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#61 SterioDesign

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:04 PM

how i wish we somehow win the cup without him while he's still in Russia and that he never come back and that if he does that he doesnt win it.

 

Crosby can win another 2-3 cups i dont even care, but i dont want to ever see Parise or Kovy lifting it.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:37 PM

Kovy? Who's that?

 

Oh I see, some dude who plays in the KHL... you can't win the Stanley Cup there so his goal is unlikely to be achieved.

 

 

Kovy? Who's that?

 

Oh I see, some dude who plays in the KHL... you can't win the Stanley Cup there so his goal is unlikely to be achieved.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

how i wish we somehow win the cup without him while he's still in Russia and that he never come back and that if he does that he doesnt win it.

 

Crosby can win another 2-3 cups i dont even care, but i dont want to ever see Parise or Kovy lifting it.

Am I the only chronically optimistic poster here?  There's no precise timeline but Elias will make it happen.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:51 PM

Not true, or at least what he said was that he was aware of the possibility that Atlanta would relocate. 

 

If he signed elsewhere he was relocating anyway.

 

Gambling addiction ain't cheap... (oh wait I just rememebered Jagr's a Devil now whoops... :giggle: ).  Also I think Jagr just wants to play primarily and doesn't care about the cup anymore.  He'll go where the opportunity is to play on the top two lines.  

 

 

 

 

I don't think I have much insight into Kovy's psychology, and maybe Kovy does love the KHL because he loves being "the man" and having that status and only sees a big contract as a way to keep that status.  But imo money isn't the primary motivator for his decisions.  He turned down a $100 million dollar contract from Atlanta for example.  The reason Kovy took so long to sign in NJ was (imo) because he (and his family) really wanted to go to LA but the money difference was just too astronomical to pass up.  He doesn't seem to me to be a paper chaser, and I see him as being even less of one after making massive money for four years in Russia.

 

 

He loves the money.   He's a whore and there's no reason to over rationalize what he does.   He is going to make alot of "value" over there.   Maybe not an equal amount of money, but definitely well surpassing it in perks.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:41 AM






If he signed elsewhere he was relocating anyway.



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Point was he didn't want to re-up with Atlanta, only to at some point having to move to Winnipeg, or wherever else it turned out the Thrashers ended up moving.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

sellers remorse maybe

 

if he comes back he should be well rested playing less comp and risk.

 

if this season is spent proving we dont need him than let it be.


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

It would be poetic justice if wee were to win the Stanley Cup while he is in Russia.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

Kovalchuk was presented as a SKA player in St. Petersburg today, and was appointed team captain. He thanked Lamoriello for the opportunity.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

 

Kovalchuk was presented as a SKA player in St. Petersburg today, and was appointed team captain. He thanked Lamoriello for the opportunity.

 

 

What a guy!


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

it's all water under the bridge now that he thanked lou, send him 250K a year for the cap hit, if it's deducted already, might as well go to this great fella.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

 

Kovalchuk was presented as a SKA player in St. Petersburg today, and was appointed team captain. He thanked Lamoriello for the opportunity.

 

 

Hahahahahaha what a dick.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

If he signed elsewhere he was relocating anyway.

 

 

 

He loves the money.   He's a whore and there's no reason to over rationalize what he does.   He is going to make alot of "value" over there.   Maybe not an equal amount of money, but definitely well surpassing it in perks.

 

He is making $15M/year for 4 years with a 13% tax vs 45% tax against what he was making under contract with the Devils plus whatever the league wanted to withhold. You do the math and after 4 years he can sign again if someone wants him.  Then there are the perks from Russia. 


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

I think he meant it. He's grateful Lou allowed him to take this opportunity.  Sure it's posturing too, trying to make sure it's not that Lou has merely given him enough rope as the saying goes. :uni:

 

The league thought Sutter was an a$$hole - I'm not sure anyone will want Kovalchuk back if he wants to come so much. Honestly lou probably is the only person who would give him another chance - if it worked for the team.  To quit the team cleanly isn't quite the same as to quit on the team while taking up valuable roster space, you know?

 

OK

 

now enough of this  :evil:  Case closed until he wants back in the league after Schneider proves himself and Larsson and Merrill (et alia really) bring back Devils D!


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

So over Kovalchuk.  Hope he has some fun seasons in the KHL and never steps foot on NA ice again.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:18 PM

So over Kovalchuk.  Hope he has some fun seasons in the KHL and never steps foot on NA ice again.

I'd be okay with him coming back and getting speared on his first shift.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

I'd be okay with him coming back and getting speared on his first shift.

 

Such hatred. It's all about money and family. The Team is all about money as well. So it goes both ways.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:34 AM

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

I vote that we send Get Real to Russia where he can apologize for Kovalchuk all season, in Russian, on Russian forums.  That would absolve us of at least two of the bigger fan-related headaches of the last decade.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

I vote that we send Get Real to Russia where he can apologize for Kovalchuk all season, in Russian, on Russian forums.  That would absolve us of at least two of the bigger fan-related headaches of the last decade.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:29 AM

I vote that we send Get Real to Russia where he can apologize for Kovalchuk all season, in Russian, on Russian forums.  That would absolve us of at least two of the bigger fan-related headaches of the last decade.

 

 

I'll go if All the expenses are paid and Star Dew comes along as well. Since the internet is worldwide I would be able to post here and in Russia. Risky, you seem to be obsessed with me and Star Dew follows me like a (can't use that word any more).


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