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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:42 AM

Probably should be in the Marty thread... but it is Greg's article so we give it it's own

 

From the Star Ledger:

“It’s within the team’s rights to try and make themselves better. The fact is, I have the luxury to decide what I want to do. I hope if he (Lamoriello) is able to help the team, he’ll ask, regardless of what it is. It’s definitely something that is possible.”

“I don’t know how I’d feel. I don’t know where I’m at with that,” Brodeur said with honesty. “I don’t know what I’d think if it were to happen. I definitely would like to play more, so if there is a chance somewhere…

“But I’m not looking for that. I want to make sure this team gets on a playoff run. We’ll see what happens, but stranger things have happened.”

Ain’t that the truth.

This isn't he first we've heard from Marty on the trade front, going all the way back to Nov. 2013 and his admission that he'd consider waiving his NTC. This was probably before his save percentage dropped below .900.

 

http://sports.yahoo....51185--nhl.html

 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

I'd hate to see it end like that, but if he's intending on playing next year... ugh...


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

Brodeur is friendly an chatty with the media. Everyone loves to talk to him and kibitz looking for some story, especially the media covering the opponents. So Brodeur isn't doing anything differently, but finally there are stories and quotes that can be headlines on major sports networks and sites. Everyone is asking him about this stuff.

 

It probably be best that Brodeur just says no comment for once. Nothing good comes from this every second Cory gets more games than him. All these Devils beat writers to finally have a good juicy story to write too. But the thing is, no one wants Brodeur to help them win in any way. He would not improve the goaltending for any team in the league. And Lou isn't going to try and trade him either, unless he asks for one. And then Brodeur can find out how little he is worth.

 

Anyway, expect these stories until the trade deadline regardless if Brodeur opens his mouth or not. But, he will open his mouth.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

His trade value is probably much higher in his head than it is in reality. Is there a team out there that thinks MB is the answer? I doubt it. Maybe a team who is out of it (well, more out of it) might take him as a novelty or as a backup. 

 

I'd like to see him stay here, back up Corey for the rest of the season, and then he retires a goaltending coach at some level or some other thing within the organization. It would really be a shame to see him on another team. 

 

But I think he has playing next year set in his head already.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

Marty (has been) is becoming a problem. He is becoming bigger than the team. Most of his problem is the timing of his mouth. He has rarely ever takes ownership of a game unless he win it. IMO it is becoming a distraction with the team, media and the fans and the distraction is not worth it. He is no longer a number 1 goalie and I would question if he is a backup. For years he has said he needs to continuously play to keep up his rhythm well that doesn't happen as a backup.  If he can't see what we all see too bad for him. If Lou can't see what we all see, then it's time to leave Lou. It is time for Marty to hang it up with the Devils after this season. As a backup he will be a distraction next season, it's a given, so let him go.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

what team would even be in the market for him?
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:23 PM

Maybe Edmonton.  But they just acquired a goalie so..probably not.

 

Honestly can't think of a contender that would want Marty and the drama he brings.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

Unless he wants to ride the coattails to another Cup on a Chicago or Pitt why would any contender trade for him as a starting goalie? Hell it'd be better for his legacy to just ride this season out and retire at this point.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

In the chat last night, people were bugged by this.  I really don't see it as an issue.  It's clear that he was just responding to Chere's question, although I suppose he could have just given a "no comment", which probably would still have caused Marty bashers to be outraged.

 

Like I've said, Marty has handled the situation a lot better than many here expected.  He basically conceded the starting job to Schneider early on in the season, and more or less has done it again since the Yankee Stadium debacle.  But for some people, nothing less than immediate retirement and a public apology for single-handedly ruining the chances of a Cup contending team will do. In fact, his inability to invent a time machine that allows him to go back in time and retire at the end of 2011-2012 is unacceptable to some. 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

Saying I hope he'll ask if Lou finds anything to help the team isn't as benign as people are making it out to be.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:41 PM

Marty wants out. He is upset and something clearly happened with Deboer after the outdoor game. He sees the writing on the wall here for him with Schneider here and can't accept that his legacy won't buy him another fifty years here.

