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    Quote Originally Posted by DMAN3474 View Post
    Not laughing, its a pretty crappy situation to be in. The team makes a deal for a great player, they get penalized for the deal and have to give up money and a first round pick. They also lose Parise because of signing Kovalchuk, who else did they not hold on to because they had all their money wrapped up in him? Then they still have to take a cap hit for the next 11 years. Its just a crappy situation for the team and fans to be a part of. I do guess its better for the team that it happened sooner rather than later and have to deal with a worse cap penalty.
    Thanks for the empathy. The only thing you got wrong is the Parise bit. First off, I am glad we didn't make that deal. Would have had to go all in for Zach and his bff. Minny is learning the cost of that now. Besides, he never was planning to come back. Like Clarkson with Toronto, we would have had to double the offer to get him to stay. At some point it's not worth it. It does suck, but I am not sure how much it was Kovy jumping or Lou pushing. Everyone else who wants to laugh...get your shots in. I'm a Devils fan, I'm used to it. This was an unwinable situation either way and the only way my team gets past it is like they tend to do...surprising folks. We are solid goaltending wise and have defensive prospects waiting in the wings. Reid Boucher is about the only real promising scorer in our system...but, once the Vanderbeek dilemma gets resolved, we will have a lot of room to pick up pieces. This year will be a tough season...but you never know. Short term loss equals long term gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    I assume he's going to play in the KHL for a ****load of money. I mean, he's only 30. What else is he going to do?
    Wrestle bears in a Russian circus?
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    This reminds me of a couple girlfriends in my past that got away and really depressed me at the time. Years later they turned into a) a horrible wife that made me pity the guy that married her (that I hated t the time) and b) a crazy, obsessive stalker. Sometimes you don't know you dodged a bullet until years later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleestak View Post
    The Devils would have been in a much better position if Kovi had stated his intention prior to the opening of Free Agency. The Devils needed to know they would have the cap space to go after some players, and Idiot Kovul**** deprived them of that chance.

    The Devils are going to be horrendous this season. Thank GOD I am not a fan.
    1. They knew his position prior to free agency
    2. Even with Kovy, they had the space to go after whoever they wanted. They had the space to re-sign Parise last year, he just chose to sign elsewhere (i.e. play in his hometown)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    So make up your mind here Kings fans...are you laughing at the Devils/Lou, or are you pissed that they got off so easy. Personally, I am over it already. Like Lou said earlier 'I have been at this too long to be surprised by anything'. According to a TON of pages worth of comments you guys all think we got f'd on the deal originally...so in reality its Teflon Lou all over again. I know that Rangers/Canucks fans are kicking themselves that they didn't overpay homesick Russians.
    I'm just amazed at the high wire act, there's a bit of comedy along with the death defying catch. Great theater!

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    OK, so they traded some guys to get him. However, he helped them to the finals last year. To me, that's a wash.

    They also lose a #1 pick. Big whoop.

    People...they saved $52 MILLION DOLLARS. Who the **** cares if they lost a draft pick? It sounds like Kovalchuk did the Devils a favor.

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    PS: $52 MILLION DOLLARS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleestak View Post
    The Devils are going to be horrendous this season. Thank GOD I am not a fan.
    Yeah but if they are horrendous this season, at least they'll get a really high draft pick. Oh wait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordmasterdeath View Post
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    Ironic that JR stole money from the Kings too.
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    There you go.

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