Mr. Brodeur, meet Mr. Rivera

Devils goalie, Yankees closer linked by longevity, reliability and victory

Updated: April 13, 2010, 10:55 PM ET
By Mark Simon | ESPN Stats and Information

There's the famous story of a Boston sportswriter sitting in the lobby of a hotel as Larry Bird walks by. There were a lot of people flocking to the hotel, planning to attend a Bruce Springsteen concert. Turned out that Bird wasn't familiar with Springsteen's work, so the writer explained it to him this way:

"He's the you of rock 'n' roll."

That got us to wonder, with the Stanley Cup playoffs starting and the baseball season underway, whether New York Yankees closer Mariano ...

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