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#701 skullsmasher

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

Reminds me of NHL Star Called Up To Big Leagues To Play For NFL Team


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:28 PM

HAS ANYTHING HAPPENED YET?
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

and if he has a 3 goal, 9 shot night where he plays dominant, he might increase his value. it's a risk worth taking.

I'm a bit surprised to read this. I don't see how one game will do anything to his value whatsoever.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

should we get chat going on this :lol:
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

should we get chat going on this :lol:


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

when teams are in competition with one another to land a big chip like this, they can get very stupid. i think doing anything to enhance the possibility that they all up the ante on one another is worth doing.

mostly i hate the 'he might get injured!' line of thinking, which is so pervasive - michael kay talks about it all the time, and he sounds like the complete pussywillow that he is.


Yes, the chance he gets injured in his next game is minuscule and when you think about it, not playing him based on it seems like a very weak move. However, just think about what would happen if despite those very low chances, he DID get hurt tomorrow and is out for 3 months. Waddell would be absolutely CRUCIFIED by the press and the fans. Everyone would be demanding his head and blasting him for trying to increase Kovalchuk's already super-high value at the possible expense of the future of his franchise. You think Atlanta has low attendance now? What do you think would happen if Waddell managed to lose Kovalchuk and didn't get anything for him in return.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:34 PM

Yes, the chance he gets injured in his next game is minuscule and when you think about it, not playing him based on it seems like a very weak move. However, just think about what would happen if despite those very low chances, he DID get hurt tomorrow and is out for 3 months. Waddell would be absolutely CRUCIFIED by the press and the fans. Everyone would be demanding his head and blasting him for trying to increase Kovalchuk's already super-high value at the possible expense of the future of his franchise. You think Atlanta has low attendance now? What do you think would happen if Waddell managed to lose Kovalchuk and didn't get anything for him in return.


Well...the Thrashers are in a playoff race too. And making the playoffs would probably go a long way in saving Waddell's job, although it's hard to say if he'll ever get fired.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:35 PM

Yes, the chance he gets injured in his next game is minuscule and when you think about it, not playing him based on it seems like a very weak move. However, just think about what would happen if despite those very low chances, he DID get hurt tomorrow and is out for 3 months. Waddell would be absolutely CRUCIFIED by the press and the fans. Everyone would be demanding his head and blasting him for trying to increase Kovalchuk's already super-high value at the possible expense of the future of his franchise. You think Atlanta has low attendance now? What do you think would happen if Waddell managed to lose Kovalchuk and didn't get anything for him in return.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:35 PM

when teams are in competition with one another to land a big chip like this, they can get very stupid. i think doing anything to enhance the possibility that they all up the ante on one another is worth doing.

mostly i hate the 'he might get injured!' line of thinking, which is so pervasive - michael kay talks about it all the time, and he sounds like the complete pussywillow that he is.


By the same token, what if he has a horrible game? Wouldn't be too hard to imagine, what with his mind possibly being in L.A., Chicago, Boston, Calgary, Philly, New Jersey, etc. Does that hurt his value as much as a hat trick helps it?
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

multiple people at hf have said espnews claimed kovalchuk has been traded and its a done deal. they never mentioned any team.

man espn covering hockey :puke:
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:40 PM

By the same token, what if he has a horrible game? Wouldn't be too hard to imagine, what with his mind possibly being in L.A., Chicago, Boston, Calgary, Philly, New Jersey, etc. Does that hurt his value as much as a hat trick helps it?


No, one game does not matter either way. He could have a 3 goal, 3 assist game and be a + 7 or have no points and be a -8 and it would not matter. Everyone knows what he brings, it is well documented. He is one of the best forwards in the game and absolutely explosive. If he plays for ATL tomorrow, Waddell is being foolish or somehow believes Ilya will change his mind and re-sign.

Edited by ThreeCups, 04 February 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

multiple people at hf have said espnews claimed kovalchuk has been traded and its a done deal. they never mentioned any team.

man espn covering hockey :puke:


it was a badly worded tease
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

multiple people at hf have said espnews claimed kovalchuk has been traded and its a done deal. they never mentioned any team.

man espn covering hockey :puke:



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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

By the same token, what if he has a horrible game? Wouldn't be too hard to imagine, what with his mind possibly being in L.A., Chicago, Boston, Calgary, Philly, New Jersey, etc. Does that hurt his value as much as a hat trick helps it?


no, i don't think so - the guy's been told he's being traded.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:41 PM

multiple people at hf have said espnews claimed kovalchuk has been traded and its a done deal. they never mentioned any team.

man espn covering hockey :puke:


Was just going to post this. His ass better be on a flight to NJ as we speak.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:42 PM

Was just going to post this. His ass better be on a flight to NJ as we speak.



No deal done yet....ESPN sucks
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:43 PM

Reminds me of NHL Star Called Up To Big Leagues To Play For NFL Team


This was awesome :) And here I thought we were being Rick 'n Rolled lol
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:44 PM

Like ESPN needed hockey fans to hate them even more.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:51 PM

Like ESPN needed hockey fans to hate them even more.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 03:51 PM

and what an awful piece. they both go with Boston, who is going off a cliff and can't do anything as is. at least EJ qualifies it as them playing coy and swooping in.

now we're talking about Marty Biron's and Marty Turco's trade value. let me make this short for you, EJ, it's zero. zero.
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