This. There's no active goaltender who's even close to a favorite to breaking the record. The guy who I always come back to is Marc Andre Fleury. Okay, so Fleury's got 221 wins and he turned 27 in November, and Brodeur had 242 wins through his 27 year old season. He's still got to win 430+ games over his next 13+ years to have a shot at breaking it. That means he has to average 33 wins a year until he's 40. That's really, really difficult. First, he's got to stay with a good team, and Pittsburgh figures to be really good for a while, but maybe Fleury wants more money and wants to go elsewhere. Then he has to stay healthy. Then he has to stay on top of his game.
Plus it's just unlikely Fleury plays 75 games a year every season either like Marty did for the most part. Most starting goalies these days get 60-65 maybe aside from a Cam Ward or Jonas Hiller, who play for teams that need them to play 70+ just to have a shot at the playoffs..
Edited by NJDevs4978, 12 March 2012 - 11:53 AM.