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Martin Brodeur gets the win in what could be final game with Devils

Mar 4, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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Martin Brodeur, one of the best goalies of all-time and a New Jersey Devils great, could indeed be on the move to another National Hockey League team when all is done Wednesday.

The league’s trade deadline is just hours away, and Brodeur’s name has been mentioned in numerous trade rumours, especially since he’s in the final year of his contract, as per Capgeek.com.

On Tuesday, in what might be his last game with the Devils depending on what happens Wednesday, Brodeur recorded a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Stephen Gionta scored the winner with 37 seconds remaining in regulation time. For Brodeur, it’s career regular season win 684 – all with the Devils. As per Dan Rosen of NHL.com, the fans at the Prudential Center began chanting ‘We want Marty!’

“This is who I am. I’m a Devil, and I’m always going to be a Devil, regardless of what happens tomorrow,” Brodeur said, as per The Star-Ledger.

Brodeur, who has been relegated to back-up duties for the most part behind Cory Schneider, added that he’s had talks with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello in the lead-up to Wednesday.

“I had some good conversations with Lou about what I want to do for the rest of the year and maybe next year, and from there, it’s up to him to make the decision,” Brodeur said to the Star-Ledger. “He knows exactly where I stand.”

  1. dhawks19 - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Probably not going to get traded. If he does Vancouver? And for all we know Edmonton.

    • nj666 - Mar 4, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      why would marty wave his NTC to go to either of those teams?

      • dhawks19 - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:06 AM

        Not talking about NTC I’m talking about which teams make any logical sense.

      • govtminion - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:07 AM

        Vancouver I could maybe see, if he’s planning on continuing after this season, but Edmonton A) isn’t anywhere near being playoff caliber, and B) didn’t trade for Fasth to make him a backup, I’d wager.

  2. Jackofallsports - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    He’s not going anywhere

  3. trbowman - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    He’s lucky if there are 8-9 teams that even want him. Truth hurts, guy’s no good anymore.

  4. andyreidisfat - Mar 5, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    I get why te devils would trade the dude. But I hate seeing players like this leave their teAms. In this case it really isn’t about money, but it so often is. I would propose a rule that says any player with one team for 8 straight season doesn’t count against the cap anymore. That way teams could keep older guys

  5. patshal - Mar 5, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    He’s not going no where

  6. penvik - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Trade him already, hope some contenders do something. Seems like teams that are going nowhere are making all the deals. Pretty funny actually, bottom feeders like Ottawa making lateral moves. Oh well at least they’re making it interesting.

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