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Metalcommand 07-11-2013 03:36 PM

Hold your heads on high, Devils nation
 
Blackhawk coming in with sympathy and foremost with immense respect.

If there is one franchise in this league that can go through what happened today and eventually come back just as strong, just as proud it's you guys in New Jersey. Class, respect and resilience. Those are the words that first come to mind when hearing the words ''New Jersey Devils''

No matter how terrible this is remember, no war has ever been lost because of one traitor.

Devils will rise again! I'd wage a lot of money on that.

Henrique Iglesias 07-11-2013 03:39 PM

I like this thread, and I like you.

TheFloyd 07-11-2013 03:41 PM

I'm confident we can have success without Marty, I'm confident we can have success without Kovy. I'm afraid of this team future when Lou will be gone.

Classic Devil 07-11-2013 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metalcommand (Post 69090067)
Blackhawk coming in with sympathy and foremost with immense respect.

If there is one franchise in this league that can go through what happened today and eventually come back just as strong, just as proud it's you guys in New Jersey. Class, respect and resilience. Those are the words that first come to mind when hearing the words ''New Jersey Devils''

No matter how terrible this is remember, no war has ever been lost because of one traitor.

Devils will rise again! I'd wage a lot of money on that.

Thanks. We'll see you in the playoffs.

Brick City 07-11-2013 03:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Will be a big test for the team, but the Devils usually find a way. Consensus says we're lottery pick bound = deep Cup run.

Loyal Patrik 07-11-2013 03:54 PM

It has always been the team philosophy of the New Jersey Devils to play greater than the sum of their parts. I see no reason for that to change. As much as this hurts, this team will come out of the starting gate with a chip on their shoulder. They're gonna be mad, and they're gonna kick some ass. I, for one, can't wait. Let's Go Devils.

KaossKing 07-11-2013 03:58 PM

ok, so the retirement thread is moving a mile a minute and full of Kovy opinions. can we use this as a going-forward planning thread?

I feel like we have to sign a Brunner type, out him up top and hope he slam dunks bigtime

this is gonna have a big effect on Loki too I feel

SteveCangialosi123 07-11-2013 04:01 PM

Thanks man. Sucks now but we'll get through it.

Devils Dominion 07-11-2013 04:05 PM

The first thing Lou should do is let us fans see a prospects game at The Rock next week.
Open up the main rink, let all fans come in for free to watch our future players and possible stars.

It would certainly be a good step at making us fans feel better about this.

I would think most franchises would do this, Lou has to get with the times in this area and be more fan friendly.

NyQuil 07-11-2013 04:08 PM

We got pity posts when Alfredsson took off.

Not nearly the same thing, but I feel your pain, so here's mine.

MxK1NGS 07-11-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KaossKing (Post 69092287)
ok, so the retirement thread is moving a mile a minute and full of Kovy opinions. can we use this as a going-forward planning thread?

I feel like we have to sign a Brunner type, out him up top and hope he slam dunks bigtime

this is gonna have a big effect on Loki too I feel

Negative or positive effect? He could get more ice time for sure now..

KaossKing 07-11-2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kingsation8 (Post 69093915)
Negative or positive effect? He could get more ice time for sure now..

alot of people pencilled him into the top line due to chemistry with Kovy. now? 3rd line at best.

GentlemanOfLeisure 07-11-2013 04:17 PM

Dude we lost a player not a franchise. People didnt feel sorry for us when Parise left (without any compensation back just like Kovalchuk).

It is what it is. If it breaks the franchise's back for a few years, then so be it. As long as we don't start hearing Seattle rumors we'll be fine.

DevilChuk* 07-11-2013 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GentlemanOfLeisure (Post 69094161)
Dude we lost a player not a franchise. People didnt feel sorry for us when Parise left (without any compensation back just like Kovalchuk).

It is what it is. If it breaks the franchise's back for a few years, then so be it. As long as we don't start hearing Seattle rumors we'll be fine.

Parise left in FA.
Kovalchuk just... picked up and decided to leave.

Zelmo 07-11-2013 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Metalcommand (Post 69090067)
Blackhawk coming in with sympathy and foremost with immense respect.

If there is one franchise in this league that can go through what happened today and eventually come back just as strong, just as proud it's you guys in New Jersey. Class, respect and resilience. Those are the words that first come to mind when hearing the words ''New Jersey Devils''

No matter how terrible this is remember, no war has ever been lost because of one traitor.

Devils will rise again! I'd wage a lot of money on that.

Thank you for your support.

Going forward, I hope Lou doesn't have a knee jerk reaction signing (I don't think he will). I'll already was hoping that he'd sign Brunner and Grabs but I doubt that can happen if Kovi's $$$ doesn't come off the books.

Anyone know if getting Kovi's $$$ off the books is possible? (fingers crossed)

Classic Devil 07-11-2013 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zelmo (Post 69094627)
Thank you for your support.

Going forward, I hope Lou doesn't have a knee jerk reaction signing (I don't think he will). I'll already was hoping that he'd sign Brunner and Grabs but I doubt that can happen if Kovi's $$$ doesn't come off the books.

Anyone know if getting Kovi's $$$ off the books is possible? (fingers crossed)

It's already off the books. We're stuck with a $250,000 cap recapture penalty for the next 12 years or something, but the contract is otherwise voided.

Richer's Ghost 07-11-2013 04:56 PM

to the op;

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4...5tymo1_250.jpg

kinda hard today.

HeliDevil 07-11-2013 05:02 PM

Thanks. We've lost other key players before and have always rebounded. Maybe not as well as we've liked but still rebounded nonetheless. Still confident we will be fine going forward. Still plenty of time to make other moves and solidify a roster.

Colin226 07-11-2013 05:03 PM

I deeply appreciate this thread. Thank you. Nearly lost it at work and am still in total disbelief

Bob Richards 07-11-2013 05:08 PM

If it's any consolation at all, your team has always managed to make noise in virtually every single season over the course of my entire life (and ruining my dreams several times in the process). I don't expect next year to be any different.

TaiMaiShu 07-11-2013 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheFloyd (Post 69090533)
I'm confident we can have success without Marty, I'm confident we can have success without Kovy. I'm afraid of this team future when Lou will be gone.

This is the one real thing that has stood against time. Unfortunately, Lou's years are numbered.

MountainGoat 07-11-2013 07:19 PM

hopefully something amazing happens this season because I don't feel excited to watch at all

LouieLouieLam 07-11-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamie1987 (Post 69105105)
hopefully something amazing happens this season because I don't feel excited to watch at all

It's amazing how hockey season ready I was yesterday. Even excited to try to get a guy like Grabo/Brunner/Jagr in our lineup with Kovalfuk. Now... I'm just so defeated.

Sinner Devil 07-11-2013 07:24 PM

Agreed I was so ready for the season now I am just eh. Between the devils and my Dallas cowboys this looks to be a long year.

RangersFan 07-11-2013 07:26 PM

I want to second OP's notion. While many Rangers fans have a hatred for your team, and some have laughed at the misfortune today I have always been envious of the Devils and the way they are run. The 2000 Devils are still the team in my mind that I have ever watched that had the most chemistry, maybe not the most talented on paper, but chemistry and cohesiveness I have never seen a team come close to it.

I genuinely feel horrible for you guys. Ilya is a huge loss no doubt, but anyone who would pull something like this probably wasn't gonna work out in the long run for you. I agreed wholeheartedly with OP, if there is any franchise that can recover from today's disaster it's the Devils. I have never seen such an annoyingly resilient franchise. Whenever people blow you guys off in the preseason predictions I roll my eyes in disgust. Never ever count the Devils out.


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