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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:44 PM

You can always trade for a guy midseason if you have to, goalies will be floating around all over the place.

 

And Lou will if the unthinkable happens.  Of course, if #30 is unsigned, I wouldn't be surprised if Lou went that route.  But clearly the idea is that Kinkaid, Clemmer or some combo of them do a passable job backing up, and Cory does what we all think he can do as a 60-70 game NHL starter. 


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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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

Yep, Lou is hoping Kinkaid is ready.  Clemmer is a veteran depth signing:

 

http://www.nj.com/de...00000_deal.html

 

The Martin Brodeur era is officially over in New Jersey.

 

The Devils have signed Scott Clemmensen to a one-year, two-way contract that will likely see him play in Albany (AHL) this season, but gives the team insurance in goal.

 

"It will be a situation where it is a two-way contract. We hope Keith Kinkaid can be the backup goaltender (to Cory Schneider)," general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "Scott knows the whole situation and he understands. We have confidence in Scott that if he had to play here he could."


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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.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

Glad to see they think high enough of Kinkaid to sign a guy like Clemmensen, but Brodeur isn't gone until he signs with someone else.  Every other goalie on NJ has a two-way so Brodeur easily slides right back in if he wants to.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Glad to see they think high enough of Kinkaid to sign a guy like Clemmensen, but Brodeur isn't gone until he signs with someone else.  Every other goalie on NJ has a two-way so Brodeur easily slides right back in if he wants to.

 

Agree.  If Clemmer and Kinkaid both look bad in preseason and the early regular season, and Marty is out there, I can't see Lou not kicking the tires. 

 

Let's face it, there's serious potential for the backup performance to be worse than what Marty provided last season...it won't be for nearly as many games of course, but it could be as bad as NHL goaltending gets.


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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.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

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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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

Glad to see they think high enough of Kinkaid to sign a guy like Clemmensen, but Brodeur isn't gone until he signs with someone else.  Every other goalie on NJ has a two-way so Brodeur easily slides right back in if he wants to.

 

You stop it right now, just let me relax for once Tri :lol:

 

Seriously, this signing had me all but convinced Marty was officially gone.  

But then you had to come along...


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

Glad to see they think high enough of Kinkaid to sign a guy like Clemmensen, but Brodeur isn't gone until he signs with someone else.  Every other goalie on NJ has a two-way so Brodeur easily slides right back in if he wants to.

"It will be a situation where its a two-way contract. We hope Keith Kinkaid can be the backup goaltender" general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "Scott knows the situation and he understands. We have confidence in Scott that if he had to play here, he could."


Can we end the paranoia now?


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

"It will be a situation where its a two-way contract. We hope Keith Kinkaid can be the backup goaltender" general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "Scott knows the situation and he understands. We have confidence in Scott that if he had to play here, he could."


Can we end the paranoia now?

 

No, because of course Lou isn't going to say that he still wants Brodeur back.  It's not likely, but notice how a bunch of teams signed goalies today and Brodeur wasn't one of them?


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

I think the Devils wait on announcing an extension for Schneids until September for marketing reasons.
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

Nabokov signs with TB. Let's hope reality comes knocking shortly for Brodeur


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

No, because of course Lou isn't going to say that he still wants Brodeur back.  It's not likely, but notice how a bunch of teams signed goalies today and Brodeur wasn't one of them?

Yes I noticed it. Toronto could still be a possibility I guess. OR maybe Marty will wait for an injury and sign with someone then. 


Nabokov signs with TB. Let's hope reality comes knocking shortly for Brodeur

I think Toronto is the only team left, and they still have to deal Reimer.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

"It will be a situation where its a two-way contract. We hope Keith Kinkaid can be the backup goaltender" general manager Lou Lamoriello said. "Scott knows the situation and he understands. We have confidence in Scott that if he had to play here, if he could."


Can we end the paranoia now?

 

I posted those quotes too.

 

I'd say the chances of Brodeur coming back are around 10% until he gets signed.  Low, but not 0%. 


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:02 PM

I posted those quotes too.

 

I'd say the chances of Brodeur coming back are around 10% until he gets signed.  Low, but not 0%. 

Lou will look like a fvcking moron if he signs Marty now after saying he wants Kinkaid to be the back-up.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

Either this team is stuck on stupid, doesn't care, trolling for the lolz or all of the above. I don't care what the excuse is. You don't sign a backup worse than Marty and a former Devil at that. At a time when we missed the playoffs 3/4 years. No one else was available?

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:17 PM

Either this team is stuck on stupid, doesn't care, trolling for the lolz or all of the above. I don't care what the excuse is. You don't sign a backup worse than Marty and a former Devil at that. At a time when we missed the playoffs 3/4 years. No one else was available?


Are you seriously upset about a minor league signing?
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

Are you seriously upset about a minor league signing?

Better hope Corey isn't out for an extended period. The Gionta signing didn't help my mood.
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Posted 01 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

Better hope Corey isn't out for an extended period. The Gionta signing didn't help my mood.

 

Why would a backup goalie sign here?  I mean, I'd like someone like Nabokov, but the Devils clearly have the intention of using Schneider for 65+ games.  Plus Brodeur carried the team in November and he can carry them again, if he re-signs here.  I wouldn't want to spend more than $1M on a backup.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Montoya? I'm not sure how I feel about Kinkaid being the backup yet...

Edit : Just saw he went to Fla. sorry.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:41 PM

Clemmer is back!


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:52 PM

Lou will look like a fvcking moron if he signs Marty now after saying he wants Kinkaid to be the back-up.

 

I hear ya MD2020, but unfortunately it would only come as a mild shock to me if he somehow wound up back here.  I think Lou has a soft spot for him that's never going away.  Hope Kinkaid makes the most of his chance.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

I hear ya MD2020, but unfortunately it would only come as a mild shock to me if he somehow wound up back here. I think Lou has a soft spot for him that's never going away. Hope Kinkaid makes the most of his chance.


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