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JustinZ

Member Since 02 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2013 10:33 PM
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In Topic: Your thought on today / about the team so far ?

18 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

We'll see I still think we'll add another piece, but I honestly think it ranges from very bad to very good. They need to score. This team dominated teams last year at times when Kovy was out. Out-shooting Ottawa 34-14 and 33-11, Toronto 32-13, Boston 40-26 during that 10 game span Kovy was out. I know shot total doesn't mean everything, but those of us that watched those games know we outplayed all those teams significantly in those games. They were all playoff teams and one was in the finals. I think most of us agreed despite losing Clarkson, due to the additions this was going to be a better team this year. So if without Kovy that team dominated playoff teams and a finals team this one can too. Problem is no one could bury the puck on those teams, so we could dominate and lose a lot of games because no one scores or some of these guys can start finding the back of the net and we can be very good. 

In Topic: Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

18 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

This is my theory on why he suddenly left. He obviously enjoyed it over there during the lockout, and expressed his sentiments to Lou upon returning last season. Still doesn't seem like a guy to just walk away from this huge deal on short notice like that. I think he told the Devils he'll stay for a few more years as long as they need him, but he does not want to stay in the US for this entire contract. I think the Devils told him to think about it and if he really wanted to go back to Russia it had to be done this year before cap penalties got worse and worse the longer he stayed without fulfilling his contractual obligations. 

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