Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur tweaks leg pads and has won 4 of his last 5 starts
"Since the All-Star break, the 6-2, 220-pound Brodeur has tweaked his leg pads and he's 4-0-1 and playing some of his best hockey of the season.
Brodeur has lengthened his leg pads from 36 inches to 37 inches, and increased the width at the top of the pads from 9 1/2 inches to "about 10 1/4 to 10 1/2 inches,'' he said. The bottom remains the maximum allowed (11 inches).
"For me, I think it protects a little more the five hole," said Brodeur, who'll be in net on Tuesday night when the Devils (31-20-4) travel to Buffalo (24-25-6). "When I go down on the butterfly there's a little more pad there then I used to have. I always played with my pads wider at the bottom and tapered at the top like goalies did in the 1990s.
Interesting article, it's dated last Monday but I just came across it today and figured I'd share.
Obviously I think Brodeur has been playing much better lately, he seems to really have gotten himself into the zone. His numbers have been drastically better since the all-star break.
But a question that begs asking: How much has the extra size has helped improve his game?