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#161 MantaRay

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

That's ridiculous. Elias has done some good things with a lot of players, but I don't think he is a big factor in Clarkson's goal scoring rise. There wasn't some great chemistry between the two like with Gomez/Gionta and Arnott/Sykora. Pretty unfair.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=4qkG2r_OTp8

 

You are correct, there was not the same level of chemistry with Clarkson, and yes, it wasn't necessarily as big a factor for his goal scoring.  


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:14 PM

is NJ still an option for Clarkson at this point in time? or are we already ruled out after just signing clowe


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

ottawa is out. he's going to the Leafs it seems


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:40 PM

7 year offer from Clarkson.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

yup he's officially a Leafs now... reports are popping everywhere


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

So he ended up where we all thought he would.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

7 years for Clarkson is disgusting.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:51 PM

This whole scenario is "Bobby Holik II"

 

Clarkson is a good player, not a great one who has a role when placed with the right coach and situation.

 

He's wasn't so good before DeBoer


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thank GAWD!  Good for him. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

They'll buy him out in 2 years, we'll get him back at a discount. Win win. :D


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:53 PM

Wow 7 yrs. Well I wish him luck, he got a good deal out of it.
Wow 7 yrs. Well I wish him luck, he got a good deal out of it.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:56 PM

Terrible deal. Can't get my head around the love he's getting from the media. I don't think I have ever seen a player so overrated.

 

Kind of sad, because this deal is going to destroy his career. Hope it doesn't. He's a guy you love when he's on your team and probably hate when he's an opponent. Me, I'll remember those Devils years. Good guy, just extremely overpaid.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

Two years in a row Lou has broken my heart. I understand and support the move but god dammit this sh!t sucks
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

I was a huge fan of Clarkson so I'll miss him but I'm glad the Devils won't be paying that contract. Good for him though, he worked against the odds to get into the league and then made something of himself. This contract should set up his family well so I have no hard feelings towards him.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

36.75 over 7 for Clarky.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

Clarkson 36.75M over 7 yrs on new deal.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

This whole scenario is "Bobby Holik II"

 

Clarkson is a good player, not a great one who has a role when placed with the right coach and situation.

 

He's wasn't so good before DeBoer

I understand your point, but Bobby was always a good player - I dont think the Devils can take credit for that.  The only loss for the Devils is that he would have been a great captain and vet here - mutually beneficial for everyone.  The way it went down - no real loss for the Devils.  And end of a fulfilling career for Bob.

 

Clarkson wasn't going to be any great shakes here.  Hence no stupid deal.  He won't be great shakes in Toronto but thank the lord he'll have a great life.  Party-time may be over --- or else he risks losing what he worked for in his personal life.  This is perfect - he's sewed up his earning years -- he WILL earn and there's no risk for him.  Man, his whole career has been on the line for long enough - busting his ass and living in fear that he wouldn't make it.  Now it's a done deal and he doesn't even have to pull up stakes - he can relax where he wants to be.  It's like the Parise move if anything and luckily David doesn't have those Cup ambitions Zach will always have burning. 

 

I'm really happy for him where I was really sorry for Holik.  I still am sorry for all that Holik lost.  Money doesn't make up for that.  and no one wants to hear about hockey from him now because of that stupid deal.  If he'd stayed here he'd have been free to blather all over the NHL and he'd be a proven leader so his word would have been the gosple he thinks it is.  It just sucks for him.  But he's got enough money so he can shoot at Lou photo targets and weep softly blame it on the beautiful vista from his porch.   Yeah sure you always wanted to be a rancher... sure. :rolleyes:


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

Like the player, but too much too long.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:04 PM

Here's a question.. You think Devils fans boo him when he returns to the Rock?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:07 PM

Here's a question.. You think Devils fans boo him when he returns to the Rock?

Without a doubt yes. I won't and I hope some others won't but fans always take free agency personally nowadays.


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