Boucher isn't ready yet. And he may never be, don't assume just because he had a great juniors career that he'll make a good pro. He needs at least a year in the A.
yeah I know Ive never even seen the guy play other than on youtube... but he can release a shot pretty damn good and quick
this team now does have to go out and sign another forward. there is literally no pop in this lineup ....maybe ryder.. but this hurts our explosiveness and all takes one of our faster forwards off the ice on what is already a painfully slow set of forwards..
IDK what to think, but many Russian fans rumour that Kovy has serious spinal problems, and he could be playing less demanding game for couple more years at best.
He's in for a gross frontloaded money, and whole thing is arranged to help KHL image at any price. Kovy makes his money and gets to play as he sees it fit. Lou get's off the hook for cap hits that would hit Devils were he to retire in few years.
Everybody wins. Except Devils fans ...
There wasn't really much in free agency to replace him anyway. We would have signed a regrettable contract, Mogilny and Malakhov style. But the timing is still awful.
I don't know what Lou is thinking. He seems to be too determined to be the "good guy" recently and it keeps screwing us. Allowing Sutter to leave, letting the Wild get away with tampering with Parise, etc. The old Lou would never have let him go like this.
So, I'm going to have to tell my 8 yr old kid, who I dragged to an autograph signing wearing his Kovy shirt to meet the guy - and who asks every 5 seconds while watching a game 'Is Kovy on the ice? Did he score?' that his idol just up and split.
I really can't believe it. I might not be able to watch any Devils games next year nor go to any games again simply on the basis that I don't think I can face my own kid and look him in the eye and try to explain this.
He might get the homesick part, but geez.
I'm really sorry man. Hopefully the Devils make a splash and your kid can have an idol worth a damn. He's better off long term without having to look up to this jackass anymore.
This thread is weird!!! 2 posts of mine vanished and they were in NO way bad!!!
Is it against thread rules to speculate that the owner OKed this to save the $$$???
Only way it makes sense for them to void the contract!!!
When posters repeatedly point out that couldn't be farther from the truth (not to mention that we've spent more money in FA this past week than Kovalchuk is due to earn in the next few years), yea I could see how the mods get annoyed.