In a 24 hour span we go from a devastated fan base (Calgary) to one that is absolutely besides itself thanks simply to rumors that their team is making an offer to Ilya Kovalchuk (Long Island, aside from the eternal pessimists who refuse to get their hopes up). We don't even know if Kovy has considered the offer since, you know, he wanted to play for a championship and all, but apparenlty that's enough to almost make Long Island fall into itself and self-destruct. And probably get even more hammered, bro.
Tonight, I present to you a compendium of awesome fan reactions from Islanders Point Blank.
First, there is sheer, unadulterated bliss:
"ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod THIS WOULD BE EPIC"
"PLEASE SIGN HIM OMG I WOULD CRY"
Then the Cynic Who is Probably on to Something:
"its negotiating 101the 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"
Also, Thoughtful Long Islander to the Point Where They Thank Botta for Putting Down His Beer and Typing on a Friday Night (though I think we all know Botta isn't at all the type to drink and blog):
"well it is definitely worth a look. I do not care so much about the years but it is more about the money and how it will effect us down the line with KO and JT. sorry you had to put down your cold one and fill us in. we all appreciate it though."
The 'Yo We Gonna Run This Joint Now' Guy:
"I have been saying this all along, go get Ilya and the league will have to listen to us."
And then some people just can't do math:
"Kovy + Souray = ISLANDERS RULE!!!!!!"
The second part of that equation just doesn't compute.
And just for shits 'n' giggles, here is the always rational Toronto perspective from TSN's comments section:
"...i'm sure he'd go to the leafs if Burke was interested."