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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

He deserves it...hopefully we'll get solid play and will be able to swing a kid into the spot...He will be a great mentor.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:33 AM

Overpaid but did't want to see Marty with another uniform on.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

"Martin Brodeur is staying with the Devils. 2 years / 9 millions. Great news for the Devils fans and that franchise."

Per Renaud Lavoie from RDS


Well, guess we'll see if that's true soon enough, but yikes. That definitely sounds like a lifetime achievement contract if there ever was one, because the chances that Marty's going to live up to it seem pretty slim.

The fan in me is happy he's back, because I've always been firmly in his corner, and love what he brought to the Devils for so long.

The GM in me thinks Lou overpaid for him in dollars and term.

The optimist in me hopes he can win about 50 games the next two seasons and look reasonably good doing it.

The pessimist in me worries about it getting ugly for him on the ice...I saw glimpses of the potential for that the past two seasons, and I hope I never see him forced from the game due to his skills flat-out deserting him entirely. There's a part of me that wouldn't have minded seeing him retire this year, as he has nothing left to prove, and would've gone out on a relative high. Two years at which he'll playing at the ages of 40 and 41 are a scary proposition...even if he falls flat on his face, I have more than enough great Marty memories to offset that, but I just don't ever want him to be embarrassed on the ice.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

I love #30 and have done so for 18 seasons. I'm unsure about this deal, as it delays our switch to the next goalie. I was hoping the '12-'13 season would see a 50-30 split with a younger keeper.... Oh well, Time will tell.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:37 AM

My post from the other Marty thread...seems more relevant here, now that it's official:

The fan in me is happy he's back, because I've always been firmly in his corner, and love what he brought to the Devils for so long.

The GM in me thinks Lou overpaid for him in dollars and term.

The optimist in me hopes he can win about 50 games the next two seasons and look reasonably good doing it.

The pessimist in me worries about it getting ugly for him on the ice...I saw glimpses of the potential for that the past two seasons, and I hope I never see him forced from the game due to his skills flat-out deserting him entirely. There's a part of me that wouldn't have minded seeing him retire this year, as he has nothing left to prove, and would've gone out on a relative high. Two years at which he'll playing at the ages of 40 and 41 are a scary proposition...even if he falls flat on his face, I have more than enough great Marty memories to offset that, but I just don't ever want him to be embarrassed on the ice.
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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:38 AM

I think we definitely overpaid. Hopefully he will keep up the second half of the season numbers this season and get us to the cup finals again. :koolaid:
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:38 AM

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:40 AM

Bad contract...and i'm thinking it means Lou threw in the towel on Parise and didnt want to lose both.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:40 AM

The legend lives on


Let's hope. If December rolls around and Marty has a save% in the .880s and a losing record and appears to be the weak link, this board will be shredding him and Lou mercilessly and we both know it.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:42 AM

The cap going up so much this year dictated Brodeur could 4.5mm, but it's more than double what most of us wanted when we talked about Brodeur's next contract. (2, 2.5mm)
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:42 AM

Now does Hedberg sign too?
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:42 AM

Hope it's a Brodeur/Wedgewood combo so the kid can learn the tricks for 2 years.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:42 AM

Bad contract...and i'm thinking it means Lou threw in the towel on Parise and didnt want to lose both.


That's what it looks like.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

I love #30 and have done so for 18 seasons. I'm unsure about this deal, as it delays our switch to the next goalie. I was hoping the '12-'13 season would see a 50-30 split with a younger keeper.... Oh well, Time will tell.



I don't think this delays our switch. If anything, we know we'll have Marty around the next 2 years to be able to coach and guide Wellwood or Kincaid. The experience of mentorship from someone in the game like Brodeur is priceless in my opinion. Hell, even Kovy was being mentored by Marty during the playoffs. This contract is high, yes, but it's a show of loyalty and respect to both Brodeur and the fans..
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:46 AM

Bad contract...and i'm thinking it means Lou threw in the towel on Parise and didnt want to lose both.


Could very well be the truth, though all of the "sources" that made it sound like the Devils couldn't afford anything at all look pretty foolish.

If the rumored offers are anywhere near the truth, re: Parise, I say thanks for everything, best of luck. Being the best UFA available in your class doesn't make you a superstar by default, and it's obvious too many GMs in all sports will never learn that. Go ahead, pay Parise like a superstar...won't make him one.
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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:47 AM

This deal means Brodeur thinks he's "starting" another 100 games, so that does appear delay the switch.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

Good for Lou, Good for Marty. The one mllion dollar question is who will back Marty up. Of hedberg, hope it's for 1 year with a kinkaid/wedgewood getting some facetime year 2. Wouldn' mind seeig them this updoming year though. The morw time they can use Marty as a mentor, thw better.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:50 AM

I love #30 and have done so for 18 seasons. I'm unsure about this deal, as it delays our switch to the next goalie. I was hoping the '12-'13 season would see a 50-30 split with a younger keeper.... Oh well, Time will tell.


No reason it can't happen anyway. Hedberg's not signing here for two years, just Marty. Bring Moose back for one, then you can ease one of the kids in under Marty (in theory) in '13-14.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

This deal means Brodeur thinks he's "starting" another 100 games, so that does appear delay the switch.


Not if he doesn't play well. If he has a first half like last season's and doesn't pull it together, and is clearly holding the team back, the Devils can't (and I believe won't) just pencil him in for 50 games. And I think Marty probably realizes this final contract is almost like a gift from Lou, for all of his contributions and for taking less than market value for all of his contracts before this one...if he's not anywhere near living up to it, and getting embarrassed, I don't think he's going to fight it if his playing time sees significant reduction.
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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:53 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if Brodeur has a serious "injury" after this season and can't come back. Lou knows, Lou knows.
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