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#401 devilsrule33

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:22 PM

I don't think it's ridiculous, name value means alot to people.   Look at 09 in the playoffs with the matching and the geezer line getting big ice time and such.   I can't believe that Sutter would do that with Clemmer in net.    He seemed to have a healthy fear of him and it was in everyone's best interest.   Marty comes back and it seemed like the whole dynamic of that team changed within a week or so.

 

I'm a little confused with what you are getting at here. Maybe I am just very tired, but care to explain in more detail.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:31 PM

I'm a little confused with what you are getting at here. Maybe I am just very tired, but care to explain in more detail.

 

I probably talked too much.   I just don't think the coach being blinded by a "name" is that ridiculous.   It happens.     I don't think he's massaging egos.   

 

Last year, Moose or Keith Kincaid?    Was there really a difference, other than the name?   So one guy plays every game, despite being horrid, and the other one is a bench jockey.


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#403 thecoffeecake

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

I mean, my brother is 10 right now, he plays goal on his mite hockey team. He has a big Brodeur poster in his room and he'll have a few good memories, but not like I have.

My earliest hockey memories involve watching the Devils with Marty in net, I literally NEVER saw the team when he wasn't on it. People who are my age, the 20-30 year old crowd are the ones who are going to recall Marty as the ultimate netminder of his day.

Yea, im young enough only to know Brodeur, and I got to see him through most of his prime. The first game I went to, Brodeur lost to the Islander edition of Weekes, pretty cool looking back. It wouldve been great had he gone out after the cup run. He made a huge stacked pad save late in the third of game 6 against the Rangers, and that really will probably be the last great memory I have of him.
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