@ SD: Lou's team just got to a friggin' SCF in 2012. 2011 was one of the seasons where everything that could've gone wrong did (it happens), and 2013 was a shortened season, so I'm not going to equate it to 2011. Like I always say to you, easy for a fan to seemingly have it all figured out, with uber-simplistic statements like "Well, he clearly should've approached things differently." Easy for you to say.
Don't come up with verbose examples like Brodeur giving up 5-6 goals a game and the Devils losing 20 in a row. If anything remotely close to that ever happened, pretty safe to say he won't be playing. Look, at his age and mileage, we knew that it could get rough for Marty at the end, and clearly it has a bit...he's been largely inconsistent the past few years (but has enjoyed some nice stretches). It's fine to wonder aloud how much longer Marty should be playing, or be given the majority of the playing time in goal (many of us have made these points...based on this past season and everything else, I don't know how the Devils go into next season with Marty penciled in as anything more than a question mark). It's something else to be flat-out mean-spirited and insulting about it (too many Devils fans have taken this route), and some Devils fans have short memories when it comes to Marty's overall contributions.
This. Thank you. It's very easy to say "he should do it better", but if you want a better run than the Devils had over Lou's 20 years, you better be a Detroit fan. No one said he's perfect. You take risks, and sometimes they don't pay off. I'm not saying he's perfect when I say I understand the logic or reasoning of a move.
As for Marty, same thing. No one is saying he's what he was. I don't think many people defend his recent play. He's clearly at the end of the run. I think we all agree on that. However, I'm not really going to bash him either. He gave up a lot for this organization and hopefully he rides off into the sunset after this season.
As for this Vanderbeek thing, typical NY Post bull.