I don't think that the Devils are catering to Brodeur's ego, as many believe. The fact that he says that wins are the most important stat in HIS mind is a team-first mentality. He never said that he would accept a trade anywhere. He simply stated that he has some control/say in where he may end up, is not going against the team mentality. I didn't realize that Brodeur had received so many starts.
Also, in response to Triumph, you cannot guarantee that the Devils would be in a better position had Schneider had say, even ten more starts than Brodeur.
If you look at the numbers when it comes to stopping pucks...yes they do suggest the Devils would be in a better position had he played more
The Devils have bailed Brodeur out a lot this year. He is a .898 goaltender who get 3+ goals a game of support. If you switch goal support...Brodeur would have fewer than 10 years. They win in spite of him most times. It's just dumb luck.
Brodeur has cost this team points this year. Calgary, Edmonton, the outdoor game, the Blue Jacket gag job in mid December. He blew a 4-1 lead to a bad team Saturday night and he was bailed out. He blew multiple leads to Detroit right before the deadline...and they bailed him out. Schneider was great against the Capitals. We scored 0 for him
To be honest if you're getting 3+ goals a game of support, 16-11-4 is not that good. You'd expect at least 19-8-4 with that kind of help
Edited by '7', 11 March 2014 - 05:45 PM.