Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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  Going into the 2011-12 NHL season, many hockey fans and pundits alike felt that it might be the last season for New Jersey Devils' goaltender Martin Brodeur.The reasons for this were quite simple. He was getting old (hockey-player wise), looked like he did not have the same skills that made him successful in the first place, was coming off a year in which he and his team missed the postseason for the first time since the 1995-96 season and lastly, people felt that may be it was time to move on and start thinking about the future.As it turns out, these same people were dead wrong. Brodeur surprised everyone last season by not only having a pretty solid regular season, but an incredible run in the postseason in which the Devils came within two games of winning the Cup.For starters, Brodeur did not seem to show his age last season. Brodeur started 59 games and went 31-21-4 with a 2.41 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and 3 shutouts.While those numbers are ...
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