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#1 StormJosh

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

According to NBC Brodeur was named the starter for opening night.

http://prohockeytalk...tarter/related/

Seems a bit premature to me, but I doubt the opening night starter will dictate who gets the most starts going forward.

Edit: Here's a better source: https://twitter.com/...999655607930880

Edited by StormJosh, 18 September 2013 - 08:35 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

i saw the same thing some where stating that pete deboer said that as of right now marty will be starting opening night.. it may have been in one of the articles on nj.com
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

So now here's the big question:

 

Since the Devils open in Pittsburgh, and then host the Isles the very next night, who starts the home opener? Do they start the 41-year-old Brodeur two straight nights with travel in between and snub the "future" goalie right off the bat? Or do they give the new guy the first game of the season in front of the home fans and snub the guy who's been the face of the franchise forever?


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

So now here's the big question:

 

Since the Devils open in Pittsburgh, and then host the Isles the very next night, who starts the home opener? Do they start the 41-year-old Brodeur two straight nights with travel in between and snub the "future" goalie right off the bat? Or do they give the new guy the first game of the season in front of the home fans and snub the guy who's been the face of the franchise forever?

 

"Snub" the future goalie right off the bat.  Marty is the franchise and deserves his likely last home opener start.  Schneider will get over it...


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:36 AM

Brodeur deserve it and its gonna push his record farther, it's probably his last season so there's no harm there.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

I think this definitely means Schneider will start the home opener.  Couldn't be happier, since I'll be at that game.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:24 AM

If they snub him the first 2 then it guarantees he plays game 3 in Vancouver...
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

PDB is going to have quite a balancing act on his shoulders this year.  


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

I think this definitely means Schneider will start the home opener.  Couldn't be happier, since I'll be at that game.

I would think so as well. If they're not gonna split the back-to-backs, then what the hell do we have two expensive goalies for?

I think they give Schneider the home opener to introduce him to the fans. I don't think the home opener is all that big a deal for Marty. Not like playing the last game of the season at home or getting one more game in Montreal.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

I think this definitely means Schneider will start the home opener.  Couldn't be happier, since I'll be at that game.

Ditto.

 

Although, I was thinking since this is probably Marty's last year, they would give Schneider Pittsburgh (who is a better team than NYI) and Marty would take his final home opener. This is under the condition that the Devils brass realize how much better Schneider is, but who knows?


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

If they snub him the first 2 then it guarantees he plays game 3 in Vancouver...

 

Game 4 is in Vancouver, but still, I think you're probably right. It kinda sets up well to start the season with the tandem splitting 50/50 of the first four starts. Those four games are a pair of back-to-backs with travel between:

 

10/3 Game 1 @ Pittsburgh: Brodeur

10/4 Game 2 vs. NY Islanders: Schneider

10/7 Game 3 @ Edmonton: Brodeur

10/8 Game 4 @ Vancouver: Schneider


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

Oh oops. Ok yeah that's what I meant. Had the schedule wrong. Thanks.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

Ditto.

 

Although, I was thinking since this is probably Marty's last year, they would give Schneider Pittsburgh (who is a better team than NYI) and Marty would take his final home opener. This is under the condition that the Devils brass realize how much better Schneider is, but who knows?

 

I think they're going into the season on the assumption -- whether they believe it or not -- that the goalies are the same.  So long as Marty is getting his wins, ugly or otherwise, and healthy, he'll start half or more of the games. 

 

If the Devils make the playoffs, that's where things will get interesting. 


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

Conventional common sense says Schneider plays the home opener, I'd imagine. Marty's not built for back to back games 2 days into the season, no goalie is really..


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

Ditto.

 

Although, I was thinking since this is probably Marty's last year, they would give Schneider Pittsburgh (who is a better team than NYI) and Marty would take his final home opener. This is under the condition that the Devils brass realize how much better Schneider is, but who knows?

Except Marty has historically played Pittsburgh great, including the Crosby Malkin Pens. 


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

I expect the reverse. 

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

They've already announced #30 is getting GM #1...

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:09 PM

Suppose it's not that big a deal having Brodeur start the season with back to backs...it's a fresh as he's ever going to be.

 

Still would rather have Schneider start in Pitt...

 

What really worries me is that Brodeur hasn't announced that it's his last season. I was expecting some kind of Mariano Rivera farewell tour 


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

I was expecting some kind of Mariano Rivera farewell tour 

 

I think he said he didn't want something like that.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:22 PM

$20 on Brodeur getting the first two games


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