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I remember hearing Messier say he was staying in NY after 97 too.

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The start of the end

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Parise will go wherever the money is best if they have a decent chance at a Cup. Fans are loyal. Players are not. Let's face reality here.

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Parise will go wherever the money is best if they have a decent chance at a Cup. Fans are loyal. Players are not. Let's face reality here.


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Parise will go wherever the money is best if they have a decent chance at a Cup. Fans are loyal. Players are not. Let's face reality here.


I generally agree but there are exceptions. There are players willing to give a "home team discount," Brodeur would be one.
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I generally agree but there are exceptions. There are players willing to give a "home team discount," Brodeur would be one.

Bourque did it many times with the Bruins

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It's so funny how easy folks throw stones.

When was the last time you turned down a big raise because you wanted to be loyal to your company?

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I generally agree but there are exceptions. There are players willing to give a "home team discount," Brodeur would be one.


Well, Brodeur is also an older player at this point in his career, so he's much more likely to take a paycut so he won't have to uproot everything in his life. Earlier in his career, he could have gone anywhere, but he was the Devils franchise goalie, so they paid out the nose for him.

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Earlier in his career, he could have gone anywhere, but he was the Devils franchise goalie, so they paid out the nose for him.


Until the Devils signed Kovaluchuk they never paid out the nose for anyone.
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Well, Brodeur is also an older player at this point in his career, so he's much more likely to take a paycut so he won't have to uproot everything in his life. Earlier in his career, he could have gone anywhere, but he was the Devils franchise goalie, so they paid out the nose for him.


Brodeur took a substantial hometown discount his last 1 or 2 contracts. Elias was offered almost 8 million a year by the rangers and he signed with the devils for 6 million.

The more you know.

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Brodeur took a substantial hometown discount his last 1 or 2 contracts. Elias was offered almost 8 million a year by the rangers and he signed with the devils for 6 million.

The more you know.


Well, I suppose NJ is a good place to go if you want to live "off the grid", so to speak. There's very little media pressure. The schools are good and the suburbs are peaceful. Nobody knows who the players are, so they can go out shopping or out to dinner without people hounding them. Plus, it's nice and quiet playing at The Rock, since the Devils don't have any fans. I could see why a player would like that experience.

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No fans, no media coverage, no money, blah blah blah.

As a Devil fan, I know that is all lies but I also don't care, as I continually see a good product on the ice while enjoying fair ticket prices.

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Well, I suppose NJ is a good place to go if you want to live "off the grid", so to speak. There's very little media pressure. The schools are good and the suburbs are peaceful. Nobody knows who the players are, so they can go out shopping or out to dinner without people hounding them. Plus, it's nice and quiet playing at The Rock, since the Devils don't have any fans. I could see why a player would like that experience.

This is true .

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lets be honest, most nhl players, even the "superstars" arent getting recognized in public 99 percent of the time they go out regardless of where they are unless its in canada




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