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#341 ghdi

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:21 PM

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


No, I don't either. It's a risk, but I'd rather sink with Marty in net than w/ someone else. I just don't see who we could replace him with right now. I certainly don't think Hedberg would fare much better as starter.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:21 PM

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


What's the alternative? Hedberg as the #1? Our young goalies who are not close to ready?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

What do you think of Hedberg being the starter with a young guy in the system backing up?


I think the Devils would finish out of the playoffs and would ruin a prospect in the process.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

Just want to get on record saying giving Brodeur two years is a mistake.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

I'm fine with Brodeur on a one-year deal. I'm not fine with a 2 year deal. The history of goalies over 40 is pretty awful, and there can't be a real market for Brodeur - there's no need to go to 2 years. Lou can't be negotiating against himself here; Brodeur may be a living legend, but he's also an average goalie.

Edited by Triumph, 01 July 2012 - 10:29 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

I don't care if its not the "right" thing to do money or cap wise. I want Brodeur on this team until he finishes. I just hope he plays good enough for whatever the contract is.

I might be more willing to be ok with Marty going elsewhere if there were other goalies out there that were better but I don't see any viable options.

Moose as a full time starter would worry me more.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:40 PM

I can see Marty playing decent, and trying to get another deal as a UFA after this deal expires...lol
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

if he is signed to a 2 yr deal he has a great shot of reaching 700 wins
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:59 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.


was it money or years that caused Brodeur to get an agent?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

was it money or years that caused Brodeur to get an agent?


I think years. Just a guess though, I dont think anyone really knows.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

was it money or years that caused Brodeur to get an agent?



Likely both, but I would think the 2 year term was probably more of the sticking point than the yearly figure...

But again, Marty wants close to his "market value"....
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:03 PM

I can see Marty playing decent, and trying to get another deal as a UFA after this deal expires...lol


If he somehow stays healthy and plays good enough in year two to even consider coming back in year three, then all the people saying this is a bad contract will be wrong.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:04 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.

This is exactly how I feel. As a sports fan there are times when I think you have to have emotion trump rational thinking. Brodeur wanted 2 years so I'm glad they are offering it to him.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:09 PM

Likely both, but I would think the 2 year term was probably more of the sticking point than the yearly figure...

But again, Marty wants close to his "market value"....


My guess is Lou went 1 year, 3.5 or something, and then he went to market, got one team to offer two (and there were rumors Chicago was willing to go to 2) so now the Devils have matched or beat it.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:21 AM

I'm fine with Brodeur on a one-year deal. I'm not fine with a 2 year deal. The history of goalies over 40 is pretty awful, and there can't be a real market for Brodeur - there's no need to go to 2 years. Lou can't be negotiating against himself here; Brodeur may be a living legend, but he's also an average goalie.


The only quibble I have with this point is that he hasn't been consistently average. He's been above average (the second halves of the past two seasons and most of last season's playoff run) and below average (the first halves of the last two seasons). I think any contract you give him is a real crapshoot at this point, and I wouldn't have gone past one year myself. He could wind up being pretty good for the next two years, or it could get really ugly for him...the fact is, if the last two seasons are any indication, it's going to be damned near impossible to gauge what Brodeur's going to do until we actually seem him play. Two years is risky as hell.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:21 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
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:22 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
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:25 AM

Too much. But, better than him finishing his career in another jersey, I suppose.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:25 AM

Too much, but the right thing to do, for someone that truly loves the sport and has meant so much to the franchise.

Edited by DJ Eco, 02 July 2012 - 06:26 AM.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

Its official
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