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Devils' gradual plan for replacing Martin Brodeur

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09:41 AM ET 09.29 | Martin Brodeur needs not peer too long at them. Brodeur, a 41-year-old goalie, has had a hand in nearly all of the franchise's glory. On top of backstopping the Devils to those accomplishments, Brodeur has claimed 669 wins -- the most in N.H.L. history -- and three Vezina Trophies. He will begin his 21st season as a Devil on Thursday in Pittsburgh and is expected to start opening night for the 19th straight season. But Brodeur's career is clearly running short. He is entering the final year of a two-year deal he signed after the Devils' most recent run to the Stanley Cup finals. With the Devils not having an obvious heir apparent, General Manager Lou Lamoriello acquired goalie Cory Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks on draft day for the Devils' first-round pick. Schneider, 27, was in a fierce goaltending competition with Roberto Luongo in Vancouver, one many thought Schneider would win after playing 30 of 48 games last season. Luongo was shopped throughout the past year, but it ultimately was Schneider who was traded June 30.

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Martin Brodeur, AP Martin Brodeur, AP
September 29, 2013  09:50 AM ET

He'll retire so he can spend more time with family. ;-)

September 29, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll retire so he can spend more time with family. ;-)

That is probably one of the family's biggest fears.

September 29, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll retire so he can spend more time with family. ;-)

Ah, make millions, retire around 40, such is life.

September 29, 2013  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll retire so he can spend more time with family. ;-)

Not spending enough time with sisters-in-law?

September 29, 2013  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That is probably one of the family's biggest fears.

Hide all the women!

September 29, 2013  09:41 PM ET

Regardless of his personal indiscretions I think he's been a thing of beauty for the Devils franchise and Canadian international play.

I'm not and never could be a Roy fan, no offence........but he's got the stats and awards to be considered the best or on par with a few tied for first......and yes Roy is in that mix even though the women in his life he plays against....and beats them every time ;)

September 29, 2013  09:43 PM ET

Schneider looks good for his replacement so far, and this should be a good time and place to shine.

September 29, 2013  10:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Regardless of his personal indiscretions I think he's been a thing of beauty for the Devils franchise and Canadian international play.

No one will ever laugh at his talent and success on the ice. One of the best ever.

September 30, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Title says Devils have a gradual plan. Article makes no mention of said plan. Nice job, interns. I think it's clear that Brodeur won't play as many games as he used to, especially back-to-backs, and Schneider will see more ice time which can only help if/when Brodeur is gone next season.

 
September 30, 2013  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Title says Devils have a gradual plan. Article makes no mention of said plan. Nice job, interns. I think it's clear that Brodeur won't play as many games as he used to, especially back-to-backs, and Schneider will see more ice time which can only help if/when Brodeur is gone next season.

You expect too much.

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