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#1 DevsFan7545

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:09 PM

According to the L.A. Times and Lebrun

http://latimesblogs....ree-agency.html

http://twitter.com/real_espnlebrun


So Basically its The Devils, and Islanders left

Edited by DevsFan7545, 04 July 2010 - 07:16 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:18 PM

So Basically its The Devils, and Islanders left


...we think
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

This from Fire and Ice:

http://blogs.northje.../blogs/fireice/

Islanders GM Garth Snow told Newsday on Friday that he called Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman, to see what they were looking for in terms of salary and length of contract, but did not say if he made an offer. A source said the Islanders never made an offer.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:26 PM

So its between us and the KHL or someone we don't know about.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:28 PM

brooks had the best tweet on this: "Kings rule out Kovalchuk. In other news, Yanks refuse to sign A-rod after he opts out. Oh. Wait.

chris botta also agrees that the kings aren't out at all - just tired of playing kovy's game.

i agree - that's where he's ending up.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:30 PM

This from Fire and Ice:

http://blogs.northje.../blogs/fireice/

Islanders GM Garth Snow told Newsday on Friday that he called Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman, to see what they were looking for in terms of salary and length of contract, but did not say if he made an offer. A source said the Islanders never made an offer.


I read some report that basically said the Isles said they'd offer Kovalchuk a 10 year/100 mil deal if they'd come in and talk to him. Grossman said, "tell me the details and maybe we'll talk" and Snow said, "come in and talk and we can hash out the details" so I think it may have been unofficially offered.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

This is going to take a while me thinks.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

brooks had the best tweet on this: "Kings rule out Kovalchuk. In other news, Yanks refuse to sign A-rod after he opts out. Oh. Wait.

chris botta also agrees that the kings aren't out at all - just tired of playing kovy's game.

i agree - that's where he's ending up.


Kind of what I assumed also.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

Has anyone heard anything about the Flyers? Plus, I just wouldn't understand Kovy signing w/ the Isles. They came in LAST PLACE in the east last year. At least Atlanta put up somewhat of a fight in their division and was at a time "in the playoff hunt". That couldn't be said about the Isles.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:34 PM

Has anyone heard anything about the Flyers? Plus, I just wouldn't understand Kovy signing w/ the Isles. They came in LAST PLACE in the east last year. At least Atlanta put up somewhat of a fight in their division and was at a time "in the playoff hunt". That couldn't be said about the Isles.

There was a wild rumor out there that had the Kings trading Simmonds and a 1st rounder to Philly for Gagne and Carter and then the Flyers would have the cap space to sign Kovy. Again Just a rumor, I think it was a blogger from LA who was listing off 10 theories on what the Kings would do now.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:51 PM

Well I certainly don't believe it but I wish and hope it's true. Still holding out hope for the Devils to sign Kovy.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:19 PM

Why would they trade Gagne and Carter for Kovalchuk?
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:22 PM

Why would they trade Gagne and Carter for Kovalchuk?


Good question.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:27 PM

Why would they trade Gagne and Carter for Kovalchuk?


To get additional assets. It would be the same as us trading Parise in order to sign Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk essentially replaces Parise (for the most part) and Parise would get us a boat load in a trade.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

To get additional assets. It would be the same as us trading Parise in order to sign Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk essentially replaces Parise (for the most part) and Parise would get us a boat load in a trade.


it's an awful trade. they're not really getting a "boatload" in that potential trade, they're clearing cap space. LA makes out like bandits.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:37 PM

it's an awful trade. they're not really getting a "boatload" in that potential trade, they're clearing cap space. LA makes out like bandits.


Sorry, I didn't see the supposed trade. The trade ends up being Kovalchuk, Simmonds and a 1st for Gagne and Carter. I don't like that for Philly.
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:55 PM

Why would Philly do that? They can probably win the Stanley cup with the team they have, especially with Chicago looking very beatable now. I doubt this trade rumor has any legs.

Also from Lebrun:
Real_ESPNLeBrun "To follow up on @helenenothelen's scoop, source from Kovalchuk's camp confirms to ESPN.com that Kings are out.
about 5 hours ago"

It sounds like they might be out, unless Lebrun and espn are also part of this rumored publicity stunt.
In that case, I'd expect Kovy to sign somewhere early tomorrow. If he doesn't sign tomorrow, this is probably a very large publicity stunt.

Edited by The Facepainter, 04 July 2010 - 11:03 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 10:57 PM

Why would Philly do that? They can probably win the Stanley cup with the team they have, especially with Chicago looking very beatable now. I doubt this trade rumor has any legs.


And I wonder if the ones that made them have any brain.

Edited by SS-SS, 04 July 2010 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:29 PM

This guys signing with the Devils. An idiot would sign with the Islanders. Check it out, he's even conformed to the dress code:

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:30 PM

This guys signing with the Devils. An idiot would sign with the Islanders. Check it out, he's even conformed to the dress code:

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Unfortunately for Ilya, Lou has a rule against wearing make-up, so he's out.
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