Sure it does. The Red Wings won a Stanley Cup with Chris Osgood in 2008. Any goalie can get hot.
It has been an albatross insofar as the Devils have seen themselves unwilling to get anyone who could even think of challenging Brodeur's starting. It definitely did not help the Devils last year - sure the team couldn't score, but the goalies could not stop anything. They played Johan Hedberg for 10 straight games with a save percentage well under 90%.
I agree. But he didn't come up with one. Not even a flyer on a guy who's been real good in the AHL or overseas. They signed a guy out of college. That's about it. And drafting either Vasilevski or Subban wouldn't've helped at all with this season or probably next season.
You could hope for the team to not go with horrendous goaltending for 3 years. The Devils are extremely lucky to have come out of those 3 seasons with what they did, given the goaltending.
Now you're starting to sound like SD with the speculation/other teams hit the jackpot, so why couldn't we. Maybe they could have found some goalie, that maybe could have been better. Or better yet, just go find a diamond in the rough in the seventh round of the draft like Lunqvist. Or even better, Lou should have just traded Parise for Schneider three years ago since Parise was going to leave anyway. Until you suggest a specific alternative that was reasonably plausible, this just sounds like another gratuitous let's sh!t on Marty opportunity.
Otherwise, the implication is that good goaltending is overrated, since any goalie can get lucky. Hey, the Wings won the Cup with a bad goalie, and the Devils had a great year with someone who was evidently the worst goalies in the league.
The bottom line, the goaltending over the past three years has not been a calamity, and now, it could very well once again be a strong point. It's very hard to complain about that.