I was saying on the chat the other day...of all the things people have been pissed at Pete about...be it the playing of Brodeur too much, the absolute lock of a spot given o Salvador even though he is awful and there are much better options, the spot and the minutes given to Gionta, Janssen getting in games, the 7 defenseman-11 forwards bit, Larsson getting scratched, Fayne starting the year scratched, the lack of playing time or the opportunity given to guys like Josefson, Loktionov, Tedenby....
So all those things, but 95% of the fans would be angrier if he started Cory over Marty for the outdoor game. Even if it showed that he was finally putting politics aside and making a decision on what 100% gives the Devils the best chance to win. For many fans it would really ruin what should be a special day no matter what.
So it is kind of amusing in a way. A little hypocritical. I am on the Marty boat too, but this has to be it for giving Brodeur any special treatment. After Sunday, Pete has to forget names, forget legacies and focus on just right now. Treat them as just two regular goalies. One of them has a .928 save percentage and the other has a .905. If this year isn't enough, go ahead and look back at the last 3 years. It's really really really simple.
http://www.hockey-re...der_by=save_pct (Scott Cullen's link)
Edited by devilsrule33, 24 January 2014 - 11:02 PM.