December 19th, 2013, 09:27 PM #1
I think Martinez in criminally underrated. Yes, criminally.
He's an ideal #6 /#7 D for us. Very stable in our own end, not a liability whatosever, not prone to many mistakes. Chips in offensively, good shot and can play on the PP. Not flashy and really plays under the radar. Exactly what you want from a 3rd pairing guy.
I really hope we keep him around after next year with a 3-4 year deal.
December 19th, 2013, 09:57 PM #2
It would be awesome to keep him however I get the sense he will want more of an opportunity to play significant minutes without having to sit for stretches.
December 19th, 2013, 11:11 PM #3
Well if he keeps playing like he has for the past 15-ish games, then he wont be sitting much at all.
Originally Posted by kingnut
December 19th, 2013, 11:22 PM #4
I agree. He's simply solid. Is there a better 5/6 D-man in the league? I think the biggest factor in him staying is if he wants to or thinks he can get 3/4 time/money elsewhere. I wonder how much of a factor the taste of winning a Cup plays into the plans of our younger guys. We obviously have a team built to compete for many years.
December 20th, 2013, 01:20 AM #5
martys one of my favorite players, so obviously id love him to stay but i get a feeling he wont be a king for very long in to the future. he will be a solid second pairing D somewhere else.
December 20th, 2013, 06:30 AM #6
with that Doughty/Muzzin pair looking like it might stay together long term, i think Martinez has a good chance to play regularly. i don't see DS putting together Mitchell/Greene or, worse yet, Greene/Regehr.
December 20th, 2013, 09:17 AM #7
December 20th, 2013, 10:29 AM #8
I think Mitchell/Greene is exactly what we're gonna see for most of this season. They're not gonna scratch Mitchell or Regehr unless they're hurting the team. So hopefully Marty is patient, because he clearly belongs in the lineup, but he probably won't play 80 games until next season.
Originally Posted by gretzky99
December 20th, 2013, 11:02 AM #9
So looking to next year, and assuming Mitchell retires, you're thinking:
Originally Posted by Goon Squad
Greene-Martinez (assuming Greene comes back)
I can live with that.
December 20th, 2013, 11:19 AM #10
I don't like assuming Greene will be back. I don't know if that would be a good move to re-sign him. His health has been an issue and I don't see it getting any better.
Originally Posted by rajuabju