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#121 CarterforPresident

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

He is a coward. Smh. I wanna return my shirt!!
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

This is a blessing in disguise.

Kovalchuk had some of his worst years here. He is was improving defensively but was never a difficult player to play against.

In the short term the Devils are worse. But in the long term I believe the organization will be better by getting back to the team first approach that has been the key to the team's success.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

This hurt... all gone without getting a single pick or anything in exchange

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We have clear (if not better) replacements for all but the top 2. And with the extra cap room I expect Lou to bring in someone close to one of those. So yeah, we're hurting, but every year different teams lose a star players and they muddle through. That graphic makes it seem much more grim then it is. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

This just goes to show you how we shouldn't take players like Marty and Patty for granted. It's pretty special the kind of loyalty these guys have shown over the course of their careers. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Devils lost a superstar player, but.. now we all understand the difference between true Devils and simply hockey players.. Elias, Zubrus.. they wants to be a DEVIL, and says it in public. Can you feel the difference?


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

This just goes to show you how we shouldn't take players like Marty and Patty for granted. It's pretty special the kind of loyalty these guys have shown over the course of their careers. 

 

 

I was debating on which jersey between Kovy and Elias to buy since I already had a Brodeur and I have to say I'm glad I didn't splurge on Kovy. I think I'm just more shocked when to compared to upset at this point. The cap penalty is pennies and we now have 11 million free'd up for this upcoming season. I doubt will spend all of that but I highly expect Lou to make this team better before the start of the season.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

cant wait to hear Elias take on this whole thing... "he'll certainly won't keep his tongue in his pocket"


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

Jeremy Roenick seems pretty irked by Kovy after those tweets he put out.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'm already over it and looking forward, which is all we can do. We need help on the right side. Sign Bruner, and Maybe Lou can find us a right winger, or two 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

This is all because of Bettman and his douche bag crew of greedy fvcking owners.  I don't blame the player at all.  The league didn't honor his contract and it pissed him off (and many others).

 

This is the third time he's played this game, it has nothing to do with a lockout.    He's just a merc and he wanted his money.    Sometimes you gotta take things at face value, like his race to get 10-$90M and then having a hissy fit and threatening to go to SKA *then* when things caved in with that.

 

Maybe in the longview the Devils would have been best served to walk away then.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

as i said previously.. is there even talent available to replace him?
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

well ryder gets 17 now. automatic lou spite.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

This is the third time he's played this game, it has nothing to do with a lockout.    He's just a merc and he wanted his money.    Sometimes you gotta take things at face value, like his race to get 10-$90M and then having a hissy fit and threatening to go to SKA *then* when things caved in with that.

 

Maybe in the longview the Devils would have been best served to walk away then.

 

'He wanted his money' 

 

'It has nothing to do with a lockout'

 

These two things don't add up.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

Bring on the Tedenby show!!!


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

Only a Devil can be a Devil.  Kovy had the chance to be a Devil but never will be.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

Adam Oates and Parise on kovy.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

'He wanted his money' 

 

'It has nothing to do with a lockout'

 

These two things don't add up.

 

When he pulled the same thing twice in 2010, it doesn't have much to do with a lockout.    He admitted that his mom had to keep him from walking because Johnny Mac was mean to him.   He's a bit of a flake.    He's been flirting with SKA for years, it was only a matter of time that it happened.   Earlier than I thought, yeah, but I figured it would come down to a yearly "kiss my ass" contest right around camp time to drag him back here.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

When he pulled the same thing twice in 2010, it doesn't have much to do with a lockout.    He admitted that his mom had to keep him from walking because Johnny Mac was mean to him.   He's a bit of a flake.    He's been flirting with SKA for years, it was only a matter of time that it happened.   Earlier than I thought, yeah, but I figured it would come down to a yearly "kiss my ass" contest right around camp time to drag him back here.

 

How did he pull the same thing twice in 2010?  I don't remember him playing for SKA at all in 2010.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

Kovalchuk was greedy. This was a money grab.

 

This makes Lebron look like a saint. Lebron didn't go for the money he went for the rings.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

the feeling of not even having a real super star player anymore just sucks.. really sucks, we go from having 2 to none.
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