Wednesday, March 18, 2009
While we pause before Bristol, let me veer off into hockey again to honor a great goaltender Martin Brodeur of the NJ Devils who last night surpassed Patrick Roy and became the winningest goaltender in NHL history. I still think Roy is the best overall goaltender in NHL history, but in the playoffs I wouldn't take anyone before Brodeur. I have always liked and respected how Brodeur plays, even if the Wings were victims of his magic (a sweep!) in the 95 Finals while Brodeur was surrounded by thugs Claude Lemieux and Scott Stevens. Brodeur's stack of hardware is impressive and he has played his entire career for NJ, a refreshing exception to today's money grubbing prima donnas in every sport.