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He did what!?!; Vanderbeek Tried Selling Devils To Prokhorov; Re-Signed Kovy To Help

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12-15-2010, 09:03 PM
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He did what!?!; Vanderbeek Tried Selling Devils To Prokhorov; Re-Signed Kovy To Help



I guess this explains who initiated the Kovy signing....

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Citing two NHL sources, the Canadian newspaper reports Devils owner James Vanderbeek made a strong pitch last summer to Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire.

"Re-signing Kovalchuk, a Russian, was core to the pitch," the report says.

The Nets are playing at the Prudential Center, the Devils' home arena, for at least this season and next while their arena in Brooklyn is built.

“You never know,” Vanderbeek says, "coyly" according to the report. “[Prokhorov] does like the building. We have a very good relationship. I talk to him about a lot of things.”
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/devil...2Q7IUaTkAhXFYK

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Some of Vanderbeek’s fellow owners believe he is looking to sell the franchise, according to two NHL sources. Both sources said Vanderbeek made a strong pitch last summer to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who owns the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. Re-signing Kovalchuk, a Russian, was core to the pitch.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle1836349/

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well then...

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I'd like to see the question that was asked to provoke that answer. An answer without a question means nothing. My guess is the question was "do you think the Nets will stay in Newark?" not "have you considered selling the Devils to Prokhorov?"

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If Prokhorov bought the team, would we move to Brookyln when the nets do.

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yea for crappy reporting from someone who was in for the Flames game and hasn't been around any other time.

now we play telephone with it. it's possible it happened to try to keep them (the Nets)in the building. it didn't happen, who cares

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If Prokhorov bought the team, would we move to Brookyln when the nets do.
Possibly, but I doubt it.

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Knowing Lou I think we all knew it was not a move he would make. So its not really that big of a deal, but it gives a bit more insight.

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Moving to Quebec brah. Rolston on waivers proves we need money..

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we're moving to Nashville.
Again? Nope, this time to Las Vegas. We`ve just trained how our attendance for the next twenty years should look like.

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James Vanderbeek? When did the guy from dawson's creek buy the devils?



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Again? Nope, this time to Las Vegas. We`ve just trained how our attendance for the next twenty years should look like.
Attendance?

Well, a 9-19-2 hockey team is currently outdrawing three Western Conference teams currently in playoff spots. (One of which has the entire state of Texas to itself and the other Colorado, respectively.)

Just sayin'.

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Who the **** is James Vanderbeek?

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james vanderbeek LOL i didnt even notice that

holy hell

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james vanderbeek LOL i didnt even notice that
I dont wanna wait....for them to sell the team to Russians
I want Kovy to score goals right now...oh oh oh aw


Do Do DoDoDo
Do Do DoDoDo

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really? i thought vanderbeek was a huge devils fan and his company was doing very well. meh, whatever. no way the team moves to brooklyn when we basically have the prudential centre to ourselves, once the nets leave.

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He's a business man if he can sell for a profit your crazy if you don't think he'll at least try.

The team is worth more than when he bought them. Simple economics.

Isn't Gillfiland ( spelling ? ) the real backbone money wise anyway ?

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Did anyone tell James Vanderbeek you can't just sell any team you want? You have to own it first. Just because he owned all of our hearts on Dawson's Creek doesn't mean he can own our hockey team.

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Did anyone tell James Vanderbeek you can't just sell any team you want? You have to own it first. Just because he owned all of our hearts on Dawson's Creek doesn't mean he can own our hockey team.
Winner.

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Anyway the article makes it sound more like he was just trying to get a second permanent tenant for the Arena, which he also owns and operates. Or perhaps he is simply looking for an ownership partner. No real reason for concern.

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