I mean the quote was okay. I didn't like his last little bit and he's I'd rather he just shut up but he didn't say ANYTHING bout the Devils "accepting mediocrity." Sensational headline.
“The thing is, we used to be a team that didn’t hover over .500,” Brodeur said Wednesday afternoon. “That’s something only the last few years we’ve been content with being that."
Pretty much a different way of saying that they're accepting mediocrity. If you can give him a mild pass on anything, it's that he said "we" and not "they", so he could be acknowledging that he's part of that mentality. But to me and many others, I just want him to shut up already...it'd be one thing if he was providing Brodeur circa 2006-07 goaltending and was getting flustered that the team in front of him didn't seem to care, but like everyone knows, his level of play has factored in heavily to the dropoff of the last couple of years. I don't think he realizes that his on-ice performance is a big part of the problem.
I know Schneider is already penciled in for tonight, and since it's a road game, the Devils might as well stick to that. Give Marty the final two regular season home games. Let him have his final farewell games and let the fans say goodbye to him. Hopefully the Devils find a way to win them both (Boston has absolutely nothing to play for, wouldn't surprise me if they're not into that one at all), and Marty can finish the season with a save% .900 or better and 689 wins. Then, I REALLY hope it's announced shortly after that he is moving on. No "suspense" if Marty is staying or not. No crap from Marty's camp about how he's open to the idea of staying but hasn't heard anything from Lou and we'll see what happens come UFA, etc.
Anyone who isn't the blindest of Marty fanboys knows that it's over. It needs to be over, and quickly. Hopefully Marty won't resort to taking shots at Lou or anyone else if they dare to tell him "Thanks, but no thanks", but if he does, he'll only be making himself look bad (and delusional to boot). Cory needs to get 50+ (preferably 60+) starts next season, and his backup needs to be someone capable of providing somewhere around average-level goaltending. End of story. Marty is just a faded brand-name now.