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#1 SMantzas

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

What is this about? News to me.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

"Imminent" sounds like nails on a chalk board at this point
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

fvck Vanderbeek.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

It's been imminent for weeks now.  They're going to have to change the locks to get Vanderbeek out of there. 


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:29 PM

I like Vanderbeek, I really do.  He seems like a fan of the team.

 

But you shouldn't buy a Lambo if you can't afford the maintenance.  I hope the next owner of this team has deep, deep pockets, and keeps NJ's (the team and state) best interests in mind.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

If I've learned anything these past few weeks, "imminent" means more than 2 weeks...
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Well this is certainly good news, but I really hope it happens well before the season starts.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

Good little interview

Interesting that Lou asked Kovi if he wanted to be traded and Kovi said no, I just want to play in Russia (I know thats off topic)


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

Good little interview

Interesting that Lou asked Kovi if he wanted to be traded and Kovi said no, I just want to play in Russia (I know thats off topic)

Of course he asked that. No way you let him walk away from the team without at least checking if we can not get screwed by it.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:33 PM

Of course he asked that. No way you let him walk away from the team without at least checking if we can not get screwed by it.

I only brought it up cause so many people thought he just wanted out of Jersey (because of the ownership and loss of players recently)


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:35 PM

It's been imminent for weeks now.  They're going to have to change the locks to get Vanderbeek out of there. 

 

Yeah, I got a feeling this will be forgotten in a month.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

Yeah, I got a feeling this will be forgotten in a month.

 

If Vanderbeek is bouncing player checks, he's got to be gone sometime soon.  It was reported in late June, Lou's saying it - seems like it is going to happen.

 

Also re trading Kovalchuk - even if they had managed to do that, I cannot see how that would leave NJ in better shape than they're in now.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

Surprised with the Vanderbeek hate.

He risked his personal finances to keep the Devils in NJ. Hope my hometown has someone like that when our OHL team comes up for sale.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:44 PM

If Vanderbeek is bouncing player checks, he's got to be gone sometime soon.  It was reported in late June, Lou's saying it - seems like it is going to happen.

 

Also re trading Kovalchuk - even if they had managed to do that, I cannot see how that would leave NJ in better shape than they're in now.

we could have traded Kovi for a goalie and kept that #9 pick


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

we could have traded Kovi for a goalie and kept that #9 pick

 

Who was taking on a 12 year, $77M contract that carries significant penalties when Kovalchuk retires?  Maybe the Devils could've traded Kovalchuk and picked up some of his salary for Roberto Luongo, but it's unlikely there's another goalie that NJ could've dealt for.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:21 PM

Who was taking on a 12 year, $77M contract that carries significant penalties when Kovalchuk retires?  Maybe the Devils could've traded Kovalchuk and picked up some of his salary for Roberto Luongo, but it's unlikely there's another goalie that NJ could've dealt for.

 

Doesn't the penalty go back to us (the team that signed him to the contract) though?

 

But agreed, it's still a hard contract and actual salary to trade.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

I'll bet a little of the financial situation bled into kovy's decision to leave. His contract strapped the Devil's. Maybe he felt guilty?  (because of my contract we can't bring back Clarkie/Zach) But I don't think it handcuffed lou.  Lou put's a limit on everyone that comes up as UFA. He wasn't about to pay Clarkie what he thought he was worth. (and length of time as well)


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

Who was taking on a 12 year, $77M contract that carries significant penalties when Kovalchuk retires?  Maybe the Devils could've traded Kovalchuk and picked up some of his salary for Roberto Luongo, but it's unlikely there's another goalie that NJ could've dealt for.

read your post:

you said "even if they had managed to do that, I cannot see how that would leave NJ in better shape than they're in now."

make up your mind


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

read your post:

you said "even if they had managed to do that, I cannot see how that would leave NJ in better shape than they're in now."

make up your mind

 

Better shape financially. There's no way Kovalchuk could have been traded without the Devils taking back some sort of large contract.


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