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#1 Rock

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:06 AM

http://www.nypost.co...edfaN4YZRqUr0PJ

“I will make the decision before somebody makes it for me,” the Devils’ netminder said. “No one will have to tell me when it’s time for me to go.”


“I’m having fun this year, though. I really like the guys here, I like the way Zach [Parise] is growing as a captain, and the way Kovy [Ilya Kovalchuk] is buying into it and doing what a superstar should do, which is being a team guy, and the way the young guys are learning what it means to be a part of the Devils.

“I understand that things change, and it’s been a while since we were where we want to go, but I like the direction we’re going. I like that we’ve put up plaques around our room signifying past trophy winners and championships so that the young guys know that we have a great tradition of winning here. And I think the coach [Pete DeBoer] is doing a really good job, at least that’s my opinion.”

“I don’t believe I would do anything outside the Devils’ organization,” Brodeur said.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:28 AM

Very nice read. I like his thinking. This year and then it's done.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:47 AM

I may be in a minority here and I've never really been a big Marty fan, but I'll support him as long as he wants. If he wants to go another two or three years even if they are mediocre and a shadow of his former self, he has earned it as far as I'm concerned.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

That was actually a very good article, excellent if you consider its from Larry Brooks and the Post

Marty should go out in style, on a good team with a decent record, instead of milking out another year or so, he'll have a job with the Devils whenever he wants one, yeah I think he'll retire after this season.
Got to go to the last game(s) this season and cheer like crazy for him.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:20 AM

Good article. I think he should be thinking about this. Its closer then most people think.

I would still like to see him come back as the Goaltending Coach for the Devils.

Edited by Quinn01, 18 December 2011 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:26 AM

Well at least this answers the question of whether or not he will finish his career here.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:53 AM

I was honestly surprised Brooks wrote that article. That was a good one.

The last two lines really should make you appreciate the kind of athlete Brodeur is.

“I’m completely aware of the choices that I am going to have to make. I’m not going to play just to keep playing. I’m not going to play just for more money.
“I have my pride. I’ll know the right thing to do.”


How many greats have we seen play past their prime, only to kinda embarrass themselves? Looks like we won't have to experience that with Marty

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

This sort of thing is usually reserved for Stevens but...


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I've been on this same page and I just hope people can relax now and allow him to just enjoy the season.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:44 PM

I guess the devils will have to win the cup this year! One last time for marty! :w00t:
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:47 PM

From the tone of the article I got the feeling he'll play one more year actually. I don't think he's ready to hang 'em up. He'll stick around one more time.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:11 PM

From the tone of the article I got the feeling he'll play one more year actually. I don't think he's ready to hang 'em up. He'll stick around one more time.

I don't know. From when he said he knows that it could be his last time in montreal and other rinks that seemed to me like he'd retire. Go out in style with a win in his hometown.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:32 PM

I don't know. From when he said he knows that it could be his last time in montreal and other rinks that seemed to me like he'd retire. Go out in style with a win in his hometown.


That statement to me just meant that he's actually starting to think about when he'll retire. It's beginning to hit him.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

The main thing for Marty and the future of the Devils is right now the Devils have no options moving forward. Johan Hedberg is only a year or two younger than Marty and has been a full-time start once in his career?

So there is definitely no one pushing Brodeur out internally. It isn't like Corey Schneider is our backup. I doubt Lou would ever force Marty out, but now it is clear he wouldn't. I don't think Lou would feel comfortable trading a lot for a goalie either.

So with that in mind, I see Brodeur being here for a little longer as long as Marty wants to keep going. And it seems like he is still having a ton of fun.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:44 PM

The main thing for Marty and the future of the Devils is right now the Devils have no options moving forward. Johan Hedberg is only a year or two younger than Marty and has been a full-time start once in his career?

So there is definitely no one pushing Brodeur out internally. It isn't like Corey Schneider is our backup. I doubt Lou would ever force Marty out, but now it is clear he wouldn't. I don't think Lou would feel comfortable trading a lot for a goalie either.

So with that in mind, I see Brodeur being here for a little longer as long as Marty wants to keep going. And it seems like he is still having a ton of fun.


He might be having a lot of fun, but he had a .903 save percentage last year and now has an .886 save percentage this year. I don't think Brodeur will put Lou through the wringer, but it's becoming clear that the Devils are going to need to go in a different direction.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:49 PM

Good read, well-written article by Brooks. Sounds like Brodeur is in the right mindset. I'm still comfortable with him playing this year so I'm not counting next year out just yet.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:03 PM

i has a sadz :evilcry:
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:06 PM

we have much d-man prospects
urbom taormina gelinas burlon scarlett corrente
we MUST trade someone if we real need goalie
can wedgwood goes to ahl in next year?
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:08 PM

In another shocking Brodeur stat - how many times do you think he's held a team to fewer than 2 goals in a game he finished? Just once.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:31 PM

I guess the devils will have to win the cup this year! One last time for marty! :w00t:


This. I've always wanted him to get that 4th cup. It would be great if he could go out like Dano winning one.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:54 PM

I guess the devils will have to win the cup this year! One last time for marty! :w00t:

that would make him the only devil with 4 cups oui?
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