Jesse wrote: dboss wrote:
Jesse wrote:Your argument was that Kovalev was targeting Pittsburgh exactly and that he was telling people, a la Mark Madden, that he was resiging here.
That says that Kovalev was targeting several clubs and had expressed interest in more than one.
Therefore, Madden's point and yours become moot. That article only proves that Kovalev never said one way or another that he definitely had Pittsburgh at the top of his list.
You "squashed" your own "argument"
This isn't even an argument. It's bickering about whether or not Kovy said blah blah blah to Madden blah blah blah.
He didn't come back. Madden was wrong. "Argument" over.
Another Jerry Macguire! So are you saying that if CP had matched the Habs offer, Kovy wouldn't be a Penguin now?
Nope, not saying that at all. What I am saying is that Madden "guaranteed" that Kovalev would return. Therefore; matching any offers becomes a moot point. "Guarantee" instills the listener with a sense of the inevitable. If Kovalev wanted to play here that badly, then that extra money wouldn't have come into play.
You're talking about the logistics of the Kovalev signing. I'm talking about Mark Madden never being right. And that's a fact. The End.
Perhaps 'Hooked on Phonics' should be your next website visit. If you had read what I wrote, I thought Madden's OPINION was right. Not based on who his sources were, but based on Kovy's stint with the Pens and how much he enjoyed playing here.
dboss wrote:I think he was dead on with the Kovy rumor, but the problem was that he relied on CP to get the deal done. We are all learning how stupid that can be.
dboss wrote:Exactly! I put this one solely on CP. He thought he could lowball and stonewall Kovy just because he wanted to play here. Totally overplayed his hand.
SOOOOO, that makes the fact that CP screwed up AGAIN the issue and not Madden's sources. Perhaps you could start an 'I hate Madden' thread in the NPR board since you hate him so much.
Also, you never answered the question on whether you thought Kovy would have signed here if CP had matched the Habs. Your silence speaks volumes! If CP had done his job, Kovy wouldn't have had to make the decision to choose between the Pens and better contract elsewhere.