Earlier this month I wrote a piece about Scott Clemmensen finally getting some respect and a chance to play in the NHL. He posted a 25-13-1 record and .917 save percentage during Martin Brodeur's injury, keeping the Devils near the top of the Eastern Conference.
Then there is today's headline: Devils Demote Clemmensen.
Thanks for nothing.
The weird thing is Clemmensen was not subject to the usual waiver rules. There is no way he would have cleared waivers if he had. Some bubble playoff team would have snapped him up in a heartbeat.
"Loophole Lou" Lamoreillo somehow convinced the NHL that Clemmensen was up on an emergency basis only, given Brodeur's injury. Umm...I seem to remember emergency goalies meant you could use them under unusual circumstances until another goalie in the system became available.
Here's hoping Clemmensen finds a NHL job this summer time.