Martin Brodeur Signing with St. Louis Blues Is More About History Than Results

December 4th, 2014 by Andrew Petyak Leave a reply »

From a historical standpoint, seeing Martin Brodeur back between the pipes is great for the game of hockey.

Brodeur will once again don his No. 30 jersey tonight against the Nashville Predators. The name on the back of the jersey will be the same, but the logo on the front will be different.

Hit with a week-to-week lower body injury to starter Brian Elliott, the St. Louis Blues plucked the legendary goalie from free agency and put him in his familiar spot in net, as reported by's Pierre LeBrun Wednesday afternoon. After 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, Brodeur is suiting up for another squad.

It's a move that has been met with some controversy, with skeptics like Nicholas Goss of NESN claiming that the signing of Brodeur "isn't a smart solution."

It'd be really easy to question this decision from Blues management. At 42 years old, Brodeur is more than long in the tooth, and many believe his recent work is not up to par for an NHL goaltender.

The numbers back that up. In 39 games last season, Brodeur had a below-average save percentage of .901, and his 2.51 goal ...

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