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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, 10:02 PM
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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.
and Because NYC really needs another Hockey team, and ya know...Brooklyn...Hockey central.
And, in honor of the fact that the Giants and Jets play in New Jersey, they might as well have them remain the New Jersey Devils.

But really, this isnt going to be an issue since it aint happening, and If that happened someone would actually probably murder him.


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12-15-2010, 10:06 PM
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Many people take one look at, I don't know, attendance figures and immediately write off what the Devils mean to the state of New Jersey.

This is a popular (Yes, popular.) team with a passionate [and growing] fanbase. In one and a half years' time, this will also be the only major professional franchise to bear the state's name.

If the Devils ever relocated, it would get ugly.

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12-15-2010, 10:09 PM
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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.
Yea, that's kind of what I thought when I read the article(s), that he wasn't trying to sell to move the team to another city (that wouldn't happen in the first place), but either because he wanted to sell (which I don't understand to begin with because the franchise has gone up in dollar value since he's been here, and why else would he want to sell?) or maybe he wanted another partner

I think if anything, VB was trying to get Prokhorav to be one of his sharing partners of the Devils......if that worked out, VB would try and convince him to keep the team in Jersey/at the Rock and to build the team off of it.....by pushing to sign Kovy, he was obviously making the Russian connection and trying to sell it even more

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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.
This, this, this and this.

He most likely wanted to try and get the Nets in permanently because he would profit from it (in some manner). This seems to me like the Canadian media sensationalizing a simple story to make it more interesting.

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Prokhorov offered to buy the Devils from JVB and was turned down. I believe in our ownership, and I truly believe he loves this team and will keep it at all costs. The Kovy connection is a non-factor IMO. We had an opportunity to sign another marquee player and went for it.

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12-15-2010, 10:29 PM
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Many people take one look at, I don't know, attendance figures and immediately write off what the Devils mean to the state of New Jersey.

This is a popular (Yes, popular.) team with a passionate [and growing] fanbase. In one and a half years' time, this will also be the only major professional franchise to bear the state's name.

If the Devils ever relocated, it would get ugly.

you get caught up in the attendance thing way too often, man

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12-15-2010, 10:42 PM
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you get caught up in the attendance thing way too often, man
Well, I couldn't think of another example...

I do get caught up in it, this is true, but when I refer to it I'm mostly on the "Who gives a ****?" side of the matter.

Then again, I'd be lying if I said I don't get stoked when a good crowd shows up at the Rock.

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12-15-2010, 10:43 PM
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1. Hockey owners are always trying to sell teams, save for one or two (The Canadiens eve got sold in the past few years, yeah?). It's not a terribly profitable business.

2. Shoalts is full of *********. I'm surprised he didn't write another article crying and screaming about how the Yotes/Thrashers/any team south of Detroit should be moved to Canada. **** that guy.

3. I miss my James Vanderbeek trapper keeper

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12-15-2010, 10:48 PM
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The Devil will be in the details of the wording of JVB's response.

Pay very careful attention to the exact wording of his response when he's surely asked about this in the very near future.

Will he categorically and strongly deny that it ever took place, or will he say something like, "No, I am not interested in selling the New Jersey Devils" etc., leaving doubt to the past/present tense.

In other words, will there be some "it depends on what your definition of is, is" wiggle room or not.

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12-15-2010, 11:28 PM
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uh-oh well, some of it still might happen.

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The top? Well Vanderbeek isn't going anywhere right now.

But if the rumors of Vanderbeek's financial dire straits are really true, then maybe Mikhail Inflated Ego Prokhorov will purchase the NJD, move them to eventually play with Lebron James & Brooklyn Nets at the Barclay's Center, hire a new GM and then bring in Ovechkin.
http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=2...&postcount=137

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I wonder who will write this story next week. Read the original, it's a great piece of drive-by journalism. so bad it makes you wonder how much of it was like that Rock Bottom show on the Simpsons.

"no, Mr. Vanderbeek!"

I wonder what Pacey thinks about the sale

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12-16-2010, 12:55 AM
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I'm sure he committed $100M to a single player to help sell the team. What a bat**** theory.

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12-16-2010, 12:56 AM
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not to mention they still signed the player after Prokhorov punted on this proposed deal.

but, either way, if it comes from Canada and gets picked up by the Post, it MUST be true.

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12-16-2010, 01:18 AM
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Will James Vanderbeek's Brother, JEFF, approve of this?

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12-16-2010, 06:48 AM
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That article is a classic hack job. Don't bother to check facts, not even the name of the guy you're libeling. Make outlandish claims and then use out of context quotes to make it appear to be supported. Disgusting.

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James Vanderbeek tries to sell NJ Devils to Nicky Prokarov. Devils signed Elva Kovalchuk as bargaining chip.


close enough right?

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This again?
yeah didn't this get posted like 3 days ago and moved to the generic we suck thread?

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yeah didn't this get posted like 3 days ago and moved to the generic we suck thread?
YA KNOW.....I think it did.

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If Prokhorov bought the team, would we move to Brookyln when the nets do.
I doubt it. The Nets move is because NYC is all about basketball.

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yeah didn't this get posted like 3 days ago and moved to the generic we suck thread?
That's kinda funny but this is pretty different than a generic "we suck." I don't check that thread and didn't know about this. Too much moderating.

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yeah didn't this get posted like 3 days ago and moved to the generic we suck thread?
I think that hargsy guy brought this up a few days ago and got shunned by the faithfuls here,....that hargsy guy is a cool dude and knows his Devils news, people should really listen to him !!!!

Someone also brought up the Devils have to stay at the Rock for either 10 or 30 years ( i forgot), no matter who owns the team.


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That's kinda funny but this is pretty different than a generic "we suck." I don't check that thread and didn't know about this. Too much moderating.

I'm not so sure you should be mentioning that last part, Chico Eats.

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That's kinda funny but this is pretty different than a generic "we suck." I don't check that thread and didn't know about this. Too much moderating.
To find a post here you have to spend an hour or two reading every thread, because for some reason they dont like individual topic threads started....I guess the "mods" are conservatives !!!!

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I'm sure he committed $100M to a single player to help sell the team. What a bat**** theory.
Frankly, that's one of the only parts that DOES make sense. A Russian billionaire would be enticed by a Russian star signed long term, for sure.

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I'm not so sure you should be mentioning that last part, Chico Eats.
I've been a mod on other sites. I like the mods here, and if they aren't open to a little constructive criticism, then they need to get off their high horses. I'm not saying F the mods or anything.

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I think that hargsy guy brought this up a few days ago and got shunned by the faithfuls here,....that hargsy guy is a cool dude and knows his Devils news, people should really listen to him !!!!

Someone also brought up the Devils have to stay at the Rock for either 10 or 30 years ( i forgot), no matter who owns the team.
I just remember it being posted then moved somewhere. This looks like basically a chop job or re-reporting that original link.

The fact that this entire "story" is based on a conversation that took place last summer makes it weak at best. This is not current discussions based on current events. Rumors and ****... ya know.

I'll ignore this version's obvious errors... which are obvious.

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