Here's a little window into Islander-land, as they descend into Kovalchuk mania while simultaneously trying to figure out if they are Charlie Brown and the world is Lucy with the football. Everything below is snipped from the comments section of this post -- THE ILYA KOVALCHUK/ISLANDERS LIVE BLOGMight as well keep running tab of the adventure · islanderspointblank.com -- which is worth reading in and of itself. This is not all the comments, just some highlights, with my comments in bold brackets. Now, let's begin:
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:34:24 said:on
ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod THIS WOULD BE EPIC
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:37:23 said:on
There is no better piece to the rebuild than kovy for so many reasons.
[Quisp note: Did you hear that, Kovy? REBUILD!]
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:37:53 said:on
I have been saying this all along, go get Ilya and the league will have to listen to us.
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:38:13 said:on
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:38:26 said:on
PLEASE SIGN HIM OMG I WOULD CRY
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:38:37 said:on
its negotiating 101
the isles are perfect pawns
the kings failed to sign dman
they need kovy
the agent just needs to make the kings think kovy would consider nyi
it looks like their beat writer bit. I doubt Lombardi will
[Quisp note: Helene Elliott covered the Islanders before she covered the Kings. I don't think this is meaningful, just interesting.]
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:39:38 said:on
I been saying this for the longest time, and everyone was calling me crazy… It just makes too much sense, We have all the cap space… He’s 27 and still young!!! This would up ticket sales and make us legit!
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:39:54 said:on
that would have no impact on the lighthouse… that’s ridiculous… you really think john candy’s twin brother is looking at all of this or cares? no way!
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:41:27 said:on
This is just cruel torture. Ilya would be an awesome fit but don’t you think he’s had enough "playing for a rebuilding team".
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:41:51 said:on
You think Garth Snow would let himself get played? [...] He wants to get our fanbase riled up, because something awesome is going to happen.
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:44:02 said:on
Dreger just tweeted that the offer is 10 years, 10 million a year
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:48:02 said:on
He could single handedly fast-forward the rebuild 2 years and save the Islanders along with the prospects that they have…!
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:48:59 said:on
10mil12years plus lighthouse revenue sharing let’s go Garth [Quisp note: can't have revenue sharing, per CBA]
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:54:45 said:on
[Quisp note: Frolov!]
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:55:27 said:on
If I’m dreaming, please don’t wake me!!!!
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:55:36 said:on
Pull your head out Wang and Snow, sign this guy before the Kings do, they have a better team so act fast you dundrheads
Jul 2nd, 2010 22:59:49 said:on
They better not give him a 10 year deal… They will destory their cap room when they have to sign our own guys down the line… I would love to get Kovy as much as the next guy, but this has Yashin written all over it… 100 Million! No Thanks… Anything over 5-6 years is just not worth it…
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:00:27 said:on
He’s a great player, no doubt, but look what happened with the two 10+ year contracts Wang handed out. Both Yashin & DiPietro’s contract length was questioned by many when signed. [...] Isn’t the max a player can earn = 20% of the cap max = approximately $12m? [Quisp note: yes, $11.8MM] With a potential signing like this, will the Isles have cap problems once the young players are up for long-term deals?
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:00:50 said:on
Kovy + Souray = ISLANDERS RULE!!!!!! [Quisp note: I'm speechless.]
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:01:17 said:on
Which of our RFAs do we let go of because we have Kovalchuk taking up 10% of the cap. [Quisp note: 20%] Not even Crosby, Malkin, or Ovechkin make $10M a year. Ugh.[...]Just have a bad feeling about signing a one-dimensional player who is looking for nothing more than a big pay check and hasn’t helped any team he’s been part of win anything.
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:03:48 said:on
There is no such thing as too much money when it comes to a player like Kovy, who instantly a) gives credibility to this team b) puts butts in the seats and c) in conjunction with a and b, means we’re closer to staying on Long Island.[Quisp note: yes, Kovy, good idea to sign with a team that may leave town, that has "contender" written all over it.]
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:08:28 said:on
At least no one is making jokes at our expense. Way to be relevant.
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:18:05 said:on
We’re now signing players just because we think it might get the Lighthouse Project approved? That’s not how you build a team. Snow’s been slow and steady in his rebuild, no reason to stop it now.
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:22:59 said:on
believe me or not but a person in front office says its 100 [%] done. [Quisp note: ha?]
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:23:17 said:on
I would have to assume it would be $10 Million for the first few years, then decreases towards the end of the deal. [Quisp note: no, anybody can do that.]
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:24:05 said:on
Please Mr. Wang!!!!!!! Make us relevant again!!!!!
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:24:43 said:on
you can’t sign kovy for 10 years 10 mill and expect to keep kyle & tavares around after 5 years.
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:25:34 said:on
holy crap!!!!whatever it takes….forgegt about that rebuilding bs….money talks and kovy wants to be in the nhl….
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:26:33 said:on
Not to get off track, but has anyone else heard that Frolov is on his way to check out Long Island?
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:27:06 said:on
It makes sense for the Isles but I think we are just being used as a pawn for them to get more money out of LA. This whole process its looked like LA and maybe LA tried to pull back some money knowing this and they are just trying to get the dollars up.
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:29:50 said:on
Any chance we sign Kovy…Trade Rolli back to the Oil for Souray and sign Nabakov to a 3 year 12 million dollar contract.. Then I think we can squeak into the eight spot!
[Quisp note: I don't think there's ever been a team that went from the cap floor to the cap ceiling in one day.]
Jul 2nd, 2010 23:42:04 said:on
OMG… I’m almost touching myself LOL