Martin Brodeur

Brodeur compares Stanley Cup runs, talks about future

Martin Brodeur has won the Stanley Cup three times and is going for his fourth. It’s safe to say that the vast majority of his career as an NHL goaltender is in the rear view mirror, but more and more it looks like this postseason run won’t mark the end of his playing days.

Check out the video below to see Brodeur talk about his past and look towards the future:

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One thing to keep in mind as we get deeper into this series is that the one trophy that has alluded Brodeur despite his past success in the playoffs is the Conn Smythe Trophy. There are plenty of worthy candidates on the Kings and the Devils, but if Brodeur shines in the finals, then this could finally be the year he gets it.

Welcome back, Babs: Red Wings chase Bernier

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Mike Babcock admitted that there might be a painful transformation as he tries to fix the Toronto Maple Leafs.

His old friends made that abundantly, painfully clear on Friday.

As of this writing, the Detroit Red Wings are up 4-0 on the Buds. Justin Abdelkader just completed a hat trick with James Reimer in net, so the subplot isn’t just about Jonathan Bernier having another tough start.

The big story might just be Detroit’s varied new line of Abdelkader, Dylan Larkin (who scored his first career goal) and Henrik Zetterberg. At the moment, they’ve combined for seven points.

This post will be updated if Detroit’s tribute video to Babcock surfaces.

Really, though, this beating has been about as ugly as this blanket so far.

Blue Jackets’ Wennberg done for night with upper-body injury

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It wouldn’t be a regular season game without a Columbus Blue Jackets injury, right?

OK, the Blue Jackets hope that 2015-16 looks different from the medically challenged mess of last season, but at least one player is banged up tonight.

Alexander Wennberg suffered an upper-body injury and won’t return on Friday, as the team noted.

There’s no word yet regarding how serious the issue might be. It looks like he might have suffered an injury thanks to a Chris Kreider check:

Naturally, the Blue Jackets must hope that this doesn’t begin another trend.