Martin Brodeur's career is over. He's taken leave from the St. Louis Blues to mull over the future of his career, but let's be real, he's done. He's over the hill and frankly just not very good at hockey any more.
CSN Philly asked the question earlier today anyway, though: with question marks around Steve Mason's health and an apparent (or perhaps completely made up) distrust in Ray Emery by the coaching staff, could the Flyers go out and get Brodeur? The answer is no, and for the record, the CSN question was asked more as a joke than anything else.
But Martin Brodeur is a man who ruined my childhood, and maybe yours too. So I had a (completely sarcastic) idea.
The Flyers could sign Brodeur and just sit him on a chair in the middle of the arena and let fans yell at him— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) January 15, 2015
That would be more effective than having him in the crease, from a hockey standpoint. Also quite cathartic for the entire city. Win win— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) January 15, 2015
@TravisSBN This is not a horrible idea.— Rachel Donner (@rmiriam) January 15, 2015
@TravisSBN I approve of this idea— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) January 15, 2015
@TravisSBN dunk tank at the wives carnival— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) January 15, 2015
(It would be the most successful Flyers Wives Carnival in history.)
@feelgoodfrank Lights down, spotlight on a folding chair at center ice. MAARTY, MAAARTY on loop for 3 hours. do it every off day until April— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) January 15, 2015
And thus, my fantasy. This miserable Flyers season would be completely salvaged by this.
I'm pretty sure the Flyers could sell out the Wells Fargo Center at least once for this. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be over here fantasizing for the rest of the day.