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#21 Triumph

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

My favorite (N)Єverson series will always be in 2000 when he wrote several articles about why the Devils had to trade for Mark Messier. Oh I wish the Internet had as long a memory then as it does now - who knows if those columns are online and lord knows searching '(N)Єverson Messier' will probably come up with about a thousand Post articles, but they were Pulitzer worthy.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

My favorite (N)Єverson series will always be in 2000 when he wrote several articles about why the Devils had to trade for Mark Messier. Oh I wish the Internet had as long a memory then as it does now - who knows if those columns are online and lord knows searching '(N)Єverson Messier' will probably come up with about a thousand Post articles, but they were Pulitzer worthy.


I remember that very well. When the Devils were down 3-1 to the Flyers, he was already writing about how Lou's failure to acquire Messier had cost the Devils the Cup. But yeah, it was a lot of articles...Neverson really beat that dead horse until there was nothing left on that horse to beat.

Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 07 January 2013 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

This is probably the last chance I'll get to give him credit for breaking the story of Sutter leaving town WAY before anyone else could even dream of it. Aside from that, I can't think of any nice things to say about his reporting.

Can't wait to see who the Post hands out beat to.


He also broke the Kovalchuk signing way before everyone else too. We all gave him no credit for it and said he was talking out his a$$ but he actually had the contract almost exactly right.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

I think he was an Islander fan...I'm not sure but I think he covered the Rangers in the early 80s, while Brooks covered the Devils, and for some reason, both Brooks and Neverson asked the Post if they could switch teams shortly after the Devils moved here. But I remember seeing or reading somewhere that, as far as his rooting interest went, he was actually an Islander guy.


You're right. It's better stated that he hated the Devils & knew that the Rags references were the best way to piss off the Devs fan-base
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

My favorite (N)Єverson series will always be in 2000 when he wrote several articles about why the Devils had to trade for Mark Messier. Oh I wish the Internet had as long a memory then as it does now - who knows if those columns are online and lord knows searching '(N)Єverson Messier' will probably come up with about a thousand Post articles, but they were Pulitzer worthy.

Remember that like it was yesterday. I vividly remember sitting in the student lounge at William Paterson in between classes reading one of those articles, it was maybe 2 weeks before the trade deadline. I couldn't mentally comprehend Mark Messier as a Devil, the mere suggestion made me twitch. I remember being horrified by the very idea.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

You're right. It's better stated that he hated the Devils & knew that the Rags references were the best way to piss off the Devs fan-base


I have no idea if he actually hated the Devils...I think he knew what kind of a paper he was writing for and who his audience was...I think he was catering to them more than he was being 100% true to himself.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

journalist being true to themselves? what decade do you think this is?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

I'll kinda miss him. It was fun to have somebody to hate.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

A recent history of the NHL, according to (N)Єverson and I'd assume most of his readers...

1991-92 - Messier demands to become a Ranger because he knows how wondrous it is to play on a team that hasn't won in 50 years.
1992-93 - Season didn't count.
1993-94 - Most glorious season of all time. Rangers defeat Devils, win Cup, a golden age for hockey in the US. Matteau is my faves.
1994-95 - No season.
1995-96 - No season. Gretzky demands to be a Ranger.
1996-97 - Rangers defeat Panthers and Devils in playoffs, then the season is mysteriously cancelled for no reason.
1997-98 - No season.
1998-99 - No season.
1999-00 - No season. Don't look it up. Nothing happened.
2000-01 - No season.
2001-02 - No season.
2002-03 - Absolutely no season.
2003-04 - No season.
2004-05 - Season cancelled because of how boring the Devils and their trap was.
2005-06 - Um.. I think hockey was still locked out.... yeah. It was... no season...
2006-07 - No season.
2007-08 - Rangers beat Devils! HA! In your FACE!! Then remainder of season mysteriously cancelled.
2008-09 - No season
2009-10 - No season.
2010-11 - No season.
2011-12 - Rangers defeat Ottawa and Washington in thrilling 7 game series full of heroics and high paced offense, and then season mysteriously cancelled.


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He also broke the Kovalchuk signing way before everyone else too. We all gave him no credit for it and said he was talking out his a$$ but he actually had the contract almost exactly right.


Good call. Forgot about that.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

I wonder what (N)Єverson would've written about the latest news that Kovalchuk is playing another game for SKA and the new rumor that he might not come back.

Actually ... that could make for a good sticky thread for during the season: "What (N)Єverson would've written"
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

He also broke the Kovalchuk signing way before everyone else too. We all gave him no credit for it and said he was talking out his a$$ but he actually had the contract almost exactly right.

I thought it was Denis Potvin that broke the news at the end of an interview on a Toronto radio station. They were wrapping up his interview and then he says, "Oh and did you hear about Kovalchuk to the Devils?" At least that is how the rumor started, maybe (N)Єverson was the first to report it as a done deal.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

I thought it was Denis Potvin that broke the news at the end of an interview on a Toronto radio station. They were wrapping up his interview and then he says, "Oh and did you hear about Kovalchuk to the Devils?" At least that is how the rumor started, maybe (N)Єverson was the first to report it as a done deal.


IIRC, (N)Єverson called the dollars and years (not exact, but REAL close) when everyone else was throwing completely different numbers around.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

IIRC, (N)Єverson called the dollars and years (not exact, but REAL close) when everyone else was throwing completely different numbers around.

Ah my mistake, Potvin was first to talk about the trade from Atlanta, I guess (N)Єverson broke the news of him re-signing.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

IIRC, (N)Єverson called the dollars and years (not exact, but REAL close) when everyone else was throwing completely different numbers around.


You do remember correctly...I remember seeing that article and thinking "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!" No way that would ever happen, lol.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

I could have sworn it was Brooks that had the lifetime contract for $100 million, not (N)Єverson. The only 'scoops' I remember (N)Єverson getting were about Sutter leaving, and Langs' arthroscopic surgery during one of the playoffs.

Pretty hard to look back through the million pages of the Kovy thread to find an answer but maybe I can do a thread search.

EDIT: Found it, my memory wasn't failing after all, it was Brooks:

http://www.njdevs.co...220#entry902729

Edited by NJDevs4978, 08 January 2013 - 04:27 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

I could have sworn it was Brooks that had the lifetime contract for $100 million, not (N)Єverson. The only 'scoops' I remember (N)Єverson getting were about Sutter leaving, and Langs' arthroscopic surgery during one of the playoffs.

Pretty hard to look back through the million pages of the Kovy thread to find an answer but maybe I can do a thread search.

EDIT: Found it, my memory wasn't failing after all, it was Brooks:

http://www.njdevs.co...220#entry902729


Wow, good memory! Thanks for saving us from giving (N)Єverson more credit than he deserved. :lol:
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Wow, good memory! Thanks for saving us from giving (N)Єverson more credit than he deserved. :lol:


I sometimes get the two of them mixed up too, both are negative and anti-Devil/pro-Ranger though Brooks can be a little bit more reasonable at times and gets more legit scoops.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

I thought it was Neverson too...I would've almost sworn on it, lol.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

wow good call and my bad. I could have sworn it was (N)Єverson. To difficult to keep all those wonderful NY Post writers straight.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

Imagine the negative article we're missing out on with the Kovy thing right now. (N)Єverson would have a field day. I'll miss the absurdity at times.
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