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Report: Brodeur wants out, Devils will try to trade him

Mar 5, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

Martin Brodeur AP

Last night very well may have been Martin Brodeur‘s final appearance in a New Jersey Devils uniform.

Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports Brodeur told Devils GM Lou Lamoriello he wants out and the team will try to accommodate him.

According to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun, Brodeur also wants to play again next season which may be the wrench in the works for the Devils as Cory Schneider is very clearly their No. 1 netminder. LeBrun adds that the Devils are OK with keeping Brodeur as well, but they’d like to do best to respect his wishes and move him to a contender.

The issue in moving Brodeur is that the goalie market has changed drastically since yesterday. With Ilya Bryzgalov in Minnesota, Viktor Fasth in Edmonton, and the Roberto Luongo deal to Florida, teams that may have needed goalie help have all found solutions elsewhere.

  1. hockey412 - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Move him to a contender that doesn’t already have a clear starting goaltender, though? Who? I think there are teams out there that might need goalie “help”…but it sounds like he wants the starting gig…that’s going to be tough. Gad knows Pittsburgh might entertain him on that level but I doubt they’d make him the starter right off the bat (two games into the playoffs, possibly….)

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      With the way Fleury chokes come playoff time? It’s logical.

      However, I don’t think Pittsburgh could take on Brodeur’s contract without shifting some things around. It would also depend on if Brodeur is willing to exchange being a starter for being on a contender..

      I’ve said it before, this guy is not going to retire until he gets 700 wins. Whether, it’s with the Devils or not.

  2. jb8588 - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Brodeur to the Caps perhaps?

    • nj666 - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      He wants to go to a cup contender.. if he wanted to be on a bubble team he’d stay in nj..

  3. crazemastercraze - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    I love Marty but it all comes down to perception. And the perception is that he’s too old and can’t carry the 82 game + playoffs load as a starter. Washington is the only destination I see at this point. It’s incredible to think he won’t be in a Devils uniform again. He’ll be missed.

    • nj666 - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      washington makes 0 sense.

  4. martysbetter - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    He won’t be moved, there is no situation where Marty being traded helps the club – if they even get a 2nd or 3rd rounder back then you’ll just have to turn around and flip that for another backup.

    I don’t think Lou makes a deal.

  5. thecheeman - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Marty’s ego hasn’t caught up to reality yet. It seems like the more obvious his demise becomes to everyone else in the world the more he tries to talk above it.

    “I gave up 7 goals in the Stadium Series because of the ice.”
    “I want more playing time.”
    “I’m not ready to rest yet. I’d like to go somewhere and be the guy”
    “I want to talk contract extension.”

    In the context of the history of all-time great athletes embarassing themself when facing their mortality, it doesn’t rank very high. Let’s just humor him for now.

    • nj666 - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      he let up 6 goals in the stadium series game, which is just a regular season game. hes not the only goalie to have a bad regular season game.

      • thecheeman - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

        he’s the only one this year I heard blame the ice

  6. gomer1 - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Winnipeg

    • jpelle82 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      with them playing well these days, it would be a good move in my opinion for the jets…just wonder if marty would say yes to that.

  7. 950003cups - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Brodeur to Stars, Jets, or Canucks. This story about Brodeur “wanting out” is likely BS. There may be a deal in place and leaking out that HE wants out, saves face with Lou Lamoriello.

    With that being said. Send him where he wishes to go. He’s earned that much. He played great last night.

    The look on Jagr’s face after the win, and Gionta fetching the puck all point to signs that a deal is in place. Maybe even the Wild. No way any team feels nice and cozy with Bryzgalov as their solution.

    • hockey412 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I don’t think Bryz was a “solution”…the Wild have a 23 year old kid that is current 11-3-2 with a .924 save %. Bryz was just insurance because of the Backstrom and Harding situations.

  8. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Although, there’s a goalie uncertainty in Vancouver right now, I highly doubt that Brodeur would want to play for Torts.

  9. wranglerick - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    I understand his point of view. How many ex players say play till you cant lift your arms anymore. Once its gone, its gone for a long time

  10. joey4id - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    With only 30 games played this year Brodeur is well rested. His SC playoff & championship experience can help a team in the playoffs, and he can act as a mentor to the younger goalie. I’m thinking the Bolts can use his talent and experience in the playoffs. If he is managed properly he can contribute immensely in games, and help rub off on Bishop. There are things winners like Brodeur do to prepare, and handle the pressure associated with a cup win that will make Bishop a better goalie.

  11. penguins87and71 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    It’s hard to believe he would want to get out of New Jersey.

  12. vcupats - Mar 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    The CAPS have to do this deal. They are slipping into irrelevance without a cupcake division to beat up and Holtby is routinely overmatched by quality opponents.

  13. uscthom78 - Mar 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Father son trade ….make it happen

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