Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:25 AM
..to be fair CR.. is this the situation that Marty signed up for 2 years ago?
I'm not saying Marty's right, but if there's animosity between Lou & Brodeur because of it.. can't you somewhat see Brodeur's point? He signed on thinking Lou would honor Henberg's contract. Johan & Marty signed roughly at the same time.
If Moose was still on the team this year.. does Marty have 30 starts, or 60?
Marty has to realize the team is bigger than him. Hedberg was awful last season (as we know, sometimes guys his age lose it seemingly overnight) and clearly could not be given another year in net. Marty had to understand that Moose had to go, as it was clearly best for the team. The guy was simply not an NHL goaltender anymore, and I've got to think Marty could see that.
I can't see Marty's point because I think he was given a very fair chance to play for much of the season, at Cory's expense...it's not like Lou brought Cory in and said, "OK Marty, you're pretty much the backup now." It took Cory basically playing among the very best for him to get the run he deserved, and one meh start against the Sharks has somehow put Marty and Cory on equal footing again, and it's truly bewildering.
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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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