Brodeur loves 'crazy' speed skaters
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
Team Canada's Martin Brodeur stretches during the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games. (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)
NEWARK, N.J. - If you think having pucks fly by your head at 150 kilometres an hour is nuts, guess again.
For Marty Brodeur, the real loonie tunes of the Olympics are those athletes participating in the event known as “roller derby on blades.”
“Every Olympics I’ve been to, I’ve gone to the short-track speed skating oval, so I’d like to go there (in Vancouver) to make it four times,” Brodeur said. “Probably because I really like it. It’s really cool.
“Those guys are crazy, man. Going that fast in a small space. Amazing.”
Of course, it was easier for Brodeur to blend in with the short-track oval crowd in Nagano, Salt Lake and Turin. But in Vancouver? Not so much.
“I know we have two days off between the Switzerland game (Feb. 18) and the American game (Feb. 21) so hopefully there will be a nice day where we can do something.”
If that means slinking over to the speed skating oval, a disguise would be advisable to avoid being mobbed.