Found July 09, 2012 on The Sin Bin Sports Blog:
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. When talking about the elite goalies of all time only a few come to mine, and when you talk about those goalies that are still playing, the group becomes even slimmer. However, without a question, the leader of that group is Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.Brodeur is on his way to the Hall of Fame, it all depends on when he retires and becomes eligible. Over the length of his career, he has racked up 656 wins, 119 shutouts and has eclipsed the 30 win mark 14 times.When talking about Brodeur you can not help but picture his unorthodox style of goal-tending, flopping and rolling around in the crease and making saves that shouldn't be possible. Many players have fallen victim to his style of play, and sometimes, in the case of the New York Islanders, two players fall victim to it at one time. (Video after the jump)It...

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Nassau County Launching Latest Attempt to Get Isles A New Arena

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