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PHT Morning Skate: Brodeur would consider waiving no-trade clause

Jan 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

He’s not asking to be dealt, but Martin Brodeur wouldn’t mind it if Devils GM Lou Lamoriello asked him to waive his no-trade clause. (The Star-Ledger)

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Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray hasn’t decided if he’ll be a buyer or seller at the trade deadline. “The team will decide that issue over the next couple of weeks.” (Ottawa Citizen)

Alex Stalock recently broke a San Jose Sharks franchise record with his shutout streak, but it wasn’t that long ago that a severe knee injury nearly ended his career. (CSN Bay Area)

Sergei Gonchar didn’t make Team Russia’s Olympic roster, but he still wanted to voice his support for the upcoming Sochi games amid the recent security concerns. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Devils forward Dainius Zubrus broke his nose during Sunday’s outdoor game against the New York Rangers. As coach Pete DeBoer recalled, Zubrus had his nose reset and then, to the surprise of a Yankee trainer watching, returned to the contest. He went onto log another 14:29 minutes last night. (The Bergen Record)

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan recorded his 500th career assist in Phoenix’s 3-0 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday. (

Highlights from Washington’s 5-4 overtime victory against Buffalo:

  1. joey4id - Jan 29, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Hmm! Interesting! Could he be a good insurance policy for Pitt?

  2. rgledz - Jan 29, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Not one article about the Wild beating Anaheim at home and another outstanding performance by Keumper? Weak, but expected.

  3. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jan 29, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    The Devils would be smart to oblige. The team is rebuilding and will most likely miss the playoffs. Even the greatest goalie of all time has a shelf life and his has seemingly passed. He’d be a good back up policy for a playoff team. They could also use the draft picks.

    Devils would also be smart to move Jagr before the deadline aswell.

  4. pastabelly - Jan 29, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    He’s making $5M per season and plays like a $1M goalie. It’s sad, but his age has caught up with him. He’s had a an amazing career, but that is one overpriced insurance policy if that’s what the Penguins are looking for.

    • joey4id - Jan 29, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      Maybe his age will deter teams, but his salary shouldn’t if you look at it from a short term perspective. He’s already been paid more than half his salary. It turns pit cheap if you’re looking for end of season and playoff insurance. Keep in mind that every player has already received his last paycheck by the time the playoffs start.

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