What’s the use of money if you ain’t gonna break the mold? Even at the center of fire there is cold. All that glitters ain’t gold -Prince
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! First thing’s first. I love me some Martin Brodeur. I think he’s the best goalie I’ve ever seen. The best goalie there’s ever been. Better than a Mickey Mouse gumball machine. Thanks for the gumball, Mickey! But unfortunately, that’s all this record is. Mickey Mouse. Last night, Satan’s Wallpaper notched his 551st win. Notched his 551st win and tied Patrick Roy for the all time wins record. I’m sorry, I just don’t feel good about this one. I don’t get it. I don’t got it. I don’t know it’s good. This rhyme I write, I’m not so sure you wish you could.
Patrick Roy got his wins the old fashioned way, he earned them. He didn’t have the luxury that Martin Brodeur has been afforded. He did not have the luxury of the shootout. The rootin’ tootout. The go back to the hideout and and split the lootout. Roy has 507 regulation wins. That’s thirty-seven more than Brodeur’s total of 470. And even though Marty has fifty-four overtime wins to Roy’s forty-four, St. Patrick still maintains the lead in wins by twenty-seven.
I’m not taking anything away from Brodeur. They don’t call him the door for nothing. I’m not saying Roy is a better goalie. That’s another discussion for another day. All I’m saying is, the twenty-seven wins Brodeur picked up in shootouts should not count towards this record. Because Roy retired before the NHL instituted the shootout to decide a winner in games tied at the end of overtime, you cannot compare the two. Brodeur will catch Roy legitimately one day. It just wasn’t yesterday.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!