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Brodeur on “Marty” chant: “That was great. If I come back for Game 7, I hope they do better”

May 23, 2012, 11:33 PM EDT

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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has been through this before, but at 40, he’s likely aware this might be his last deep playoff run. With that in mind, he’s enjoying the ride – even when it seems like the fun is occasionally coming at his expense.

Maybe hearing Madison Square Garden’s go-to “MAR-TY!” chants is easier to take after a 5-3 win in Game 5, but either way, Brodeur embraced the mockery when Tom Gulitti asked him about it.

“It’s fun to be part of this,” Brodeur said. “I was enjoying myself even though they came back and almost beat us. That [Marty chant] was great. That’s as loud as they’ve done. If I come back for Game 7, I hope they are going to do better.”

Brodeur was already becoming a fixture for the Devils in 1994, the last time the two teams met in the Eastern Conference finals. He acknowledged that this series will add another big chapter to the local rivalry.

“Whatever is going to happen in the next few days is what our rivalry is going to be all about,” Brodeur said.

He didn’t guarantee anything, though.

  1. howardforvezina - May 23, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Only stupid people do it anyway, same goes for all jeering chants.

    • bcisleman - May 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM

      That doesn’t say much for the Ranger fanbase then. They have been chanting about a hit their own coach at the time and the player who was hit admitted was clean for over 33 years now.

      • villi5ed - May 24, 2012 at 7:39 AM

        The fact that Denis “Wifebeater” Potvin broke Nilsson’s ankle is the reason for the chant. Clean hit or not, it took the Rangers’ best player out of the playoff run that ended just shy of the Cup.

  2. brian32556 - May 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Marty admits Rangers will win Game 6 and he’s coming back for Game 7!!!!!

  3. mgp1219 - May 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    It sounds like “Mawww-ty”. Perhaps Brodeur meant he hopes their pronuciation should improve.

  4. nyrangersfan - May 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Mawty doesn’t like those taunts. He must hear them in his dreams and he’s trying to act like it doesn’t bother him. Devils fans are lame, you can barely hear them behind the “Let’s go Rangers” chants. You can barely see them behind all the Blueshirts in the crowd. Rangers win series. Start making up your excuses now. Bad calls, sloppy ice, refs are playing for them.

    • surfahdoc - May 29, 2012 at 6:29 PM

      Just the sad, misguided words of another dbag Rangers fan. Must be very frustrating with all the perennial failures, especially with the high expectations. Mottau is now relegated to history’s dustbin. Love seeing all those blue shirts, especially the numbers and the names on the back scurrying like Manhattan rats for the exits after another Rangers loss. Talk about lame! As for Marty, Rangers fans can feel fortunate to see history in the making. Pretty sure that will never happen with Queen Henrik!

  5. godevs - May 25, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Keep chanting…it’s been working great for the good guys.

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