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#241 Legion15

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

so it's that big a deal to reveal who's interested and how much they're offering? How's that going to influence anything but us talking about it?


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

so it's that big a deal to reveal who's interested and how much they're offering? How's that going to influence anything but us talking about it?


Teams don't want it public who they went after, in most cases. The agent would only hurt himself by revealing the teams and terms and he'd get no benefit from doing so.
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

Good to see you still have that gift of subtlety
Tis a gift and a curse. How are you, buddy? On cloud-nine with this KovalChaos?


I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

Teams don't want it public who they went after, in most cases. The agent would only hurt himself by revealing the teams and terms and he'd get no benefit from doing so.

 

on the other hand Jagr wants the world to know who he's trying to get signed by lol


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

I am, but home for the summer.

 

I just hope the long term benefit kills the short term pain.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

I am, but home for the summer.

 

I just hope the long term benefit kills the short term pain.

i heard alcohol is good for that


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

 

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:09 AM

I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.

 

Unless you have a time machine and/or two legit top six wingers, that ain't happening any time soon.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

And this is a major reason I can't respect/forgive Kovalchuk, even if I concede that losing his god awful contract is a blessing. There are real consequences for real people because he left, the biggest being Marty not having a real chance at a 4th cup. I'd love to be wrong, and I admit this team could be similar to '03, but imho just making the playoffs would be a great achievement. 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:12 AM

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

Yes or no question, do you think we can make the playoffs?


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:41 AM

Yes or no question, do you think we can make the playoffs?

With this team? I'd have a much more confident yes if Brunner was signed already.  :P  .  Goaltending: Better ; Defense: No name, but still good.  Offense is too big a question mark at this point in the offseason


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:35 AM

I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?

Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.


Did you forget we were 2 wins away from winning the Stanley Cup? As much as I hate Kovy now I can still admit he was a big reason we got that far.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:25 AM

I am doing very well. Are you still in school in FLA?
Could nine doesn't begin to describe it. I am just happy this mistake ended early, so I can enjoy the Devils Team again as we get back to winning championships.


I am, but home for the summer.

I just hope the long term benefit kills the short term pain.


It will.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

 

Again, for the billionth time:I don't hate Kovalchuk.   He didn't fit with the organizations culture, nor team orientation.   As I have stated over and over: he is an intoxicating talent, which coaches overuse to the detriment of the team.  You become dependent upon him and when he is hurt, your season is done along with him.  Not the way to win championships.

 

With Ryder, and potentially two other quality forwards and the unknowns from camp:  Yes, I do see us moving in the direction of another championship.   At least, we are moving in the right direction.   Addition, by Subtraction.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:40 AM

Did you forget we were 2 wins away from winning the Stanley Cup? As much as I hate Kovy now I can still admit he was a big reason we got that far.

 

Kovy was part of the success, but NOT a big reason.   We played our best game in the playoffs when he was out of the line-up.  

 

Our playoff success two yeasrs ago was more of a miracle team type of fluke, and not sustainable.

 

When Bryce Salvador leads NHL defensemen in playoff scoring, and an AHL player in Gionta comes out from nowhere and makes our 4th line to major factor, and Marty plays out of his mind at his age---you had to realize this type of lightning wasn't going to happen again.  


Unless you have a time machine and/or two legit top six wingers, that ain't happening any time soon.

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

 

I disagree. Since when was making "a couple more huge signings or trades" what contributed to our success in the past? I like our roster, especially if Brunner gets added to it. I loooove that we have Schneider. The players we have at our disposal, I feel they can execute DeBoer's system perfectly (Zajac won't have a slump like last year, easy to say; Zubrus/Elias are back, etc.). Clowe and Ryder are great acquisitions and Clowe will especially fit in very well, if he can stay healthy. We have a BIG team with a lot of grit and some edge, which can tire out the opposition with DeBoer's system. Add onto that that we've improved in goal, and I think we're a better team than last year. We're not unlike the Boston or Los Angeles teams in the past few years as far as the makeup of our roster is concerned.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

Agree with DJ. Will be fun to see what this team can do. Do hope we add Brunner though.. :)


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

I disagree. Since when was making "a couple more huge signings or trades" what contributed to our success in the past? I like our roster, especially if Brunner gets added to it. I loooove that we have Schneider. The players we have at our disposal, I feel they can execute DeBoer's system perfectly (Zajac won't have a slump like last year, easy to say; Zubrus/Elias are back, etc.). Clowe and Ryder are great acquisitions and Clowe will especially fit in very well, if he can stay healthy. We have a BIG team with a lot of grit and some edge, which can tire out the opposition with DeBoer's system. Add onto that that we've improved in goal, and I think we're a better team than last year. We're not unlike the Boston or Los Angeles teams in the past few years as far as the makeup of our roster is concerned.

 

Exactly.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

With this team? I'd have a much more confident yes if Brunner was signed already.  :P  .  Goaltending: Better ; Defense: No name, but still good.  Offense is too big a question mark at this point in the offseason

So, yes or no??


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Yes or no question, do you think we can make the playoffs?

 

 

As the team is today without Henrique signed and without Josefson signed and then no replacement for Kovy... NO


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