This has been a rough end to a season, and I'm not exactly a huge fan of everyone on here doing a complete 180 and constantly trashing Parise now, no reason to stay bitter. With that being said, this really was a great season, it was up and down at times this year, and I never really knew what to expect. I wasn't even sure they were going to make it out of the first round, and to move on in double ot, then beating two divisional rivals on the way to the finals was sweet. Everyone was calling a sweep for the Flyers due to the fact that they just finished stomping Pittsburgh and the devils barely squeaked by the panthers, but the devils turned them on their ass. Then going on to eliminate the Rangers while they were having their best season in a long time; those were two very memorable series wins. Best the Devils have had in a long time.
So while the ending has been disappointing, this was still a great year. Players move on, teams take hits, but they'll bounce back. They usually find a way.
Guess I'll put this here. Nick P. made a compilation of all of Kovy's goals throughout the season.
17>9 both figuratively and literally.
Gonna be honest. This makes me feel a bit worse. How many times was the name that was called immediately before "Kovalchuk scars!" Parise? I know, they played on the same line, but damn did he create a lot of those chances Kovy got. Good thing is I think Zach is easier to replace than Kovy, but it's still gonna be tough.
I do wish he would have came back but after seeing how well he performed in the finals I would never sign him to the contract that he ended up inking. Kovalchuk could barely skate, so I can see why he would have trouble producing. Parise puts up one stinkin' goal, what's his excuse?
Now I'm so glad Zach DIDN'T have any signature goals in the postseason, and that his biggest goal ever wasn't even in a Devils uniform. Like someone else said Doc's call would have been ruined forever if it was 'PARISE! IT'S OVER!' as opposed to Henrique.