Greatness and saving grace

Thoughts on Martin Brodeur, Mariano Rivera and long, Hall of Fame careers

Updated: May 4, 2012, 6:20 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

When is enough, enough?

It is a rare and happy thing to grow old and great in your craft. A gift and an achievement and a testament to your own hard work, it's also a purely blind and unreckoned blessing from good luck. Never forget that.

I had meant, again, for this to be a simple birthday wish for Martin Brodeur, a goaltender whose work I deeply admire and who turns 40 Sunday as the winningest goalie in NHL history. On what must be the cusp of his retirement, he's been ...

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