Martin savoring his Olympics chance

Updated: February 11, 2014, 12:43 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- We often toss around the idea of dreams being realized or shattered, and sometimes the terms lose their meaning.

But for some, the idea is more than ethereal, it is flesh and blood, and "joy" and "despair" are more than just words to be tossed about.

Just ask U.S. defenseman Paul Martin.

Early in the 2009-10 season, Martin, then playing for the New Jersey Devils, blocked a shot from Pittsburgh's Bill Guerin that fractured his forearm. ...

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