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12-11-2012, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRedressor View Post
I agree. The biggest difference is the soft goals. The problem Brodeur is that his bar was so high that when he begins to falter it looks so glarinly abnormal.
Devils fans have even given him a hard time in his younger years. If you saw the 01 SCF, and much of those playoffs he really wasn't that good that year. He gave up a lot of point shots in that series to Foote, Blake, and Bourque that were unscreened, and undeflected. The long season, and Cup run the year before probably contributed to that.

He's always given up soft goals because of his style of his play. He was more prone to give up what would be a simple save for a butterfly goalie, but could also stop goals that butterfly goalies had no chance on. He was fantastic in the playoffs after the Panthers series. Other than his shutout in game 4, and the double OT win in game 7 he wasn't that special that series. He stole us games 4, and 5 in the SCF too to avoid us getting swept. He did cost himself a shutout in game 4 vs the Rangers by giving up a point shot to Fedontenko with 5 minutes left in the game too!

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