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ghdi

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In Topic: Official "Marty Watch" Thread

Today, 01:26 AM

He got scored on from center ice tonight. Was a bouncer, but still ugly.

In Topic: KHL Collapse?

Yesterday, 10:12 AM

Really good article on this here

In Topic: Any Truth?

08 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

That's a different league and level of play not equal. Kovy can be a distraction.

 

I dont disagree with you about the KHL. But Kovy would be a distraction for about a week or two when he first got back. Then he'd be a New Jersey Devil again and no one would give a sh!t. He wouldn't be going to the Leafs, Habs, or Rags. Kovy was hardly a distraction when he was here the last time around and any perceived distractions (i.e. the Captaincy) were manufactured by this fanbase.

 

I also don't think those that are butthurt over his leaving still are looking at the full picture. I personally don't think he "left us". I think the KHL came to him (or had an offer on the table the whole time) with an offer that he was intrigued by and the Devils didn't argue with him about it. The timing of it (we were sold to Harris shortly thereafter) etc is all too coincidental and Kovy saved the team in some respects as we got out from under that atrocious and entirely too long contract. Its not a stretch to think that contract was causing conflicts in sale negotiations. Since the NHL don't allow restructuring, this was the only way out.

 

I would also be fine with Kovy returning if the contract was palatable. That would be the key, not too long (3-4) not too pricy (5-6). I agree with other posters in wanting to get younger etc. but we still need good players on the ice to compete and be somewhat effective. I'm never for tanking and look at a high draft pick as a consolation prize for sucking. Bringing on Kovalchuk within the next year is an automatic upgrade over the majority of our forwards and allows more dead weight to be jettisoned.

In Topic: Any Truth?

08 December 2014 - 12:41 AM

i wonder if this all goes down if Kovy would have to get the approval of all 29 teams to be able to join this team? I don't think there's a chance that he'd get 29 approvals, why would the Rangers say yes? they'd be crazy

 

No. He's been out a full year + now. He only needed all unanimous yes' if he tried to come back within a year of his "retirement". Until 2018, the Devils have the only yes/no say in the situation. In 2018, he can come back without any approval.

In Topic: Brunner clears waivers- PDB says their relationship is over

07 December 2014 - 01:48 PM

Brunner to Albany. Harrold recalled.