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.
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.
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
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.
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.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap