Jun 29, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT
The 40-year-old has never played for another organization (he was drafted the by the Devils in 1990) and he’s already won three Stanley Cups, so this is either a bluff or money is seriously tight in New Jersey.
Brodeur is coming off a six-year, $31.2 million contract (cap hit $5.2 million). And based on the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals, he can still get it done.
In December, Brodeur didn’t rule out playing for a different team after his contract expired.
“In the future you never know, but I don’t want to,” Brodeur said. “But if I want to play — and I have so much respect for this organization — and if they don’t feel I’m the guy for them and they want to move on, if I still want to play I have to look after myself. I don’t see that happening, but I can’t say no.”
And so begins the Brodeur-to-Toronto speculation. (Also, the Brodeur-to-Chicago speculation. Which probably makes more sense.)
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