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Martin Brodeur: Fools Gold

By: josh q. public on: Sunday, March 15, 2009 @11:13 am

Martin Brodeur:  Fools Gold

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.

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  1. 1
    470 + 81 = 551 Says:

    Dumb and dumber still. I can only hope you don't have a magic formula to take away his record 3 shutouts from now. This whole post is just lopsided Devil envy from a Bostonian living in Jersey, that's right, JERSEY. Marty achieved these victories with the rules he was dealt and you dare to try this back door crapola to rob him and his #1 fan of this monumental feet. Shootout you say? I say it takes a real goalie to win shootouts, I say these wins are even harder to come by since you dont have the defensemen on the ice. I say mano y mano is the harder win. I say your just a "Homer Cake Eater" the worst kind of cake eater there is

  2. 2

    i just say its a different record.

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    LoganD Says:

    Then Patrick Roy's record must also be fool's gold to some degree. He took it from Terry Sawchuk, who played a significant number of games without a mask. Not having to be as fearful of the puck smacking you in the grill must provide some advantage to Roy that Sawchuk didn't have. The point is, sports change. Rules change. It's a part of the game, every game, and we have to accept that.

    Why knock what is, under any circumstance, an amazing accomplishment in a sport that needs as much positive attention as it can get? You admit that he'll pass Roy in non-shootout wins in the near future anyway, so why not just celebrate a great career and enjoy some wonderful hockey?

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    551+1= 552 Says:

    I just say, that's a noodle juicers point of view. Why dont you just take your pen to paper and tell us all how insignificant Maris's 61st homerun was while your at it, or how the Patriots 19-0 run didn't mean anything cause there was no ring at the end. Oh wait, I'd probably be onboard for that one? You obviously are one who where's his mop up his sleave. The record will be 552 come tuesday, deal with it….

  5. 5

    if you read me at all you would know all i do is celebrate brodeur. this is just an artificial record. it is what it is.

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    23-1= 22 Says:

    and just incase you missed it? Jamie Langenbrunner scored his 23d goal, I believe that's one more than marc savard's 22

  7. 7

    nobodys beating the devils this year. not even my bruins.

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    3 more shutouts Says:

    and nowhere in this post do you mention that Marty got here in 43 less games ? Huh? Forgot that? Your cracker jacks forgot that? Elias dont have that stat? Or 28 less starts,, did you know that huh?

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    jamie langenbrunner Says:

    Dont patronize me with that crap, We'll see you in the playoffs and I'm bringin a Goalie with 95 playoff wins, unless you can discount them too?

  10. 10

    he did it on less games but he had more opportunities. those shootout pportunities, dummy.

  11. 11

    you know, until you started coming around, i liked the devils. now, not so much.

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    Chompers Says:

    Josh is right on the money with this one. As soon as i read it i knew the Brodeur apologists would be out in full force. 81 of his wins should be (would have been) ties prior to 1983-84. End of story.

    The fact that Brodeur got there in less games is irrelevant – again because he had the luxury of playing in the shootout era.

    Brodeur, however, should get extra credit for banging his wife's sister.

  13. 13

    atta boy. finally a voice of reason. was she hot?

  14. 14
    Jamie Langenbrunner Says:

    Josh, you call for backup? I gotta listen to 2 bostonians now? Go get all of your elias cronies for all I care, YOUR WRONG , still, always! As Logan and I have pointed out, the game and the rules change, the record is 552 come tuesday. Go get ALL your friends, and all their shine boxes!!!

  15. 15

    ugh, just go down to newark and give him a reacharound. i give up.

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    Chompers Says:

    The next edition of the Hockey News has an expose on the absurdity of Brodeur becoming the wins leader (because of the artificial wins). Maybe these Devils apologists have more credibility than the Hockey News, but I'm not just getting that vibe. Shine box. Get.

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    Jamie Langenbrunner Says:

    What? Dont give up, not when you have me out numbered. What if the Lakota would have given up at little big horn, what then? Reach Around? that aint right.

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    Jamie Langenbrunner Says:

    Josh, I'll be rite back, I gotta go tell Hockey News to go get there fuckin shine box. And I aint apologisen 552 come tuesday !!! Well maybe not rite back, the absurdity of all knowing bostonians when it comes to wich records are legit is getting to be tiresome

  19. 19

    really? still?

  20. 20

    chompers is a torontonian

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    Nick Fateu Says:

    Good god man! That's even worse! theres 2 things you never do, tell your wife the truth or argue hockey with a canadien ey? Toronto? They still have a team?

  22. 22

    listen u strawberry shortcake eater, you know better than anyone that i love bodeur. you should also know shootout wins are apples to oranges.