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#1 Devil Dan 56

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:31 PM

http://espn.go.com/n...ee-agent-market

 

 

I know this has been discussed ad nauseam here, but it was nice seeing some more rational and realistic quotes out of Brodeur now that the season has ended. Hopefully this paves the way to an easy Cory extension.

 

 

 

 

"I've had a lot of good conversations with the Devils, but I'm not inclined at going back at this point," said Brodeur, whose contract expires June 30. "I just feel that with Schneids (goalie Cory Schneider) the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them. I don't completely put it out of the question (returning to New Jersey), but I don't want to mess up the cards for the Devils.

"At the end of the day, it doesn't matter where I go next, I'm always going to be a Devil. I'm always going to come back to the organization. But I want to play one more year. So I'll see what's out there."

 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:49 PM

I COULDNT have hoped to see him say any other words. Kept it real. No sugar coating. Will always be a devil

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

I was hopeful that Marty would take the high road, I have been lucky enough to watch this organization from the first puck drop here in NJ and watching all our star players.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

Really nothing to be upset about. While it wouldve been nice to just remain a devil for his whole career, one year in another jersey wont make a difference when he does retire. Still want to see if he can hit 700
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:31 PM

I hope he gets a gig with another team and proves us all wrong.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

I hope he gets a gig with another team and proves us all wrong.


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Been saying that since day one. Checking twitter and comments from a few online sites, Brodeur is perceived as the new Favre. It's all jokes.

 

Sam Page @samtpage 48m

Martin Brodeur free agency is Stage I of the McDavid sweepstakes. No other goalie will demand 50 starts with an .880 SV%. Great tank piece.

 

Harrison Mooney @HarrisonMooney 2h

Love you, Marty, but geez — go away. RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: Martin Brodeur ready to test free-agent market, http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/11044435/martin-brodeur-test-free-agent-market 

 

William Hirsch @WHirschSports 15m

Martin Brodeur needs to retire. Don't ruin your legacy bro. Call it quits while people respect you

 

I would love for Marty to be great, but it would be ridiculous to think that he might. He even said that this year proved to him that he could be a good goalie. He was atrocious this season, and it's only going to get harder when he goes on a team that isn't so good defensively. Be a backup in Toronto? Even with his save percentage staying the same, he'd have a GAA in the mid-to-late 3s on that team.

 

We're talking about a 42-year-old goalie. If any GM other than Lou gets fooled into taking a goalie at that age...he deserves to get crucified. There has never been a goalie in NHL play somewhat decently at 42. Very few have made it there or crazy enough to attempt to, so credit Marty for that.

 

Having said all that, it be incredible if he still put together 25 solid backup games to have a great end to his career. Then again, he might just want to come back and do it all again if he does alright this season.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

Watch him go win a cup.....I know...reaching


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

it was also written in Puck Daddy that Schneider won't sign an extension unless he gets 60 games.  i'd give him 70 just so he knows he's the man.

 

I love Marty with all my heart, but i really wish he'd retire.  I think, ultimately, he will when he sees how little interest there is for him.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

looks like the ugliest part of the "Marty is done as a Devil" saga is over...it got ugly at times during the season but now everybody see's the light

Marty still wants to play..fine

Marty knows Schneids is the Devils goalie now...cool

he'll always be a Devil and come back to the organization one day...nice

 

the Devils lost Parise, Kovi, now Marty, and we got new solid ownership...time for Lou to build some championship caliber teams...get going Lou, I'm excited about our future


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:41 PM

Will always be a Devil, yes, but perhaps with a little tarnish. Would have been best if he just got over himself and retired already. He was great in his day, but that day is passed. Pass on what you know to the next generation and bow out gracefully


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:42 PM

My record keeps skipping. Is anyone else having the same problem?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

My record keeps skipping. Is anyone else having the same problem?

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

Will always be a Devil, yes, but perhaps with a little tarnish. Would have been best if he just got over himself and retired already. He was great in his day, but that day is passed. Pass on what you know to the next generation and bow out gracefully

he might not get a new contract from another team this summer and retire as a Devil..and only a Devil


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:47 PM

Will always be a Devil, yes, but perhaps with a little tarnish. Would have been best if he just got over himself and retired already. He was great in his day, but that day is passed. Pass on what you know to the next generation and bow out gracefully

I agree.....He has gone this far as a Devil and to wear any other teams sweater is just bullsh!t. Go out already Marty the time is now,


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

I have no problem at all with him getting another year with another team, he played his ass off for the devils and if he feels he can grab another year so be it.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:34 PM

Just to be clear, my post up there MEANT to say "I couldn't have hoped he would say any other words"

So basically I'm very content with what marty said today
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:40 PM

Season got ugly, but now that he's had time to think, he was as classy as any of us could have hoped. Glad he said that. No matter what, he'll always be a Devil. Thanks for everything.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:01 PM

Ridiculous Marty. 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:35 PM

see ya marty..ill miss you
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:32 PM

I could read a list of chapter and verse of athletes who hung around too long, went to another team instead of the one they were known for but it doesn't really ruin their legacy. 5 years from now (probably sooner as its not a Favre situation... yet) it will be forgiven and forgotten


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