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#161 Beezer34

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

GMs have really done their homework on Marty. They see a guy who's not only put up a .901 save% the past two seasons, but has really been more of an .880ish guy save for a hot streak or two, is old, and whose GAA benefitted heavily from the team in front of him keeping shots down.

 

..we agree that his Sv% should've been more like a .897 this season.. however, even WITH the benefit of the 4 game hot streak, he finished 47th in Sv% last year, among goalies who played at least 25 games or more! He's got 32 wins over the past 2 years, playing nearly 70 games. --for Christ sake, can't he see it's over?! :noclue:

 

at this point i just want him to retire already.. before he starts embaressing his own name if it hasnt started already.. its time to go on

 

..oh believe me, he's already embarrassed himself in the court of public opinion. He's been embarrassing himself since he opened his mouth and began crying to the media in February. Reading njdevs & HF is down right comical when it comes to how the fans feel about Marty. Quite literally NO ONE wants him back here anymore. Congratulations Marty! --you've alienated your own fans. :thumbsup:


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

he can still save himself if he retires. thats wat im holding out hope for here


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

I'd bet Bryz gets a job before Marty considering he played very well at the end of the season for Minnesota.  Of the 5 or 6 teams to show interest, not many of them are left in the "Marty Brodeur Sweepstakes" and I'm sure MB30 is starting to live in the reality that we have been in the last few years.  Please don't force Lou's hand, Marty


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:02 AM

he can still save himself if he retires. thats wat im holding out hope for here

 

Doubtful. He's too immature to swallow his pride, and his ego is such where he'll remain defiant in the face of defeat.

..the fact that the Devils have already moved on (signing Clemmer) without first waiting to see if\when Brodeur signs with another team.. coupled with the newfound perception by the fans\media that: "Brodeur can't find a job" & "Nobody wants him" --will only strengthen his resolve to continue to play imo. --and if he wants to be spiteful till the bitter end, then he can go right ahead.

 

..put it this way: Yes.. retirement is still a possibility for Brodeur. But with his bloated self-esteem.. I'll believe it, when I see it.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:21 AM

Doubtful. He's too immature to swallow his pride, and his ego is such where he'll remain defiant in the face of defeat.

..the fact that the Devils have already moved on (signing Clemmer) without first waiting to see if\when Brodeur signs with another team.. coupled with the newfound perception by the fans\media that: "Brodeur can't find a job" & "Nobody wants him" --will only strengthen his resolve to continue to play imo. --and if he wants to be spiteful till the bitter end, then he can go right ahead.

 

..put it this way: Yes.. retirement is still a possibility for Brodeur. But with his bloated self-esteem.. I'll believe it, when I see it.

To be fair we've always seen his inflated ego and hardheadness but praised it when he was able to shake off a bad goal.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

I'm starting to feel bad for him. He's "the greatest goalie of all time", and he's out there looking for work and nobody seems interested so far. Of course, he could have retired without that happening, but I still feel bad for him. 

 

I am sure he will cry himself to sleep on his pillow stuffed with hundred dollar bills. 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

i mean... i only slightly feel bad cause every single athlete has to go through it and a lot already went through it. Not cause he was the best of all time that it's necessarily harder. All those guys playing in the NHL has been doing it everyday for years. Thats their life. So that they were an Hall of Fame player or a 4th line plug... thats all you know and it sucks to have to let go.

 

The problem here is Marty's ego who can't see that he's done. That's whats really sad. and its painful to watch honestly.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:07 PM

i mean... i only slightly feel bad cause every single athlete has to go through it and a lot already went through it. Not cause he was the best of all time that it's necessarily harder. All those guys playing in the NHL has been doing it everyday for years. Thats their life. So that they were an Hall of Fame player or a 4th line plug... thats all you know and it sucks to have to let go.

 

The problem here is Marty's ego who can't see that he's done. That's whats really sad. and its painful to watch honestly.

