Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:32 PM
Lou's biggest blind spot is goaltending and that's the team's biggest problem. The rest of the team would certainly be helped out by a scoring winger acquisition.
I waffle on this, but I have to admit, there's a part of me that won't be upset if Marty decides to retire at the end of the season. He has had an awesome career and is among the best to play his position in the history of the sport. He has nothing to prove and nothing to be ashamed of.
What does he really have left to play for? 700 wins? He has a chance to get there, but whether he leaves the game with 670, 680, 690 or 700 wins, won't make any difference to me one bit. I won't think 700 wins makes him a better goalie than 670 would.
I know he still has vintage Marty moments, but the save%s since '10-'11 are what they are. As in not very good in today's NHL. Life after Marty is coming very soon. I understand why Lou has put that off for as long as possible, and I am glad Marty has played for as long as he has, but I don't think next season should be an automatic anymore, as far as Marty coming back as the #1 guy.
Steve Sullivan...Lou never could resist bringing back ex-Devils. Seems like the right kind of move if one had to be made...it ain't sexy, but oh well. Low risk/low reward move for a team that seems to be kind of meh this season at this point.
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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.
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