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#1 Found

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:23 AM

Read a great article about this and I definitely think having Kovy signed greatly improves our chances of winning it.. what do you guys think?
Heres the article I was reading: http://www.msg.com/b...th-kovy-1.49308

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#2 Amberite

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:24 AM

As soon as I read "Rapid Russian" I knew it had to be Stan.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

Read a great article about this and I definitely think having Kovy signed greatly improves our chances of winning it.. what do you guys think?
Heres the article I was reading: http://www.msg.com/b...th-kovy-1.49308

This is what alot of people thought last year too. We still need some work done ie. defence and a hard checking but smart 4th line.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:44 AM

As soon as I read "Rapid Russian" I knew it had to be Stan.


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:46 AM

lets see what the roster looks like come season time after the cap issues are settled and if any of these rookies can come together to make a top 3rd line...i think it is going to come down to if we have one or two surprise performances by the rookies
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:18 PM

They're definitely a "contender" on paper; however it remains to be seen if they can make the most of it and go on a serious run for #30 before he hangs em up....

EDIT: We were pretty much a contender every year since 2003, we just have sh!t the bed every year in horrific fashion....

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:58 PM

Let's let the smoke clear and lets see who we have to sacrifice for signing an expensive UFA.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:02 PM

Let's let the smoke clear and lets see who we have to sacrifice for signing an expensive UFA.


:lol: Sorry, every time I read your posts now I read them in this really angry, depressed voice.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:10 PM

I still think they need a puck moving D man. That would really be the final piece to the puzzle. Aint gonna happen this year though.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:18 PM

Well to be fair we have been "cup contenders" for every year since 97. (I was at the Devils-Sens game in 96 where we missed the playoffs by 1 point. Vaguely remember it though since I was like...seven. Lmao.)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:44 PM

Let's let the smoke clear and lets see who we have to sacrifice for signing an expensive UFA.


Because it's you, I'm not sure what you mean by "sacrifice".
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:48 PM

Are the Devils Now cup contendors?


NO!

The Devils are STILL Cup contenders. Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:57 PM

:lol: Sorry, every time I read your posts now I read them in this really angry, depressed voice.


You must sound funny.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:00 PM

NO!

The Devils are STILL Cup contenders. Posted Image Posted Image


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:01 PM

Manta, hopefully you are pro Kovy by about Game 25. He will change your stance!
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:11 PM


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:14 PM

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??? Change it after Kovy helps us get #4?
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:16 PM

Manta, hopefully you are pro Kovy by about Game 25. He will change your stance!


Let's see how this signing effects our roster. Although he is a skillful player, I am not impressed by the way our Team responded to him after we got him. I will give Johnny-Mac the benefit of the doubt and hopefully, he doesn't fall into the same trap that JL and every other coach that seems to just let him "do his thing".

I think we are a less competitive team with him, but lets see how Johnny-Mac handles him. Ideally, he plays on the third line where he can exploit 3rd defensive pairings and not disrupt ZZ POPS or Elias & Arnott.

??? Change it after Kovy helps us get #4?


I think you can wait on this for a while.
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:20 PM

Let's see how this signing effects our roster. Although he is a skillful player, I am not impressed by the way our Team responded to him after we got him. I will give Johnny-Mac the benefit of the doubt and hopefully, he doesn't fall into the same trap that JL and every other coach that seems to just let him "do his thing".

I think we are a less competitive team with him, but lets see how Johnny-Mac handles him. Ideally, he plays on the third line where he can exploit 3rd defensive pairings and not disrupt ZZ POPS or Elias & Arnott.



I think you can wait on this for a while.



Manta, with all due respect...PUT DOWN THE CRACK! 3rd line?!?!? You DO NOT give a player a $100 million contract and put him on the 3rd line. (unless his name is Brian Rolston, :giggle:) He will be playing on line 1A (I won't even say 1st and 2nd lines, but line 1 and line 1A) hopefully with Arnott at Center and Elias at RW. A-LINE 2.0 will be a force. First teams must defend ZZ-POPS and then comes A-LINE 2.0. One of the best two line combinations in hockey, if not THE best!

And here 's to hoping I can change my name to "FourCups" this June!

Edited by ThreeCups, 08 September 2010 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:21 PM

Credit New Jersey's high command -- Lamoriello and co-owner Jeff Vanderbeek -- with a special brand of perseverance and grim determination.


I dont like Stan, but that sentence pretty much says it all about this whole ordeal.
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