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02-21-2012, 09:38 PM
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Devils Goaltender Martin Brodeur Is A Rock In Life’s Toughest Times

Dave Stubbs with a terrific article on Marty, his play the last couple of weeks, and his ties to his father and family.

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Back up two weeks: The text message came a few hours before New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur skated onto Madison Square Garden ice Feb. 7 to face the New York Rangers.

“Our father has a tumour on his brain,” Dénis Brodeur Jr. texted.

The father, who had been suffering bouts of dizziness, had a CT scan on Feb. 6. The results came back the following afternoon. It was cancer.

Dénis Jr. won’t often disturb his brother’s NHL game-day focus, which is an almost airtight bubble of concentration. But there was no postponing this.

Martin digested the news, then strapped on his equipment and stopped 30 Rangers shots in a 1-0 New Jersey victory.
http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/...oughest-times/

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Marty's play of late has been great. Some athletes know how to use tough times to motivate them.

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Marty deserves a standing ovation as loud as the one that Doc Emrick will get Friday night.

When he's announced in the starting lineup by Kevin Clark, I am asking all of you to stand and give Marty an extended and thunderous applause.

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Damn. That gave me chills.

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Marty is a ****ing Zen master. I cannot imagine suiting up and keeping my focus on the Game when I have such turmoil in my personal life.

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You read things like this and it just really puts things in persepective. Life can really ****ing suck sometimes.

While I feel Marty completely stole the Ducks game, his focus in that Rangers game was just insane when you look back on it now. His play with the puck that night rivaled games from ten years ago. To think he could pitch a game like that under those circumstances. Just amazing. What better way to honor his dad, a former goalie, then with a vintage Marty performance.

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02-21-2012, 11:37 PM
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You read things like this and it just really puts things in persepective.
Yes, it does. Life is often patently unfair...but still beautiful. I remind myself that daily. As do stories like this.

So, the next time some born yesterday shmuck fanboy from across the river rips Marty, don't be mad. Don't say a word.

Smile. Amusingly.

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Yes, it does. Life is often patently unfair...but still beautiful. I remind myself that daily. As do stories like this.

So, the next time some born yesterday shmuck fanboy from across the river rips Marty, don't be mad. Don't say a word.

Smile. Amusingly.
Hahaha THIS. Was just about to post "Marty haters from other fan bases can really just SHOVE IT. Jealous haters, all of them."

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Yes, it does. Life is often patently unfair...but still beautiful. I remind myself that daily. As do stories like this.

So, the next time some born yesterday shmuck fanboy from across the river rips Marty, don't be mad. Don't say a word.

Smile. Amusingly.
Well said buddy. Very well said.

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Dammit I can't read it! Frickin froze my computer up oh well.

Flying in for the weekend on Thursday. Won't be at the Canucks game, but will be at the Lightning game on Sunday afternoon. Will cheer Marty, but doubt he'll be in the lineup. With the Rangers the next night they always give him the Rangers games. We're probably getting Hedberg that day. Oh well MOOSE chants will be cool.

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Great read for a great Goalie & Son. To be able to play with that kind of pressure on his mind is absolutely incredible. I'm not a Goalie and my job is no where near the pressure of his. Had gone through a similar situation all I could think about was my Father, let alone giving work my full attention. Good on ya Marty

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Okay...female moment here...tears! Brodeur is unbelievable...no way I could do what he did.

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Marty is a ****ing Zen master. I cannot imagine suiting up and keeping my focus on the Game when I have such turmoil in my personal life.
I'm going through something similar, well besides being one of the greatest goalies ever, but its good to stay busy and keep your mind out of constantly worrying. Work does that for me big time.

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I posted this in the topic in the main forum but I'll post it here as well.

Martin Brodeur is the reason I am a hockey fan. I got interested in the sport while I was in high school during his rookie year. I've followed him and the Devils ever since.

I've been to virtually every Devils game when they have visited Columbus and even got a chance to meet him and have him sign my 2004 Canada World Cup jersey after last season's game here. Last weekend I was able to attend my first game at the Rock in NJ and saw him truly be the first star in that game with his performance that night.

Now that I've read what he was personally going through on that day, it makes me appreciate him as a player even more.

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I'm going through something similar
My thoughts are with you buddy!

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sad story. amazing that marty not only was able to concentrate, but to seemingly elevate his game. hopefully his father will be alright.

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Marty is an amazing human being and a great role model.

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Though not even close when compared to his current personal problems, this reminds me of how great he was in the 2003 playoffs while his marriage was falling apart.

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Marty is an amazing human being and a great role model.
I'll be careful calling him a great role model.

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Let's keep this on the topic of Marty and his father. The other stuff has been talked about as recently as two days ago in another thread.

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