Jul 1, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT
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.
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