NJ Devils: Report Cards At The Halfway Point (Goalies & 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 ahead.


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,  Brodeur continues to produce on just about 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.  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 must work very hard in practice to be ready for the rare appearance they will actually get to play in a game.  Danis had two great starts to begin his season, only to be pulled in his third start after one peri ...

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