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#6041 Devil Dan 56

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:13 AM

Or there's the simplest explanation that Bettman/NHL are completely full of sh*t, and there is absolutely no MEANINGFUL distinction between Kovalchuk's deal, and any of the rest.

And do you honestly believe that the league would have rejected the reported 15 year $80 million deal that the Kings had on the table. (To answer you ahead of time, the extra two years is a meaningless distinction).

I'm sorry, I've never been one to buy into conspiracies, but this absolutely wreaks of vendetta from the league. If this deal is done by any team that the league likes seeing on tv, there would be no issue.

And the NHL wonders why it isn't taken seriously.



If Pittsburgh gave the same deal, Bettman would be at the press conference in his Pens jersey inappropriately touching Crosby under the table.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:14 AM

its their cover for the overall message, "we dont want kovy in jersey. he isnt marketable there. he needs a big city with nothing to overshadow him."

:lol:

By this, Lou didn't make a mistake by pointing out the league's loophole, he made a mistake by saying Kovy was a piece of the puzzle....Bettman was like NOOOO....he has to be the center of attention, can't market pieces of a puzzle
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:15 AM

Just make it $95MM/15 years ($6.3MM annual) and move on....to win the Cup and rub it in (throw it at...perhaps) Bettman's face.


Or we could find something more fitting to throw in his face... :lol: anyone live near a farm?

Edited by Legion15, 21 July 2010 - 12:17 AM.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:15 AM

Been meaning to post this, and now seems as good a time as any...


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:16 AM

Edit. Post makes no sense now because it was moved.

Edited by ben00rs, 21 July 2010 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:19 AM

It would be pretty ironic if this crap inspired Kovie to begin a freakish conditioning regime, play at an exceptionally high level for the next 17 years, and win 5 or 6 cups, including one in the last year of the deal.

LOL.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:20 AM

ESPN Sportcenter is now covering it... video clips and all. PR stunt is working.

ESPN Kovy Contract Poll Here: http://espn.go.com/nhl/

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:25 AM

seriously? that many think 10 or fewer? must be fans of all our rivals - and fans of the kings/thrashers
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:27 AM

looks like were goin to war
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:28 AM

Another article about this....

ESPN.com article by Scott Burnside

Edited by grcenter47, 21 July 2010 - 12:33 AM.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:29 AM

looks like were goin to war

Make it "We're going to war.......and don't worry about my cap"
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:34 AM

Another article about this....

ESPN.com article by Scott Burnside


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:01 AM

I was happy about signing Kovy and didn't get to post my emotions until now and now the contract has been rejected. wow lol. Anyways, I don't see the NHL having much to back themselves in this case if it goes to an arbitrator. I don't like deals like this really but hey if it's in the CBA and has been done before you can't reject it just by saying he'll be 44 because players have hit that age. Do some work Lou, pull your magic.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:04 AM

looks like were goin to war

Funny sig picture. But the sig's gettin' a little big there.

Edited by ben00rs, 21 July 2010 - 01:04 AM.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:04 AM

Not sure if anyone has said anything about this but if you read anything he said at the press conference, it seems like he genuinely likes our organization and the guys we have. I noticed a lot of people asked if there was any chance he'd play elsewhere and i think after reading what he said again it's 99% more likely that the deal just needs to be restructured or the rejection will be challenged
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:05 AM

Sh!t like this makes sports tougher and tougher to deal with. The NBA does nothing about a ref fixing games, MLB and FIFA refuse to use technology to get calls right, and the NHL arbitrarily applies rules only when they hurt the teams they don't like. I'd like to take the moral high ground and abandon the sport completely because of this, speak with my wallet and all that, but you know what? I'm too fvcking pissed and too fvcking loyal to this team. Maybe sports should just be fun, and maybe there are multiple real problems and it's not fair or logical of me to get this emotional about a game, but this season just became a war. I want to run up scores, and flip off the other teams. I want Leblond to intentionally injure Crosby, Ovie, and anyone important on an original 6 team. I want Lou to bring back Peters if Leblond gets suspended. I want Stevens to go to the league office and kill Bettman. But more than any of that, I want to win this cup to prove to the league that, no matter how much they want to, they can't kill the fvcking Devils. They tried to send us to Nashville, they changed the rules to hurt our players, they stood in our way when we tried to sign a legal contract (and I hear what tri and 731 are saying about the terms, and the legality, but if we were a sexier team, the NHL would turn the other way), but we have a proud team, the best fvcking GM in the sport, and, no matter what every assh0le fan from everywhere else says, a fan base I'd go to war with in a second. It's time for all of us to band together against the world. Fvck speaking with my wallet, I'm going to more games this year, and I'll travel with the team so I can laugh at every other fvcking fan when we kick their asses. This is supposed to be fun, and maybe it will be, but the NHL has done the best they can to suck the fun out of the game for Devils fans, and the only way I see it being worth it is if we can laugh in their fvcking faces drinking kool-aid out of the cup.

Amen brother! :cheers:

I'm confident Kovalchuk will end up a Devil...it's just a matter of how long this fvcking process is going to get dragged out. Ugh.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:11 AM

Age discrimination is illegal. And the league does not have a crystal ball. No one does.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:15 AM

Am I the only one who has a bad feeling about next offseason? The way we're willing to blow money on Kovy, it seems a little unnerving. We have a couple contracts ending next season (the biggest being Parise) and we haven't even approached other players like Mottau (who is more then willing to stay in NJ.) Are we really putting all of our eggs into the Kovulchuk basket?
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:47 AM

What a way to ruin my morning. Won't have any problem to find motivation in the gym at least...
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:51 AM

Age discrimination is illegal. And the league does not have a crystal ball. No one does.

I'm pretty sure this doesn't count as age discrimination, it's not like the league is saying you can't play when you're 44, the issue is that the contract was not drawn up with the expectation that Kovalchuk will actually play all 17 years.
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