Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:08 AM
Overall great game for Cory, but I'm really starting to wonder if he would be ready to commit long term to the Devils. I think he would be, because of the number 1 spot and the big $$, but we'll see. I sure hope he stays though.
Trying to read these things is damned near impossible, especially right now. If you're looking for silver linings, as much as you can right this minute, at least hurdle #1 seems to have been crossed: the majority of the starts should be his for the rest of the season...hopefully one or two meh starts isn't enough for PDB to run back to Marty.
As for the rest...the team making the playoffs and winning a round would probably help with his perception of the Devils' future. You've got to figure Lou will try to make improvements, and guys like Gelinas, Merrill, Boucher and others will have gotten their feet wet. Hopefully Larsson is back and contributing as well, before the season's out (furthering his development).
And money talks. If Lou offers him max or near-max dollars at max term, would Cory risk turning it down? The good news is that Lou can pull out all of the stops if he wants to...who else on the Devils is due a payday like that?
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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