Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:37 PM
If Marty keeps playing this way I could see him asking for a two-year deal lol. And Schnieder'll be gonzo, or at least he'll request a trade.
No he won't. They hero worship him to the point where Schnieder never plays anymore except in back-to-backs, they're sure as shooting not going to let him walk after this year unless he crashes and burns the rest of the season.
If that happens, then Lou has officially jumped the shark. It's been discussed before, but it reaches a point where you can't let an aging former great hold the franchise hostage. Lou was extremely fair in the last contract he gave Marty (at Marty's age, there was clearly risk involved). It was basically a "Thanks for all you've done, even though you're probably not going to live up to the actual value" kind of deal, but an understandable one. Doesn't mean Lou has to dole out another one to a guy who's going to be 42.
Tri is right...it is extremely unlikely that Marty will keep up this level of play. If he somehow managed to do it, I think the Devils still have to walk away from him no matter what. If that means Marty has to play a handful of games for another team, so be it...it happens. Ray Bourque played for the Avs, Joe Montana played for the Chiefs, Michael Jordan played for the Wizards...the list goes on. No other goalie has anywhere near the wins that Marty does for one team, which says it all, as far as a top goalie staying with one team for his entire career goes. But there's no way in hell this should ever turn into a Mark Messier situation, especially since there's a guy clearly capable of taking over (and who cost the Devils a first-rounder at that).
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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