One away from greatness?

It’s been a tough season for Mr. Martin Brodeur.

Taken out by a bum elbow, “MB30” had to take a back seat to witness his boys claw back from the pits of adversity and skate towards one of the NHL’s best records this season.

Yeah, Marty ain’t used to that.

We’re talking about a netminder who plays 8593 contests out of an 82 game season here. It surely could not have been easy.

Fast forward to March, where the three-time Cup winner is now one win away from shattering Patrick Rooooooooooooy’s record of 551 career wins.

Fancy.

It wasn’t easy, sure, but Marty’s almost there. He has his shot, Tuesday, against the surging Chicago Blackhawks. Cue dramatic orchestra music here.

…wait, what? The Hawks are good this year?

This really is a weird season.

Anyway, the stage is set and the leading roles have been assigned. Starring for the Devils, of course, Brodeur along with his comrades Zach Parise, Patrik Elias, and Jamie Langenbrunner. For the Hawks? Eh, who really cares. It’s Marty’s night, right?

Nine million years in this league, it’s his time to shine, his time to show us what he’s really made of, yadda yadda yadda.

…oh…no. I think all the Vezinas, 40-plus win seasons, and Stanley Cups already proved to us that Marty is the man.

So when Marty laces ’em up and settles in between the pipes on Tuesday, forget about the numbers and records. We don’t need 552 wins to tell us something we don’t already know.

#30 already is the best.

Comments

  1. Zubbie Counter Fan says:

    I like this blog because nothing is exaggerated. He’s going to end up making every other goalie wish they hadn’t have learned numbers.

  2. Hey, RD, just thought I’d point this out…

    “We don’t need 552 wins to tell us something we don’t already know.”

    Shouldn’t it be:

    “We don’t need 552 wins to tell us something we already know.”

    Great article though… and why don’t you post more at NJDevs

  3. Matthew Evan says:

    I’m now going to stop reading the internet for the week, because I’m pretty sure I won’t find anything better than this post. So well put.

  4. Thanks guys!

  5. mrsheeps says:

    Haven’t seen ya posting as much lately RD, always good to see something by ya. You realize I check this site like five times a day, right? More RD please!

  6. SHEEPS! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? (aka the last few years!)

    I miss you buddy!

  7. mrsheeps says:

    chilln on ur webseit readin ur artikls

  8. “Fast forward to March, where the three-time Cup winner is now one win away from shattering Patrick Rooooooooooooy’s record of 552 career wins.”

    – shouldn’t that read: “Fast forward to March, where the three-time Cup winner is now one win away from shattering Patrick Rooooooooooooy’s record of 551 career wins.”

  9. I HAVENT WRITTEN IN MONTHS, SORRY!

  10. Liar, you wrote on Saturday! One day is not months!

    Also, you wrote your goodbye note two weeks ago! I see that’s going well, btw. 😛

    I’d continue to give you a hard time, but you’re filling the spots where I should have something posted but haven’t had the time quite nicely. 🙂

  11. The grief I get for helping out! SHEESH!

  12. I was nice at the end!

    Let’s not fight. Tonight’s a glorious evening…

    …even if you are behind enemy lines 😛

    I mean, kumbaya and all that, right? We at 2MA are lovers, not fighters. Usually.

    I’m gonna go get drunk now, it’s 2:30 on St. Patricks Day and I’m still sober. Something’s not right there.

  13. Great post. So true, too. 552, while a historic number, is just a number at that. We already knew Marty was the best out there.

  14. Only 1:30 here (=

    I might have to find a bar to watch the game tonight…yeah, that should be easy with all the St. Patty’s drunkards out there.

    Man.

    I hate blackouts on NHL.com.

  15. Uhhh, yeah i paid for the center ice package…and the devils blackhawks game is not one of the games tonight??????????

    This is why the NHL is a fourth rate god damn league.

  16. Oh. It’s on NHL Network.