Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:49 AM
Marty always finds ways to prove me wrong, and the problem is nowadays is you never know which Marty you're gonna get.
And that's the problem and remains the problem...it's always nice to see him have a game like last night's, but Marty is now like a .330 hitter who's become a .230 hitter who has an occasional 4-for-4 day or an 8-for-20 burst over multiple games. His valleys (especially this year) are really bad and have cost the Devils points.
That being said, Cory has to realize there's a double standard right now, and DeBoer favors Marty. Cory's in a tough spot, because it looks like DeBoer either doesn't trust him or doesn't want to trust him. It's not fair, but Cory is going to have to be terrific for 3-4 games at least before he gets any leeway. As long as he doesn't do that, Marty will continue to get at least half of the starts...sometimes it almost feels like DeBoer wants him to have a 'meh' start so he can go right back to Marty.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 15 December 2013 - 07:50 AM.
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