Some possible theories:
2. Sold his soul to the Devils.
3. Was bitten by a radioactive goalie giving him superhuman goaltender abilities.
4. Was born with a goalie stick in his hands, indicating that he--Martin Brodeur--was the "chosen" Goaltender. This prophesy indicated that a goalie of supreme abilities would come to dominate the sport. Foretold by the ancient hockey mystics (men with anachronistic names like the Bulldogs, Wanderers, Maroons, etc.) this prophesy was ignored by the hockey world until Marty "the chosen" Brodeur emerged from his mother's womb, stick in hand. His mother required immediate attention after delivering the stick.
5. Brodeur ventured to a distant and isolated swamp where he was trained by a small, green, dwarf with something of a speech impediment. When he returned he was a Goaltender Master. Rumor is that this mysterious dwarfish goaltending master is none other than Darren Pang!
6. Another theory argues that Brodeur is not, in fact, human. He is the last survivor of a distant world called "Tenye Kcoh". Before his world was destroyed his parents sent him on a journey to play the greatest sport in the entire universe: HOCKEY! It is from this other world, and a fierce desire to protect his home world, that he has inherited to greatest powers of any goaltender I'm history.
7. Yet another theory makes the case that Brodeur has built a time machine so that he can go into the future and analyze all of the moves his opponents are planning to make--every turn, stop, start, shot, etc.--and then he can counter these moves when he returns to the present.
8. One of the most convincing theories put forth argues that Brodeur is a genetically altered super being originally created by the Canadian government during World War II. Initially he was created with the idea that if Germany was to shoot missiles at Canada then they would deploy "Captain Canuck" into the Great White North to catch or deflect the incoming missiles. Of course, rebounds would have been critical seeing as the rebounded missiles could've landed in a number of potentially friendly countries. When the war ended he was put on ice. But rumor has it the freezer broke in the early '90s and Captain Canuck emerged, unaware of his true identity or purpose. Instead of blocking Nazi missiles, he has spent two decades blocking shots from the Flyers and Rangers..... (heh, I'm leaving this one alone).
9. Finally there is the most outrageous theory of all. This is the idea that Brodeur is a gifted athlete, a rare talent, and has worked many long hours finely tuning his considerable skills.
While all of these theories have their supporters and detractors, I would have to say that some are really just ridiculous. Nevertheless, for the sake of being complete I felt the need to list them all even though I think we all know the last one can safely be deemed unbelievable.
And I bet the nypost didn't have any of my substantial research in their article!!!
Edited by AEWHistory, 22 February 2013 - 04:02 AM.