It'll definitely be weird to see Marty in a different jersey. I did a post on it. Good luck to him.
This quote from Brodeur that Derek21 included in his article sums up everything perfectly:
“I’m living this dream and when you are living a dream and you really enjoy what you do, it’s hard to let go sometimes.”
As a professional athlete, let alone one of, if not, the greatest to ever play the position, it can't be easy letting go of everything you've ever known, the life you've always had, and the routine that's so ingrained in you. That's why for so many of these guys, they need to tear the jersey off their backs and basically force them to retire because they just aren't prepared to go on their own accord. Marty is no different.
What I don't get is all the anger/hatred towards Brodeur. For some on this board it's almost as if supporting Marty and hoping he has success means you don't support Cory. Those 2 things are not mutually exclusive. And for those worried about what some ill informed fan says on Facebook or a blog about wanting Marty back at the expense of Cory, who really gives a sh!t what they say and think! If that is the reason for the vitriol directed toward Marty both now, and last year, then that is a really sad indictment of this fanbase considering everything Brodeur has done for this orgnization for the past 20 years.