I love it when I read about people crapping all over the insiders (Dreger, McKenzie, LeBrun, Kypreos, Marek, etc.)
When these guys don't say anything people are ticked that they should be giving updates. But when they do, and something doesnt happen, everyone is ticked that they just 'make up' things. Guess what......lots of teams have calls with lots of other teams. I'd guess less than 5% of all communication with teams (regarding trades) never turns into something significant.
Same thing goes for everyone crapping on Burke (or any other GM). He comes out and says he wants Tavares, guess what, so does 29 other teams! You dont hear about it, cause the media in those markets don't even ask the question. If he lied and said 'no we don't want him', then the entire community would be ticked because he isn't 'skilled' enough to be a GM. Check out this draft, he says he wanted Reilly, what the hell was he going to say? (I'd actually like guys to reply to this one). Maybe he should have said "Nah, we had him at #3, but we got stuck with him so we draft him". As a manager, you can't say that! He also can't come out and say "Actually we wanted Yakapov or Murray" cause their rights are owned and he gets fined.
Everyone that complains about no info/false info should take a step back and think about the situation.
IMO Everything these prognosticaters say/write should be taken with a grain of salt.
They will say/write whatever they want to further thier own careers because they do not have to back it up. "Rumors are", "insiders say" absolves them of that.
come on guys, give your heads a shake. you really think burke is going to waste cap on an aging career-end goalie? just stop with the BS its really ridiculous. getting marty would be the stupidest mistake burke could ever make this offseason. Marty is done.
Just about what I was thinking myself. No knock on Brodeur(best goalie of all time IMO) but I think he is done. He had his last kick at the can, he should retire.
He might make a good goaltender coach though.
The couple married in August 1995. According to court records, the marriage ended after Brodeur admitted to having an affair with his sister-in-law, who was living with the Brodeurs to help take care of their four children. DuBois filed for divorce in May 2003.
Brodeur married Melanie Dubois (a native of Saint-Liboire, Quebec, Canada) in August 1995 and has four children: Anthony, born in 1995; twin sons, William and Jeremy, born in 1996; and Annabelle Antoinette, born in 2002. Melanie filed for divorce during the 2003 playoffs amid reports that Martin was having an affair with Genevieve Nault, the wife of Melanie's brother. The incident added some fuel to the fire for hecklers during the playoffs. The reports proved to be true, as Martin and Genevieve married in June 2008. Their first child together, Maxime Philippe Brodeur, was born in November 2009.
Name more 40 year old players. There is a reason they are the exception and not the rule. Look at Roloson who was awful. O'Donnel and Knuble? What about other old guys like Rolston or Holmstrom (who every Red Wing fan wants out)? Even Lidstrom stuggled this year by his standards.
Broduer isn't going to be a part of our team for more than a year or two. This will delay any development with Reimer whatsoever. Broduer is certainly not the answer for a rebuilding/retooling team.
Broduer won't sign to be a backup goalie on a below average team.
WOW... you're actually trying to frame an argument around this "exception vs rule" line of thinking while discussing Marty Brodeur? In what way is Brodeur not the exception? Its all past tense at this point, as he's a Devil for 2 more seasons, but he's still a very capable tender, and whether he would have played 50 games and mentored Reimer, or 60 and stole us a playoff berth, he was of considerable enough interest to the astute minds at MLSE to have some pretty serious negotiations.
Im gonna go ahead and assume their collective hockey insight is at least on par with your brilliance and boldly proclaim that they also believed his impact would bolster not only Reimer, but the whole team.