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“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.

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.

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