"Goalies are funny … you never know when they're going to come forward. But we've been extremely pleased with Clermont and Wedgewood. They both had very good years with the teams they played for. I know (goalie coaches) Chris (Terreri) and Jacques (Caron) have been very impressed by them."
-- Lou Lamoriello
It even could be at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season, when the NHL's all-time leader in regular-season wins, shutouts, games played and numerous other marks has played the final season of the six-year deal he signed prior to the start of the 2006-07 season. Whenever the inevitable does occur, who takes over between the pipes?
Will the Devils consider someone from outside the organization? Or do they begin a new era from within?
"Whoever it is, I hope it's (another) Martin Brodeur," Devils Director of Scouting David Conte said.