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#3861 Jerzey Devil

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:03 AM

I still want Kovy but I think that he signs in LA. IF not today then shortly after. Game over, IMO.

I think we need a RW to play with Zach and Travis. I like Jamie but I think the top line needs a more dynamic RW. I think it should come via trade too.

I think our much needed PMD should come via trade as well.

As it stand right now, the Devils aren't a cup contender. The core isn't enough. Lou promised big changes and if we don't land Kovy I personally would still like to see some new faces.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:05 AM

The meeting according to LeBrun is "All Day".

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:07 AM

I still want Kovy but I think that he signs in LA. IF not today then shortly after. Game over, IMO.

I think we need a RW to play with Zach and Travis. I like Jamie but I think the top line needs a more dynamic RW. I think it should come via trade too.

I think our much needed PMD should come via trade as well.

As it stand right now, the Devils aren't a cup contender. The core isn't enough. Lou promised big changes and if we don't land Kovy I personally would still like to see some new faces.


Zubrus should be the right wing for Zach and Trav. No doubt. Elias and Arnott need a right winger and Langs should be the third line right winger. Wouldn't it be awesome if Tedenby was ready to be the 2nd line right wing?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

Seriously though, there is an issue with people not wanting to play here and it's getting annoying.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:11 AM

Zubrus should be the right wing for Zach and Trav. No doubt. Elias and Arnott need a right winger and Langs should be the third line right winger. Wouldn't it be awesome if Tedenby was ready to be the 2nd line right wing?


Yeah I definitely like Zubs over Langs.

So it would be Clarkson on the right of Elias and Arnott and Lands on the right of Rolston and possibly Jofeson? No bad I guess.

But I still think this team really needs a make over.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:11 AM

Could be that Lou isn't willing to throw out the cash and New Jersey's income and property taxes are enough to keep ANYONE away.

Would you imagine that Newark NJ is the most expensive city in the country to own and operate a business? It's true! This state stinks with those financial issues.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:12 AM

Zubrus should be the right wing for Zach and Trav. No doubt. Elias and Arnott need a right winger and Langs should be the third line right winger. Wouldn't it be awesome if Tedenby was ready to be the 2nd line right wing?

I said this in another thread, but what about Marek Svatos as the winger for Elias and Arnott? Give him a one year deal and hope he can find his game in a new setting. Health is definitely a worry with him, but Langs can be pushed up to the Elias-Arnott line if Svatos gets injured.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

Could be that Lou isn't willing to throw out the cash and New Jersey's income and property taxes are enough to keep ANYONE away.

Would you imagine that Newark NJ is the most expensive city in the country to own and operate a business? It's true! This state stinks with those financial issues.


As bad as NJ is, California is just as bad if not worse with land value / taxes / etc. Not to mention the state is basically bankrupt.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if this ended today or tomorrow. Kovy knows what NJ has to offer and he will understand what LA has to offer as of today. Then it's just a matter of weighing the pros and cons which i'm sure he's been doing.

Actually, probably more like tomorrow to set up the press conference and let him sleep on it.

My guess. Also I think he's going to LA.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:14 AM

Yeah I definitely like Zubs over Langs.

So it would be Clarkson on the right of Elias and Arnott and Lands on the right of Rolston and possibly Jofeson? No bad I guess.

But I still think this team really needs a make over.


So I guess we'd be looking at

Parise-Zajac-Zubrus
Elias-Arnott-Clarkson
Rolston-Josefson-Langenbrunner

If Josefson learns quick, that third line could be great. I still question Clarkson being on the second line. I just don't see it.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:14 AM

Could be that Lou isn't willing to throw out the cash and New Jersey's income and property taxes are enough to keep ANYONE away.

Would you imagine that Newark NJ is the most expensive city in the country to own and operate a business? It's true! This state stinks with those financial issues.


Maybe, but I don't think California is that much cheaper.

I think the problem is the Devils are a 'system' and that is a turn off for most top players who weren't brought up in the Devils system.

We'll see what happens with Zach, but if he decides to test UFA I'd say there's something very very wrong going on.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:14 AM

Greg Wyshynski:

Doesn't Kovalchuk's decision basically come down to living near Snooki or Spencer Pratt at this point?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

Greg Wyshynski:

Doesn't Kovalchuk's decision basically come down to living near Snooki or Spencer Pratt at this point?


LOOL.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

The meeting according to LeBrun is "All Day".

LET GO KINGS!!!



yea first breakfast, then a quick tour of the practice facility, then a very nice lunch at the staples center followed by a tour of the arena, locker room, etc., then a quick sit down to discuss contract options and the team with the owners and coaches.... then out to dinner to one of the fanciest restaurants in town with Kovy his agent and the kings brass team.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

An all day meeting suggests, to me, that it's the make it or break it meeting. LA wants Kovy, Kovy wants LA, but if Kovy and LA can't meet on terms after today then they're actually through this time.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

So I guess we'd be looking at

Parise-Zajac-Zubrus
Elias-Arnott-Clarkson
Rolston-Josefson-Langenbrunner

If Josefson learns quick, that third line could be great. I still question Clarkson being on the second line. I just don't see it.


That's just not a cup contending team, IMO. I mean we'll still be better than the Rags and Isles and will more than likely make the playoffs with this team, but I still think a big change needs to happen. With or without Kovy.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

first one to post on page 200 wins. lol
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

That's just not a cup contending team, IMO. I mean we'll still be better than the Rags and Isles and will more than likely make the playoffs with this team, but I still think a big change needs to happen. With or without Kovy.


I'm not happy with that group of forwards either. Clarkson doesn't belong on the second line. Who the hell knows what kind of year Rolston is going to have... and no one knows if Josefson will be there even though he's been given every opportunity now to get that job.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if this ended today or tomorrow. Kovy knows what NJ has to offer and he will understand what LA has to offer as of today. Then it's just a matter of weighing the pros and cons which i'm sure he's been doing.

Actually, probably more like tomorrow to set up the press conference and let him sleep on it.

My guess. Also I think he's going to LA.



I think what has been holding up a deal with the Kings (only my speculation) is perhaps some pshychological need to get past the $100 million threshold in a front loaded deal that he was supposedly offered in Atlanta, even if it turns out to be over 15 or 17 years. My guess is that he'll learn to live without it, and get soemthing that allws him one more relatively big UFA deal, whether it's in the NHL or Russia.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:23 AM

I'm not happy with that group of forwards either. Clarkson doesn't belong on the second line. Who the hell knows what kind of year Rolston is going to have... and no one knows if Josefson will be there even though he's been given every opportunity now to get that job.


One other thing to consider is that Rolston becomes a healthy scratch on a somewhat regular basis, with the hope of giving him the message loud and clear so he has an extra incentive to waive his NTC. He's probably given every chance to succeed early on, but after that, who knows...
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