Some NJ papier mache Internet site:
Ilya Kovalchuk never remembers a team meeting being called after two straight losses during his 7 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers. A prolonged slump like six wins in 20 games seemed normal for a club that made the playoffs just once in nine years.
So when the Devils held a dressing room meeting after practice Tuesday and coach Jacques Lemaire implored his players to pull together as a team both on and off the ice, Kovalchuk was impressed.
“I love it, because in Atlanta it was a little different,” Kovalchuk said. “Here, when the team loses one or two games, it’s a big deal. That’s how it’s supposed to be if you want to win."
Doesn't the hated Kovalsuck understand that this is simply our culture? Why does he hate our tradition of losing all the time? What's so wrong with that? Bigot.