Discussion in 'Philadelphia Flyers' started by FlyerFire, Oct 20, 2013.
Always a classy guy on and off the ice. I wish him well
Seemed like a nice guy and teammates always had nice things to say about him. Wish him the best.
Marty was a great player and a class act. Best of luck hopefully he becomes a regular on tv somewhere covering hockey one day
I liked Biron and was sad the day they let him walk. Good luck to Marty in his future endeavors.
Jeez the Hertl goal wasn't THAT bad, Marty
They let him walk because he was going to cost too much money, but than didnt he sign with islanders for really cheap?
Marty and his agent really screwed up that summer. They wanted $5M/year with the Flyers (I think the Flyers were offering $2.5M), but there was no goaltending market.
He priced himself out of Philly, who ultimately went with Emery on the cheap instead of Biron.
With no market, he accepted a cheap contract of his own on the island.
Good guy. Decent goaltender. Will be missed.
Marty's career could have taken a dramatically different path if he hadn't asked for so much money as a free agent 4 years ago. I liked him when he was a Flyer.
Marty was always a cusp starter..couldn't seem to get over the hump although he was amazing against Montreal in the playoffs for us that one year since he disliked them b/c of the Nordiques (his boyhood team) vs Montreal rivalry. Wish he could have carried that over but alas he reverted back to his slightly above to average mean and wasn't the bonafide starter we needed....
Too true. Imagine riding Marty to the cup instead of MFL and Boosh.
Probably wouldnt have ended any differently. Biron was getting progressively worse with us.
I recall that the Flyers didn't think he had that extra gear to be the go to guy and the fact that he was a backup for the remainder of his career kind of proved as much. Dude was really vanilla and had become somewhat complacent from what I recall..hence why they let him walk. Having said this..what followed wasn't great either.
Yeah I can't really blame the team for not giving him the kind of contract that he wanted, and we probably wouldn't be so remorseful if not for Emery's hip issues. But I think if he was willing to sign a reasonable contract the Flyers would have liked to have him back. Statistically he was pretty good with us, and no doubt he would have been an upgrade over what we had after him.
I always really liked him. His puck handling shaved 10 years off of my life, but otherwise I have fond memories of him. I wish him the best.
Good luck Biron on your post hockey career.
He doesnt lie and he doesnt whine
Always liked Marty, one of the better glove hands in the NHL in my view! Wish him and his family all the best !
He was on the Marek Vs. Wyshinski podcast yesterday.
Good luck Marty.
Biron was the last starter with us to post back-to-back .915+ save percentage seasons. Really sad that is.
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