Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils Future Between the Pipes

April 24th, 2010 by Mike Burse Leave a reply »
Thoughts on the loss to the Flyers

Marty said it all after the game five loss to the Flyers, "I just can't believe it, it's tough to digest. We had a hell of a team here, but for whatever reason we could never play to the level we needed to play in the playoffs. Just real disappointed, that's for sure. Bigger expectations for this club here than to fold in five games."

Devils coach Jacques Lemaire summed up the Devils playoff effort and reason why they lost to the Flyers perfectly in saying, "There's not 10 ways to play in the playoffs. There's one way to play, and we didn't play that way. Philly did a better job in that department."

I agree with the coach, the Devils just did not look willing to pay the price to win in these playoffs. Also, their star players did not play like their star players. In fact, the Devils were 35-18-2 prior to the Kovalchuk trade and after they were just 13-9-5.

Their record was still above .500 but nowhere near the pace they set prior to then. In hindsight, general manager Lou Lamoriello likely would not make that trade again as it seemed to upset the chemistry of his team.

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