You're right. "Deboer is a doody head and can't possible have any idea what he's doing" makes much more sense.
If Brodeur gets dealt Wednesday, this makes all the sense in the world (if the team wants to prioritize having a great moment instead of making the playoffs).
What if Brodeur gets lit up Tuesday? That could take an interested team off the market. It could take all of them? What if he plays well? Maybe then Pete and Lou decide they want Brodeur to actually play a lot down the stretch. Perhaps they go back to splitting games.
The main thing is Schneider and Brodeur have clearly not been treated as equals this season or they might have been treated too much as equals when they shouldn't (however you want to look at it). Marty gets certain important games regardless of how he or Cory is playing. Cory rarely gets thrown back in nets after an average or bad game while Brodeur has. And even though their numbers couldn't be any different, after 65 or so games, they have pretty much split time all year.
The Devils want to risk pissing off Cory and having him look elsewhere after next season...well then this team is fvcked. This team now needs to move Brodeur for the sake of the organization more than anything else.
"The Stanley Cup has fallen from the Stars. The new millennium has its first Stanley Cup Champion, and it's the New Jersey Devils." Mike Miller calling the Devils winning the Stanley Cup.
"It goes to the captain and then there are handoffs during a skate around the ice" Mike Emrick as Scott Stevens is being presented the Stanley Cup.