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#61 njdevil26

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:58 AM

Here is a rumor killer:

Kovy wants $10 million a season for next 10 years.

Move on....


That's not a rumor killer. It is well known that Kovy would be a RENTAL for about 90% of the teams he'd end up on.

I think the idea for the Kovalchuk camp is to go to a team that has a chance to win as a rental right now and then worry about his contract in the summer.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

LOL. Have you seen Kovalchuk play lately????

It was just a few weeks ago that everyone in hockey was talking about how lazy he was and that he is not captain material.

Anyway, I feel confident that Potvin was being sarcastic because he watches Kovy and knows that Lou would never be interested in such a one-dimensional player who doesn't care about winning. FYI: Players have to care about winning which is the definition of a Devils-type player.


Manta, I understand what you are saying, but look at it this way. 99.9% of Professional Athletes want to win. Kovalchuk is no exception. I have watched him play many times, and yes, there are a several times where he has "dogged" it out there, but the majority of the time HE IS THE ONLY ONE ACTUALLY TRYING TO WIN. He gets little to no help. It has been a little better this year with the addition of Antropov and Afinogenov, but in the past, he was doing the bulk of the work.

Picture yourself at a job, wherein you bust your ass, work hard to bring in money for the company, but your boss turns around and blows all the money on stupid office trinkets and fires all your support co-workers. How can you feel motivated to play your best for a company that doesn't try to be the best?

I can understand his frustration. Am I making excuses for him? No. But I can totally get where he is coming from.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:01 AM

hf posters have some really silly proposals going on:

To NJ: Kovulchuk, Anssi Salmela and a 2nd round

To Atl: Patrick Elias, Mattias Tedenby, 1st in 2010, conditional pick in 2011
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To Atlanta: Brian Rolston + David Clarkson/Niklas Bergfors + Alexander Vasyunov + 1st round pick

To NJ: Ilya Kovalchuk
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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 - 11:01 AM

hfboards: where the 'no-trade clause' is merely a suggestion
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:02 AM

The rumor was said the DEVILS this morning on XM radio. Several people have called me and told me the news. When I see it I will believe it.
Pull the trigger Lou! Devils could really use a player like Kovalchuk.

Maybe in the trade would be Bergfors, Halischuk, Oduya and a top pick like a #1 or a #2 for Kovalchuk. Not sure if Lou would ever do that though.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:02 AM

Here is a rumor killer:

Kovy wants $10 million a season for next 10 years.

Move on....



Potvin ( Bless his heart), said he was going as a rental.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:03 AM

Almost 2 hours has gone by since Potvin mentioned this. I'd like to see him come here if the deal was right, but at the point I think it's unlikely.

When does the morning practice start?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:03 AM

Does Kovalchuk have any kind of movement clauses where he'd have any say in where he goes?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:05 AM

it's almost certainly not true. i just can't imagine what the devils would send back. oduya-bergfors-halischuk-leblond-1st for kovalchuk-kubina? it doesn't really add up - it's too much.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:06 AM

It's funny, there's little mentioned about this at all on Twitter yet. Usually that's where things go to get blown out of proportion in a hurry.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:07 AM

Bergfors would be my pick to be traded this season.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:08 AM

Sign me up. You know what's funny, is that I couldn't fall asleep last night aside from the usual thoughts of sex, my career and whatever...this came up. I was thinking what it'd take to get him.

I came up with Rolston (a guy who could help their floor, keep their cap number up, be their captain for the next few years and help teach the young guys), Bergfors, Fraser and a 1st.

PLaying around.

I'd love to see it happen, it'd be super exciting.

The only thing I'd be worried about is him walking away after all we gave up to get him (or even the KHL). That's the big thing for me.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:12 AM

Why anyone would want to give up Bergfors , Tedenby or Josefson for less than half a season of Kovlachuk is beyond me!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:12 AM

Halischuk didn't dress for Lowell on Sunday. Is he still hurt?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:12 AM

it's almost certainly not true. i just can't imagine what the devils would send back. oduya-bergfors-halischuk-leblond-1st for kovalchuk-kubina? it doesn't really add up - it's too much.


That maybe too much right there Tri. Maybe a 2nd or 3rd rounder with Bergfors, Halischuk, Oduya and Leblond... That would not be too much.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:14 AM

Sign me up. You know what's funny, is that I couldn't fall asleep last night aside from the usual thoughts of sex, my career and whatever...this came up. I was thinking what it'd take to get him.

I came up with Rolston (a guy who could help their floor, keep their cap number up, be their captain for the next few years and help teach the young guys), Bergfors, Fraser and a 1st.

PLaying around.

I'd love to see it happen, it'd be super exciting.

The only thing I'd be worried about is him walking away after all we gave up to get him (or even the KHL). That's the big thing for me.

Sign me up 2.. any deal that sends rolston away cant be bad no matter how fleeced you get...
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:15 AM

For what it's worth, here's Spector's take on the Kovalchuk-to-Philly rumors.

The problem is return and comfortably fitting Kovalchuk under their cap. Again, that's why I believe if the Thrashers do decide to trade Kovalchuk it'll likely be to the Kings, who have the assets and the cap space.


Certainly seems fitting with the Waddell sighting at Devils/Kings.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:18 AM

I wonder if I can realistically charge Potvin for server expenses his rumor is costing us in bandwith eaten.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

So Spector still doesn't get that the Devils have tons of cap space?
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:20 AM

Here is a link with another person who heard the rumor.

http://www.dobberhoc...usion&Itemid=93
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