Goalie News Sunday March 8, 2009
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Brodeur’s greatness shaped by his father’s advice
“Two pieces of fatherly advice wound up paying off in an unimaginable way for Denis Brodeur’s youngest son.
“I don’t want to take all the credit,” Martin Brodeur’s 78-year-old father told NHL.com, “but that’s the truth.”
Denis, a goaltender on Canada’s 1956 Olympic team, said the only time he ever went on the ice with Martin was when his son was 13 and playing pee-wee hockey. Denis laced ’em up so he could give Martin a few pointers on how to play the puck behind the net.
Five years later, only hours after Martin was selected by the Devils with the 20th pick in the 1990 Entry Draft, Denis told him that if he was going to be respected as a professional, he had to be himself, which meant being polite, friendly and available to the media. Also, never, ever say anything that gets a teammate in trouble.
Play the puck. Be yourself.”
Halak isn’t happy after Price starts
“Give head coach Guy Carbonneau credit for making a bold move.
It would have been easy for Carbonneau to start Jaroslav Halak in goal last night, but he made one more attempt at trying to restore Carey Price’s flagging confidence.
Only time will tell whether the strategy worked but, for the first time since before the all-star break, Price looked like an all-star.”
Goalie Gerber is ready for his closeup
“Sometimes being given an opportunity is all it takes.
Desperate to fill its roster, the Division II hockey team in Lugano, Switzerland, had asked each player to show up at practice with a friend. The starting goalie brought 12-year-old Martin Gerber, a wanna-be forward who could barely skate. Expectations were understandably low.
“At the beginning, it didn’t look too good,” he said yesterday. “But we were a goalie short and each guy had to go in net. I [eventually] took his job.”
Gerber’s friend is now a goalie coach in Switzerland. Gerber, meanwhile, finds himself in familiar territory.”
Senators foil Sabres goalie’s attempt at revenge
Lalime makes 38 saves for Sabres
Brodeur Takes His First Loss Since Returning
Brodeur streak ends on the Island
Blue Jackets send Osgood to bench in blowout win
The Hockey News: Headlines: Dwayne Roloson shines as Edmonton defeats Toronto
Roloson’s 39 help Oilers snap 4-game road skid
Everblades get goalie Gajewski from Milwaukee
Schneider makes 29 saves as Moose win 2-0 over Bruins
Desjardins makes 25 saves as Bulldogs blank Crunch 3-0
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