Renato Rodrigues

GDT-Devils @ Hurricanes-7PM

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We are currently 3 points behind the blue jackets.

Marty literally threw away a win we had against them, that's a 4 point swing and our spot in the playoffs. If we had half way decent goal tending that game we win.

That's just one direct example of how Marty being in net has directly impacted our playoff chances.

That as far as I'm concerned can go in the realm of Marty playing to many games. He's not our best option in net, and consistently playing him when we are sitting a better goalie has a negative impact on our team. Sorry you don't have the brain capacity to comprehend that. Does the shoot out thing play a part in our situation? Sure, but we can't make the team not suck at the skills competition, we could however have played the far superior goalie more than 50/50 with a sh!tty aged version of broduer.

Everyone's perception of this team would be different if we were in a playoff spot, we will likely end the season a win or 2 behind. Wins we would have with Cory in net. People wouldn't be down on that team if that was the story.

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Why does it matter if the players/coach have to 'lie through their teeth'? The point is that the amount of games Marty played was just not that devastating and not really a big deal. sh!tty or not, when Marty played the team still had a good GAA (even if Marty himself sucked) and did enough defensively to make the playoffs. The issue is not in arguing whether Marty has power around here or whether Cory should have started more games, it is that Marty has become the scapegoat for some posters this season with very little reasoning behind it. I mean, you take Marty off this team and we are just a fvckin' juggernaut no?

 

It is a huge deal.  Brodeur is bad and GAA is a terrible stat.  There is reasoning because literally all Coach Deboer has to do is write a different name and the team gets better.  That was it.  Write down a different name 10 times and NJ is probably in the playoffs this year.  Is it a great team?  No, but it's a team that can go somewhere maybe if they get some shooting luck, because they have an elite goalie.  One that they paid a 9th overall pick for and then sat on the bench for half the year.

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It is a huge deal. Brodeur is bad and GAA is a terrible stat. There is reasoning because literally all Coach Deboer has to do is write a different name and the team gets better. That was it. Write down a different name 10 times and NJ is probably in the playoffs this year. Is it a great team? No, but it's a team that can go somewhere maybe if they get some shooting luck, because they have an elite goalie. One that they paid a 9th overall pick for and then sat on the bench for half the year.

That Cory is an elite goalie, or pretty close to it, is the key. If the other goalie were someone like Bryzgolav, probably still better than Marty, but nothing special, then the conversation would be a bit different.

That said, stinks it'll probably cost us a playoff spot, but it's one we'd probably get destroyed in anyway, if you want to rationalize it. sh!t happens though.

All signs point to Marty not being on the team next year. I fully expect Schneider to get a nice extension, or a very good return in a trade. If Lou pleasantly surprises us this offseason, the franchise should be in pretty decent shape for a while.

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It is a huge deal.  Brodeur is bad and GAA is a terrible stat.  There is reasoning because literally all Coach Deboer has to do is write a different name and the team gets better.  That was it.  Write down a different name 10 times and NJ is probably in the playoffs this year.  Is it a great team?  No, but it's a team that can go somewhere maybe if they get some shooting luck, because they have an elite goalie.  One that they paid a 9th overall pick for and then sat on the bench for half the year.

 

This is a much better point. However, it just doesn't change the fact that the Devils did enough defensively to be in the playoffs. I have never had a problem with people saying that Marty is one of the reasons we won't make the playoffs this year, I have a problem with people stating Marty is the reason. If the Devils take a different shot 10 times, then they perhaps win 5 shootouts and are in the playoffs. If the Devils were just in the top 20 in the league in scoring they would perhaps be in the playoffs. It goes on and on, and blaming Marty is just not a worthy thing to do when the team was not good enough.

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But guyz!  The easy schedule wasn't gonna help us!11111!11!!1!!!!!111!  4-0-3 in our last 7.  11 points out of a possible 14.

 

Hows that easy schedule looking now after last nights loss?

 

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This is a much better point. However, it just doesn't change the fact that the Devils did enough defensively to be in the playoffs. 

 

Yeah, but when you've got one goalie who gives up half a goal more per game than the other...

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Hows that easy schedule looking now after last nights loss?

 

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lol thats mike brown alright

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