“With great goaltending, comes great tweeting.” Check out some of the top Twitter reactions from Martin Brodeur’s HHOF news.
Martin Brodeur was snubbed back in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final after the New Jersey Devils goaltender wasn’t awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup Playoffs’ most valuable player.
Though, the NHL’s all-time wins leader (691) wasn’t snubbed on Tuesday when he received a phone call that officially confirmed Brodeur was elected into the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame class.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 26, 2018
Since one of hockey’s most entertaining and dynamic goaltenders stopped strapping on the pads in the NHL back in 2014-15, the four-time Vezina Trophy winner was a shoe-in for the HHOF during his first year of eligibility. Whether you were “Team Roy” or “Team Marty’s Better,” no one could argue that No. 30 would headline whichever HHOF class he would be inducted with.
When news broke that the three-time Stanley Cup winner was heading into hockey’s prestige class of untouchables, social media played out its shift to full potential with Twitter reactions to Brodeur getting his call to the Hall.
Some of Brodeur’s top HHOF Tweets are nostalgic highlights of the acrobatic goaltender displaying his cartwheel and two-pad-stack saves against some of the game’s all-time greats, or when it mattered most in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Other posts entail throwback photos that will make all of Jersey laugh or New York Rangers fans cringe in silence that much harder.
Word around the rinks is that he “reinvented the position” with his uncanny ability to play the puck up ice, while others remind hockey fans alike that there will never be another Marty between the pipes — the GOAT.
Even with all the memorable throwback posts come the congratulatory tweets from former teammates and notable names the game has had to offer over the years.
Former #Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He ranks 1st all-time in…
40-Win Seasons (8)
Playoff Shutouts (24) pic.twitter.com/i9lvyVWY1U
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 26, 2018
— Adam Henrique (@AdamHenrique) June 26, 2018
We all knew this moment was coming for a long while, but to see Martin Brodeur enshrined in the Hall of Fame will be incredible. Congrats @MartinBrodeur Also, this is one of my favorite pictures ever, taken by Martin’s father in 1995 #NJDevils #HHOF2018 pic.twitter.com/04Jqw1qNI1
— Devils Insiders (@DevilsInsiders) June 26, 2018
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) June 26, 2018
Had the privilege of covering a lot of Martin Brodeur's career. Covered each of his three Stanley Cup wins, and basically every game he played from 2002 to 2014.
That NHL created a rule to take away one of his skills tells you all you need to of know about how he good he was.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) June 26, 2018
— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) June 26, 2018
— Cam Janssen (@CamJanssen25) June 26, 2018
I really anticipated the call from Lanny and The Hall. Figured that between @MartinBrodeur and I , with 718 combined wins, only natural we’d go in together. I will now wait around for @Cujo to join the elite of the elite. Congrats to all enshrined ! What a day!
— Darren R Pang (@Panger40) June 27, 2018
— Vintage_Heaton (@HeatonVintage) June 26, 2018
— Southpaw (@4thlineVoice) June 23, 2018
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) June 22, 2018