Well -- if I want to be thinned skinned about it, Marty for sure intended to imply he'd rather be on playoff team and he doesn't see this team getting there. He makes it sound like he asked for the trade because the Devils weren't committed to winning. Clearly, he feels if they were, he'd be seeing more ice time. That's the worst take I can put on his quote.
But the reality of it is, he wants to paint himself as someone who is in control. In control of his career and being held back unfairly from taking control of his life on the ice.
Dude is not in control of several things and he has to admit this - he can't regain control until he faces certain facts. He doesn't not have control of his sight. He does not have control of his reaction time. He does not have control of his body. These things are going to do what they want, not what he wishes they'd do. They have changed and to have a few good years left you have to take time to change with them and not do it in the limelight squealing about how others are stopping you from doing what you've got to do.
You play on your own time if you don't get the start. If you need to play every game to keep in your groove, you find a way to recreate it. You can't learn on ice it's costing the team and that can't happen. The team can't afford for you to find some groove you have no concept of how to find. After 40 nothing "just clicks" Just trust people Marty. Just trust people. They never lied to you before - they dont think old guy can't cut it they SEE OLD GUY CAN'T CUT IT. So trust them PLEASE. You are the one betraying a trust no one else.
Guys are so NOT like women. All his buddies see the way things are but know how guys are and think poor guy is just fvcked. they dnt help him out and try to help him through it -- they just assume he won't hear. because he's a dude. Has Jagr said -- this is why I went to overseas - to make a nice transition away from the spotlight. Marty you can't do that. You're not a forward. You're a goalie -- you have nothing that anyone will LET you hide behind. There is no more Stevens Dano Neidermayer to cover your ass in transition periods or weak moments. and you're NO HELP refusing to admit weakness.
whatever. People are frustrated at your lack of trust and refusal to see YOU are the betrayer here. No one has betrayed you except that they gave you all the rope you asked for.
Man you know... exhausting.
PK...have you been classified by a psychiatrist? Because let me tell you brother, your posts are as vague as an Edgar Allen Poe piece. Half the time I have no clue how to read your posts with any type of concreteness. No offense man, just my observation. Keep on postin man...lol