As I said at the trade. It's Marty's job until Cory takes it. Cory has not taken it. Pete has tried, but Cory just hasn't. Marty is streaky, but Marty is winning. This isn't baseball where your offense is not affected but pitching, Marty plays the puck more. Cory while getting better isn't on the same page with he D all the time. Blame the rookies a bit casue Marty hasn't been on the same page with them a couple times, but Cory just doesn't help himself when he's out of his crease. And he stops play too often, Marty just has a better feel for wheat the team needs.
Marty would be starting goalie if the devs played playoffs right now,
All that being said, was just an off night. Cory will be the goalie of the future, Whether that future is next season or by the end of this season is up to Cory stepping up when Marty goes in one of his bad streaks. Cause if Marty is playing well, it's Marty's job and he deserves it.
And if it's like now and both aren't on their A game, it's still Marty's job. Cory is the future, but Marty has been here 20 fvcking years which is why their is so much Cory trolling tonight because of the double standard with some posters that have to take shots every game towards Marty even when when he wins.
As for tonight, one of a few bad games of the year. I would be much more worried if they haven't played every other top team well. 3 in 4 nights, 4 in 6 nights, road,, xmas break, Didn't think it started bad, but once there was, the fight wasn't there. again, don't come back from down 2 last game, more worried, but the team has had the heart most of the year. so to quote AEN 'what, me worry?'
teddy look like he will have more value on another team, shows flashes but I just don't see it.
I like jj's game but he needs to show more killer instinct on the kill. Glad it was back for the team a few games ago cause I don't remember the offensive chances like we've had the previous years under Pete. I thought jj had a few chance to push but either didn't see it or didn't think it. i'm not sure which is worse.
i really want to see Larsson and Gelly as a pair for every game they are healthy for the next, I don't know, dozen years? Glad there is the break. I think he needs to balance his game again, Gelly has impressed me with his skating,
Whole team has seemed to be skating out of the zone better on the pp. Different breakouts? more confidence? Anyone care to explain?
Speaking of Cory taking control, Who is gonna step up to be the clear number 2 line? Ryder is making his case. Boucher has the skills and has a more complete game then I was expecting, Hit the post tonight, I think I saw him out there on a shift with Patty and Jagr, Maybe it was just a broken line change but that is getting a young skill player a chance if I've ever seen one.
took 5 of a tough 8
6 of the next 8 games are home games. Take 12 of 16, including payback for tonight's loss and the team will be in a good place.
I can just imagine this board next year when Marty signs a 1 year deal while Cory extends for 8 on the same day. That's how Lou rolls