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#321 DevilNurn

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:25 PM

I just wish that there were some sort of contingency plan with Brodeur...whether he comes back or not I'll be completely honest that a Brodeur/Hedberg tandem doesn't sound good for a year or worse yet for two. We'll see what happens...
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

Yeah and where are you getting good goaltending next year? It's not as if the Devils are passing on viable options. There are no better solutions than Marty or Hedberg in FA or the system for next year. Trade's the only other option and what are you getting besides Luuu, who's a far worse option cap-wise or Johnathan Bernier, who Dean wants a first-round pick for?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

Yeah and where are you getting good goaltending next year? It's not as if the Devils are passing on viable options. There are no better solutions than Marty or Hedberg in FA or the system for next year. Trade's the only other option and what are you getting besides Luuu, who's a far worse option cap-wise or Johnathan Bernier, who Dean wants a first-round pick for?

Yeah that's the exact problem, you know you can't build a goaltending core through FA and the reason other goalies are being traded is because another team didn't want them to start for their team...so I don't want them to start for mine. Wedgewood is a good future option but can we rely on him to start in the NHL in 1-2 years? Not an envied position...
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

Well normally the goalie market isn't 'this' barren in FA, I mean if it wasn't for Marty being 'available', the best guy on the market would have been Hedberg :lol: And the highest-paid guy off the board today was Gustavsson (not counting Clemmensen or Biron who re-upped just before FA).

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:48 PM

Yeah and where are you getting good goaltending next year? It's not as if the Devils are passing on viable options. There are no better solutions than Marty or Hedberg in FA or the system for next year. Trade's the only other option and what are you getting besides Luuu, who's a far worse option cap-wise or Johnathan Bernier, who Dean wants a first-round pick for?


I don't know. But I don't consider Brodeur good goaltending, so they wouldn't be getting that with Brodeur, either.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Yeah and where are you getting good goaltending next year? It's not as if the Devils are passing on viable options. There are no better solutions than Marty or Hedberg in FA or the system for next year. Trade's the only other option and what are you getting besides Luuu, who's a far worse option cap-wise or Johnathan Bernier, who Dean wants a first-round pick for?

What do you think of Hedberg being the starter with a young guy in the system backing up?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:06 PM

Big news...

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As many of us predicted, the Devils have stepped up and are offering Martin Brodeur a 2 year contract.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:08 PM

Big news...

@DarrenDreger
As many of us predicted, the Devils have stepped up and are offering Martin Brodeur a 2 year contract.

Lou read mine and Has' posts. :P
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

I like it. 35+ really won't matter with all the contracts coming off the books next year.

I don't know. But I don't consider Brodeur good goaltending, so they wouldn't be getting that with Brodeur, either.



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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

Hmm considering it's been widely speculated that Brodeur is going to be decided on once the Parise issue is settled, I wonder what this means in regards to that situation (if anything).
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:11 PM

Good to hear, although I think Marty does not deserve the 2 yrs or the money I never want to see him on another team. He is ours and only ours.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

Pay the NHL's all-time winningest goalie and the New Jersey Devils' all-time greatest player what he wants. He deserves it.


With Marty it's not about hockey, it's about emotion and loyalty. If you can't risk overpaying him for one year at the back end of his career after all he's done for us on the ice with all the money he's saved us off the ice, then you don't deserve any loyalty from the next guy. We want the players to be loyal but we don't give a **** about being loyal to them. It ain't a one-way street.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

i'm not thrilled that lou went to two years unless the dollars are $3-$4mm. if he gets 2/10, I'm gonna be pretty upset.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

I don't understand why Brodeur and the Devils don't just go year-to-year on this one. If Brodeur plays well the Devils will want him back. Now he is forcing the team to be ready to accept a 35+ contract.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hmm considering it's been widely speculated that Brodeur is going to be decided on once the Parise issue is settled, I wonder what this means in regards to that situation (if anything).


That's what worries me. I'm almost glad they did offer him two years just so this board can have a psychotic meltdown though. OH NOES we might have five million in dead cap space when we're forty million under next year!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:14 PM

The thing that does puzzle me about him insisting on two years is he was saying earlier a lengthy lockout would finish him. So he wants to play two years but he'd have retired if one year got lost on a lockout?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:15 PM

Regardless of what happens with Zach, I'm just hope Marty takes it and ends his career here. I never want to see #30 in another damn jersey even if his play has gone down. It still means something whenever I see him in net.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:16 PM

i'm not thrilled that lou went to two years unless the dollars are $3-$4mm. if he gets 2/10, I'm gonna be pretty upset.


Are you kidding? I think anything over $2.5M/year is an overpayment.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:17 PM

Regardless of what happens with Zach, I'm just hope Marty takes it and ends his career here. I never want to see #30 in another damn jersey even if his play has gone down. It still means something whenever I see him in net.


+1000. The cap space is there. It won't hamstring the team. Imagine Brodeur in a Leaf or Blackhawk jersey. I never want to see it.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:20 PM

+1000. The cap space is there. It won't hamstring the team. Imagine Brodeur in a Leaf or Blackhawk jersey. I never want to see it.


Imagine Brodeur with an .890 save percentage leading the Devils right out of the playoffs. I never want to see that either.
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