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DJ Eco

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#1207525 Under Eugene Melnyk, Senators have lost $94 million

Posted by DJ Eco on 20 August 2013 - 10:19 AM

You maybe correct and I am not defending them but:

 

They did report that Vanderbeek was broke

They did report that Vanderbeek had missed a loan payment

They did report that the NHL had advanced the Devils and loan them money to meet expenses

They did report that outside sources had loan Vanderbeek money to meet the payroll and expenses.

They did report the NHL was going to take over the Devils while that was denied by the NHL after all is said and done it appears that would have been the only choice left if there wasn't a buyer for the Devils. 

 

Just saying

 

 

Has any of that been confirmed? Missed loan payment was never confirmed by anyone outside of Forbes/Post. The advance the Devils were given by the NHL was never reported correctly. It was an advance, and not confirmed to be a loan (outside of Forbes/Post). And it was never ever stated or confirmed by anyone that the NHL intended to take over the Devils. On the contrary, there was a bidding war for at least the past month between the attorney's group and the Harris group. Before that, the attorney's group was in place to purchase the team (which Lou and the NHL were abreast of); NHL would not intend to take over the team under any of those circumstances. The attorney's "loan" was really just a down payment of intent to purchase and only to be paid back if Vanderbeek somehow found the resources to keep the team, which was obviously not the case.

 

The fact that you think any of that Forbes/Post garbage is fact is why those articles are so dangerous. Literally everything can be explained away when you realize that someone was in place to purchase the organization for probably at least the past 4-5 months.


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#1207099 Live Stream of Today's Press Conference @ 11am EST

Posted by DJ Eco on 15 August 2013 - 11:22 AM

MONEY.


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#1205295 MSG Being Knocked Down in 10 years?

Posted by DJ Eco on 25 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS EVICTION!


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#1204303 2013-14 schedule thread

Posted by DJ Eco on 19 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

Thu Mar 20: Minnesota at Devils, 7 p.m.
Sat Mar 22: Rangers at Devils, 7 p.m.
Sun Mar 23: Toronto at Devils, 7 p.m.

 

 

^^^^This is from now on referred to as "HATE WEEK"...


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#1203697 [Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

Posted by DJ Eco on 16 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

Your hatred of Kovalchuk has clouded your judgment.  You honestly think this team is capable of winning a championship anytime soon?  Unless Lou pulls off a couple more huge signings or trades, or unless Schneider ends up being the second coming of Brodeur, Marty's retiring without a fourth Cup.  I don't think the situation is as doom-and-gloom as some others are saying, but I also don't see the Devils being anything close to championship caliber for at least a few years.

 

I disagree. Since when was making "a couple more huge signings or trades" what contributed to our success in the past? I like our roster, especially if Brunner gets added to it. I loooove that we have Schneider. The players we have at our disposal, I feel they can execute DeBoer's system perfectly (Zajac won't have a slump like last year, easy to say; Zubrus/Elias are back, etc.). Clowe and Ryder are great acquisitions and Clowe will especially fit in very well, if he can stay healthy. We have a BIG team with a lot of grit and some edge, which can tire out the opposition with DeBoer's system. Add onto that that we've improved in goal, and I think we're a better team than last year. We're not unlike the Boston or Los Angeles teams in the past few years as far as the makeup of our roster is concerned.


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#1197708 Summer 2013 UFA/RFA Thread

Posted by DJ Eco on 28 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

Rumor is that Bettman is allowing the Penguins to be 10 mil over the cap for the next 7 years.

Source: I completely made it up

 

So what you're saying is this is an Š„klund (2.3% accurate) E5.


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#1197534 Lecavalier bought out

Posted by DJ Eco on 27 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

I think we'll be seeing the end of an era in Pittsburgh. Swept by the Bruins? Shaky goaltending? Their cap will be hard to squeeze players in? We always just assume that's where UFA/trade bait players want to go, but I can't help but think those feelings are changing.

