But you don't know. Brodeur is at .895 now. Who's to say it won't be .880 next year? He's old. The Devils don't have a strong offense and won't have one next year either. And you don't know - maybe Schneider struggles a bit early and Brodeur becomes the starter, AGAIN. I just don't trust anyone involved to make the right decisions until Brodeur is gone.
Unfortunately, this is true. Brodeur has meant so much to this organization over the years, and is sooo close to Lou, that it makes it almost impossible to tell him he's going to play only 10-15 games as a backup before the season starts and there will be no opportunity for him to "win" the during camp or the season.
If they bring Marty back next year, we are back in the same situation as this season. It needs to be a clean break where either (a) he retires, or (b) he is not offered a new contract. I can't see it working any other way.