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Brodeur on Olympics: If I’m asked to go, I’ll be there

Feb 15, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi a year away, many are already speculating what the rosters will look like for the men’s hockey competition.

That includes Team Canada and, most specifically, the goaltending position, where names such as Carey Price, Cam Ward, Roberto Luongo, Marc-Andre Fleury, Mike Smith and Corey Crawford have been bandied about.

But what about Martin Brodeur?

“The Olympics was a great honor for me to represent the country. If I’m asked, I’ll be glad to take up the challenge,” he told the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “But there are a lot of young goalies doing well in this league who deserve the chance before I do.”

Brodeur is off to a solid start this season (6-2-2. 2.36 GAA, .908 save percentage) and backstopped the Devils to the Stanley Cup finals a year ago.

The 40-year-old netminder has also represented Canada on numerous occasions at the international level, winning two Olympic golds (2002, 2010) and the 2004 World Cup.

The X-factor would be what role Brodeur would play — and be willing to accept — at Sochi.

He could fill the second/third-string role and act as a veteran mentor to whomever starts, not unlike what then-37-year-old Ed Belfour did for Team Canada at the ’02 games in Salt Lake.

Whatever the case, Brodeur said he’s more than willing to represent his country once again.

“If they feel it’s me,” he said, “I’ll be there.”

  1. mclovinhockey - Feb 15, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Def would have to be 3rd string if at all. I don’t see him surpassing Price, ward, Lou or MAF right now… Anderson is also doing fantastic.

    Canada’s goaltending has too much depth to put a risk on him after last Olympics.

  2. buckyblackhawk - Feb 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Pretty sure Craig Anderson will be suited up with USA on the front of his jersey.

    • Mike Halford - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      Anderson was never meant to be in there, obviously.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      Pretty sure at least one blogger here can’t admit he didn’t know the nationality of Craig Anderson

      • Mike Halford - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        No, no, I did. I was just going over a broadsheet of goalie stats and Anderson was pretty prevalent in each category, so he slipped in there. It was an accident. I AM SORRY, PHT COMMENTERS.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM

        LOL @ Pat Kane shirtless avatars, all is forgiven on that alone

  3. davebabychreturns - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Corey Crawford, seriously?

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