 

We're seeing teams built like Pittsburgh and New York not winning Cups. Teams built like Boston, L.A., Chicago (and I'll throw Detroit in there still too based on their style) are.


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#1197356 2013 NHL Draft

Posted by DJ Eco on 26 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

When has a Russian player or prospect NOT been labeled "enigmatic"?


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#1196990 2013 Stanley Cup Finals

Posted by DJ Eco on 25 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

When you hear stuff like that, that is is why hockey > all other sports


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#1191076 Rangers fans

Posted by DJ Eco on 10 May 2013 - 08:28 AM

Unfortunately, the loudest Rangers fans are the dumbest least knowledgable (kinda goes for most sports, right?)... Older Rangers fans (40-50+) know their role and know how much time can pass between Championship-winning seasons. Younger Rangers fans only know the Sean Avery "fatso" era and, CONVENIENTLY, anything after the Devils' dominance of this area. That's mostly why last year's ECF win was so sweet, it put the reality check on a whole lot of young Rangers fans that have somehow developed the theory over the past 10 years that somehow they're the superior organization. If you watch MSG summer programming over and over again, you might get as brainwashed of that as they are.

 

The way they mouth off, you'd think the Rangers were the Yankees and the Devils were the Mets...


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#1188377 Brodeur on the cover of NHL14 !!!

Posted by DJ Eco on 23 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

Martin Brodeur is our generation's (hockey) Michael Jordan. You would never see a Chicago Bull fan disrespecting Jordan the way some Devils fans on here crap on Marty. It's embarrassing, really...


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#1176088 Kincaid sent down, Frazee called up

Posted by DJ Eco on 06 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Kin"k"aid!


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#1172614 NYT: How come Brodeur is still so good?

Posted by DJ Eco on 21 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Great 5-page feature on Brodeur in NY Times magazine!

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ll-so-good.html


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#1167901 Devils Fans

Posted by DJ Eco on 01 February 2013 - 02:54 PM

I've noticed the attitude of the fans a bit different than last year. Probably some more bandwagoners than usual in previous years, and a lot of people railing on Kovalchuk or Brodeur or Salvador for messing up; it's as if you need to be a play-by-play critic to be a real hockey fan. Sometimes I like empty seats more than a full section of loudmouth bandwagon fans. "KOVEEEEEY WHAT THE HELL DO WE EVEN PAY YA FAW?!?!" I feel like I'm at MSG during a horrible powerplay, hate those kind of fans.

I got in more arguments at the Devils-Capitals game with Devils fans than I did with Caps fans. If Kovy didn't shoot, they were cursing him out. If Kovy did shoot and it went wide (for a tip-in attempt), they were screaming bloody murder. When he scored the goal in OT, I turned around and mouthed "fvck YOU" to a fan that was railing on him the whole game. It's hard to enjoy a game with all that uneducated negativity in the air. If I wanted to be surrounded by Rangers-type fans, I would go to Rangers games.
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#1161356 Rumor from Russian hockey writer: Kovy considering staying in KHL

Posted by DJ Eco on 09 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

fvck Kovalclaims. No way we give him the Captain after this debacle, he is showing no leadership, no commitment to the team and no commitment to the league.



On the contrary, he's actually showing some admirable leadership-quality backbone and class, if you look at the situation he finds himself in, from his perspective.

It's stressful for all us Devils fans, but think about it for a second. Compare all the Russian players that flew back into the U.S. today to Kovalchuk, and ask yourself, who loves the game of hockey more? Ovechkin will be comfy at home clubbing it up this Saturday night in D.C. the way he's done for years, while Kovalchuk is graciously saluting his fans and teammates one last time.

If anything, I wouldn't be surprised if the Devils pick up a nice big Russian addition to the fanbase after this is said and done; more jersey sales, TV opportunities, etc... Not to mention, Kovalchuk won't have time to get comfortable or lazy on Monday, as he'll be right back into the swing of things. I would imagine his fitness and midseason form will have a good impact on the rest of the boys in camp on Monday, who may be rusty.
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