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#6761 Devs4LordStanley

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:55 AM

How about this:

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:56 AM

How about this:

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

I like me some posted images :)
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

That jersey is beautiful....
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:12 PM

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:12 PM

That's sheer gold right there.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:15 PM

WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:17 PM

I'm surprised in all of the jersey fouls you see on Puck Daddy, no one has ever included any BettmanSux, FukBettman jerseys. Then again, can you really consider them a foul?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

I don't think a Devils fan would get this jersey... unless it's a Kovy hater.



So Manta will get this as his Kovy Jersey? Didn't he say that he would get one if Kovy resigned here?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


When Lou has Bettmans head on his wall next to a copy of the CBA
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:36 PM

I really hope the arbitrator rules in favor of the contract. It will be the 3rd time Lou has publicly embarassed the league since he took over over 20 years ago.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:42 PM

I really hope the arbitrator rules in favor of the contract. It will be the 3rd time Lou has publicly embarassed the league since he took over over 20 years ago.


I see a ton more reasons why they would rather then why they wouldn't. I mean this argument isn't even close. Its 80/20 in favor of the Devils.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:44 PM

I see a ton more reasons why they would rather then why they wouldn't. I mean this argument isn't even close. Its 80/20 in favor of the Devils.



I'd give it 90/10 actually, but you never know what kind of shennanigans will happen behind the scenes.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:49 PM

thing is though now even though kovy said "this is team", will other teams fans now want to pull the Devils apart for being a one-man, "secret weapon" star oriented team now that this big deal has been made about him? I mean we're supposed to be one of the few teams in the league that plays as a TEAM (the 'boring' hockey most devils haters say we play, synonymous with 'trap' references) now they're going to say we're changing our style and being more oriented toward Kovy and Parise, rather than a team of equals - like Crysby and the Pens, Ovi and the Caps, etc. I guess Kovy nixed the thought though when he declined the "face of the team" title and said if anyone, Brodeur should still hold that because it's earned, not given. That's apparently what other team's fans don't get, you don't get to be the man everyone thinks of when you mention a team just because you're there and score a lot of goals, or make big plays, you get it by being consistent, showing up every day and giving 100%. Kovy does that, which is why he's worth so much to any team. And what's the icing is that he doesn't expect instant gratification, he seems very humble.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:55 PM

I really hope the arbitrator rules in favor of the contract. It will be the 3rd time Lou has publicly embarassed the league since he took over over 20 years ago.


I don't think Lou would be proud of that fact. It's like tough love.

What if during the writing of the CBA Lou had said that people could sign ridiculously long contract lengths to circumvent the cap and everyone laughed it off. Now that he's done it they'll take his own words, set forth during CBA negotiations, and use them against him... :unsure:

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:59 PM

thing is though now even though kovy said "this is team", will other teams fans now want to pull the Devils apart for being a one-man, "secret weapon" star oriented team now that this big deal has been made about him? I mean we're supposed to be one of the few teams in the league that plays as a TEAM (the 'boring' hockey most devils haters say we play, synonymous with 'trap' references) now they're going to say we're changing our style and being more oriented toward Kovy and Parise, rather than a team of equals - like Crysby and the Pens, Ovi and the Caps, etc. I guess Kovy nixed the thought though when he declined the "face of the team" title and said if anyone, Brodeur should still hold that because it's earned, not given. That's apparently what other team's fans don't get, you don't get to be the man everyone thinks of when you mention a team just because you're there and score a lot of goals, or make big plays, you get it by being consistent, showing up every day and giving 100%. Kovy does that, which is why he's worth so much to any team. And what's the icing is that he doesn't expect instant gratification, he seems very humble.



Problem is, the Devils played the trap and a team concept from 94 to 05 was to be able to compete with other teams who were loaded with stars due to being more financially well off. This served them well in the clutch and grab era, but not so much in the post-lockout era. Looking at all the teams that won the cup in the 90's, I'd have to admit just going through the rosters the 95 Devils were the least talented team to win the cup. They won because of the trap and the trap worked because they worked as a team. Also having a young Brodeur, streaking Lemieux and steady Stevens also helped. In this day and age, a team has to have a couple of bona-fide stars to keep up and Kovy fits in that mold. If he at least buys into the concept of trying to do less since he has more support here than in Atlanta, then he should do at least fairly well here.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

thing is though now even though kovy said "this is team", will other teams fans now want to pull the Devils apart for being a one-man, "secret weapon" star oriented team now that this big deal has been made about him? I mean we're supposed to be one of the few teams in the league that plays as a TEAM (the 'boring' hockey most devils haters say we play, synonymous with 'trap' references) now they're going to say we're changing our style and being more oriented toward Kovy and Parise, rather than a team of equals - like Crysby and the Pens, Ovi and the Caps, etc. I guess Kovy nixed the thought though when he declined the "face of the team" title and said if anyone, Brodeur should still hold that because it's earned, not given. That's apparently what other team's fans don't get, you don't get to be the man everyone thinks of when you mention a team just because you're there and score a lot of goals, or make big plays, you get it by being consistent, showing up every day and giving 100%. Kovy does that, which is why he's worth so much to any team. And what's the icing is that he doesn't expect instant gratification, he seems very humble.


I feel as though this situation with Kovy is different. The Devils are a small team in a large market. We have to compete with Philly, the Rangers, Pittsburgh with Crosby, and Washington with Ovie. Our competitors are handing out these large contracts to free agents right and left. How can another teams fans make fun of the Devils when they are only trying to keep pace?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:06 PM

Kovy's career will likely be judged when its over by what he accomplishes as a Devil. I can't see him NOT buying into the team concept with the talent here - this simply isn't Atlanta.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

Just posting this because out of all the cheesy PR photos they took after the presser, this one's my favorite.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

Kovy's career will likely be judged when its over by what he accomplishes as a Devil. I can't see him NOT buying into the team concept with the talent here - this simply isn't Atlanta.


Well said.

That's exactly what I told a Flyers fan earlier today when he was having a go at the Devils, saying how he hopes we do get the contract sorted so we can "self destruct after signing the biggest non-performer in the history of the game".

He's too young to remember Alex Daigle.
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