i don't feel any bitterness towards either of them. they were on the team before, now they're not. i wish both were still here because then the team would be better.
It's really how I feel. I honestly dislike the way Kovy left way more than the way Parise left. I actually prefer the way Parise left to the way Clarkson left.
But I understand why all 3 left at least. I wish 2 of them were here because it would make this team a ton better.
I'm fine with Kovy leaving because I'm convinced it was mutual. "Retiring" when he did voided a deal that would have destroyed us for the immediate future. I'm not sure if Lou extends Adam if he didn't have Kovy's money free. I'm sure we don't immediately reload with Jagr.
I'm fine with Zach leaving because it's a business. And he didn't throw the team under the bus when he left and he only said nice things.
Clarkson is a tool whose agent used the Devils as leverage to get more money from Toronto and then insulted the franchise by saying we've let other players walk because we didn't have the money to pony up for big name players. The very fact that Clarkson didn't fire the guy showed me enough.
I didn't realize that Valeri Nichushkin that came over from Russia to play this year. A lot of us wanted the Devils to draft him at #9 in the draft. He scored his first goal today for Dallas against Ottawa.