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#2221 Satans Hockey

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

We have overcome greater loses then this. We have lost hall of famers in Scott Stevens and Scott Neidermayer. We have lost our true heart and soul in Kenny D. We have lost out on players that were greater pieces in the puzzle of the Devils history. Gomez, Holik, Brylin, Madden. All these players have done more for the Devils then Parise ever did for us.

In a great comparison this is no worse then losing Paul Martin to a ridiculous contract to the Penguins and we are seeing how well that has turned out.

The Devils will rise above this and continue on to the success we have always had.

Edited by Satans Hockey, 04 July 2012 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

I have a feeling we'll all be laughing at the Wild next season.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

The rumor is that he offered Zach a contract in February. And even if that didn't happen, Zach picked his hometown team. Were the Devils going to have the state of Minnesota transported, lake by lake, to New Jersey?


That's a lot of lakes. 10,000 or so, I believe.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

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You call my post stupid, show me no respect although I have done nothing to disrespect you, and then don't even respond to me when I try to defend my original post.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

Lou tried. I don't blame Lou. He worked hard to get something done, and Zach got led on by agents, daddy, and his buddy. Zach will roll around in cash and never win sh!t the rest of his life. Well, maybe that's not true. He and Suter will be leading Team USA at the World's for a pretty long time, so maybe he'll win something.


I'm not gonna lie, it might be hard to root for team USA with Zach and Suter leading them lol. The Olympics are a glorified All-Star tournament anyway.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

eh, disappointing it didn't go our way.

Still have a ton of respect for the guy, and if in fact he did take the time to see what his family/future wife thought speaks even more to his character IMO. I for one will cheer him when he comes back to play us. Hope there are more who will.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

Now that my initial rage and disappointment has settled down a bit..

That is a horrible deal, all things considered. In no way, shape, or form should the Devils have committed that much money to him, especially having given Kovy his contract. That much money in two left wingers would have been a terrible, terrible idea.

The Devils can recover from this. Now, if Zajac leaves next year..that's a problem worth pulling some hair out over.

***IF ANYTHING HAS BEEN LEARNED FROM THIS, I HOPE IT'S THAT LOU SHOULD START CONTRACT TALKS WITH IMPENDING UFA'S BEFORE THE END OF JUNE

He had best start talking to Zajac in fvcking October.


He tried to last summer, and he supposedly offered a contract in February. Both times, his agents told him to wait until free agency, and he has a 100 million reasons why. This "Lou didn't try hard enough" bull is just that.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

Well, when the contract ends, he will be 41, and being paid 7.538 mil per year till that time.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

Whatever guys, this sucks now, but down the road we'll be happy Zach isn't on that contract with the Devils (See: Gomez, Gionta, Holik)

Enjoy your holiday, I'm officially done with this nonsense for a while, assuming Semin isn't acquired sometime soon.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

Disappointed, but not shocked. if he's not with us, I'm thrilled it's not Detroit, Philly, Pitts. or nyr, which was my fear for the last year. I don't hate him like I would have if he was with one of the previous mentioned teams, but he's just another player now. We've survived others leaving, we'll survive this. GO DEVILS!!!
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

glad i put off buying a parise sweater or even tshirt jersey.

sorry to those who spent their hard earned cash on parise merch.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

Anyone blaming Lou here is ridiculous. Parise wanted to leave and go to Minny. Our big signing to react to Parise leaving was done retroactively with Kovy.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

You call my post stupid, show me no respect although I have done nothing to disrespect you, and then don't even respond to me when I try to defend my original post.


I didn't see your reply. I went for lunch and came back to 10 more pages and the announcement of the signings. I think Zach didn't do one thing wrong in this entire saga. Fans were going to feel slighted no matter what happened here. Trust me, there are athletes doing 1000x times worse things than saying "we" while under contract and "don't worry". If that's the worst anyone has...well then he's a fvcking class act until he left.

No matter what he did..he'd be fvcked.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

He tried to last summer, and he supposedly offered a contract in February. Both times, his agents told him to wait until free agency, and he has a 100 million reasons why. This "Lou didn't try hard enough" bull is just that.


Yep, this was over the moment Zach hired an agent. Lou wouldn't hand out a contract unless it made sense for both parties. The agent got him a contract that only makes sense for one party.

It is what it is. I still think Henrique is gonna end up being a better player anyway. There's too much young talent on this Devils team to be upset over losing someone to one of the worst contracts in the sport.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Also i didn't realise Zach was marrying Suter.

Also i didn't realise Zach was marrying Suter.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:11 PM

Also i didn't realise Zach was marrying Suter.

Also i didn't realise Zach was marrying Suter.


I'm pretty sure that's not legal in Minnesota...yet.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

Does anyone here think Zajac will be open to signing long term, or are we in for more of this next summer after his agents say the same thing to Lou, and then Zajac books for Winnipeg?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

This doesn't bother me. I like the WIld as my 2nd favorite team so this gives me more of a reason to watch. The Devils will get by and as I was hoping they would of been able to keep him. The Devils play on and will keep winning and hopefully win that cup next year and show Zach what he is missing.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

So long Parise, have fun in Minnesota. I hear its lovely during the months of April through June. I'm sure you'll find something to do since it wont be playing hockey.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

Also i didn't realise Zach was marrying Suter.

Also i didn't realise Zach was marrying Suter.

His sister?
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