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Report: Devils present Martin Brodeur with a two-year offer

Jul 1, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT

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After all that speculation over the playoffs about the possibility of Martin Brodeur retiring, could it be that what he wants this summer is a two-year deal?

The New Jersey Devils seem to think so because, according to a report from Darren Dreger, they are now offering him a two-year contract extension.

After the Stanley Cup finals, it was initially assumed that Brodeur would either retire or re-sign with the Devils. However, Brodeur decided to test the unrestricted free agent waters and hired an agent to help him do just that.

Brodeur is 40 years old, but there’s still plenty of interest in his services. His days of winning the Vezina Trophy are probably behind him, but he is a solid starter and a potential mentor for a young backup. With that in mind, the Chicago Blackhawks reportedly expressed interested in his services and it’s safe to assume they weren’t alone.

It’s likely that seeing the interest that Brodeur generated on the open market is what convinced the Devils to present him with a two-year deal. At this point it would be shocking if he went anywhere else.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 1, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Marty played his free agency as well as he does a puck dumped in

  2. icdogg - Jul 1, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    He deserves a good deal.

  3. adlent - Jul 2, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    No Devils fan, but this news makes me happy.

  4. joj0420 - Jul 2, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Marty will be a devil for life. Praise is next every1 in devils nation would be devasted

  5. creasemasta41 - Jul 2, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Thank god, i cant imagine marty in anything other than a devils jersey

  6. thedavesiknowiknow - Jul 2, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    Now that that’s finally over…..I won’t have a shred of respect for Parise unless he follows suite or plays for the Wild. Go ahead, I’m thumbing down my own comment! It doesn’t make it less true.

  7. matto8929 - Jul 2, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    I hope he keeps playing because I hate the NJ Devils and he’s getting older and slower.

  8. martysbetter - Jul 2, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    Good news to start the day, Deboer did a fantastic job of splitting time between him and Hedberg at the beginning of the year – easing him into starting every game after the midpoint of the season.

    Considering the other options, I’m okay with Marty in net another couple of years – now they need to decide who the heir will be.

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