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Brodeur is clutch when it counts

Updated: May 18, 2003, 8:54 AM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Back in 1990, when the Devils wanted to select a goaltender with their first pick in that draft, GM Lou Lamoriello dispatched then-goaltending coach Warren Strelow to Canada to watch two junior-aged goalies -- Trevor Kidd and Martin Brodeur.

Strelow stood directly behind each young stopper for five junior games. "I thought he was stalking me," jokes Brodeur.

When Strelow returned from his trip, he had this advice for Lamoriello: Take Brodeur. With that in ...

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