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Anthony Brodeur—the Next Generation?

Who knows? Maybe in five years we’ll have a new sports question—“Name the father/son NHL goaltending duo with the most wins”

Or we’ll get to hear Doc Emrick announce “Brodeur vs Roy in the nets tonight”.

It’s only been a few weeks since the NHL draft, but there’s always time to take a look at next year’s prospects, and one of them may be Anthony Brodeur.

From Luke Fox at Sportsnet:

Anthony Brodeur is a little older, and by all accounts covers more of the net, than he appears in the photo above, snapped 12 NHL off-seasons ago, following the second of father Martin Brodeur‘s three Stanley Cup victories.

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No Ma’am, we’re Goalies

It isn’t then end of the first round, but we can see it from here, and Braden Holtby continues on his mission, and he continues to get attention from the press.

Why? With the “don’t worry, we’ll score more” battle of attrition between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and almost daily wait for the” who, what and why” suspension announcement from Brendan Shanahan, it’s one of the classic sports stories—new and relatively unknown kid makes good, and makes it in a pressure filled and glaringly lit venue.

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Turco-Then and Now

I really want Marty Turco to do well, I really do. It just seems that real life keeps interfering with the coda on his NHL career.

I’ve watched Turco play since his days at UM under Red Berenson. The University of Michigan hockey program at that time looked like the place where NHL caliber goalies were trained, polished, and made ready for a long career in professional hockey. That hasn’t quiet worked out as well as hoped, but Berenson ran (and still runs) a first-class program there.

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Taking one for the team, even when it’s not at a game

Well, who knew that a NHL goaltender could be so lacking in grace?

Everyone else is talking about l’affaire Tim Thomas, so I might as well get my two cents in.

First a confession:  I have a number of relatives who, while not career politicians, sure made an attempt at it. They did this in and around Chicago, and oddly enough on both sides of the political aisle.

What did this mean to me? I attended a lot of events where I wasn’t particularly happy to be there, and didn’t necessarily agree with the views of the people putting on the party.

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One More Season for Brodeur?

Marty Brodeur says he wants to play at least one more season.  At some level, this has to make Lou Lamoriello happier, because he doesn’t have to figure out who’s going to be in goal next year. On the other hand, New Jersey is going to be playing, if they stay with the current duo, with 40 and 39 year old goalies.

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Fire Up the Goalie Time Machine: 100 Years Ago

It’s "Black Friday" in the US, Grey Cup Weekend in Canada, and the inner harbour in Victoria will soon be decorated in full holiday mufti. Way back when, (okay, 1925) the Victoria Cougars won the Stanley Cup, and if you ever attended a game in the old Memorial Arena, they had the banner to make sure you knew.

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  Tags: clint+benedict, goaltender, lesueur, nha, nhl

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