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jerseysteve

Member Since 11 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 10 2015 03:04 PM
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In Topic: Lou's Future

10 April 2015 - 02:58 PM

This type of thread has popped up in a few different areas, and I keep saying the same thing:  Unless you can name a successor who improves our organization, then don't write how we need to get rid of him.  Keep in mind the challenges he was saddled with the last few years.  This organization was on the verge of bankruptcy.  Parise even stated that the financial state of the Devs played a part in his decision.  It wasn't too long ago that we were in the finals, and please don't make bs excuses about how that was a fluke.  It is what it is, and it was what it was.  Further, consider if you will, the completely unfair penalty we paid for signing Kovy.  There were several players throughout the league signed to similiar deals, but only Jersey was penalized.  That cost us a top 10 pick.  But you know what, this could be a blessing in disguise.  We have a new goal tending tandem that is arguably among the best in the league---when losing Marty, did you expect such a seamless transition or were you one of those screaming because we didn't re-sign Marty?  Our defense is young---YOUNG and good.  With Scott Stevens' tuteledge, the sky's the limit.  Now we have to address offense.  We'll certainly have cap space, although the FA market is slim pickings.  We do have great defensive depth, and that will help land a forward or two, and then nthe draft.  Finally, to the person who posted Glen Sather's name in the conversation...you've got to be kidding.  How long has it taken to get where they are today?  Let's not lose sight that as good as they look now, they still haven't won a thing since '94.  Is THAT the "success" you want???

In Topic: Slow News Day: Kremlin Edition- Could IK Come Back to NHL?

10 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

First, the Devils no longer hold the rights to Kovalchuck.  He was released free and clear when he left.  Second, he must sit out a full season of ALL league hockey, whether it's NHL or KHL.  Lastly, he can only reenter the NHL if the NHL gms vote their approval.  It's highly unlikely we'll ever see Kovy in the NHL again.