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Brodeur went to Montreal and didn’t hear many fans talk about the lockout

Nov 6, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

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Devils goalie Martin Brodeur knew the NHL lockout would be a back-burner issue in New Jersey, but he didn’t think the topic would fall by the wayside in arguably the most passionate hockey city in the world.

“I just came back from Montreal and I was surprised how it wasn’t talked about much by the fans,” he told The Record on Tuesday.

With that in mind, Brodeur is hopeful this week’s CBA meetings will lead to a deal. Like most hockey fans, he’s getting tired of all the spin and rhetoric and wants to see “progress with these discussions without having guys after meetings blasting the other side.”

Brodeur also provided an update on his broken finger: “It’s still a little tender, but it should be all right.”

  1. rainyday56 - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Montreal has a lot more going on than just the Habs. It ain’t Newark.

    Plus, these are hockey fans. When there is hockey, fans will start talking about hockey again.

    You’d think that being from la belle province, Marty would know this. I guess 18 years in Jersey has made him more Snooki than savant.

    • tbbolts91 - Nov 6, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      you said fans will start talking about hockey when there’s a season. there’s no hockey now yet you’re talking about it on this website. so basically you’re saying you aren’t a fan, therefore proving you have no credibility on your posts. makes sense

  2. blomfeld - Nov 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Here in Vancouver the general mood is perhaps more one of resignation as opposed to apathy. People care greatly, however they’re resigned to the fact that they’ll just have to wait and be patient. Once things do get going though, look for Canuckle Nation here to go absolutely “berserk” with joy ! Only problem for them is this lil ol’ team just down the I-5 called the Los Angeles Kings ! :)

    • sabatimus - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      I would’ve changed “berserk” to “riotous”.

    • martysbetter - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      Wait, so you’re an LA Kings fan from Vancouver…..what happened to you as a child?

      • blomfeld - Nov 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

        it’s a long story friend …

  3. sabatimus - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    I guess maybe hockey fans think two things: 1) the season’s really already over; 2) even if there is a “season”, it’ll be really short and not a “real” season (no Winter Classic, surely no All-Star Game, maybe about 50 games total). So maybe people have just given up this year to the greed-mongers.

  4. spochiefsfan - Nov 6, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Hahaha riotous

  5. sbrowncreative - Nov 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Snookie is from NY, not NJ. Please don’t associate any of the Devils with her.

  6. arbruins - Nov 6, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Hockey is not just NHL…there are still the AHL and college teams to watch. Greedy slobs, they can all kiss it!

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