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#1 msweet

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:24 PM

You underestimated how classy he is

 

“I think he’s in the net now to stay,” Brodeur said today. “I don’t see that’s going to be changed any time soon. I’ll be ready if it is, but I think we’ve got to try to win some games somehow. This is what (head coach Pete DeBoer) feels is the best opportunity for him to be successful is having (Schneider) in the net and that’s fine. If we win, everybody’s happy. Even though I don’t play, it’s more enjoyable to be around. - See more at:

 

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

Classless fatty, that Martin guy.   :rolleyes:

 

Thankfully it seems like he's accepting his role gracefully.  Which is great.  We're avoiding a goaltending controversy.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

i wonder when the board will criticize Marty for being too complacent and showing lack of heart to compete for the job


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

But Brodeur never said that Schneider gives the Devils the best chance to win. Only if Pete thinks that..he's alright with it. So if I am reading between the lines, he disagrees but will deal with it. What a jerkoff. 

 

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But Brodeur never said that Schneider gives the Devils the best chance to win. Only if Pete thinks that..he's alright with it. So if I am reading between the lines, he disagrees but will deal with it. What a jerkoff. 


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

But Brodeur never said that Schneider gives the Devils the best chance to win. Only if Pete thinks that..he's alright with it. So if I am reading between the lines, he disagrees but will deal with it. What a jerkoff. 

 

..... wow.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

I get the feeling there was a pleasant and honest conversation behind the scenes (probably involving Lou, DeBoer, and Marty), which is great.  I'm sure they broke the news to Marty in a way that was respectful and fair, and Marty is being realistic about where he is at this stage of his career. 

 

There's always been a faction of Devils fans that feels that Marty is selfish (I've never agreed with that observation myself, ever).  That group really can't claim that about Marty now.

 

Though the team is not playing well right now, the Schneider/Brodeur transition has not been a negative at all, and credit goes to everyone involved. 


..... wow.

 

Think dr33 is going for sarcasm there, but you'll see some people who will see it just that way.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:43 PM

The time has come, this is a pretty momentous occasion

 

However, Marty is still totally in denial. 


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:45 PM

I get the feeling there was a pleasant and honest conversation behind the scenes (probably involving Lou, DeBoer, and Marty), which is great.  I'm sure they broke the news to Marty in a way that was respectful and fair, and Marty is being realistic about where he is at this stage of his career. 

 

There's always been a faction of Devils fans that feels that Marty is selfish (I've never agreed with that observation myself, ever).  That group really can't claim that about Marty now.

 

Though the team is not playing well right now, the Schneider/Brodeur transition has not been a negative at all, and credit goes to everyone involved. 


 

Think dr33 is going for sarcasm there, but you'll see some people who will see it just that way.

 

Whether it's sarcasm or not, I applaud him. That was a nice stretch.

 

I think Marty is taking it as well as can be expected. He's been pretty much the best goalie on whatever team he's on since he was about 6 years old. It can't be easy for him to accept that the end is finally here. This has been a very tough year for him on and off the ice.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:45 PM

Marty gets it. He's really one of a kind.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

Marty is just toeing the company line as he should, but let's see how this unfolds,  I never thought this situation was gonna be a smooth one and I still think that.  What is said publicly is going to be drastically different than what is said behind closed doors. Even Pete quantified his statements with a "so far."

 

I say put Marty on the point on the PP. 


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:47 PM

I get the feeling there was a pleasant and honest conversation behind the scenes (probably involving Lou, DeBoer, and Marty), which is great.  I'm sure they broke the news to Marty in a way that was respectful and fair, and Marty is being realistic about where he is at this stage of his career. 

 

There's always been a faction of Devils fans that feels that Marty is selfish (I've never agreed with that observation myself, ever).  That group really can't claim that about Marty now.

 

Though the team is not playing well right now, the Schneider/Brodeur transition has not been a negative at all, and credit goes to everyone involved. 


 

Think dr33 is going for sarcasm there, but you'll see some people who will see it just that way

 

I got the feeling that had happened a few days ago because Brodeur mentioned he would get ready for Boston, thus knowing already he wasn't starting Thursday. And that's the right thing to do. Pete and Lou should be discussing this with Marty because 1) he has earned that right as much as any athlete in professional sports, 2)it's what any respectful organization should do after so many years of service and 3)they kind of made this a little messy by not even making this a competition to begin with and declaring Brodeur the starter.

 

As the Melnyk/Murray/Alfredsson/JP Barry saga has showed, any relationship in sports can be destroyed if not handled properly. And when it does happen, it's usually mangement or a coaches fault. Rarely the player. 


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

I got the feeling that had happened a few days ago because Brodeur mentioned he would get ready for Boston, thus knowing already he wasn't starting Thursday. And that's the right thing to do. Pete and Lou should be discussing this with Marty because 1) he has earned that right as much as any athlete in professional sports, 2)it's what any respectful organization should do after so many years of service and 3)they kind of made this a little messy by not even making this a competition to begin with and declaring Brodeur the starter.

 

As the Melnyk/Murray/Alfredsson/JP Barry saga has showed, any relationship in sports can be destroyed if not handled properly. And when it does happen, it's usually mangement or a coaches fault. Rarely the player. 

 

They did not 'declare Brodeur the starter right away' - they made Brodeur the starter of Game 1 right away.  Which is a good way of avoiding a controversy, I think - because now we're on Game 9 and Schneider's going to be starting most games at least for the foreseeable future.  Of course, it's a shame the hole the Devils dug because they could only score goals in games Brodeur started and that's what necessitates the Schneider starts, but here we are.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

I got the feeling that had happened a few days ago because Brodeur mentioned he would get ready for Boston, thus knowing already he wasn't starting Thursday. And that's the right thing to do. Pete and Lou should be discussing this with Marty because 1) he has earned that right as much as any athlete in professional sports, 2)it's what any respectful organization should do after so many years of service and 3)they kind of made this a little messy by not even making this a competition to begin with and declaring Brodeur the starter.

 

As the Melnyk/Murray/Alfredsson/JP Barry saga has showed, any relationship in sports can be destroyed if not handled properly. And when it does happen, it's usually mangement or a coaches fault. Rarely the player.

 

On the other end of the spectrum, look how the Rangers handled the Messier situation...rather, uh, messily. 


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:37 PM

Brodeur should be in denial... he's a pro athlete that's how their ego works.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:00 PM

Brodeur should be in denial... he's a pro athlete that's how their ego works.

 

That's exactly it. The same mentality that they need to succeed is the one that makes it hard for them to go. It happens a lot with people on the top of their sports.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

I came to post this story as well. Good for Brodeur. Although I wouldn't want to play behind these guys right now anyway.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

That's exactly it. The same mentality that they need to succeed is the one that makes it hard for them to go. It happens a lot with people on the top of their sports.

 

Bingo! Was thinking about this the other day.  Brodeur had the uncanny ability to shake off some bad goals in his prime.  His ego was a big part of him being able to do that.  There are some goalies that can be complete head cases and get down on themselves, but Brodeur had the ability to bounce back quickly.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:19 PM

What's Marty gonna say really?  I mean, he has to tow the company line and show he has class, but in my opinion something is brewing inside.


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

That's exactly it. The same mentality that they need to succeed is the one that makes it hard for them to go. It happens a lot with people on the top of their sports.

 

And not all of them can accept it in as classy a fashion as Marty. Good on him.


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