Congrads Martin Brodeur!
March 18, 2009 2:41am CST
Tonight Martin broke Roy's record! He is now the winnest goalie in the NHL. I am sso happy for him.the record couldn't be in better hands.And the way he is playing, he will add to the record for seasons to come. is it possible for Marty to be better after his injury? I am so glad a nice, talented, team player got to celebrate breaking the record in front of the home crowd.Thanks to Versus, I got to see the last minute of the game. His father and brother were working the game. Both are photograhers.What a great night.
20 Mar 09
Congratulations to Marty. It is an incredible honour and it was very fitting to have it happen in Montreal and New Jersey. He deserves it, but I'm with the first person replying to this message. Imagine if others got to play 82 games instead of roughly 60. Would they have been worn out? worse performance? or would it give them the opportunity for more wins. What about the addition of the shootout and overtime. Now suddenly that tie is still an opportunity for a win. As far as Marty being the best goaltender as others replying has suggested, I will have to disagree. Marty has benifited greatly from a defensive system in New Jersey faces an average of 20 shots per game over his career. Patrick Roy has carried average or worst teams to successful seasons including a Montreal team that had no business being in the semi's all the way to be crowned Cup Champions. There are few special goaltenders out there and while Marty is one of them, I would take Patrick any day.
21 Mar 09
Of course his numbers are bad, he played for terrible teams. When you face as many shots as he does and have a terrible defense in front of him, allowing the opposition to fire more quality shots on net, you're going to let in a few goals from now and then. That's of no fault to him. Think of Luongo when he was still in Florida. Faced 40 shots a game so he was never considered to be a vezina canidate because his GAA and SV% were not very high. The difference was Luongo couldn't carry a team on his back like Roy could so Roy got the wins while Luongo had to waid for a better opportunity like he has in Vancouver.
• United States
31 Mar 09
I have to disagree with the no defense part. Maybe during the Montreal days, but the AVS I feel were a good two way team. Forsberg, as much as I dislike him, was the best two way player of that period. Foote, Krupp and others I cant think of at the moment were pretty good too. Then later he had Blake, Foote, and Bourque ( excuse my spelling please tired). I am not saying Roy is a slouch just when you start looking at it maybe he shouldnt be ranked so high. It would be like Sid jr being called greatest scorer ever in 50 years because he breaks waynes records, though now the nets are 7x5 and its all 4-4. I almost feel thats how much the game has changed today over the game of yesterday. sorry for the rant.. thoughts on if Roy could have carried a team in Sawchuks pads?
• United States
20 Mar 09
Forget Detroit, Montreal Is Hockeytown! I am so glad Martin tied the record iin Montreal. in front of family and fans anf Roy. i must confess, being a Red Wings fan, I hate, hate Roy so I was doubly happy that Martin owns the record.
• United States
18 Mar 09
I am very happy to see him get the record over Roy, but in all honestly they need to astric all these records. Imagine if Sawchuk had got to play 82 games a season as opposed to the 40-60 game seasons that he played in. Imagine how many SO he would have had. I am not taking anything away from Broduer, he is the best of this generation. On Yahoo answers I possed the question of who has the highest winning percentage, you can check them out there, but it may surprise you who 3 and 4 are. I figure some time next november we should be celebrating his taking the SO record, though never know he may go on a tear and get them this year. I also look for him to take the Devils to the Eastern Conference finals.