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Do the Kings have a book on Martin Brodeur?

Jun 2, 2012, 11:46 PM EDT


Shortly after scoring the overtime winner to give L.A. a 2-1 win and 2-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup finals, Jeff Carter spoke with NBC’s Pierre McGuire about the shot that won it all — and might’ve let his team’s strategy slip in the process.

McGuire: Jeff that’s not the first time you guys have shot low stick side on Marty Brodeur, is that part of your plan?

Carter: (Smiling) Well, I can’t tell you too much, he might be watching this. But we’ve definitely talked about it, he’s a world-class goalie and we have to do our homework to beat him.

Here’s the interview in full:

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To be fair, it’s not like the Kings have exploited a weakness of Brodeur’s incessantly throughout the first two games — they only have four goals, after all.

But that said, both Carter’s goal and Colin Fraser‘s series-opener were low shots, suggesting the Kings are aiming at a particular area upon getting in good shooting positions.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    I have a book on him: shoot for the net and hope he’s not on his game.

    • ron05342 - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:19 AM


      • namriverrat69 - Jun 3, 2012 at 1:12 AM

        And you might catch him in the middle of a sneeze.

        LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!!!!!!!

  2. hiltonandastoria - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Every goalie on the planet will tell you low stick side is the toughest to stop, just above the pad level.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      It’s also that much tougher when a guy cuts to the middle and shoots back against the grain.

  3. rainyday56 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Never count Marty out.

  4. dawglb - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Yeah, they have the book on him,…. Two goals every 4 periods. They are really lighting Mary up. Uh-oh, Jeffie, you let the cat out of the bag….you tool. It will make me sick to see J. Carter raise the Cup. Warning, it will be heavier than Mike Richards’ cup, that you are so used to handling.

    • rarelyshaves - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:03 AM

      WARNING: High levels of ‘mad’ detected

    • checkforecheck - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:26 AM

      What in the frikkin hell did you just say?

  5. dawglb - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Glad your meter is working …

  6. ron05342 - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    I’m a Kings fan, and that title is the most ridiculous I have seen in a long time. Brodeur is frustrating the hell out of me. His OT was unreal. The only reason he allowed the game winner is he had two wide bodies in front of him (Fayne and Penner).

    Come on guys, you can write better crap than this.

    • Mike Halford - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:25 AM

      Fine if you disagree, but I fail to see how we’ve done anything wrong by reporting 1) What McGuire specifically asked and 2) WHAT CARTER SAID THEY’RE TRYING TO DO.

      A book’s a book. It doesn’t mean they’ve figured Marty out.

      • checkforecheck - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

        First mistake is reporting anything Pierre McGuire asked.

      • ron05342 - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM

        In regard to Carter’s goal, he may have said (or not said) what they are trying to do, but can you seriously assert that Carter was trying to go low stick side on that shot? He hadn’t even turned his head completely and I counted six bodies in between him and Brodeur.

        I agree that that is what they may be trying to do, but clearly with only 4 goals in 2 games they are not succeeding consistently.

  7. dawglb - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I’m not sure I have ever seen the writer comment on his/her own story (to defend it). Get your playoff beard going’ , toughen up…… Don’t be do thin-skinned.

    • ron05342 - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      It’s me for some reason, I am getting under their skins because I challenge the quality of the writing and/or subject material. One even responded to me “Let me guess. Kings fan?” So petty.

      Not sure if it was this writer or one of the others…to be fair.

      • Mike Halford - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM

        No no, sorry, wasn’t meant to be anything personal. Sometimes I wade into the comments section and get into the banter — in this instance, I just though the Q&A was pretty interesting (especially Carter’s answer) and I put it under the context of “book”, which might’ve insinuated the wrong thing. Anyway, keep on commenting, we actually do appreciate the feedback.

    • hiltonandastoria - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      People are pretty serious ’round here about their books

  8. dawglb - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:36 AM


  9. nyrangersfan - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Maw-ty blows!!! Kings in 4!!! And after the Kings sweep the Devils, Maw-ty can go retire before he breaks a hip. It was great when Carter scored that goal to shut those dirty Jerseys fans up. To bad Parise didn’t wish for a black out in Newark so he can take the puck out of their net, skate it over by Quickie and place it nicely behind him. They don’t have the skill to beat LA so they have to cheat, steal and lie. And apparently that isn’t working for them too well either.

  10. hrudey - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    The Kings have a book on Brodeur – shoot low. The Devils have a book on Quick – shoot high. I have a book on how to get rich quick. With all those books, the Kings are scoring infrequently, the Devils are scoring half as frequently, and I still have to go to work tomorrow. Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach; those who can’t teach, write books.

  11. sportsmikey - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    I love it!!! It starts with some dumb ass with the Maw-Ty blows post… Lmao… Some kid that knows nothing about hall of fame players.. Let’s call him DA… DA must not be watching the games because it could very easily be 1-1 or even 2-0 Devils at this point… Also, DA is talking like the Kings are blowing the Devils out… (funny as well) DA, if you can’t post with respect to possibly the best tender to EVER play the game… Don’t post… Devils in 7… Just sayin…

  12. sportsmikey - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Oh I just noticed DA’s username… That answered a lot of questions!! #soreloser…

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