Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:08 PM
I think people's frustration with Marty are leading them to assign a level of malevolence to everything he says. It doesn't matter what he says, it will be picked apart for negative quotes regardless.
For example, no one seems interested in the quote where he says the devils are in outstanding hands with Schneider next season.
Seeing the Devils not make the playoffs for a second straight season is hard on people too, and that is going to manifest itself in many ways.
But Marty just seems to think he's entitled to play regardless of how good he is. The other guy was better than him. A lot better. One guy was 18th in save%, the other one is 43rd. What does Marty think...that PDB screwed him somehow? That the coach shouldn't try to go with the guy who's playing better? The ironic thing is, Marty seems to think he somehow should've gotten MORE playing time when he got way more than he ever really deserved. He says it was hard for him, and I'm sure it was simply because of what he once was and no longer is (or ever will be again). I can only imagine what it must have been like for Cory, who to his credit says all of the right things, but had to watch a guy get legacy starts at his expense, when he fully knows deep down inside he gives his team the better chance to win games.
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
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