Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:31 AM
Yes, yes it does. Still bummed about this decision. Even more so now that they've decided to go with Brodeur as #1.
You can't judge this decision for a while yet. This isn't the kind of trade you evaluate after a couple of months. Lou made that deal thinking he found a guy who could be the Devils 60-or-so starts-per-season goalie for the next several seasons...it was made on a leap-of-faith, in that Schneider hasn't been asked to be that so far, so we don't know for sure if he can do it, but he seems like a guy who definitely could. We all knew this year was going to be a little awkward, as the guy who's still here happens to be a legend, still wants the job, and still has the trust of his head coach (and a long leash to go with that).
Devils needed a goalie who could be a terrific #1 for years to come and they had to pay a price for it. It hasn't played out like we all thought YET, but do you really think, even if Marty is kind of the #1 right this second, that he's going to be in the months to come? There's a good chance he may not even be on the team next year, so how does Brodeur's status in mid-December matter down the road?
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
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