How many sports franchises have the honor of having the best player of his position play (almost) his entire career with the same team he started with? Not many.
When I was ten I built a cardboard and tin foil Stanley Cup and spent the entire day standing on my front lawn celebrating the Devils 2000 cup the night before.
When I was 11 I cried my eyes out seeing Ray Borque raise a cup.
When I was 13, I watched my favorite player win a third cup for the Devils.
After this, I witnessed some of the greatest performances and seasons that any goaltender has ever had. Most minutes. Most consecutive 40+ win seasons. Most playoff wins. Goals scored.
I was there for 552. I was in awe.
Marty is not only the best goaltender of all time, but was and is a player who represents the heart and soul of this organization: Greatness.
May the Devils pay homage to the best goaltender in NHL history with yet another win against the Edmonton Oilers.
Most of all, I'm happy to be able to be in the same building as we celebrate my hero tonight.
I will cry.
Let's go Devils.