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#1161 55fan

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:52 AM

Wasn't Kovy the one who was going to the next Olympics whether the league liked it or not? Maybe he is trying to get it in writing that he will be excused for those games, and if he can't get that in the NHL, he will sign a shorter deal with the KHL.

I'm just speculating here. He has gotten a killer offer from the Kings, who are up-and-coming. I believe the Devils also offered him a nice sum. I don't see money as the thing that is holding him back, nor the quality of the team. I could be wrong on this. Much has been said about FA players and I'm having trouble keeping it all in my head.

Also on the FA line of thought: Has anyone heard anything about Kariya? I'm curious as to whether or not he's had any offers or is considering anything.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:00 AM

kovy is waiting for sutton to sign so he can go to the opposite conference
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 01:13 AM

kovy is waiting for sutton to sign so he can go to the opposite conference


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:05 AM

Kariya may be waiting to see what Selanne does.I remember reading somewhere about Kariya and Selanne wanting to re-unite.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:30 AM

I would have to praise the Kings and Lombardi for sticking to their game plan. Kovy's demands are ridiculous, and were making it to where the Kings would have to abandon this plan that has already been in place. You would think he would want a better team around him.

I hope he goes to the KHL. I am over him.


Same here. I'd be bitter, but I don't want the Kings to have to sell the farm to get the greedy jerk, so I, too, am over it. Hmph. I was really hoping he'd sign with them...they're the only California team I like.

I don't know what the heck he's thinking. If he were greedy, he would've taken the Thrashers' offer. To hold out like this for the money is borderline delusional, if you ask me; nobody has that much money. If that's not the case and what he really wants is to play for a competitive team, why the heck didn't he sign with the Kings? Seems like the perfect situation - he'll still get paid a buttload but with a team that'll be able to make playoffs runs. That ain't gonna happen with the Islanders, that's for sure. Third thought is he'll just go to the KHL and rake in some mega bucks and assure himself a spot in the Olympics. Frankly, that's making the most sense to me right now.

The only other thing I can think of is that he realllly didn't like somebody in the Thrashers organization, so he didn't want to take their offer no matter what but is trying to squeeze the same amount (or more) out of another team because he can. Also, one thing I know he's not doing is sitting around wishing his favorite team would call him up and offer him $5 mil a year so he could accept and play for them just because he likes them so much...nobody's that cool, sorry.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:27 AM

Let Kovalchuk go to the KHL, where he can hone his skills until the next Olympics.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

Kariya may be waiting to see what Selanne does.I remember reading somewhere about Kariya and Selanne wanting to re-unite.


Maybe they can both come to Detroit on one year, $1 million deals, with much better results this time.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

zherdev in negotiations with the leafs and the sabres
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:35 AM

Zherdev can just stay his lazy ass in the KHL.He was too good for the NHL last year.Once you bolt for another league such as the KHL,you shouldn't be allowed back.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

Zherdev can just stay his lazy ass in the KHL.He was too good for the NHL last year.Once you bolt for another league such as the KHL,you shouldn't be allowed back.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

Wasn't Kovy the one who was going to the next Olympics whether the league liked it or not?


That was Ovechkin

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

That was Ovechkin

"good" for him, he will screw his team over if the nhl doesn't go

Edited by jollymania, 05 July 2010 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:22 PM

Nikolai Zherdev does not sound like a Brian Burke type player,but neither does Maxim Afinogenov,so who knows.I'm thinking Burke will sign Raffi Torres very soon.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:26 PM

Kovalchuk looks to be staying in Jersey with a 7 year, $60 million contract.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:58 PM

Agreed.

I wonder if Holland had even spoken to Kovalchuk's agent?..I get the impression Kovalchuk is waiting for 1, or 2 teams that he'd prefer to be on to make him an offer.


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:35 PM

Kovalchuk looks to be staying in Jersey with a 7 year, $60 million contract.


Wow... craziness. So like 8.570 per year, eesh.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:46 PM

They will regret that in the long run.He's proven time and time again that he can't produce under pressure situations.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:54 PM

They will regret that in the long run.He's proven time and time again that he can't produce under pressure situations.


From what I've seen out of him in the playoffs, I think he just tries too hard to do it all on his own. If he learns to play a better team player, his game will be better overall. That being said, he's still the 2nd leading goal scorer behind Ovy since Alex entered the league.

Edit: How can they even fit that contract in? They have 4.7 million left and 18 players signed. Maybe if they shed Zubrus, but even then... maybe Rolston too.

Edited by Jesusberg, 05 July 2010 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 03:59 PM

They will regret that in the long run.He's proven time and time again that he can't produce under pressure situations.

Meh playing in Atlanta he hasn't really been forced to play in pressure situations. 8 million isnt unheard of for a guy like him. The pens have 2 players making that much

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:04 PM

I'm not saying he's a horrible player I'm just saying I don't think he's worth 8 mil.Jesusberg made a good point in pointing out that he really tried to carry New Jersey on his back,but he's got guys like Parise and Zajac who are highly skilled players as well.He's probably used to being sort of forced into carrying a team on his back from his Thrasher years,but he's got a sold team surrounding him in New Jersey.He needs to let everyone do their role,instead of trying to do everything.
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