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#1 NCDevsFan

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:07 AM

This morning, a few minutes ago, on XM, Potvin said Devils have acquired Kovalchuk. That's all he said. No more details and I can't confirm anywhere. So tagging as Rumor.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:08 AM

I'll eat my shorts if that's true.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:14 AM

Well this ought to be fun to follow.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:15 AM

You must have misheard potvin my man..No way would he say this and then not talk about it
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:18 AM

I know, I was hesitant to even post. But that's what he said!
I should add that it was as he was done talking and saying his goodbyes, he threw it out. I almost went off the road.

Edited by NCDevsFan, 02 February 2010 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:23 AM

I know, I was hesitant to even post. But that's what he said!
I should add that it was as he was done talking and saying his goodbyes, he threw it out. I almost went off the road.

probably said it as a joke to throw us off.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:23 AM

ha what a teaser.


just to add fuel to the fire, waddell was at the kings-devils game. probably was scouting the kings though:
http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=515705
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...poster claims to have a friend whos father know Kovalchucks agent's close partner and he was told by his friends father that they are just sorting the details out.


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:24 AM

Perhaps this is more of "the whiskey talking"...seriously, don't you know by now that normal people don't put that stuff in their Cheerios?

In all seriousness, that's surprising that Potvin would just toss that out there as he was packing up for the day. Not saying you didn't hear it, NC, but I'll believe it when I see it!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:25 AM

Please NO!!! We don't need him and he doesn't fit the mold of Lou-Devils type of winner.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:26 AM

I'm just hoping someone else here heard it as well.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:29 AM

Normally I'd get somewhat excited over trade rumors. This one isn't even worthy of discussion. There is exactly 0.0% chance of this happening.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:38 AM

Very Very strange indeed :unsure:

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:44 AM

This guy heard it as well:
http://www.dobberhoc...usion&Itemid=93
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

Not gonna lie, I will be disappointed for a few reasons. One, Kovalchuk is not a Devils style player. He doesn't play defense at all. Secondly, the package we will have to give will involve people currently on the NHL roster who aren't guys anybody wants to get rid of (Pando, Nieds). Third, he isn't a center, so we'll still be weak down the middle. I really don't think Kovy would be that helpful in a Cup run for this team.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:49 AM

I'm just hoping someone else here heard it as well.


I heard it too. Potvin said, out of the blue, "Did you hear about Kovalchuk to the Devils?" or something like that. It didn't sound like a rumor, but a done deal. Even the host said "What?" Then Potvin compared it to the Mogilny trade and said he thought it would be a good fit. But, again, the way he was talking I thought the papers had been signed. The host said he would ask Matt Laughlin about it in the next hour, but I got to my office before that interview ended.

The first thing I did was check this board . . .
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:50 AM

I heard it too....almost drove off the parkway as well....the host said he was going to ask matt laughlin (spelling) about it when he came on the show but i was already late so i only heard the first half of the interview..and he didn't bring it up.....who do we give up for Kovy? Bergfors, Palmeiri....and a 1st?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:50 AM

This guy heard it as well:
http://www.dobberhoc...usion&Itemid=93



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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:53 AM

Wouldn't it be all over the internet by now if it was true?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

Well, the trade is getting talk around the place?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:56 AM

I heard it too. Potvin said, out of the blue, "Did you hear about Kovalchuk to the Devils?" or something like that. It didn't sound like a rumor, but a done deal. Even the host said "What?" Then Potvin compared it to the Mogilny trade and said he thought it would be a good fit. But, again, the way he was talking I thought the papers had been signed. The host said he would ask Matt Laughlin about it in the next hour, but I got to my office before that interview ended.

The first thing I did was check this board . . .



Yep, it sounded like it was a done deal. Thanks for confirming!
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