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#6701 thegame346

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:47 AM

because its a jersey foul...big time.

great for an internet handle and avatar, but not for a $300 jersey.


Who said I am paying $300 for a jersey? You gotta be out of your fvcking mind if you think I will pay that much.

A Jersey "foul"? Someone please forward me the long standing rules that have been established by league fans on the "proper" wear and customization of NHL jerseys. Stop trying to impose your standards on me. I do not waste my time trying to seek yours or anyones approval other then my family and my co-workers that depend on me.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:47 AM

because its a jersey foul...big time.

great for an internet handle and avatar, but not for a $300 jersey.



LOL!! Can you do better than that? Your argument = fail.

Why would you care what anyone gets on their jersey anyway? You paying for it, or wearing it?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

LOL!! Can you do better than that? Your argument = fail.

Why would you care what anyone gets on their jersey anyway? You paying for it, or wearing it?


Exactly, and as to the argument others are making about "well other teams fans don't do it"... well fvck the other teams fans. Stop trying to be like them. What makes our team, and our fanbase unique is that we DON'T do what the other guys do. So please excuse me while I inject a little originality into our franchises fanbase. All you other conformists can go sit in line with the other sheepish NHL fans.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:54 AM

Who said I am paying $300 for a jersey? You gotta be out of your fvcking mind if you think I will pay that much.

A Jersey "foul"? Someone please forward me the long standing rules that have been established by league fans on the "proper" wear and customization of NHL jerseys. Stop trying to impose your standards on me. I do not waste my time trying to seek yours or anyones approval other then my family and my co-workers that depend on me.


pay whatever you want for a jersey. i dont really care, just an example of going out of the way to buy authentic with personalization. yes, its possible to get it cheaper. but that's not the point. its a massive waste of money to put what YOU want on the back of a jersey.

LOL!! Can you do better than that? Your argument = fail.

Why would you care what anyone gets on their jersey anyway? You paying for it, or wearing it?


He obviously cares if he thought to respond to my post. Honestly, I feel bad for everyone with the jersey fouls that get shown on Puck Daddy, not because they're on there but what mustve been going through their minds when they thought, "THis is a GREAT idea. I MUST put it on my JERSEY!"

Edited by njdevsfn95, 23 July 2010 - 09:55 AM.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:56 AM

Put whatever you want on your jersey, who cares? A friend of mine used to wear a Rags jersey that said "Headboard" on the back, with the number 69 on it. He fancied himself a headboard ranger LOL. I remember telling him he should be fronting a band in that jersey :lol:
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

Exactly, and as to the argument others are making about "well other teams fans don't do it"... well fvck the other teams fans. Stop trying to be like them. What makes our team, and our fanbase unique is that we DON'T do what the other guys do. So please excuse me while I inject a little originality into our franchises fanbase. All you other conformists can go sit in line with the other sheepish NHL fans.


nothing wrong with originality.

but then again, you're putting "This Is Team" on the back of a jersey with the specific #17. kind of hypocritical even though it came from Kovalchuk, plenty of players have said that or something similar in the past.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:57 AM

I thought this was interesting from the Toronto Globe and Mail:

Why did NHL kill the Kovalchuk contract?

http://www.theglobea...article1647961/

The league was said to be troubled by a couple of long-term contracts signed by Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen two years ago already, but the deals expire before the players reach the age of 40, so they let them pass. The next round of long-term contracts – for Chris Pronger, Roberto Luongo and Marian Hossa – extended the terms until the respective players turned 42, an age where few play any more.

Hossa’s contract was particularly troubling because it lasts 12 years, but from Year 7 to Year 9 drops from $7.9-million to $1-million in annual compensation. Even though it looked fishy, the league determined that it couldn’t prove a circumvention on the strength of the contract alone, so they let that one pass as well.

Investigations into those three deals by independent counsel remain active and if any of the parties involved in the negotiations erred at some point in their communications with regard to the contract’s extended term, they could still be tossed out.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:00 AM

Exactly, and as to the argument others are making about "well other teams fans don't do it"... well fvck the other teams fans. Stop trying to be like them. What makes our team, and our fanbase unique is that we DON'T do what the other guys do. So please excuse me while I inject a little originality into our franchises fanbase. All you other conformists can go sit in line with the other sheepish NHL fans.



And this is why we still get pissed on by other fans in the league. We pride ourselves on being an overall classy team, but then we have fans that pull this. This will be the last post I make at least on this thread about this topic since it digresses from the point of this thread, but I just have to say that it looks dumb. Apparently, you seem to be offended that not everyone is fawning over this idea, so your $150 (for replica + lettering) cry for attention is not working as well as you hoped. Yeah it is your right to do what you want to your jersey and I am not literally stopping you from getting it, but do not expect everyone to like it.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:01 AM



Investigations into those three deals by independent counsel remain active and if any of the parties involved in the negotiations erred at some point in their communications with regard to the contract’s extended term, they could still be tossed out.


