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#3841 ghdi

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:11 AM

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#3842 Daniel

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

Kopitar might be the most underrated player in the NHL right now. He was off to a blazing start last year before his wingers started getting hurt. If he can figure out a way to stay at that level, and have Kovalchuk on his wing, he'll post big numbers - and Kovy will certainly be able to flirt with 50 goals.


In assessing how well he's going to perform with the Kings (and he is going to the Kings) people are also discounting how many more goals he'll score on the powerplay as compared to Atlanta and certainly NJ. Kings were ranked 7th in the league last year, and with Doughty only getting better, Kovy will have the opportunity for more open shots on the powerplay.

40+ goals for the next few years is a very safe bet. I don't see how people can say that one or two seasonswith above 50 goals is out of the question.

If Gaborik was good enough to score 50 goals on the Rangers (which he would have if it weren't for injuries, which Kovy generally hasn't had issues with in his career) I don't see how people think there's no way Kovy can get to 50 goals on a much more offensively dynamic team like the Kings.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

Why people sound so sure that not signing Kovy will make Parise a Devs long term ?
Signing Kovy could be difficult (but it's still possible) to make both sign long term... but you don't know what's in the Parise mind...

That will be so " funny " if we loose both of them...
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

It's hilarious to watch you guys talk about Kovy.

One second it's all like "OMG Kovy is the best yay we want him"

Then it's all like "OMG Kovy is a meanie he's going to LA"

The it's all like "OMG Kovy just sign with us pleeeeease"

Then it's all like "Ninjas"

Then it's all like "Kovy sucks he's going to LA, we can't sign him and Pariseee!!!"

Then it's all like "Kovy sign with NJ already aaargh!!!"

Then it's all like"I'm not coming back to this thread 'till he signs"

Then it's all like "Ninja chic"

Then it's all like "I'm back and Kovy and LL suck, I hate everyone."
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:18 AM

It's hilarious to watch you guys talk about Kovy.

One second it's all like "OMG Kovy is the best yay we want him"

Then it's all like "OMG Kovy is a meanie he's going to LA"

The it's all like "OMG Kovy just sign with us pleeeeease"

Then it's all like "Ninjas"

Then it's all like "Kovy sucks he's going to LA, we can't sign him and Pariseee!!!"

Then it's all like "Kovy sign with NJ already aaargh!!!"

Then it's all like"I'm not coming back to this thread 'till he signs"

Then it's all like "Ninja chic"

Then it's all like "I'm back and Kovy and LL suck, I hate everyone."


Needs more Ninjas
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:19 AM

Ninjas and Purple Drank are far more entertaining than waiting for someone else who's made more money than I will see in my lifetime make even more money and not even bring me pleasure by playing for my favorite sports franchise. Not to mention, a Russian.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:19 AM

Oh yea I forgot the purple drank.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:22 AM

Forget it, man. Wait til next year when LA has to dump salary and sign Wayne Simmonds.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:25 AM

They have the best chance at being the next Blackhawks, as in a team that has a huge turn around from worst to best in about a 3 - 4 year period.


And then have to dump half the people that made it possible because of cap space hell?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:33 AM

Ninjas and Purple Drank are far more entertaining than waiting for someone else who's made more money than I will see in my lifetime make even more money and not even bring me pleasure by playing for my favorite sports franchise. Not to mention, a Russian.

and Dont worry about my Cap!!!
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:34 AM

And then have to dump half the people that made it possible because of cap space hell?



What would you rather have...a cup, losing players and being bad for a while or being consistently good and not winning? I know my pick.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

sorry dan...i forgot to drink my coffee before i wrote that...lol
still...i'm kinda feeling weird about the devils future.

all of a sudden johnny macs the head coach...we got arnott and rolston back...martys on the way out...
and lou is like the emperor with no clothes on.


you could be right...LoL!


Haha, I know man. I'm not instilled with confidence either, but there are some bright spots to the future here. Gone will be the days of yearly division titles. Just think, in a few years we'll be arguing about making the playoffs instead of failing in them. :giggle:

I do think that they have a solid chance at a Cup run in the next couple of years before a lot of the core is gone, though.

And then have to dump half the people that made it possible because of cap space hell?


Most likely. Welcome to the glorious new NHL!!
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

For the record I still want Kovy to sign here. Just trying not to get my hopes up anymore.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

END KOVY WATCH TODAY!
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

Why people sound so sure that not signing Kovy will make Parise a Devs long term ?
Signing Kovy could be difficult (but it's still possible) to make both sign long term... but you don't know what's in the Parise mind...

That will be so " funny " if we loose both of them...


Unless Parise has made up his mind now that he doesn't want to play for the Devils long term, it's very likely you can lock him up for 7 to 10 years. Unrestricted free agency is two years away, and as he certainly is noticing with Kovalchuk, there's no guarantee that teams will be lining up to sign you no matter how good you are. If Kovy had re-signed here, you'd need to do a significant amount of cap juggling to get a long term deal that starts in 2011. Without Kovy, you can go to Zach tomorrow with a long term deal with a $7 to 7.5 cap hit, and there's a good chance he'll take it before hiring an agent (which nets him something like an extra $300k to 700k a year).

So unless he really doesn't want to be here or Lou plays that stupid "you have to do things the Devils way", he's not going anywhere. I suspect that Vanderbeek won't let the latter happen.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:56 AM

Unless Parise has made up his mind now that he doesn't want to play for the Devils long term, it's very likely you can lock him up for 7 to 10 years. Unrestricted free agency is two years away, and as he certainly is noticing with Kovalchuk, there's no guarantee that teams will be lining up to sign you no matter how good you are. If Kovy had re-signed here, you'd need to do a significant amount of cap juggling to get a long term deal that starts in 2011. Without Kovy, you can go to Zach tomorrow with a long term deal with a $7 to 7.5 cap hit, and there's a good chance he'll take it before hiring an agent (which nets him something like an extra $300k to 700k a year).

So unless he really doesn't want to be here or Lou plays that stupid "you have to do things the Devils way", he's not going anywhere. I suspect that Vanderbeek won't let the latter happen.


And there is no reason really for Parise to want to go elsewhere. Without Kovy, it is pretty clear that he the future, as well as the face of this franchise once Brodeur retires. And once Langs is gone, Parise should get the C.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:59 AM

And there is no reason really for Parise to want to go elsewhere. Without Kovy, it is pretty clear that he the future, as well as the face of this franchise once Brodeur retires. And once Langs is gone, Parise should get the C.


Unless he wants to win the cup and doesn't see it happening in NJ. /shrug
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:00 AM

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=327346

Looks like the Kovy saga will at least live until Tuesday
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=327346

Looks like the Kovy saga will at least live until Tuesday


This was posted last night after the speculation on twitter. But since we aren't hearing anything this morning, it seems more likely that this will not be solved today. At which point, a lot of people will be really pissed off.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

This was posted last night after the speculation on twitter. But since we aren't hearing anything this morning, it seems more likely that this will not be solved today. At which point, a lot of people will be really pissed off.


It's only 8 am in LA. They have the wholllleee day ahead of them.
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