The Bronze Medal

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The NY Times Magazine has a great profile of Martin Brodeur:

To a certain extent, Brodeur and all the French Canadian goalies of his generation labored in the shadow of Patrick Roy, the Canadiens’ goalie in the ’80s and ’90s, who was probably the most brilliant practitioner of the goaltending style known as the butterfly, in which the goaltender, often wearing extra-large pads and chest protector, drops to his knees and fans out his legs, blocking the lower part of the net while fending off higher shots with his arms and upper body. When Brodeur was a teenager at goalie camp, Francois Allaire, an influential coach, tried to convert him to this technique, but Brodeur resisted. He found an ally in Vladislav Tretiak, the great Soviet goaltender, who was teaching at another camp, and later in Jacques Caron, then the goalie coach for the Devils, who frowns on the butterfly. “Those guys, they just throw themselves where they think the puck is going to be,” he told me. “Marty knows where it’s going to be.”

The NY Times Magazine has a great profile of Martin Brodeur:

To a certain extent, Brodeur and all the French Canadian goalies of his generation labored in the shadow of Patrick Roy, the Canadiens’ goalie in the ’80s and ’90s, who was probably the most brilliant practitioner of the goaltending style known as the butterfly, in which the goaltender, often wearing extra-large pads and chest protector, drops to his knees and fans out his legs, blocking the lower part of the net while fending off higher shots with his arms and upper body. When Brodeur was a teenager at goalie camp, Francois Allaire, an influential coach, tried to convert him to this technique, but Brodeur resisted. He found an ally in Vladislav Tretiak, the great Soviet goaltender, who was teaching at another camp, and later in Jacques Caron, then the goalie coach for the Devils, who frowns on the butterfly. “Those guys, they just throw themselves where they think the puck is going to be,” he told me. “Marty knows where it’s going to be.”

  1. hungryghoast said: fuck that piece of shit asshole
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