Yes, and technically The Korean War is still in progress. Seems like pro league propaganda at a point where almost all the press about this contract dispute has turned into "the NHL has picked a fight it will have a lot of trouble winning".

Screw the NHL! :saddevil:
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

Investigations into those three deals by independent counsel remain active and if any of the parties involved in the negotiations erred at some point in their communications with regard to the contract’s extended term, they could still be tossed out.


There are rules in the CBA that deal with circumvention and contracts and I assume the writer of the article (or the 'source') was mentioning them. EDIT: slightly different rules than the ones being utilized for the Kovalchuk contract.

In our case, all Kovalchuk has to do is make it to October without saying anything along the lines of "retiring early" because then reporters will have actual hockey to cover instead of just his contract.

Edited by njdevsfn95, 23 July 2010 - 10:04 AM.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

Put whatever you want on your jersey, who cares? A friend of mine used to wear a Rags jersey that said "Headboard" on the back, with the number 69 on it. He fancied himself a headboard ranger LOL. I remember telling him he should be fronting a band in that jersey :lol:


This is a little off topic maybe, but some Islanders fans used to show up at Islanders - Rangers games with Rangers jerseys and #14 CRACKHEAD on the back of the jerseys. This was of course the time when Theo Fleury played with the Rangers. And that sucks, because I love Theo and he was one of my favorite players.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

Yes, and technically The Korean War is still in progress. Seems like pro league propaganda at a point where almost all the press about this contract dispute has turned into "the NHL has picked a fight it will have a lot of trouble winning".

Screw the NHL! :saddevil:


The NHL won't win this fight. It was never their intention to win this fight. This rejection is a political move within the NHL.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:11 AM

The NHL won't win this fight. It was never their intention to win this fight. This rejection is a political move within the NHL.


This is my belief too. I think the NHL knows that Kovalchuk's contract will hold up, but they wanted to send a message that they will create trouble for these types of contracts in the future.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

Not sure if this was posted yet, but on the Devils website all Kovalchuk promo stuff is gone. Where it said "Watch Kovy " now says "Watch Zach" & all highlight videos are gone from the front page scroll, they now have the prospects, Devil Day of Summer, & Lou's statement.

Not sure if this a good thing or not but if the Devils felt confident about keeping Kovy wouldn't you keep up the promo info?

Just wondering what everyone thinks?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:15 AM

nothing wrong with originality.

but then again, you're putting "This Is Team" on the back of a jersey with the specific #17. kind of hypocritical even though it came from Kovalchuk, plenty of players have said that or something similar in the past.


I guess it would be like getting a Malkin jersey, but putting "Big Taste" on the back instead of Malkin.

Not big on phrases or nicknames on jerseys...but hey, its your money and your jersey. Get whatever makes you happy.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

Jim Kelly from Rogers Sports Net:

The Kovy conundrum

http://www.sportsnet...kovy_conundrum/

It's a more than safe bet to assume that Lamoriello knew that if the league was going to have any objections to a contract that pushes the salary limits and the number of years in an agreement to seemingly absurd heights it would be with the organization that conceived it. Yet the league is going to go the tried and true CBA violation route. Far be it from the league to slap down a member organization even if it has, from time to time, had serious disagreements with said organization.

The PA is always a much more likely (though not necessarily easier) target in that if the league wins it doesn't just win against one perceived rogue member of its own organization, it wins against the PA and for its view of how the CBA should be interpreted. If that happens, everyone else has to fall in line.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

Not sure if this was posted yet, but on the Devils website all Kovalchuk promo stuff is gone. Where it said "Watch Kovy " now says "Watch Zach" & all highlight videos are gone from the front page scroll, they now have the prospects, Devil Day of Summer, & Lou's statement.

Not sure if this a good thing or not but if the Devils felt confident about keeping Kovy wouldn't you keep up the promo info?

Just wondering what everyone thinks?


not sure but i think legally they need to take it down until this situation clears up and he is officially a Devil
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

after this deal gets approved, how about a Kovalchuk jersey with 44 on it
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

Not sure if this was posted yet, but on the Devils website all Kovalchuk promo stuff is gone. Where it said "Watch Kovy " now says "Watch Zach" & all highlight videos are gone from the front page scroll, they now have the prospects, Devil Day of Summer, & Lou's statement.

Not sure if this a good thing or not but if the Devils felt confident about keeping Kovy wouldn't you keep up the promo info?

Just wondering what everyone thinks?


i don't think you keep the promotional info when the contract's in dispute, it doesn't look good. that stuff will be back when kovalchuk does have a legal contract.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:20 AM

I guess it would be like getting a Malkin jersey, but putting "Big Taste" on the back instead of Malkin.

Not big on phrases or nicknames on jerseys...but hey, its your money and your jersey. Get whatever makes you happy.


Well the only other reason I'd get it would be because of all the Devils fan sites I've visted grabbing bits and pieces of info here or there about the Kovy Krisis, this is the only one that has quasi grabbed on to the whole "this is team" comment. Putting that on the back of the Jersey further serves the relationship I have with this board.
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