Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:19 PM
I'm still kinda of the opinion that Marty should've retired after the cup run..but of course, then the Devils don't probably get Schneider so...
But I think that playoff run was the last 'great-ish' goaltending we'll ever see from Marty. Sad, but father time doesn't wait for anyone..
I've ben saying this for a while. For about 50 games (after a rough start), he put up about a .920 save%, right through the end of those playoffs. I think that was the best of what he had left.
If the Devils insist on treating him like the Marty of old and think he's got anywhere near another run like that in him, it's going to be a huge mistake. No nice way to say it. And with Schneider on the team, there's no reason to try to make it happen, as the expense of a team with damned near zero margin for error right now.
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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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