Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:57 PM
I'll take the opposite position.
GAA under 2.40
Save percentage over 90%
12-9 record, how many of those losses were due to our inability to score?
Those are decent numbers playing for a team that May or may not make the playoffs. Is he what he used to be? No . Worth keeping? I think so.
Is Cory better? Probably. But it's not the end of the world to have Marty around like some people are insinuating.
The GAA isn't too bad because the Devils keep the amount of shots their goalies face per game down. At any rate, Marty's GAA 16th in the NHL. It's OK.
A save% of .900 is nothing special in today's NHL...using that number as some sort of positive benchmark is absurd. Like I posted previously, Marty's .901 last season ranked him 38th, and his .902 this season ranks him 36th.
He's 12-9-4 due to very good fortune more than anything else. He's given up 3 or more goals in 13 out of 25 starts. The Devils have gone 4-6-3 in those games. By contrast, the Devils have gone 0-6-3 in the 9 starts that Cory has given up 3 or more. This team has bailed out Marty a lot.
Cory is playing behind the same team, yet has a .921 save% and 1.97 GAA...which makes Marty's numbers pretty bad. There's just no other way to put it. He had that 5-game burst of .960ish play that made him PDB's go-to guy for a while, but I think PDB is finally seeing the light (for now).
Dating back to last season, Marty has mostly been a well-below NHL puck-stopper, for a total of 54 games. It's fine if you still like him as a Devil...even though some fans have turned on him, I think most still appreciate what he's meant to the franchise, and all that he has done...but it's impossible to find ways to polish up last season and this season. 2010-11 and 2011-12, sure, but not 2013 and not this year.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 12 January 2014 - 01:58 PM.
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