St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong joined NHL Live to discuss the signing of goalie Martin Brodeur. The NHL's all-time leader in wins (688) and shutouts (124) signed a one-year contract with the Blues on Tuesday.
Armstrong began talking with Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, in the summer, when he told him he was comfortable with Jake Allen and Brian Elliott as his goaltenders. Brisson called Armstrong back in October stating that Brodeur still wanted to play and to contact him if anything changed.
After Elliott sustained a lower-body injury Nov. 25, Armstrong called Brisson to inquire if Brodeur still wanted to play. Talks picked up in the next 24 hours before Brodeur was brought in on a tryout and eventually signed.
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will have coverage of USA Hockey's selection of their camp roster for the 2015 World Junior Championship. Jim Johannson, their assistant director of hockey operations, will call into the show at 6:15 p.m. to discuss the team.
Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens will be part of the show for the first hour and NHL.com senior writer Dan Rosen joins us at 6 p.m.
The Islanders (17-7-0) are winners of 11 of their past 13 games (11-2-0) for the first time in 24 years and have won 14 of their first 24 games for the first time in franchise history. Tied for first place in the Metropolitan Division with 34 points, New York plays the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum.
"It was a great month," Halak said. "It's a lot of fun when you keep winning as a team. It's been great but we still have a lot of work ahead of us."
Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Scott Stevens joined NHL Live in studio to reflect on his career, share his thoughts on former teammate Martin Brodeur potentially continuing his NHL career and to discuss the state of the New Jersey Devils.
Brodeur, brought in by the St. Louis Blues for a tryout last week, participated in his first full practice with the Blues on Monday. He could sign a contract Tuesday and play during the Blues' three-game road trip, which starts Wednesday at the Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley, who received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award at the Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon on Monday, joined NHL Live to discuss the honor and the Blackhawks' "Circus" road trip.
Foley is a three-time Emmy Award winner and in his 32nd season with the Blackhawks.
"Other than surreal, I'm not sure I can add a lot," Foley said of his Hall induction. "It was amazing. It was certainly a wonderful honor. I'm certainly very appreciative to the NHL Broadcasters Association for doing that. To have my family there and some real close friends there, to me that's what it's all about. I don't need any attention but to be able to share all of that with the people that most important to you, the ones who have been there, some of them right from Day 1 helping and leading and doing whatever they can to get you going. It was a wonderful, wonderful time to be with them."
NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, sets up an 11-game Thursday by going out to Bell Centre via Arena Cam to welcome in Darren Pang who will analyze the St. Louis Blues matchup with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Toronto Maple Leafs try to snap a losing streak against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and we'll check in via Arena Cam at Air Canada Centre with Darren Dreger on the latest happenings with the Maple Leafs.
Recent Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner Pat Foley will join the show to preview the Chicago Blackhawks annual "Circus Trip," which starts Thursday night against the Calgary Flames.