Gerber again front-and-center, and finding success

Updated: October 12, 2007, 3:40 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- If greatness has a footman, a manservant, a chambermaid, then surely Martin Gerber is that person.

For the past two years, when hockey has been played on its grandest stage, the Swiss-born goaltender has been there. Sort of. Far from the spotlight, Gerber has existed in the shadows of that greatness while others have basked in the glory.

Two seasons ago, Gerber won 38 games for the Carolina Hurricanes, but after illness laid him low at the start of the playoffs, he was shunted ...

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