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#61 lucifer91

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:14 PM

i won't be sad a second if his plane crash down there

 

too far.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

 This couldn't be any better for The Devils. I'm not about to post a long list right now, but the dude was absolute garbage. I hated him his entire time here. We went to the cup in spite of him. Not because of him.

 

 

Denial much?


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#63 Chuck the Duck

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

The timing could of been better. But I seriously don't know what you guys are crying about. This couldn't be any better for The Devils. I'm not about to post a long list right now, but the dude was absolute garbage. I hated him his entire time here. We went to the cup in spite of him. Not because of him.

 

Give me cap room back. Maybe, just maybe, get our first rounder back. And I am a happy camper. I'm dead serious about this, and I'm not attacking anyone on here. I just don't understand how anyone can't see this as good. Trust me. Its good!

 

He was our best forward in those playoffs, and has been since he got here.  How you can say that we got to the Cup IN SPITE of him is beyond me.  That being said, there is a benefit to it 5 or so years down the road because of the cap hit and contract situation, but short term we are screwed (and just in time to give up our first round pick in 2014). 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

What a piece of fvcking sh!t this asshat turned out to be. Go fvck yourself Kovy. I hope you get a few concussions and are really forced into retirement.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Lou's a classy guy, we know he wouldn't do that. But really, how could we have benefited? It's not like he was going to come back a year or two off. I'm sure Lou said a few curse words, took a breath and came to the quick realization that we will all eventually come too in that all we can really do is move; although the fan base is obviously justified in being outraged for a few weeks.

It's gonna be more than a few weeks before I'm less mad than I am right now. This is horrifying to the level that I may need to just not come back to the board for months, not buy NHL 14 and basically block out the NHL from my mind for a while before I'll come back to Earth on this one.

I feel sadder than when a family pet dies and more enraged then when you find out your GF is banging some other dude. You can always buy another cat, find another chick, but this is hockey; I'll probably spend more time thinking about, watching, listening to, reading about hockey than I will doing almost anything else besides sleep.

I went from not a fan of Kovy to really wanting to like him, to defending him because he seemed to buy in, now he leaves and I'm more hurt than I have been about any player leaving this team than I ever have been. I want to vomit.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

i cant even get drunk as fvck i have to be in court tomorrow morning for a speeding ticket... sigh...


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

I remember TG on twitter tweeting out during the season how people were wishing Salvador would sustain a life threatning injury......imagine what they're saying about Kovy?


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#68 SMantzas

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

Lol some of you guys are totally out of control. We barely got dinged with a cap recapture, it will make the team easier to sell and will improve the team 5v5.

That said, this will hurt our special teams
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#69 maxpower

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

what happens when sometime down the line Kovy decides he wants back in the NHL?

 

He un-retires and then works on one year deals because his ass is going to be blackballed.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:23 PM

Lol some of you guys are totally out of control. We barely got dinged with a cap recapture, it will make the team easier to sell and will improve the team 5v5.

That said, this will hurt our special teams

Hopefully Travis gets put on the point.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

Moving on...

 

I dont think this effected the Parise thing at all.  If it hurt his ego - well so what?

 

I hope we get to keep the pick.

 

At VERY first glance I was shocked.  But then that stupid video of him dancing kept running through my head. He's never acted happy here. Oh well. He has no loyalty to anyone so what the hell :noclue:  Again - if someone wants to leave that badly they're not a big loss.  Hope vanderbeek is happy.  Lou probably has a pocket full of I told you so to hand him  <_<


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

what happens when sometime down the line Kovy decides he wants back in the NHL?

He will probably have to get special permission from league. I doubt he would get it or that he would even want to play in the NHL again though, short of a KHL collapse.
 


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#73 maxpower

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

He'll be back.   Not like in a year or two, but he'll be back.   They always come back.   When he's broken down the money will get cut off and he'll be Jagr'ing his way through the league


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

Moving on...

I dont think this effected the Parise thing at all. If it hurt his ego - well so what?

I hope we get to keep the pick.

At VERY first glance I was shocked. But then that stupid video of him dancing kept running through my head. He's never acted happy here. Oh well. He has no loyalty to anyone so what the hell :noclue: Again - if someone wants to leave that badly they're not a big loss. Hope vanderbeek is happy. Lou probably has a pocket full of I told you so to hand him <_<


I agree with you about Parise, he was leaving no matter what.
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#75 Pepperkorn

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

i cant even get drunk as fvck i have to be in court tomorrow morning for a speeding ticket... sigh...

fvck shoudl never bee that drunk anyhow. (edit:  yee gads have I been drinking?)

 

I'm so sorry Sterio :(  Heeey draw/paint an evil Kovy!  It really might make you feel better -- and frankly I'd love to see you post it here :lol:  Don't make him look Satanic - just sickly and dissipated. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

I can only imagine the utter glee Larry Brooks and company will be in with their article about this tomorrow in the NY Post.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

He'll be back.   Not like in a year or two, but he'll be back.   They always come back.   When he's broken down the money will get cut off and he'll be Jagr'ing his way through the league

 

Jagr is still a near-dominant presence 5 on 5.  Kovalchuk is not Jagr.  He could be back, but it would not surprise me if he never did.  Also wouldn't surprise me if he came back next year, would be sort of amazing if he did.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

TG told us that the league separate both case.. this "retirement"... and losing the pick.

so... no hope there


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Lol this is such obvious cap circumvention. Well done Lou
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Kovy ohhhh man. You really screwed us on that one. I want to be mad, but I just can't, he's still my favorite player. 

 

Now, let's calm down and get Vanek :)


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