Before the 2008-2009 season, New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur hadn't played less then 65 games since the 1995-1996 campaign. Since coming into the league in 1990, Brodeur has become a workhorse for a Devils organization that has won three Stanley Cups in his time between the pipes.
However, the past three years have been rough on Brodeur, who only played in 31 games during the 2008-2009 season and 56 in the 2010-2011 campaign. The elbow injury that he suffered last year not only hurt his play but also cost him his starting job midway through what was one of the worst seasons for the Devils in recent memory.
In 2011-2012, Brodeur returns to the the starting role that he has held for more then 15 years, only this time he may not have to be a workhorse. Backup goalie Johan Hedberg, who split time with Brodeur in 2010-2011, proved that he is capable of playing at a high level for the Devils, and Brodeur explained that he is OK with playing less time.
"With having Heddy ar...