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#61 ThreeCups

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:45 PM

Just some speculation for you all:

William Brodeur ☝ ‏@Freewill_b 21h
New favorite team #gooilers #oilcountry #betterthanthedevils

Tweet from his son. I'm going to go ahead and assume he's a spoiled kid who wants to see Dad play.

 

Let Brodeur-gate 2014 begin!


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

Just some speculation for you all:

William Brodeur ☝ ‏@Freewill_b 21h
New favorite team #gooilers #oilcountry #betterthanthedevils

Tweet from his son. I'm going to go ahead and assume he's a spoiled kid who wants to see Dad play.

the kid has since deleted the tweet. wonder if this was what the meeting was about yesterday. wow. shocking


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:49 PM

Just some speculation for you all:

William Brodeur ☝ ‏@Freewill_b 21h
New favorite team #gooilers #oilcountry #betterthanthedevils

Tweet from his son. I'm going to go ahead and assume he's a spoiled kid who wants to see Dad play.

 

Absolutely unbelievable. smfh


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 01:54 PM

Absolutely unbelievable. smfh

 

What part is unbelievable? The idea of him playing for the Oilers or the tweet.

 

I don't know if the tweet is real, but lets not go attacking the kids calling them spoiled or whatever. Feelings are going to get hurt. If grown men in sports can't be mature or reasonable, then what are we to expect from kids. Athletes in the moment don't even have a clear picture, so are his children supposed to?

 

Anyway, the kid didn't say anything wrong and if Brodeur does change teams, I would expect his kids to be fans of the new team he plays for. Nothing wrong with that.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

I would really hate to see Marty go somewhere else, and am definitely one of the folks who want to see him play his whole career here, just like Dano did. But if moving on makes Marty happy, I will absolutely wish him the best. He'll definitely be back if he leaves anyway.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

Where is everyone reading about this meeting between Marty and Lou yesterday?  I haven't seen anything.  


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

Where is everyone reading about this meeting between Marty and Lou yesterday? I haven't seen anything.

Someone tweeted about it. I forget who, it might've been Garrioch.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:03 PM

Where is everyone reading about this meeting between Marty and Lou yesterday?  I haven't seen anything.  

 

Renaud Lavoie tweeted it, he is a solid source.  Also he claims the meeting happened Thursday.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:53 PM

Brodeur to Edmonton would be ridiculous. I'm not saying it's impossible, just ridiculous. The Devils have 23 games left and Brodeur is likely to play what...5 of them? Maybe 6. 

 

Edmonton has Bryzgalov and Scrivens...Scrivens they're banking on being the goaltender of the future so they're going to want to take a long look at him. He'll get about as many games there as he does here. Why uproot himself now to Edmonton?

 

What likely happened is this, Brodeur went to Lou and asked for a trade, Lou will be working on it during the olympic break. Brodeur kept his trade request quiet so as not to disrupt things here too much. If Lou can find someone who wants him, he'll do it...if not, he'll just have to gut it out here.

 

Brodeur is so entrenched in NJ and there is nowhere even remotely desirable he can go, he just needs to be a supportive teammate to Cory and hope this team makes the playoffs. Keep quiet, help the team any way you can.

 

The fact that Marty might rather leave NJ to go play a few extra games somewhere else while his current team is in a playoff chase doesn't sit well with me.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

Brodeur to Edmonton would be ridiculous. I'm not saying it's impossible, just ridiculous. The Devils have 23 games left and Brodeur is likely to play what...5 of them? Maybe 6. 

 

Edmonton has Bryzgalov and Scrivens...Scrivens they're banking on being the goaltender of the future so they're going to want to take a long look at him. He'll get about as many games there as he does here. Why uproot himself now to Edmonton?

 

What likely happened is this, Brodeur went to Lou and asked for a trade, Lou will be working on it during the olympic break. Brodeur kept his trade request quiet so as not to disrupt things here too much. If Lou can find someone who wants him, he'll do it...if not, he'll just have to gut it out here.

 

Brodeur is so entrenched in NJ and there is nowhere even remotely desirable he can go, he just needs to be a supportive teammate to Cory and hope this team makes the playoffs. Keep quiet, help the team any way you can.

 

The fact that Marty might rather leave NJ to go play a few extra games somewhere else while his current team is in a playoff chase doesn't sit well with me.

 

For the most part, Brodeur pretty much HAS kept quiet and tried to help the team. The only time he mentioned trades or anything like that was when reporters asked directly about them. I don't think he's ever called a reporter over to start airing grievances. He's always been honest, and maybe he didn't think about how those things sound out of context. When you're being honest and winning 40 games, it comes off differently than when you're losing and being honest.

 

I really think a lot of this goes back to that Marty really can't win. If he stays, he's a distraction because everyone will be asking about trades until the deadline, and then retirement after that, plus all the second guessing every time Cory stumbles.. If he wants to go, then he's giving up on the team. The only thing he could have done is retire or sign somewhere else in 2012, in which case he'd be vilified for abandoning a team that just went to the finals.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:38 PM

Ryan Smyth for Martin Brodeur wouldn't shock me. I would prefer Hemsky for Brodeur and a prospect/pick.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:47 PM

Ryan Smyth for Martin Brodeur wouldn't shock me. I would prefer Hemsky for Brodeur and a prospect/pick.

 

In a heartbeat

 

But why would Marty say yes to that. He may get 7 starts the rest of the way for Edmonton...as opposed to the 5 or so he'd get here


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:52 PM

Brodeur probably believes he will play in Edmonton. A short stint in Edmonton might demolish any chance at getting signed next year though.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:40 PM

Why would Edmonton want Marty?  There's not one logical reason a trade to Edmonton makes any sense.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:23 PM

Oy vey, if we had a first rounder this season, we could have played Marty in 2/3 of the games and used the off-season to send him off into the sunset and rebuild.

 

Instead, we have this mess and we're still going to miss the postseason for the 3rd time in 4 years.

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

Marty to Edmonton is just... It makes absolutely ZERO sense. I'd fall on the floor if it happens. He'll barely play there any more than he already plays here.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

In a heartbeat

 

But why would Marty say yes to that. He may get 7 starts the rest of the way for Edmonton...as opposed to the 5 or so he'd get here

 

Eh maybe he thinks he can steal the starting role from a much younger Schrivens.

 

Plus again, from an owner's perspective..you'd make a couple million bucks on his jersey sales alone.  Even if he only played there for three months.  How many Stars/Flyers/Bruins/Devils fans have purchased Jagr jerseys?


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:36 PM

Yeah, it makes absolutely no sense.  Then again, neither does literally anyone acquiring Brodeur for anything, unless it is a playoff team that for some reason lacks a goaltender and has the cap room to slide Brodeur in.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:45 PM

Yeah, it makes absolutely no sense. Then again, neither does literally anyone acquiring Brodeur for anything, unless it is a playoff team that for some reason lacks a goaltender and has the cap room to slide Brodeur in.

The only team that would make even a little bit of sense may be Chicago, like people have been speculating. They did have interest in Marty during the Summer of Zach. And they're stacked and score tons of goals, so they could overcome crappy Brodeur outings if they have to. But they already have three goaltenders on the payroll and Crawford is the clear #1, so I doubt that happens either. Maybe Minnesota because of the Harding situation? But again- back-up. He wouldn't start on any of the 30 teams right now.


I take that back- MAYBE he would start for Calgary.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Why would Edmonton want Marty? There's not one logical reason a trade to Edmonton makes any sense.


Only thing I can think of is maybe they got a trade offer a week or two ago from another team for Schrivens that they can't pass up. Otherwise I'd agree.. can't see this making any sense.
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