Video Analysis: Does Marty Brodeur Still Have What It Takes to Be an NHL Goalie?

December 19th, 2014 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »
Through four games (three starts) with the St. Louis Blues, Martin Brodeur is 2-2-0 with a 3.59 goals-against average and .882 save percentage. He allowed six goals—one on a shot from center ice—in a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

After spending the start of the season unemployed, the 42-year-old Brodeur has done little to dispel the idea that he doesn't belong in the NHL.

During his final season with the New Jersey Devils, Brodeur had a 2.51/.901 split and looked as though he had a hard time moving laterally, if at all. Some said if he were playing behind an elite team—say, the Blues—his numbers would greatly improve.

That hasn't been the case.

But just about every goalie will have a four-game stretch with a save percentage that makes children cry and men weep. Sometimes the team in front of a goaltender will let him down, sometimes pucks have eyes and sometimes the chances are so great that no goaltender can stop them.

And sometimes, the goaltender just isn't very good.

What has been the case with the 13 goals allowed by Brodeur this season? Let's look at eac ...

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