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#2401 Satans Hockey

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

His comments have really rubbed me the wrong way. He made it sound like he and Suter planned this for a while. Did they? Who really knows. But it sure seems like it. If you never planned on staying, just do what most guys do when asked about the situation- speak in generalities and be vague. Zach didn't do that. Everything was "we" and "us" and the infamous "don't worry". Talk about a high-falutin' huckster and hustler.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

I feel especially bad for you. From your comments it seemed like he was your favorite player


Gotta be honest he was my fav player BUT because he was a NJ Devils and if i had to choose long-term between Zach and Kovy for my team, i'm picking Kovy every day, and i'm not saying this to make up excuses now or anything i said it all along. Same goes with Toews, Stamkos and a bunch of players that i'd pick before Zach...

Also Henrique impressed me way more and is more fun to watch than Zach was in his rookie season. He could very well end up being my fav player soon but lets not jump the guns here.

also eventhough to me it's Zach's decision im still a bit pissed at Lou to put him in a situation where he was even able to make that decision. And he better not fvcking wait 1 week before free agency to approach Zajac and Henrique (i dont think Lou will still be around by the time Larsson can become unrestricted free agent)
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

i vouch for what sterio said all along.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

We will never know the true story and if we hear the Devils offered close to the same $$ I am sure the terms were different. Remember Holik Rangers vs Devils. Devils said they offered the same $$ but in reality they did but they back-end the money instead of up front as Rangers did. The Devils will leak stories for damage control.

Just wish the players well when they leave and move on. Remember what they did for us while they were here.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Losing him stinks...even if he asked for the moon. But if we gotta lose him, the Wild are OK. Worst-case scenario for me, out of the ones who were in the running, was to the Pens. That would've brought me to tears.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:15 PM

"Real_ESPNLeBrun: Lamoriello says Parise told him that if it wasn't about going home to play in Minnesota, he would have stayed in New Jersey"

So why didn't he sign in Minnesota at 12pm on the 1st? Why drag this sh!t out? This is why im annoyed. It was all bullsh!t all along.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Zach's a great player but he's not a game changer. He strikes me as having an attitude of entitlement, and I will be surprised if he ever lifts the cup as a captain.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

"Real_ESPNLeBrun: Lamoriello says Parise told him that if it wasn't about going home to play in Minnesota, he would have stayed in New Jersey"

So why didn't he sign in Minnesota at 12pm on the 1st? Why drag this sh!t out? This is why im annoyed. It was all bullsh!t all along.


Well, maybe he wasn't at that conclusion at noon on the 1st? Stop being nonsensical.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

"Real_ESPNLeBrun: Lamoriello says Parise told him that if it wasn't about going home to play in Minnesota, he would have stayed in New Jersey"

So why didn't he sign in Minnesota at 12pm on the 1st? Why drag this sh!t out? This is why im annoyed. It was all bullsh!t all along.


Because it took some time to reach that decision. Because he really liked playing in New Jersey. If he signed first thing at 12PM, people here would be going 10x more crazy.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

"Real_ESPNLeBrun: Lamoriello says Parise told him that if it wasn't about going home to play in Minnesota, he would have stayed in New Jersey"

So why didn't he sign in Minnesota at 12pm on the 1st? Why drag this sh!t out? This is why im annoyed. It was all bullsh!t all along.



Because 'ol Lebron Parise was busy trying to recruit his butt buddy to come with him. fvcking fraud.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

Well, maybe he wasn't at that conclusion at noon on the 1st? Stop being nonsensical.


Just my opinion on it. I think he knew he was signing in Minnesota and dragged this sh!t out. Either that or he had to suck his boyfriend Sutter off to convince him to sign in Minnesota.

They can both go fvck themselves.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have always been a fan of the Devils, albeit living in Michigan.

Between 1994 and 2012, we've had vastly different looking teams with superstars emerging that we hated to see leave.

Every year the Devils have made the right moves to stay competitive. They have been enjoyable to watch -even when they made the monsterous push but fell short of the playoffs. Outside of the Wings and Devils are there really any franchises that have done what they've done in the past 20 years?

It was tough to see players leave from every one of those teams, Parise is no different. He's not necessarily leaving for the money, but a desire to play in his hometown, similar to what Rafalski did :) Honestly, this was a two team race from when July 1st rolled around.

Did Parise and Suter talk about this, hell yeah they did. Anything wrong with that? Hell no. I don't know if the Devils not being players in the Suter market was the death blow.

Will the Devils do what they did this year, next year? Probably not. But this playoff run was just awesome to watch. Knowing it might be Parise's last run with the team made every game a must-watch for me. Powering through the Flyers and Rangers after surviving a scare against Florida was amazing. Standing up to the Kings, and ultimately losing in 6? Nothing to be ashamed of.

One thing Parise did is set himself apart from the likes of Holik and Gomez. Guys have left and rubbed people the wrong way, but guys like Parise and Rafalski were class acts.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

Zach was a terrific Devil. He outplayed his contract here by a wide margin. Losing him will hurt but his career in NJ should be appreciated at some point, if it not necessarily today.


I feel OK with it today. I'm disappointed, but don't feel betrayed. It's free agency.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

One thing Parise did is set himself apart from the likes of Holik and Gomez. Guys have left and rubbed people the wrong way, but guys like Parise and Rafalski were class acts.


Have you not read these boards today? Parise has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way this week.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Zach's not going to a competitor so it's cool. We'll have to beat the Wild on November 11th. 13 years is a careless deal for Parise imo. Zach's style of play will begin to affect him in the next 5 seasons.

I'm fine with Kovy as the guy over Parise anyway. Guy is developing his two way play while still managing to be a goal scoring machine. Plus, I've never seen ZP go to the mattresses with an opposing player unlike Kovy.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

Rafalski never rubbed me the wrong way. The guy twiddled his thumbs waiting on Nieds in 2006 and didn't leave Lou in the lurch then. He probably would have come back again if Detroit didn't get involved last minute after losing Schnieder to the Ducks.

Parise's another story though. And yeah the reason it took three days is obviously he needed to convince Suter to come. Perhaps the Wild's offer to Suter wasn't as enticing as the Red Wings or other teams' at first and they had to negotiate the Wild up on Suter since clearly Suter took the most and didn't even bother to let Nashville try to match.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

Have you not read these boards today? Parise has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way this week.


Maybe people like yourself who don't understand the full spectrum of what goes through a players mind.

Then again, I'm sure you rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with your comment above mine.

I'm not here to argue with someone who throws out 8th grade insults at people.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

I'm pretty good at rubbing myself the right way. :dance:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

I'm pretty good at rubbing myself the right way. :dance:

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

Maybe people like yourself who don't understand the full spectrum of what goes through a players mind.

Then again, I'm sure you rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with your comment above mine.

I'm not here to argue with someone who throws out 8th grade insults at people.


http://www.njdevs.co...howtopic=125790

the poll shows how Parise rubbed people the wrong way. He's going to get booed all night long that night but yeah you're right, we all don't understand the full spectrum of what goes through a players mind. What a load of bs.
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