Devils' Martin Brodeur does not expect to retire
When 40-year-old New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur entered into this season, his 19th in the NHL, he likely didn't imagine how successful he would be. The Devils lost to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, after winning two straight games while trailing 3-0 in the series.
Following the 2010-11 season, in which the Devils finished 12 points out of a playoff spot, Brodeur admitted that he considered retirement.
"I didn't have fun last year. I'm not used to losing. That was tough. To me, I really thought this was going to be my last year, but more and more, it was I can still play," Brodeur said.
Now, with the nearly successful 2011-12 season behind him, Brodeur is still not ready to retire.
"This season and this playoff run answered a lot of questions - where my game is at - and I'm really happy to hopefully continue," Brodeur said when he was asked about retirement.
Brodeur seems to have found the fountain of youth with a 31-21-4 regular season record, and a 14-9 postseason record. His .917 save percentage and 2.12 goals against average in the playoffs were a large part of the Devils' success. Brodeur is expected to make a final decision on his future by July 1.