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#21 mmajeski06

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Liked him. Too bad the Devs couldnt keep him.
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#22 sundstrom

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

i also liked him and would've been fine if he had stayed at that price - even giving him two years on it.

we don't know what his situation was and i'm not going to pass judgement on the devils until they've made the moves they want to make.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

Again. We don't know the details. We very well could've put in an offer and he still WANTED to leave. Not everybody wants to stay in NJ, whether we're winning or not. We've never been a premier free agency lure.


don't know the details but its what im thinking
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#24 Vic Rattlehead18

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

Maybe we can reaquire him in a deadline trade
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

i also liked him and would've been fine if he had stayed at that price - even giving him two years on it.

we don't know what his situation was and i'm not going to pass judgement on the devils until they've made the moves they want to make.
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#26 devilsrule33

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

Lou saw the TMZ video and that was it for Pony. Lacked Devils character.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

He may not have wanted to stay. Can't always lay blame on us. He was traded here. I also believe he'll also be playing on a better line in Winnipeg, in terms of playing time and such. Id not be surprised to see him paired with Antropov.

TG tweeted a day or two ago that although the Devils showed some initial interest, they never really got serious about negotiating a new deal. You're right that maybe Poni just wanted to leave and nothing could be done to keep him, but it seems like the Devils didn't try hard enough to figure out if that was really the case.

I remember Poni, Zubs, and Bernier playing good together for a while but after they broke that up not much came from the third line. The third line was never really set either until the fourth was set.

Yes, the players on the third line were constantly changing, but any line that included Cam and/or Boulton was the worst on the team.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

I really do wish him the best. He was a solid pick up for us and was a great player.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

Lou saw the TMZ video and that was it for Pony. Lacked Devils character.

Could be bad news for Clarky next summer, what with walking into a pole sh!tfaced drunk with a chick on either arm. :P
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Would've def liked him to stay at that price. Not gona replace him w anything cheaper.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:27 PM

Poni on conference call with Winnipeg:

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An interesting part of the Ponikarovsky conf call is that he spoke to NJD about returning, but their financial woes are very legit #Brodeur

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

To bad for us, good for him, I guess. Best of luck, hope he's happy.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

Being reunited with Nik Antropov might have driven his decision a bit.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

there goes my little poni. i am mostly upset for my personal laughs at his name, but he didn't really do much apart from that.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for this Poni


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

Poni on conference call with Winnipeg:

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An interesting part of the Ponikarovsky conf call is that he spoke to NJD about returning, but their financial woes are very legit #Brodeur

Illegal Curve are a Winnipeg based blog/website dealing with the Jets.


that sucks
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

We'll pick him back up at the deadline
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

Liked Poni, but he played small against the Kings. While the Flyers let him cycle down low, LA played him physically and took that away. He had no answer (nobody really did) for it. While I can forgive a Parise because he's giving up so much size, that has to be where Poni plays strong (think Holik against Detroit in '95 for example). Still, at 1.8m not sure NJ can upgrade from that.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:29 PM

Poni was a great spare part. Three holes in the top nine need to be replaced. I bet Bernier starts the year on the third line now. Poni was a key contributor on the top four goals of the playoffs. The guy got a lot of d zone starts down the stretch and came out ahead.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:26 AM

I wished poni would've waited a bit to talk with us. He brought awesomeness to this team. Certainly replacable, however, and shame on him for taking the quick offer because ours probably wasn't too different
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