Rested, Hopefully Determined Martin Brodeur Returns to New Jersey Devils

March 1st, 2010 by Doug Gausepohl Leave a reply »
Lost in the sheer jubilation of Canada's overtime victory against the USA for the gold medal was Martin Brodeur's sudden fall from grace. 

Obviously I use that term very loosely, as he is still an elite goaltender, as we all know very well.

But it was certainly odd as a fan to see a team with Brodeur on the active roster opt to put him on the bench. 

I'm sure it felt odd for Brodeur as well. One of the biggest games in hockey history, and he's sitting on the wrong side of the boards with a cap on? Doesn't seem right, and I'm sure he wasn't anywhere near happy about it, but it sure worked out for the host country in the end. 

Now it's March 1, and we go back to NHL hockey, jumping right into the crucial stretch of the season: six weeks remaining, with only four teams more than six points out of a playoff spot. In short, 26 of the 30 teams are fighting for playoff spots. It will be an amazing month and a half of hockey, which is only fitting to follow the instant classic that was played yesterday afternoon. 

As the Devils return to the ice, Brodeur returns to his spot as a No. 1 goaltender in New Jersey's ...

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