New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remembers the days when Montreal Expos catcher Gary Carter would stop by the Brodeurs’ home, dropping in on the man who many times froze the Kid’s megawatt smile.
Denis Brodeur, Martin’s dad, was for years the Expos’ photographer, snapping the ballplayers’ Florida mug shots and their exploits on the diamond in Montreal. Carter, needless to say, was in many of those photos. And young Marty often tagged along when his dad headed down to West Palm Beach for the spring-training assignment.
On Sunday night, Martin Brodeur stood in his goal crease before his team’s 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and watched the emotional scoreboard tribute to Carter, who died last Thursday of brain cancer at age 57. Photo: Olivier Jean/Reuters
During the first intermission of Toronto’s 5-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the lanky Swede spoke at length to the media and took one last trip down memory lane in a week full of trips down memory lane.
Read some of that exchange, and check out more pictures from the banner-raising ceremony here.
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Going, going, gone Well, uh, that was kind of weird. One minute, Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri is playing against the Bruins in Boston. The next, he’s in a cab to the hotel during the third period because he was traded mid-game. Yes, that actually happened. Photo: Elsa/Getty Images
The new guy Maxim magazine editor Dan Bova played the role of ice girl for the day during the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders won the game 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
No criminal charges for Chara Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens lies on the ice after being checked by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (not pictured) on March 8, 2011. Chara will not face criminal charges for his hit on Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty last season, it was announced on Thursday. Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images
Paying the Price Now that Nashville’s Pekka Rinne signed a mega-deal on Thursday, it will probably have an impact on the contract the Canadiens could offer goaltender Carey Price when he becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images