Someone Give Goalie Martin Brodeur a Break!

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Steven Ovadia in NHL
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There's nothing inherently alarming about goalie Martin Brodeur getting pulled in the first period of New Jersey's eventual victory over Atlanta Saturday night. Brodeur gave up three goals on six shots and was obviously having a tough time of it. The smart, humane thing to do was to pull Brodeur, who was starting his 13th consecutive game. But Brodeur's getting pulled does bring up the issue of his workload, which has been considerable. Brodeur, 37, has played in 32 games this year, having started 31 of them. The Devils have played just 34 games this season. Now, factor in that Brodeur is projected to be the starting goalie for Team Canada in the Olympics. Now, factor in that prior to last season, when Brodeur missed months with a freak elbow injury, he hadn't started less than 70 games si ...

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