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#1 Devilsfan118

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:01 PM

http://www.nj.com/de....e_general.html

Devils may have future general manager in Martin Brodeur

"I don't know if I'd like the day-to-day operation of it. Maybe a few years after, but early-on I think something more like an assistant (GM) would be better suited for my personality. If I had the choice, that would more suit my demeanor."

But he could see himself doing what Tampa Bay's Steve Yzerman and Joe Nieuwendyk of the Dallas Stars have done, learning the ropes and then becoming GMs.

"When you get into it you care so much that you want to move up. Assistant coaches want to be head coaches," Brodeur said. "I'd like to get my feet wet first. But that could be a route I'd take later in my life."



Thoughts on Marty as the future GM?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:11 PM

I have always said I would love to see him still in the franchise while not playing. I would like to see him as the Goaltending coach but anywhere within the franchise in general after his retirement would be great.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

lord no.

he can replace rob skrlac as the guy who hands out jerseys at games but his ideas of playing a goaltender as much as possible and defensemen not blocking shots are not instituional foundations i'd want my team built on.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:11 PM

Cue Lucifer's Dog.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:16 PM

Cue Lucifer's Dog.


That's kinda who i was waiting to hear from
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:18 PM

lord no.

he can replace rob skrlac as the guy who hands out jerseys at games but his ideas of playing a goaltender as much as possible and defensemen not blocking shots are not instituional foundations i'd want my team built on.


is it possible that he applied that strategy to himself, and would use other methods for different goalies?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:19 PM

I don't know how I feel about Marty specifically being a GM but I would like to have someone who has been in the organization for a long time take over rather than bring in some outsider.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:40 PM

I don't know how I feel about Marty specifically being a GM but I would like to have someone who has been in the organization for a long time take over rather than bring in some outsider.


many (including myself) are inclined to think the exact opposite. the devils have been slow to adapt to the "new nhl" - they have played UFA poorly, they invest money in players with very limited skill sets, they often do things that they know, etc.

sometimes a new voice and a different perspective can be a good thing.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:50 PM

I don't consider Marty to be a smart guy.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:19 PM

Mixed feelings. Marty is known for studying shooters and things like that.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:32 PM

I don't consider Marty to be a smart guy.


Why's that?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:33 PM

He certainly has the ego for it. For me, that would be the last straw. I'd be forced to become an Islander fan.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:35 PM

He certainly has the ego for it. For me, that would be the last straw. I'd be forced to become an Islander fan.



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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

The problem with Marty as GM is he'd be tough to fire if he wasn't any good but I'd probably prefer Marty to Chris Lamoriello at least :lol:

I don't consider Marty to be a smart guy.



I vehemently disagree...he follows the game more than just about any other player and grew up in the Habs tradition. Reading his book you can see just how much he does apply himself to the league, to studying shooters and things like that.

I think he could be a good GM but the risk of us hiring him might be too great.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:55 PM

He's going to be our coach one day or in the front office. Many great players return to the game that way, and Marty is perhaps the greatest player we have ever have. Same with Stevens, hope he's our head coach in 5 years or so.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:19 AM

I don't like it. If he's good, that's awesome. It builds more to the legend. BUT, if he sucks, how do you fire him, an eternal face of the franchise?
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 12:20 AM

Hey, at least we know he'll never take any time off.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:11 AM

I don't like it. If he's good, that's awesome. It builds more to the legend. BUT, if he sucks, how do you fire him, an eternal face of the franchise?

Exactly. That's the same issue I'd have with Stevens taking over behind the bench one day. Great, great players, I will definitely love to see them involed in the organisation, but coach and GM are the most responsible positions and if you suck, no one will pity you because you were the franchise player x years ago.

That being said, I have no idea what kind of a GM Marty would be. I don't think anyone knows it.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:14 AM

Like most things when it comes to the internal affairs of the team, I have no idea if Marty would or would not be a good GM. On the outside he appears to be a student of the game and a guy who gets how it's played, so that would be a good start for someone who might be a GM some day. Heck, I have no idea if some GMs are any good or not or if they have amazing subordinates that they're smart enough to listen to.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:30 AM

It seems like Marty knows he'd have to learn the ropes. And if he does, no telling if he'd be great or not, but as long as you don't pull a Dallas and just name an ex-player GM immediately without any experience at all, it shouldn't be a disaster (I am talking about Hull not Nieuwendyk of course).
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