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Stevens: Blues a 'perfect situation' for Brodeur

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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.

"Good for him," Stevens said. "He still wants to play. It has to be his time when he's ready to leave and it's not now. It's his decision and I think Marty is going to a perfect situation. This team plays very similar to how the Devils played when we won championships. I think Marty is going to know where these shots are coming from when if he does get in the net to play, which can only help him.

"Right now Marty needs to be surrounded by a good team and this is a good hockey team that the St. Louis Blues have. They're a young team. They can use Marty's experience. He's been there before. He can help the young goalies out. He's been through the ups and downs and he brings a very calming effect in the dressing room."

Stevens played 22 NHL seasons for the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues and Devils. A 13-time All-Star, he won the Stanley Cup three times with the Devils and the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2000 after scoring 11 points (three goals, nine assists) in 23 games.

"Great memories," Stevens said. "I had some great years in New Jersey. It was a great run and there's nothing like winning that Stanley Cup and being able to hoist that over your head."

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