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04-22-2013, 10:37 PM
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Hedberg has always been a little shaky, even when he won 17 games for us last year, he had some games where he wasn't really being challenged at all and some were gimmes. You can really only live with a Hedberg type if you have a bonafide stud like a Carey Price who chews up so many of the games on the schedule. I really truly believe last year was an anomaly for Hedberg and for us in general with having a 39 yr old Brodeur as the #1. I mean, it's not like Hedberg is young either. He's old. Probably part of the reason he stunk so bad this year when we needed him to string together multiple starts. He got exposed badly.
If Marty's ego keeps telling him he's the #1 and should be playing 60-65 games, Lou needs to have a heart to heart with him this offseason. I think it's in Marty's best interest to be honest to be reduced to a 40-42 game workload. I think we'd get a more effective, athletic, and rested Brodeur if we could get to the playoffs next year with someone other than Hedberg.
We really need to impact a transition and next year is the best time to do so. Going into 2014-2015 with two goalie slots open is not a good idea.
Totally agree about Hedberg. The grandfathers are not going to be able to carry the workload anymore. Marty needs a younger back up. I think it will go along way in helping this team.
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