Insider: Devils have NHL's best goalie duo

Cory Schneider joins Martin Brodeur to give the Devils one heck of a one-two punch. Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

The Devils have the NHL’s best goaltending tandem, according to ESPN NHL Insider Craig Custance.

Martin Brodeur is 41 and in the final year of his contract, so GM Lou Lamoriello went out and acquired Cory Schneider from Vancouver to replace arguably the greatest netminder in NHL history once Brodeur decides to hang up his skates.

In the meantime, Brodeur and Schneider will likely split starts, keeping both fresh throughout the season.

Schneider, 27, has never played more than 33 games in a single season, though he owns a career goals-against average of .927. He split starts with Robert Luongo in Vancouver last season.

Brodeur, the winningest goaltender of all time, has been hampered by injuries over the past few seasons.

An opposing goalie told Custance: "That's one of those situations where it's a perfect changing of the guard. Brodeur has been the backbone and now their transition is going to be extremely simple. Schneider in the last few years was able to learn from Luongo, now he has a chance to learn from Marty for a year. I think it's a perfect scenario. It'll be interesting to see how they manage icetime when they have two starting-caliber goalies."

The Rangers, with Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron, finished sixth in Custance’s rankings.

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