 

Yeah, it really is sad to see it end like this. After such an awesome career, to be basically begging for work is no way to end up. But like a lot of us have been saying, he's been declining and should have just called 2013-14 his last year. That last game would have been special if we all knew it was the end for sure.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

I think if Brodeur wanted a job at any cost he'd have it.  His problem is that he thinks he should have all sorts of privileges, and that's what's sad.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:30 PM

I think if Brodeur wanted a job at any cost he'd have it.  His problem is that he thinks he should have all sorts of privileges, and that's what's sad.

exactly, Im sure there are teams willing to bring him in on name and veteran/winning reputation alone, but not for $3 million a year and not for any playing time guarantees.

If I had to bet on it, he'll find a place to play somewhere. Perhaps in Minnesota if Harding isn't 100%.
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

I think if Brodeur wanted a job at any cost he'd have it.  His problem is that he thinks he should have all sorts of privileges, and that's what's sad.

 

And probably more salary too.  For a rare time I agree vis-a-vis Marty.


Tim Thomas is probably better than Marty at this point in their careers, he's not asking for anything special and he's still out of a job too.  Marty should have taken advantage of his name recognition if he truly wanted to play.  If he only wants to play in the 'right' situation it's likely not coming.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:05 PM

And probably more salary too.  For a rare time I agree vis-a-vis Marty.


Tim Thomas is probably better than Marty at this point in their careers, he's not asking for anything special and he's still out of a job too.  Marty should have taken advantage of his name recognition if he truly wanted to play.  If he only wants to play in the 'right' situation it's likely not coming.

 

The other side of the coin is that it's Brodeur last chance - this is almost certainly his last season - and to screw it up by going somewhere where he thinks he'd be unhappy would be very silly indeed.  But if this is what he wants, he's got to have no salary demands at all.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:35 AM

Best resolution would be to hang up the skates. Bad thing is, this is Marty we're talking about. Wish him the best of luck on his endeavors as long as it's not in a devils jersey this year. Next time he's in jersey he better be wearing a suit and tie.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

I think if Brodeur wanted a job at any cost he'd have it. His problem is that he thinks he should have all sorts of privileges, and that's what's sad.

I forget where I read it, but he apparently priced himself out of Pittsburgh. The Pens were supposedly interested, but Marty wanted starter money. They signed Griess instead for $1 mil. Marty wants to have his cake and it eat it too, and its pretty sad he's the only one who doesn't know that he's acting ridiculous.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

Watch Schneider sign his long term deal, and then Lou turns heel and resigns brodeur to a 1 year contract and trades clermont for a pick.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

I forget where I read it, but he apparently priced himself out of Pittsburgh. The Pens were supposedly interested, but Marty wanted starter money. They signed Griess instead for $1 mil. Marty wants to have his cake and it eat it too, and its pretty sad he's the only one who doesn't know that he's acting ridiculous.

 

I don't think anyone said he wanted starter money, just that that salary wasn't going to fly for him.  Pittsburgh has $7M in cap space with 3 RFAs left to sign (who will probably command $5M total) plus a 13th forward.  They don't have a ton of cap space.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Put Nabokov in front of our defense and he would easily have better numbers than Brodeur IMO.


Shouldn't our goalie be BEHIND the defense?

No wonder we missed the playoffs...
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

Brodeur's Options Limited

 

 

Winnipeg Jets: Ironically, Winnipeg might offer Brodeur the best chance to play the most games, but the Jets don't fit the other criteria of being a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. They will struggle to compete with the best teams in the Western Conference.

 

That said, Ondrej Pavelec remains the Jets' only signed NHL goalie. Winnipeg signed Michael Hutchinson, 24, who played three NHL games last season, to a two-year contract on Wednesday, but according to reports it's a two-way contract for 2014-15.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:26 AM

All depends on what his true aim is.  If it's a cup, then yeah, options are very limited.  Dunno why a team like Boston would want him, unless Julien really has sway there and loved him in NJ.  But the contract is like 1 mill and probably 10-12 starts.  If his true aim is to win 700 games, seems logical the more starts he can get the better the odds, even on a bad team.  Maybe a Jets.  But the cup shot is out and money might be a little bit more available.  But he certainly can't get A) money, B) starts, and C) cup shot.  1 of the 3 maybe, possibly 2, but not all 3.  And it still seems like anyone signing him is a longshot.  Maybe MTL offers a tryout for the hell of it.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

Retirement.

 

One can only hope.


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