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Devilsfan118

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#1069812 The Kovy Conundrum

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 05 December 2011 - 01:23 AM

Kovalchuk has made me NOT want to watch Devils hockey. I'm okay with losing, but some of you people make me chuckle with "Kovy this.." and "Kovy that..." Please the guy does NOT bring anyone up the next level. Sure he attracts guys to him to mark him opening up fellow players, but that is NOT bringing them to the next level. When Gomez and Elias played with Marshall during the 2003 SCF run THEY brough Marshall to the next level (you can even ask him, he said to me they were the best linemates he played with). Those OT/GW goals he scored were no fluke. I don't see Kovalchuk making anyone around him better.


Did Manta make a new account to post with? This is..hilarious. I can't believe how anyone could take you seriously.

Clarkson hasn't transformed into a 30 goal scorer.


Show me a player in this league not named Crosby who could have Clarkson sniffing 30 goals. I hope you're exaggerating intentionally to make your point.

Tedenby...I won't even go there.


Has Kovalchuk played on a line with Teddy consistently at any point this year?

I'm sorry, is his mere presence supposed to help young players develop? Because clearly Teddy's struggles are a result of Kovalchuk. Not coaching, not a typical sophomore slump or any of a thousand other reasons. Definitely Kovalchuk. And NOT blaming Kovalchuk is clearly making excuses for him, right?

And Henrique has benefitted more from Parise than Kovalchuk.


Oh yeah? How so? Please, do elaborate. I'm curious to hear your factually based explanation as to why Henrique has definitely benefited more from Parise than Kovalchuk. I've got time.



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Listen, I don't have a problem with people hating Kovalchuk. You wanna waste your time hating a player that, like it or not, is going to be with this team for the better part of the next 10-15 years, fine. But when people come up with these bullsh!t reasons to try and show how he's 'destroying Devils hockey' or some other garbage like that, I take issue.

This team pre-Kovalchuk was stagnant. Sure, the teams had regular season success, but they accomplished literally nothing in the playoffs. The Devils were due for a change - most likely a few down years, especially with the poor decisions by management (see: Lou's UFA signings since the lockout) and the relatively insignificant draft selections. I think it's coincidental that this team has struggled since Kovalchuk's arrival.

You think the Devils would be better off with Bergfors (How's Russia treating him?), Oduya's bloated contract, the guy who tried to kill someone in the CHL and a late 1st round pick?

'No of course not, but we could've spent our resources elsewhere and acquired someone better!'

Who? I'm sorry, what other superstar-caliber player was on the market? What other talent could we have acquired with the above package? Outside of the Crosby's and Zetterberg's (who weren't available) there isn't a player I would've wanted over Kovalchuk at that point for that package.

/rant. Man this forum pisses me off sometimes. It's the same recycled sh!t every single week in a different context.
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#1069642 The Kovy Conundrum

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 03 December 2011 - 11:44 PM

Lots of laughs in this thread along with the usual :blahblah:

I look forward to having this debate with you regulars for the next 15 years. Because that contract is going nowhere. So if you people feel like bitching about it until 2026, be my guest.

Kovy's here to stay folks. He's a supreme offensive talent whose prone to turnovers. Take the good with the bad.
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#1068388 "Like" & Enter To Win Two Tickets To Nieds Night

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 30 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

So this sounds more like a gimmick than a contest.
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#1065601 GDT Devils at Lightning

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 19 November 2011 - 08:47 PM

That's it, I think it's time.

Im officially retiring the word 'Clarktard' from my dictionary. He's been an absolute beast this year

So impressed
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#1064967 GDT New Jersey Devils at Sabres

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 16 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

Well were beating a pretty awful buffalo team with its backup goalie. This is what you're supposed to do to teams like this. I'll take the win but not jumping for joy...although the game doesn't seem to be over just yet. Bad.give away.


AND that's enough, I've read enough the garbage you've been spewing.

DROPPING THE SHANABANHAMMER. IE, throwing you on my very exclusive ignore list.
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#1064944 GDT New Jersey Devils at Sabres

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 16 November 2011 - 09:50 PM

A certain negative Nancy poster hasn't showed his face in this thread tonight.

Coincidence?
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#1063842 GDT: New Jersey @ Washington

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 13 November 2011 - 12:41 AM

There are so many negative nancies on this board it's ridiculous.

Good come back win, another SO victory.
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#1063621 Revisiting an old debate.

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 12 November 2011 - 02:05 AM

..wait, I can't tell if this is a sarcastic jab at how overblown this whole PSU situation is..

..of if you're actually serious. Because, if you are..you're an idiot. Holy hell.
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#1060252 Devils Fantasy Challenge

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 28 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

Oh a fantasy challenge? That sounds fun, let me just click on this thread..

Scott Stevens is my fantasy challenge...


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#1059675 Observations from behind the Bench

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 26 October 2011 - 09:29 PM

Great write-up, I remember the one you did last year, and damn does this sure sound like a 100% different situation. I remember being nearly depressed after reading about your experience last year.

12.) Volchenkov: This guy just sits in silence and contemplated destroying people I think.


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#1059506 Nieds: I'd go into HoF as a Devil

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 26 October 2011 - 10:48 AM

NEVER FORGIVE! HE LEFT TO PLAY WITH HIS BROTHER! MUST BOO AT HIS CEREMONY!



/sarcasm
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#1058043 GDT: San Jose Sharks @ New Jersey Devils 7PM MSG+ 10/21/2011

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 21 October 2011 - 10:17 AM

LGD!! Another fantastic GDT's
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#1057417 Devs to honor Doc

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 17 October 2011 - 03:09 PM

we all know steve is no doc, but it seemed last game he was trying to raise his voice more (get more excited) when there was a good shot or save. I think he'll be fine once he has a yr under his belt of doing the whole season.


Exactly what I noticed.

He's trying, certainly seems to be trying to improve his play-by-play. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he'll get better over time.
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#1057288 RIP Dan Wheldon, Indy car

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 16 October 2011 - 07:20 PM

yeah sorry.

but this gets me, as it did with steve jobs. its sad that such a famous athlete has tragically died. but it makes me think, many will mourn the deaths of Dan Wheldon and Steve Jobs.

At the same time I think this:


this basically sums up what I'm thinking.
My link


Not a fantastic place to start this debate now.

RIP, I don't personally follow the sport or know who he was really, but apparently he had a family, some young kids. Tragic.
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#1052476 A question that's been bugging me for a while..

Posted by Devilsfan118 on 30 September 2011 - 03:48 PM

So, semi-random question here:

I've noticed for the past few years (at least) that there seems to be someone whistling as every Devils power play winds down. As in, someone is whistling to let the players on the ice know that the power play is about to end and the opponent player is about to step out of the box.

Who is the whistler?? Is it a player?

As an example:



@1:33 into that video, you can hear it right before Kovalchuk blasts home the pass from Larsson
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