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#161 The 29th Pick

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

This. I would for love for this to happen.

I was thinking how good this off season was ..all we needed to do is get rid of Volch and get the season started......then Kovi drops this bombshell.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

lost alot in the locker room.. first moose then clarkson and now kovy.. whos left patty zubrus marty zajac? dont know what kind of impact zajac has in the locker room..
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

Maybe Volch will follow Kovi now

 

Good luck with that, Tracktor really missed a beat when he left, they only went to the finals.   LOL


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

So how is this not Clarkson's fault?  Actually it all harkens back to that turncoat Parise.  If he hadn't left to go home to mama.... HEY -- yeah!!!  It's all Sutter's fault!!!  Everyone just admired his nutless manhood and went home to mommy.

 

Seriously though - you know Clarkson talking up playing for home made Ilya weep into the Wudkuh on nightly crying jags.  "Aye shood hchhev dun det.  Chhhaye Shood hev sayd Fahk dem - I ees playing in Rrroosha...I chehhhm Cleeeahrson - I go home now."


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:45 PM

Good luck with that, Tracktor really missed a beat when he left, they only went to the finals. LOL


He was hurt for most of the time he was there.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

Who were the Devils going to get? The guys who would best replace Kovalchuk are still on the market.


Bobby Ryan
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Bobby Ryan


Devils did not have close to the package to acquire him. Unless you wanted to deal 9, Henrique and Merril
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Bobby Ryan

 

You do realize that Ottawa had to send a king's ransom to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

Too bad we haven't even really replaced Parise yet.  We came as close as we were going to get with Ryder short-term, but now they have to replace Kovalsuck too.  And we still have zip, zilch and nothing aside from Boucher and Matteau in the system. 

 

Now I'm glad we didn't draft the Russian scorer though, I'd rather draft another undersized Swede than deal with the moody, ruble-hungry Russians.

 

Clearly there's nothing in our system...and again, who's damn fault is that. My point is still the same, you can't replace those guys with one player. We can't go crazy and really give everything to get Vanek or something like that. PDB should know what he needs to make it happen. We won 3 Cups without a 50 goal scorer and Kovalchuk won 0 while scoring 50 goals.

 

If we add a couple guys that are improvements over what we currently have we'll be ok (and now we have the cap space to do so). We have better goaltending, Clowe is an improvement over Clarkson (imo), we can extend Henrique and hopefully he'll bounce back from his sophomore wall, Ryder will do his thing....

 

Just not ready to write this season off yet.

 

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:50 PM

I know people are all emo tonight, but Kovy has absolutely nothing to do with us forfeiting the 1st round pick.. If you want to put that on someone you need to look to Bettman and the league, or to LL for circumventing the cap, if you agree with the leagues logic..

 

Nonsense. He had every bit of a role as Vanderbeek did in us forfeiting the 1st round pick.  He wanted the money, the marquee contract, the headlines, the ego boost.  It was a 50/50, takes two to tango type of situation.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

Devils did not have close to the package to acquire him. Unless you wanted to deal 9, Henrique and Merril

 

this was not really the package that they gave up for him.


Nonsense. He had every bit of a role as Vanderbeek did in us forfeiting the 1st round pick.  He wanted the money, the marquee contract, the headlines, the ego boost.  It was a 50/50, takes two to tango type of situation.

 

don't agree.  a player doesn't offer a contract, a team does.  he signed it, but it's up to the team to offer a legal contract.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

I feel like having THIS speech with Kovy right now

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

It boggles my mind that there can be no legal ramifications for just up-and-leaving 2 years after legally binding yourself to the franchise for 15.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:56 PM

It boggles my mind that there can be no legal ramifications for just up-and-leaving 2 years after legally binding yourself to the franchise for 15.

 

There aren't because the Devils don't want there to be.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

It boggles my mind that there can be no legal ramifications for just up-and-leaving 2 years after legally binding yourself to the franchise for 15.

 

Look on the bright side: Would you really want to have a player here out of contractual obligation? I doubt you'd get a best effort night in and night out.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

It boggles my mind that there can be no legal ramifications for just up-and-leaving 2 years after legally binding yourself to the franchise for 15.

 

 

According to reports the Devils could of blocked him from going to the KHL but that would open up another can of worms so they just signed off on letting him go.

 

We save $56 million over the next 5 years. Hopefully Lou can allocate those dollars effectively.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

It boggles my mind that there can be no legal ramifications for just up-and-leaving 2 years after legally binding yourself to the franchise for 15.

 

He retired and the team complied with it.

 

I'm not even sure much would come out of it if the team DIDN'T comply with it.   I don't think the KHL cares and I don't think the IIHF is very strong, nor does the IIHF particularly like the NHL in the first place.

 

Maybe they could sue them in the US/Canada and go after their NA assets.   Big deal.   Who knows what Kovalchuk is going to make total value (home, living expenses, perks, stuff you can't get in the NHL)... it'd be a drop in the bucket and probably covered anyway.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:58 PM

It boggles my mind that there can be no legal ramifications for just up-and-leaving 2 years after legally binding yourself to the franchise for 15.

today it hurts and we're all po'd, but a few years from now we'll be better off

that contract was really bad


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:00 PM

Will this add more fuel to the fire between the NHL/KHL? I'm not exactly up to date on foreign diplomacy between the leagues, but I can't imagine this helps.


today it hurts and we're all po'd, but a few years from now we'll be better off

that contract was really bad

Complete nonsense. We had the potential to do some serious damage in Brodeur's final season as a Devil. That trumps any "bad contract" talk we would have *possibly* been having 5 years from now. This is horrible for the devils, their fans, the team, and the legacy of what used to be my favorite player. There is no silver lining here, the cloud is dark and filled with feces.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

Will this add more fuel to the fire between the NHL/KHL? I'm not exactly up to date on foreign diplomacy between the leagues, but I can't imagine this helps.

 

it's not good for the NHL when star (scoring) players get up and leave for another league


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