how many of you guys have seen this kid play? I'm gonna guess 99% haven't seen him, so stop judging. After reading some articles on the guy he seems to be the typical devils type of player. No one can write him off til we see him in atleast 2-3 years.

Amen.

Another thing to consider is maybe this guy tuns out to be good enough to the point where we don't care about Stephane anymore and the name Matteau gets a whole different meaning around here. What a kick in the pants that would be to Rangers fans.
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