Via Puck Daddy, a Devils' fan evaluates 102/17chuk.
["KOVY IS BACK!"] greets visitors to the New Jersey Devils' Web site, and it's surreal for anyone that's followed the team through the Rule of Emperor Lou Lamoriello. It's an earnest attempt at marketing an offensive star, perhaps for the first time in franchise history. It puts the individual above the team, perhaps for the first player in Devils' history not named Brodeur and not having his number retired. But there's something off about the headline: "Kovy Is Back." It indicates a level of affection that doesn't exist for what was a mercenary last season; a season that saw him post solid but unspectacular numbers and fail to shove the Devils into the second round of the playoffs. "Kovy is Back." One might say Devils fans are still waiting for him to arrive.