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Martin Brodeur: Beyond the Crease Interview with Damien Cox, Author

Interview with Author Damien Cox and Book Giveaway

Leave a comment – win one of 5 copies of the book – Simple!  Giveaway now closed. Congratulations to our winners.


When it first came out, I enjoyed reading the Martin Brodeur biography, Brodeur: Beyond the Crease. In fact, I read it without putting it down (I was on holiday!). It is a very interesting look at one of the greatest goalies of all time and it is far more than a typical “puff piece” about a star athlete. Author Damien Cox gets into how some of Martin’s personal struggles have affected him and shares more about one of the game’s greats than your might expect.

I spoke with Damien Cox, Columnist for the Toronto Star and a frequent personality on TSN about Martin Brodeur and the book. Damien shared his views on Martin as he eclipses so many of the major lifetime goaltending records, Martin as a person away from the game, who should be in goal for Canada in 2010 and much more.


Thank you to Damien for being generous with his time and his expert opinions. Check out his regular column at the Toronto Star and his Blog there “The Spin” and of course, if you haven’t read the book and are a fan of Martin or goaltending in general, do yourself a favor and go and get a copy.

Once more we are also lucky, courtesy of our friends at Wiley Canada, to be able to give away five copies of Brodeur: Beyond the Crease! It’s quite simple, just leave a comment with this post. Something that adds to the conversation would be best of course. We’ll give three copies away randomly, and two to the best comments. Giveaway closes Tuesday April 7 at midnight PST. Giveaway now closed.

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.


  1. Carol

    Hoping you choose me!

  2. Ryan Lenocker

    Another great interview! Keep them coming David!

  3. Justin

    Good show, mate. Added this to the Guild. We are on a roll, buddy! No need to award me a book obviously HA HA.

  4. Nick

    I got Marty’s book when it first came out … thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a section that I need to go back and find where he explains how he has 3-4 specific kinds of shots. He explains all of them except for one, and I wonder if that was on purpose? Something tricky he doesn’t want to leak out?

  5. Trisha

    my teens have just discovered the love of hockey after taking them to their 1st thrashers game, they are avid readers and would love this!

  6. Jack

    Brodeur is the best goalie that’s ever lived. Plain and simple.

    Let’s go DEVILS!

  7. Stephen

    I’ve been wanting to read this book for so long.

  8. Ernest

    Everyone must agree that Brodeur will never quit. He always trys his hardest to stop a goal. He has the talent, the athleticism and most of all, he has the heart to win.

  9. Dan

    It has been an honor to watch Martin Brodeur all these years. Now he truly stands at the pinnacle of greatness. The stats do not lie, and Marty is the greatest goaltender to ever play the game. His style is one of a kind and watching him play is second to none. There are great goaltenders, and then there is Martin Brodeur.

  10. mike

    i was there for his record breaking win and the cermoeny the other night it was great and marty is the man…hopefully will win the cup this year that would be nice

  11. Fred

    What a great accomplishment!
    I can’t wait until the 2nd edition. I loved the way he dealt with Sean Avery and when he plays with that edge. The ability of of Brodeur to play both a stand-up type style and a butterfly shows just how versatile he is. He is an iron horse and such a smart man in the crease.
    His records have been earned and history will prove out how great he is. When people reminisce about how “they were there” when he broke this or that record or won this or that game you’ll see how the numbers don’t add up to the attendance and no arena could hold all of his fans that night.

    May your last win be a long way away Mr. Martin Brodeur!

  12. Alex Feinstein

    One of my favorites is how Brodeur tells why a goaltender should never apologize, no matter how badly he played. It always bugged my teammates when the goalie sharing my net apologized after every game, taking all the blame. A goalie should not show his weakness or sad emotions to anyone. Hockey is a very mental game. Once you get into someone’s head, they lose focus and can’t play as well.