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#141 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

I don't think any of those trades would be as epic as Kovalchuk coming here.



Back in the day Doug Gilmore coming here was a big deal.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:23 PM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:23 PM

the oduya/kubina part is too much. but bergfors/halischuk/1st for kovalchuk - i think you have to do that if you can - even if it is a rental. i think bergfors is a realitvely cheap 20-25 goal scorer for the next 4 years but he's not the reason the devils could/would win (directly - obviously indirectly by being cheap helps get the heavy lifters). if oduya gets included for kubina, i think i'd want a capable center like todd white in return.

interesting to discuss.


I don't think we know what Bergfors is yet. His start was encouraging but he's really dropped off in recent weeks. If I'm Atlanta I'm not sure I want him that badly.

Anyway, once you go down Lou's checklist for acquiring players these days it's easy to see why Kovalchuk's not coming here anyway:

1) He never played for the Devils.
2) He's not some fringe player that the Devils will find a way to get more out of than anyone could expect.
3) He's not a shore up the defense type who will fail at that task once acquired at the deadline.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:23 PM

Back in the day Doug Gilmore coming here was a big deal.



Kovalchuk coming to the Devils now would TRUMP the Gilmour deal. Gilmour was 33 year old. Kovalchuk is 26, and one of the most offensively talented players in the league right now.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:38 PM

This is what ESPN insider has to say: We've heard rumblings that the Devils might step up to the plate for Kovalchuk (and Denis Potvin mentioned the possibility on XM radio on Tuesday), in spite of the fact that Lou Lamoriello usually stays away from the big-ticket players at the trade deadline. The organization is usually pretty quiet about deals until they come to pass, but this would be a very surprising move for a team that rarely chases superstars and their pricey contract demands.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:41 PM

This is what ESPN insider has to say: We've heard rumblings that the Devils might step up to the plate for Kovalchuk (and Denis Potvin mentioned the possibility on XM radio on Tuesday), in spite of the fact that Lou Lamoriello usually stays away from the big-ticket players at the trade deadline. The organization is usually pretty quiet about deals until they come to pass, but this would be a very surprising move for a team that rarely chases superstars and their pricey contract demands.


Heard rumblings = Potvin.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:43 PM

Well it's looking more and more obvious that Potvin simply misspoke and meant to say "By the way, did you hear that Kovalchuk is rumored to be going to the New Jersey Devils?" Amazing how 3 little words can make all the difference.

Edited by Amberite, 02 February 2010 - 12:45 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:46 PM

Kovalchuk coming to the Devils now would TRUMP the Gilmour deal. Gilmour was 33 year old. Kovalchuk is 26, and one of the most offensively talented players in the league right now.



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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:53 PM

I just found it. It's at the end of the interview: "By the way, did you hear that Kovalchuk is going to the New Jersey Devils?" Didn't sound like speculation to me.



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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:01 PM

Could someone please convince Š„klund (2.3% accurate) (2.3% accurate) (2.3% accurate) to make an update stating "The Devils are 100% guaranteed to NOT be trading either Rolston, Oduya, or Pandolfo." :P
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:13 PM

what if we put stonehands on kovy's line? Would that make up for his lack of defense?

If we didn't have to give up ZZ, Elias, or Martin, this could be a good move.

Gaborik won a whole game by himself, kovalchuk is more than capable of doing the same playing with D that allows at least one goal fewer per game than ATL.

if Kovalchuk was here, we'd stampede over everyone.

I'd say trade bergfors. there is a difference between being a game breaker and a scorer that racks up points beating up on lesser teams. Lets not forget that Kovalchuk is 26, and Elias is going to be around for only a couple years more...
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:14 PM

Which Devils would kinda fit Atlanta's demands?

From the Kings, Waddell asked for Jack Johnson and/or Oscar Moller or Wayne Simmonds, prospects, draft picks and 2009 first rounder Brayden Schenn. But this might've been asking too much, so Waddell may be preparing another offer.


Notice they are asking for prospectS and draft pickS


Edit: the source is ESPN insider

Edited by cubanjd305, 02 February 2010 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:17 PM

was just listening to NHL live and when the topic of Kovalchuk came up (like it does everyday) they said they think he is going to end up on an eastern conference team and that the two most likely teams are the flyers and the devils.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:18 PM

Which Devils would kinda fit Atlanta's demands?



Notice they are asking for prospectS and draft pickS


Edit: the source is ESPN insider


anyone who would do this for a rental is smokin dope
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:19 PM

Kovy not a devs type of player ?
Maybe we need to add "not devs type of player" to win now !

just my two € ; )
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:19 PM

was just listening to NHL live and when the topic of Kovalchuk came up (like it does everyday) they said they think he is going to end up on an eastern conference team and that the two most likely teams are the flyers and the devils.

When...been listening for a while an interview with Myers
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

I realize that one way or another this forum is going to explode if we end up getting him or not.It should be fun to watch. I love train wrecks! :evil:
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:21 PM

anyone who would do this for a rental is smokin dope

He's not getting that deal done ever, I don't think....but that tells you where their mindset is kinda. They want youth, they want D
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