March 18, 2009

IF GOD AND SATAN WERE HAVING A SHOOTOUT FOR YOUR SOUL...:

Brodeur The Goaltending Gold Standard After Record: Brodeur`s wins have all come as a member of the New Jersey Devils and he helped them to three Stanley Cup titles. (Javno, 3/18/09)

A champion, a winner, the gold standard for goaltending -- Martin Brodeur was bathed in accolades within seconds of setting a new record for NHL netminders by notching his 552nd career victory on Tuesday. [...]

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman offered Brodeur the highest of praise after the Devils' 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in front of an adoring home crowd.

"Martin Brodeur is the gold standard of goaltending -- the model of character, consistency and commitment to the craft," Bettman said in a statement. "A champion. A winner above all.

"It is difficult to imagine any player who is more universally, and deservedly, respected. The National Hockey League is extremely proud of Martin, his historic achievement and his enduring contribution to our game."


Posted by Orrin Judd at March 18, 2009 6:18 AM
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