Honestly I like Lou and respect what he has done with the Devils, and I really like Brent as a Coach and Marty is one of my 3 favorite Devils but....
I blame Lou for not addressing the need at defense and I certainly dont count the addition of havalid as addressing the defense, I also blame Lou for Zubie and Holik.
I blame Brent for a few things, 1 for not having the melons to see that the team folded with Marty in net (after the record) and putting Clemmer back in. And I am not saying to keep him in for the rest of the year, but the team needed a real shakeup in the last 2 weeks and never received it. I am also not saying the final outcome would have been different but I guess we will never know. And I blame Brent for up until last night giving guys who dont deserve the ice time as much time as Parise and Zajac who needed to be out there more. He finally got it last night it seemed.
And I do blame Marty. Marty is a great goalie, and still an elite goalie in the league, but I have to take my blinders off now and say he is not the greatest of all time (record or not) I mean Roy, Hasek, who knows Luongo, I am sure several others make at least the last save on Staal, and the first one of the game last night. Yes Marty (in my opinion ) has become bigger than the team and in New Jersey that has never played well. the mark of this team has always been do not put personal goals ahead of the team.
Thanks New Jersey for being one of 2 teams this year again to be upset in the first round!!
(and everybody expects it from San Jose now) Starting to get that way with the Devils as well!!!
And thanks for turning a season that 2 months ago had so much promise into a long summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still trying to figure out what the hell happened?? I woke up this morning surely thinking I had a nightmare last night!!
Edited by PaDevsFan, 29 April 2009 - 05:29 AM.