NJ Devils: Report Cards at the Halfway Point (Goalies and Defense)

January 3rd, 2010 by levinakl Leave a reply »
As we reach the halfway point of the season, its time to take a look at the individual performances of the Devils and maybe take a dive into what might happen in the weeks and months that lie ahead.

Goaltenders :

Martin Brodeur (38 GP, 26-10-1, 2.20 GAA, .920 S%, 4 SO) :  The day will come when people begin to realize how special this man's career has been.  This year has been no different, where Brodeur has produced just about on a nightly basis. 

He leads the league in wins with 26, is tied for sixth in GAA with 2.20 and tied for third in shutouts with five.  Let's not forget to mention he became the all-time leader in NHL history in shutouts with now 105 (after becoming the all-time wins leader last season).  Without Brodeur, the Devils are not an elite NHL team, they are just a team that plays in the NHL.  Grade:  A

Yann Danis (4 GP, 3-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .929 S%):  It's always tough to grade a Devils backup goaltender, because of the lack of any consistent workload they have to endure.  They must work very hard in practice to be ready for the rare appearance they will actually get to play in a game. 

Danis ha ...

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