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#3061 njdevil26

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

In fairness to him, it may be possible that he's giving Lou time to sort out the cap situation. Obviously, its probably not the case, but it may not be entirely Kovy's fault. Although I submit that it probably is lol.



That could be an option, but that though is being contradicted by his contact with the LA Kings and the fact that he went back to them with a counter offer to give them another shot.

I think in his mind it's:

1. LA
2. NJ
3. SKA

LA is rumored to be out again unless Kovy severely lowers his demands. Like everyone else, I see it as a NJ/SKA decision.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:30 AM

In fairness to him, it may be possible that he's giving Lou time to sort out the cap situation. Obviously, its probably not the case, but it may not be entirely Kovy's fault. Although I submit that it probably is lol.


eh, lou's had all week to sort out the cap situation. unless he's sending players overseas or something, he should pretty much have every permutation down.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:33 AM

That could be an option, but that though is being contradicted by his contact with the LA Kings and the fact that he went back to them with a counter offer to give them another shot.

I think in his mind it's:

1. LA
2. NJ
3. SKA

LA is rumored to be out again unless Kovy severely lowers his demands. Like everyone else, I see it as a NJ/SKA decision.


i actually think it's:

1 - LA
2 - LA
3 - LA
4 - LA
5 - LA
6 - NJ
7 - LA
8 - SKA
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:35 AM

i actually think it's:

1 - LA
2 - LA
3 - LA
4 - LA
5 - LA
6 - NJ
7 - LA
8 - SKA


You could be right, but we still have NO idea what's really going on. We definitely don't know what Lou and Vanderbeek are up to. Players have to be moved for Kovy to fit here ultimately. We have no idea if that's being taken care or or if it's underway or anything. The lack of communication is such a pain in the ass although I guess it's necessary.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

Snore.

I'll pass on any 10m per year contract, unless it's a 1-year deal, which would be fine by me and also creates the impetus to move some other players, a good thing.

I'll pass on any ridiculous 17 year deal too.

I'm sure part of this is pressure on the GM by ownership (to make attendance numbers improve and have a marketable face to the franchise), but in terms of a winning team, I'd much rather take a chance on trading for Kaberle. Trade for him, and then sign him to an extension at 5m per season. Much better investment than Kovalchuk.

Really, the only factor appealing to me about signing Kovalchuk is the need then to dump other players, which maybe Lou would not otherwise do out of loyalty. That and his 40+ goal seasons, but if it's at the expense of playing him 25 minutes a night and 100% of every 2-minute powerplay, those 40 goals aren't really that enticing.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:41 AM

I see four variables, and it's just a question of what ranks first and second.

1. $$
2. LA
3. NJ
4. SKA

Or

1. LA
2. $$
3. NJ
4. SKA

Whether or not New Jersey should even be on this list because they're representing $$ could be debated as well. But IMO it boils down to L.A. and $$. Does he want L.A. so badly that he'll take WAY less money than he was hoping to get? Or is the money so important that he'll stay in Jersey for an amount that's still less than he was hoping to get, but is more than L.A. is offering?

This, of course, is based on little fact, a lot of rumors and too much free time.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

That and his 40+ goal seasons, but if it's at the expense of playing him 25 minutes a night and 100% of every 2-minute powerplay, those 40 goals aren't really that enticing.




You can't rely on whatever ice-time/powerplay time he got last season, at least not right now. No more LeMaire, plus we have an assistant (Oates) who seems to know a thing or two about constructing an effective powerplay. MacLean apparently did a good job with the powerplay in Lowell also.

The unacceptable results last year also give me reason to believe that Kovy would be not be used the same way should he re-sign.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:46 AM

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

Has anyone consulted with a magic 8 ball yet?

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

Has anyone consulted with a magic 8 ball yet?


i consulted my knockoff one where everything usually happens the opposite of what comes up.... it told me try again later and then try again later. i gave up.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

I see four variables, and it's just a question of what ranks first and second.

1. $
2. LA
3. NJ
4. SKA

Or

1. LA
2. $
3. NJ
4. SKA

Whether or not New Jersey should even be on this list because they're representing $ could be debated as well. But IMO it boils down to L.A. and $. Does he want L.A. so badly that he'll take WAY less money than he was hoping to get? Or is the money so important that he'll stay in Jersey for an amount that's still less than he was hoping to get, but is more than L.A. is offering?

This, of course, is based on little fact, a lot of rumors and too much free time.




You're right.

It seems like there is a pretty solid offer on the table from NJ however due to whatever reason he keeps going back to LA. This could just be Grossman dealing back and forth between interested teams to get the best price or it could be because Kovy wants to settle down over there. I can see how the west coast could be alluring. SKA seems to just be another interested party but from what i gather Kovy isn't super stoked about that option.

Then there's the rest of the NHL where no one will break the bank.


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:53 AM

Has anyone consulted with a magic 8 ball yet?


I did. Response was "Ask again later."
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:54 AM

i consulted my knockoff one where everything usually happens the opposite of what comes up.... it told me try again later and then try again later. i gave up.

So wouldn't that mean you should try again right now? Do it! The answer is right there.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

You can't rely on whatever ice-time/powerplay time he got last season, at least not right now. No more LeMaire, plus we have an assistant (Oates) who seems to know a thing or two about constructing an effective powerplay. MacLean apparently did a good job with the powerplay in Lowell also.

The unacceptable results last year also give me reason to believe that Kovy would be not be used the same way should he re-sign.


Based on the Oates power play model...i have Kovi as the Stamcos but who is the sneaky guy sliding pucks over via Marty St. Louis?? Elias is the obvious choice?
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:55 AM

Kovy's horoscope is not much help:

"Work backward. Know where you want to go and who you want to reach. Imagine what reaction you want to elicit from others."
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:56 AM

I did. Response was "Ask again later."


Well done. LOL
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:56 AM

So wouldn't that mean you should try again right now? Do it! The answer is right there.


trifecta of "ask again later"

its going to monday, at least :argh:
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

Kovy's horoscope is not much help:

"Work backward. Know where you want to go and who you want to reach. Imagine what reaction you want to elicit from others."

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

Sorry to say but I actually think the devils are out of the sweepstakes... Kovy obviously wants to be a King I think both parties are bargaining for an agreement.

Kovy to Kings..
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

Kovy's horoscope is not much help:

"Work backward. Know where you want to go and who you want to reach. Imagine what reaction you want to elicit from others."

This is genius. Well done!
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