the only other thing i can think of is that a 4th wasn't worth it to lou to deal marty. if you want to take a previous poster who said marty already asked out and it was lou that wanted to make sure the return was worth it as fact, that is a reasonable explanation.
cory hasn't been lights out in his games back (although he made two great saves late vs columbus) so perhaps there is a 10% hockey reason for starting marty tonight.
i will say that i think it's almost impossible he's dealt now because there's really nowhere for him to land.
"This team was never the same once we lost Patrik Sundstrom"- Lou Lamoriello
“They’re the ones that makes it happen,” Lemaire said. “It’s not us. It’s not me. It’s not the other guy. It’s not the guy before. It’s not the guy after. It’s them. And they have to take care of business.”
"I guess I just miss my friend" (#28)