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  1. Kovalchuk had never been an electric player with NJ. Not the same player he was in Atlanta certainly. You could see it dragging on him a little this year after he got to play with SKA during the lockout (injury notwithstanding). But he's a superstar. Not the kind that puts butts in seats (non-hockey fans don't care about Kovy, or know who he is). Not like Brodeur, who is somewhat of a local legend here and will continue to be after his retirement. Kovalchuk will be forgotten in a few years. But I'll always remember this as the most significant Kovalchuk moment: And it makes sense that he assisted on the Henrique OT goal vs. NYR. He makes the guys around him better. He's exciting to play with. He's super exciting when he scores. You can't build a team around him like you can with Ovechkin but he's certainly a huge, devastating loss. In retrospect I'm much more disappointed about Zach (still). Zach was truly a great player and a great man who grew up with this team and embodied this team. I still can't help but think he misses NJ a little bit and the role he'd get to play (especially post-Kovy).
  2. Travis, or maybe Zubrus.
  3. I hope we start to get some home-grown talent. Right now, it seems like Lou/Marty are the only draws to the organization and both are relatively close to retirement.
  5. Great deal, great work by Lou. Glad to hear Zid will be back. In a straight-up choice between 1 more year of Tallinder and Zidlicky, I'd pick Zidlicky every time, and this way we have space for a young D-man if there's an injury.
  6. ...Rod Pelley? I'm not sure if Pelley is better than Sestito.
  7. Wow awesome! Clear up some logjam at D and sent Tallinder back to somewhere he'll be comfortable and have more of a chance to play. Maybe makes some more room for Jagr/another forward?
  8. Glad he's back. May have overpaid a little but I've never complained about him, hard worker and big body.
  9. I'm so excited about the trade and what it means to this franchise! So much better to have Schneider than another question-mark forward. Considering our questionable drafting the last few years, I'd take the sure bet in Schneider and we've got him for two years, at which point we can pay him whatever he's worth because Marty and Moose will be out of the picture. Scoring will come from somewhere, free agency is shaping up to be crazy this year. But Schneider addresses a huge need and likely turns us into a playoff team once again.
  10. Love "LOL SATHER" on July 6th. Can't wait to see what stupid hijinx he'll be up to this year.
  11. I really wish we wouldn't lose another "heart" player like Clarkson. That's what was most disappointing about losing Parise, not just because of stats, but he is just harder working than his talent. I hope he stays for that reason. Also because we're pretty thin at RW.
  12. DevilNurn

    Devils Survivor

    Patrik Elias------------- 19 Ilya Kovalchuk--------- 17 Andy Greene---------- 14 Andrei Loktionov------ 14 Adam Larsson--------- 14 Ryan Carter------------ 13 David Clarkson-------- 14 Adam Henrique-------- 13 Steve Bernier---------- 13 Dainius Zubrus-------- 12 Mark Fayne------------ 11 Peter Harrold---------- 11 Jacob Josefson------- 11 Travis Zajac------------ 10 Martin Brodeur-------- 10 Steve Sullivan--------- 10 Alexander Urbom-----10 Matt D'Agostini---------10 Marek Zidlicky --------- 9 Stephen Gionta-------- 8 Alexei Ponikarovsky--- 7 Tom Kostopoulos------ 7 Harri Pesonen--------- 7 Johan Hedberg-------- 6 Henrik Tallinder-------- 6 Krys Barch-------------- 4 Clarkson +1 Ponikarovsky -1
  13. Great career. One of the best American forwards.
  14. DevilNurn

    Urbom recalled.

    Cap hit will still apply, no? 35+?
  15. I hope season ticket holders will get tickets (can only assume this is the case), but maybe they'll be able to order more? Always wondered how the ticketing worked. Super excited though!
  16. Definitely watching them play and hearing from Ponikarovsky after the second period...it's pretty clear they are just an old team, who understand exactly what's happening and therefore they're just rolling with it. I'm not blaming the age for the way they're losing recently, but I just feel like if there were a stronger infusion of young blood into the core the team wouldn't be outside the playoff picture right now. Bringing in Loktionov and D'Agostini were steps in the positive direction...but the future looks a little scary since our drafting outside of defense has been so weak recently... ...There's definitely going to be some drama in NJ in the next few years between goalie turnover, free agency and what happens with the playoffs in the next few years. Guess it's exciting?
  17. I agree that it really should be Moose's last year this year. Buyout if necessary. And I don't really think Lou is going to trade for a goalie (much as I wish he would). I honestly think the most likely scenario is him trying some random goalie playing in Europe or something, someone off everyone's radar. Now of course this doesn't mean this will be a good goalie (Pikkarainen, Pesonen, etc.), but it just seems like more of a Lou move than throwing money at Bernier or Khudobin (though maybe, because of Subban). I don't have any idea who that would be but who knows, maybe Lou does.
  18. We need SOMEONE young next year, doesn't matter who.
  19. I'm feelin it tonight. Let's go Devils! Regulation win!
  20. Trade deadline is passed, so nothing left to do but play hockey. Go full throttle.
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