2010 NHL Playoffs: Has Martin Brodeur’s Time Passed?

April 23rd, 2010 by Phenom Jay Leave a reply »
As the boos fell from the New Jersey faithful and mock cheers of "Let's go Flyers" rang through the Rock, I couldn't help but feel pangs of pity for Martin Brodeur.

One of the greatest goaltenders of the modern era was skating through his third early exit handshakes and looked worn and tired.

Despite the remarkable career this man has carved out, he looked to be near the end in this series.

Brodeur has 602 victories, four Vezinas, three Stanley Cups, has the most shutouts in a playoff year, the most shutouts in playoffs for his career, and the most shutouts in a Cup Final, yet was seemingly outplayed by journeyman Brian Boucher. Many questions abound after being eliminated 3-0 at the hands of the Flyers, but only one matters in this article.

Since 2007, the Devils have seen many familiar faces such as Scott Gomez, Jim Dowd, and Brian Rafalski leave, and thus began the downward trend for them in the playoffs. A once proud defensive team is now a shell of itself, as the Flyers on many occasions took the play directly to the Devils with no fear.

Where is Team USA's Zach Parise, captain Jamie Langenbrunner, playoff rental Ilya Kovalchu ...

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