The three-headed monster of Keith Kinkaid, Jeff Frazee and Scott Wedgewood have combined for an .899 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average in 59 games.
Toss out Wedgewood's so-so three games, and Frazee and Kinkaid have combined for a 2.62 goals-against and .912 save percentage.
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Frazee appeared in one game during his time with the Devils. Brodeur was on injured reserve since Feb. 26.
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Brodeur also told reporters that he woke up "feeling fine" and is "100 percent." He is ready to start any time, he added.
Johan Hedberg will start again for the last time in probably a little while.
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The 5-6, 170-pound winger's game is tenacious and feisty. Playing such a game has enabled him to record 85 points in 122 AHL games in Albany.
"He's playing with intensity, he's competing," Albany coach Rick Kowalsky said Sunday after Albany's 2-0 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. "He's not a big guy, but he's strong on the puck. He's been doing it all for us.
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OK, so does that mean the 39-year-old Johan Hedberg will look to extend his streak of 10 straight starts in net to 12? Yup.
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Being that the Devils are at the half-way point of the season (OK, a couple games past it but cut us some slack), we decided to do some ?grades? for this team. Originally, this was supposed to be one full post, but after compiling them, it seems better to break them up into different pieces today. Earlier, we gave you our grades for the forwards and the defensemen. Now, we get to the goalies.
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When you're guilty of multiple defensive breakdowns in the first period and no-show the entire second, it's highly unlikely that any sense of urgency in the third is going to save you. That was pretty much the story for the Devils as they went back into the losing side of the ledger Saturday. Some thoughts...
What are you waiting for: Remember when bad starts were the problem? Well, that's not exactly the case now -- the Devils' starts have actually been OK, but they haven't shown any urgency over the past three games until their backs are up against the wall in the third period. Thursday night the Devils did just enough to force OT, but tonight and the time before came up short. And it's not even just about the offensive side of their game. The Devils basically allowed the Hurricanes to walk into their zone time after time and showed absolutely no fight in clearing the crease. Two of the goals tonight were the direct result of Devils defenders allowing a Hurricane forward to stand right in front of Johan Hedberg and play the puck. That's simply unacceptable and has to change, because it doesn't look like the Devils are going to be able to score more than two or three goals on a regular basis. I'm starting to worry this is more than just a bad habit. I'm starting to worry this "is what it is." The defense is slow and sloppy, the offense is pressing and gripping their sticks too tight and Pete DeBoer showed at least four different versions of the "You gotta be kidding me" face tonight. I can only imagine what he said to them between the second and the third period that had them jumping out of their skates to start the period, but it's probably not along the lines of "Good job, good effort." Will things change tomorrow night against Winnipeg? Maybe, but I'm not holding my breath.
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But Reid Boucher has it all to himself.
We discussed his chances of scoring 60-plus goals in a season last week, but 59 goals in 63 games is still something else.
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- We talked trades yesterday, but Lou Lamoriello believes in the bunch he has, according to Tom Gulitti (Fire & Ice).
- Keith Kinkaid didn't get to play in his first game on the Devils bench. But according to Rich Chere, Jeff Frazee is hoping for a different outcome. (NJ.com)
- Prudential Center will host the New Jersey high school championships this weekend. Here's more info about that via the Devils. (NHL.com)
- The Blackhawks rallied from 2-1 down after two to win their 11th straight game and improve to 21-0-3 through 24 games. Chicago's not lost in regulation in its last 30 and is just five wins-- or overtime losses-- from the all-time mark set by the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers.
This move is as much about getting Kinkaid playing time as it is committing to Johan Hedberg as the Devils' starting goalie while Martin Brodeur is out. The Devils think enough of Kinkaid that they want him to play consistent minutes and 26 minutes in a week is not enough for a young, developing goalie. Frazee had spent most of his professional career with the Devils' AHL affiliates since being drafted in the second round in 2005. His time as the Devils' potential goalie of the future has likely passed him by and he'll spend the next week or so backing up Hedberg, who will see the majority (if not all) of starts while Brodeur is sidelined by his balky back.
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There is an article on Bleacher Report saying that the Devils must trade Martin Brodeur now. They say that it would be tough for the Devils to resign Brodeur after this season when his contract expires. It has been obviously especially lately that Brodeur has not been up to par.
But really think about it with Brodeur's play this season do you really think any other team is going to want to trade for an aging goaltender for half a season? I don't think so. With the injuries that Brodeur has encountered over the last couple seasons you have to figure that this is more than likely going to be his final season especially if there is going to be any work stoppage coming up this summer.
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At the end of this season the two current Devils goaltenders' contracts expire. For arguments sake lets say that Martin Brodeur retires and the Devils decide not to bring back Johan Hedberg. I think that the Devils should NOT go after a current NHL goaltender(s). I think the most effective way for the Devils to succeed in goal is from within their system.
Jeff Frazee and Keith Kinkaid should be the guys to fill the spots on the roster. I think that the Devils should highly consider doing what is popular in the league right now and not have a true number one goaltender but go with who is hot. Now both of these goaltenders have pretty promising stats from their play in the AHL.