This thread is fvcking ruined. When the greatest Devil ever retires, can't we just have a thread where we show our appreciation for him? Really, Marty just retired after a twenty year career of greatness and leaving us with memories to last a lifetime and some of you can only comment on how his time with the Blues ruined everything? fvck off.
Rich Chere had some interesting comments about Marty on Hockey Central the other day. Paraphrasing, he said that if you talk to people close to Marty, the 700 wins is way more important to him than he is letting on to the media.
As others have pointed out, I don't see any way he is getting there this year. It's a shame that the lame half season lockout a few years back seems to be the difference in him not going out a Devil for life.
How were you able to understand Chere with all of the sh!t dropping out of his mouth?
So is this like a tank strategy where Oates is in control and every blue moon when he actually comes up with a good idea Stevens knocks him out and concusses the thought out of his head? And then Lou is there to run practice until Oates regains consciousness?
To help our goal-scoring/injury issues, we signed a guy who has 6 goals in his last 123 games . Between Gomez, Zubrus, Clowe, Ryder, Havlat, Ruutu, and Salvador, we now have possibly the most washed up team in history.
I think a big part of the reason that a lot of people on here are so angry this season is because some of the most popular posters on here have repeatedly offered untruths that the masses have followed:
"It's all Brodeur's fault, if Schneider starts just a few more games than last year, we are a lock for the playoffs"
"The Devils don't blow leads more than anyone else"
I think we all know that Lundqvist is a phenomenal goalie. The Lundqvist dissing is because he's a rival, his fans dubbed him "The King" in arrogant fashion, and many of them act like he is the greatest goaltender to play the game since Richter (who is one of my all time favorites). Our guy won 3 cups and 4 Vezina's and his fancy nickname is "Marty". Or fatso, although I never got how a 215lb 6'2 guy was considered fat.
Anyway, as Devils fans we had a terrible season overall from top to bottom and I think this near-miss of the Rangers losing in the finals has earned us an excuse to celebrate SOMETHING. Sure it's petty and immature, but so is ripping on a 600-plus win goalie because of an affair he had over a decade ago.