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07:27 AM ET 10.24 | The time is now. It was going to happen sooner or later. Cory Schneider was going to assume the role as the Devils' No. 1 goalie, taking the baton from Martin Brodeur and getting a run of starts. Clearly, it's happening sooner rather than later. Schneider will make his third straight start in goal Thursday when the Devils host the Vancouver Canucks at Prudential Center and Brodeur acknowledged it as the changing of the guard. "I think so. I think he's in the net now to stay," Brodeur said. "I don't see that's going to change any time soon. I'll be ready if it does. We have to try and win some games somehow. "This is what (coach Pete DeBoer) feels is the best opportunity to be successful, having him in the net. That's fine. If we win, everybody is happy. Even though I don't play, it's more enjoyable."

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October 24, 2013  09:06 AM ET

The Monster is so superior to that other 'tender in DET, it ain't funny

October 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I guess they want some consistency, not just in goal but with the entire team. They need to get used to playing together so sticking with one goalie may help. I just wish it wasn't this soon.

October 24, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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I guess they want some consistency, not just in goal but with the entire team. They need to get used to playing together so sticking with one goalie may help. I just wish it wasn't this soon.

I agree, though I do see LOTF is taking it like a pro.....good for him

October 24, 2013  09:51 AM ET

"Taking the baton from Martin Brodeur"

You might want to wipe it off Cory.

October 24, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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I agree, though I do see LOTF is taking it like a pro.....good for him

Absolutely right. I've criticized Brodeur before but it's nice to see him accept the inevitable with some class. To say he's a great goaltender is an understatement. But, all good things come to an end. Nice to see it happening with a modicum of dignity.

October 24, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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"Taking the baton from Martin Brodeur"You might want to wipe it off Cory.

probably butter on it....

October 24, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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Speaking of goalies, goalie controversy in Detroit??

Controversy? You call Jonas Gustavsson 'controversy'?

October 24, 2013  10:22 AM ET

The Flyers have been waiting 30 years to pass the torch to their new superstar goalie

October 24, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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Marty should've retired after the Finals in '12. It's over, man.Speaking of goalies, goalie controversy in Detroit??

Has it not been an end to a proud era going on 2 seasons now?

October 24, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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The Monster is so superior to that other 'tender in DET, it ain't funny

I'd be quite comfortable with Petr Mrazek in net.

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October 24, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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probably butter on it....

I can't believe it's just butter.

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October 24, 2013  10:29 AM ET

Ha. Great story. Now I know why the minorities in Newark use the Star-Ledger to fold into rain hats

October 24, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Absolutely right. I've criticized Brodeur before but it's nice to see him accept the inevitable with some class. To say he's a great goaltender is an understatement. But, all good things come to an end. Nice to see it happening with a modicum of dignity.

this story is basically a rip off of the NHL network interview. Oh journalism nowadays

October 24, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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I'd be quite comfortable with Petr Mrazek in net.

dont be surprised you get a deadline deal of Hank outta Sather and we end up with Bertuzzi and Helm and or Cleary......

October 24, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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this story is basically a rip off of the NHL network interview. Oh journalism nowadays

"Journalism"? What does that word mean?

 
October 24, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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dont be surprised you get a deadline deal of Hank outta Sather and we end up with Bertuzzi and Helm and or Cleary......

We'll be glad to send you all three!

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