Congratulations Martin Brodeur

Tonight, Martin Brodeur tied our favorite goaltender of all time Patrick Roy for career wins by beating, ironically, the Canadiens in Montreal for his 551st win. Congratulations.

We remember back when hockey was popular and on ESPN, and Chris Terreri was the next great goalie, but got hurt in 1992. New Jersey turned to a young man from Montreal named Martin Brodeur. All he did was go on to win the 1994 Calder trophy for top rookie, losing to the New York Rangers in the Wales Conference Finals in 7 games in what is still the best playoff series we have ever seen. The next season, Brodeur led the Devils into the Finals against a heavily favored Detroit Red Wings team that never really figured out what hit them (at least Kozlov still doesn't know what hit him). That was the first of three Stanley Cups for our second favorite goaltender of all time. All he's done since then is rack up win after win after win, and when NHL teams play New Jersey, they know goals will come at a premium.

Congrats Marty. One more for the record all your own.

1 comment:

Peabody said...

Complete and total bullshit to call Patrick Roy "our favorite goalie."

Patrick Roy was only "our favorite goalie" once, and that was game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.

Patty Roy is a world class douchebag.