Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:36 AM
Devils are not in a rebuild...if Lou thought things were that bad/hopeless, I don't think he coughs up last year's first. Cory is in his prime, and I've got to think he's not signing with a team he thinks is about to go through a lean period.
Getting Schneider locked up long-term would definitely offset not having the pick. Not having a 1st-rounder isn't going to kill the Devils, but any year you don't make the playoffs, it's safe to say you'd like to have one. And yeah, it's a lot less disastrous if it's a mid-first, as opposed to a Top 5.
Again, until I see it, I don't think we are done with Brodeur. The very fact that Pete has gone to Marty so many times this year, can not be dismissed. It's that same respect/sentimentality/blind-as-fvck-and-doesn't-believe-in-stats that will probably give Marty another chance to prove himself and not let an outdoor game be the end of his career.
After that, all it takes is Brodeur having one decent game after a Cory okay or bad game and we see Brodeur again and everything that has happened to that point is forgotten...because..."throw out all the numbers and what's happened in the past and lets go with who gives us the best chance on this particular night"....BS.
So until Pete treats Brodeur like his last name is Hedberg (and it's the back of half of 11/12 season), I don't trust Cory even being given the chance.
We'll see. I'm thinking (praying) no more than 10 starts for Marty (worst case). Hopefully it's no more than 7 (if Pete sees the light, and realizes that puck-stopping percentage actually means a little something).
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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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