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Devs’ Brodeur ‘thrilled’ to join CBC as guest analyst, will debut Wednesday

May 21, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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Hockey Night in Canada is adding another goaltender to the mix.

On Tuesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur would be joining the HNIC intermission panel as a guest analyst.

Brodeur, 41, will make his television debut on Wednesday for Game 4 of the Pittsburgh-Ottawa series, and will join a pair of ex-NHL goalies — Glenn Healy and Kevin Weekes — on the panel, along with Ron MacLean, PJ Stock and Elliotte Friedman.

“With so much playoff experience and success, Martin brings an extra layer of insight and expertise to our already stellar team,” Trevor Pilling, CBC’s head of sports programming, said in a release.“He’s a future Hall of Famer and our viewers will no doubt benefit from his experience and playoff wisdom.

“He adds a new point of view to the broadcast and we’re excited to have him as part of the Hockey Night in Canada family.”

Brodeur has one season left on the two-year, $9 million deal he signed last summer. He went 13-9-7 last season with a 2.22 GAA and .901 save percentage.

“I am thrilled to join the esteemed team of broadcasters at Hockey Night in Canada, and look forward to sharing my insight and perspective with viewers,” Brodeur said.

  1. imleftcoast - May 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    “esteemed team of broadcasters?” First stumble right out of the gate.

  2. sjsharks66 - May 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Swap him out with Milbury for awhile instead.

  3. jcmeyer10 - May 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    I’ll admit, I really wanna hear what this guy has to say.

  4. 950003cups - May 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    One step in to retirement 😦

    The sport is gonna miss having him play.

    Watch him play as much as you can now, cause it’ll be a long time till someone if ever) breaks his records. Or stick handles like he does. Or does the classic style of “stand up goaltending” as opposed to the commonly seen “butterfly goaltending”.

    Still can’t believe he went to the finals at the age of 40

    • hockeyflow33 - May 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      With the game the way it is now I think you’re right and he has reached Cy Young level with his stats.

  5. jb8383 - May 21, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    this might be a dumb question but does this show air in the US or only in Canada?

    • jackrabbit56 - May 21, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      During the first round, when there were so many series being played, NBCSC or CNBC would pick up the CBC feed for the game, but I believe they did their own intermission report. Now that there are fewer games, I don’t know if they stipll pick up the HNIC game broadcast, but even if they do, I think the in-studio prtions between periods will ne handled by NBC crews.

      • jackrabbit56 - May 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        Wow, forgive my fat-finger typos – sure wish there was an edit function…..

      • jb8383 - May 21, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        Thanks. I was thinking the same thing because I remember seeing some CBC coverage of the Ottawa series in the 1st round, but I think now will be mostly NBC.

  6. gscheelar - May 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Can they PLEASE get rid of Glenn “The Blowhard” Healy? Matter of fact, give Ron MacLean someone useful to work with and remove Healy and Stock. Weekes can stay–he’s the best of that bunch.

    Bring back Kelly Hrudey. The quality of the discussions have gone downhill since he left for color commentary (although he’s good at that too). He’s come a long way since he started.

  7. odj810 - May 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    goalies are strange human beings.

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