My guess is he might push Lou for a trade. Marty's tone this time is more angry than suggestive like it was before.

Perhaps Marty goes to Pitt for a Cup coattails situation or a team that is in need of a platoon goalie the rest of the year.

I think it's 50/50. We aren't a serious contender anyway so I don't care about how fans react to us trading Brodeur and not wanting to come to games.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:47 PM

Echoing what some have said this isn't a story until we hear Marty asked for a trade, which I'm not sure will happen. Until then it's just reporters on a slow day trying to make a story out of something that isn't.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:50 PM

Marty wants out. He is upset and something clearly happened with Deboer after the outdoor game. He sees the writing on the wall here for him with Schneider here and can't accept that his legacy won't buy him another fifty years here.
My guess is he might push Lou for a trade. Marty's tone this time is more angry than suggestive like it was before.
Perhaps Marty goes to Pitt for a Cup coattails situation or a team that is in need of a platoon goalie the rest of the year.
I think it's 50/50. We aren't a serious contender anyway so I don't care about how fans react to us trading Brodeur and not wanting to come to games.

agreed i thought this same exact thing after i read that second interview with him.. he sounded like he would be much more open to a trade or being moved to a different team after this interview..he must know this is just about it for him over here with schneider playing the way he has been
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:54 PM

In the chat last night, people were bugged by this.  I really don't see it as an issue.  It's clear that he was just responding to Chere's question, although I suppose he could have just given a "no comment", which probably would still have caused Marty bashers to be outraged.

 

Like I've said, Marty has handled the situation a lot better than many here expected.  He basically conceded the starting job to Schneider early on in the season, and more or less has done it again since the Yankee Stadium debacle.  But for some people, nothing less than immediate retirement and a public apology for single-handedly ruining the chances of a Cup contending team will do. In fact, his inability to invent a time machine that allows him to go back in time and retire at the end of 2011-2012 is unacceptable to some. 

 

Well this is also true... Marty really can't win. He sucks for wanting to play here, and he sucks for saying he'd be willing to play elsewhere. It's gotten to the point where even if he has a good game he can't win because then he cost Schneider a start. All he wants is to play. At the end of the day, the coach and GM make that decision.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:47 PM

Marty wants out. He is upset and something clearly happened with Deboer after the outdoor game. He sees the writing on the wall here for him with Schneider here and can't accept that his legacy won't buy him another fifty years here.

My guess is he might push Lou for a trade. Marty's tone this time is more angry than suggestive like it was before.

Perhaps Marty goes to Pitt for a Cup coattails situation or a team that is in need of a platoon goalie the rest of the year.

I think it's 50/50. We aren't a serious contender anyway so I don't care about how fans react to us trading Brodeur and not wanting to come to games.

 

And here's the problem with words on paper.  The guys who don't like Marty to begin with or have soured on him will look for negative connotations in everything he says, and start speculating about things that they have no inside knowledge of.   

 

I pointed it out in another thread, but DD56 is right...every time Marty talks now, it's pretty much a no-win.  The less he says, the better off he really is.   


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

 

 

 The less he says, the better off he really is.   

 

And that's probably not even true.  He keeps his answers short with no substance, it's obviously a sign that he's disgruntled and secretly plotting with Jeff Gilooly and Tanya Harding to have Cory's knee bashed in in the parking lot after practice.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

I pointed it out in another thread, but DD56 is right...every time Marty talks now, it's pretty much a no-win.  The less he says, the better off he really is.   

 

Exactly, well said as always.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

And that's probably not even true.  He keeps his answers short with no substance, it's obviously a sign that he's disgruntled and secretly plotting with Jeff Gilooly and Tanya Harding to have Cory's knee bashed in in the parking lot after practice.

 

Excellent reference, and I hope Cory wears his pads to the car for the rest of the season.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

And that's probably not even true.  He keeps his answers short with no substance, it's obviously a sign that he's disgruntled and secretly plotting with Jeff Gilooly and Tanya Harding to have Cory's knee bashed in in the parking lot after practice.

 

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