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#201 The 29th Pick

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:09 AM

yeah when somebody tweets the Devils are in negotiations with Kovi, well thats jumping over some hurdles we would have heard about first

like:

Ilya wants to un-retire and come back to the NHL

or

all 30 GM's approve Kovi back into the league 

 

then we might hear about negotiations 


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:06 PM

This is how these dumb rumors spread. This was started by that Dino Costa guy, who has a history of plagiarizing, PLUS he's looking for people to pay $75 a year to listen to his new show. So he throws some garbage out there, then 2 people in a media lounge discuss it, and one of them tweets it, and somehow that makes it seem MORE legit because that guy has a show, so if he hears the SAME rumor (even though it most likely just came from Costa's rumor), it must have some truth to it. Meanwhile, not one reputable source has mentioned it. (TG, McKenzie, etc)


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:12 PM

This is how these dumb rumors spread. This was started by that Dino Costa guy, who has a history of plagiarizing, PLUS he's looking for people to pay $75 a year to listen to his new show. So he throws some garbage out there, then 2 people in a media lounge discuss it, and one of them tweets it, and somehow that makes it seem MORE legit because that guy has a show, so if he hears the SAME rumor (even though it most likely just came from Costa's rumor), it must have some truth to it. Meanwhile, not one reputable source has mentioned it. (TG, McKenzie, etc)

 

The bolded is especially true.

 

A lot of these "insiders" seem to have shows nowadays and somehow that makes them legit.  Nevermind a lot of them are on the internet (which means anyone can do it) or on satellite radio where they have to fill 24 hours of programming so grab any warm body to speak during the off-hours.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:18 PM

@TGfireandice: Lamoriello said no chance/no discussions of Kovalchuk returning next season.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:31 PM

@TGfireandice: Lamoriello said no chance/no discussions of Kovalchuk returning next season.


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how about the season after that Lou ? hmmmn


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:39 PM

@TGfireandice: Lamoriello said no chance/no discussions of Kovalchuk returning next season.


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It's official, he's coming back
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:45 PM

I wish Sunny Mehta would give us the odds of Kovi returning !


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:15 PM

whatever hes making now divided by what he was gonna make here minus taxes and incentives


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

Stored my Kovalchuk t shirt in the bottom of some stupid never used drawer. Pulled it out today to find a fabric softener sheet tucked inside. What does that tell me? He'll be back, and he'll be fresh.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

Stored my Kovalchuk t shirt in the bottom of some stupid never used drawer. Pulled it out today to find a fabric softener sheet tucked inside. What does that tell me? He'll be back, and he'll be fresh.

 

Or that he's washed up.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:15 AM

Or that he's washed up.

Ouchie, that's a good one


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

I said it three days ago that this was most likely kovy just getting the pulse of the NHL and devils. Lou's not looking for a loophole but I'm sure he'd be willing to allow kovy back in 2015 at the right price, and I would too.

On the other hand if kovy does play in the khl this year then I'm sure we'll have these same rumors popping up every June for the next 5-6 years lol.
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:06 PM

@TGfireandice: Lamoriello said no chance/no discussions of Kovalchuk returning next season.


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:lock:

 

Oh well, was fun while it lasted.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

:lock:

 

Oh well, was fun while it lasted.

 

Number of people who bought into Dino the No-Talent Hack's big "scoop" and signed up to hear his take on it:

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

Dude.  The MAYOR of the NHL was even talking about.  Come on.

 

You mean to tell me you weren't even slightly buying it?!?!11?

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:48 PM

Stored my Kovalchuk t shirt in the bottom of some stupid never used drawer. Pulled it out today to find a fabric softener sheet tucked inside. What does that tell me? He'll be back, and he'll be fresh.

 

He'll be free of static cling.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:47 PM

that rumor was the most excitement we will see all off season... sh!t maybe even all next season.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:39 PM

Get Kovy back + sign Thornton = profit


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

I understand that it's likely never going to happen, but maybe this story about Kovy trying to come back to the NHL has more legs than we initially thought...

 

http://www.sportsbus...alary-Cap.aspx?

 

Apparently the KHL has lowered its salary cap from $40.4 million to $32 million for all teams and, more importantly, the cap will apply to all player's salaries as the exemption for guys like Kovy that jumped from the NHL to the KHL has been done away with.  Yes, I know that the KHL makes backroom deals and changes the rules like the wind, but if the league is truly beginning to realize that their model was unsustainable long term and are beginning to correct it by implementing strict salary rules, a team like SKA can't have 1 player take up more than 1/3 of its cap space if it wants to be competitve. 


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

I understand that it's likely never going to happen, but maybe this story about Kovy trying to come back to the NHL has more legs than we initially thought...

 

http://www.sportsbus...alary-Cap.aspx?

 

Apparently the KHL has lowered its salary cap from $40.4 million to $32 million for all teams and, more importantly, the cap will apply to all player's salaries as the exemption for guys like Kovy that jumped from the NHL to the KHL has been done away with.  Yes, I know that the KHL makes backroom deals and changes the rules like the wind, but if the league is truly beginning to realize that their model was unsustainable long term and are beginning to correct it by implementing strict salary rules, a team like SKA can't have 1 player take up more than 1/3 of its cap space if it wants to be competitve. 

 

Going over the cap, according to the article anyway, results in a 20 percent luxury tax.  The owner of SKA apparently treats the team like a toy, and in any event, a 20 percent luxury tax on a $40 -$50 million payroll wouldn't seem to be a huge deterrent. 


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