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Brodeur has ideas for post-playing career, but still hopes to sign

Jul 18, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 04: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Prudential Center on March 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Getty Images

The free agent frenzy has long since died down and most teams’ goaltending situations are set. Future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur is unsigned though and still “looking for the right fit,” even as he realizes that such an opportunity might not present itself this summer.

“It might come later on in the fall,” Brodeur suggested, per NHL.com. “I’m pretty open-minded. Regardless of what happens, if I play or don’t play, I’m ready for anything. I’m looking forward to a new challenge, regardless if it’s outside of hockey or still in hockey with a different organization.”

Brodeur is open to playing for a non-contender, although he would expect to start more in that scenario.

He might still secure a new contract, but even if he does, the 2014-15 campaign will probably be his last season. So with his career nearing its conclusion, Brodeur has started to think about what he might want to do once he hangs up his skates.

“It’s more in the office kind of job,” Brodeur said. “I’ve been doing this, the day-to-day operation as far as playing the game, for a long time, and I don’t know if I want to get back in coaching. Everybody knows that coaching is probably harder than player [because it's] time-consuming.

“It will be something a little different than coaching; but again, I don’t close any doors on anything that [general manager Lou Lamoriello] would approach me [with] in the future.”

Brodeur is 12 wins away from becoming the first goaltender to ever reach the 700-win milestone. As it is, he’s the only member of the 600-win club and one of just two goaltenders (along with Patrick Roy) to ever earn 500 victories.

  1. martysbetter - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    It will be very interesting to see what happens. Lou isn’t getting any younger, but common theory is that his son Chris will take over (current GM of our AHL affiliate) when its his time to retire. Not saying Marty could step immediately into a GM gig, but I’m curious to see what his role within the organization would be.

    • blomfeld - Jul 19, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      “Just remember it’s the birds that’s supposed to suffer, not the hunter” – George W. Bush, advising quail hunter and New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici, Roswell, N.M., Jan. 22, 2004

      Sorry all you Devil fans out there, however we Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings ‘never did’ consider you people to be a ‘legitimate’ threat ! :)

      • 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:37 AM

        Before game six, you sure did. You’re confusing is with the team who won their only game against you with the help of piling mountains of snow on their goal line.

      • blomfeld - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM

        Person A: hey man, I think he’s right ? … it was the Rangers we’re thinking about eh ?

        Person B: yes indeed friend … it’s those ‘uppity’ queens from NY who we hate ! :)

  2. bcsteele - Jul 18, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Even as a Blues fan I would like to see him get to 700 wins. I hope a middle tier team gives him a 1B role to try and get it done.

    • claysbar - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      As a Pens fan, I have to give him every prop available. Any award from here on out, not in a NJD jersey, is tough to see.

      • billiam55 - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:54 PM

        he should replace fleury.

  3. biffnasty - Jul 18, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Time for delusional devils fans (gave953000BJ’s) to go on and on and on bout marty. Granted, marty WAS prob in the top 3 goaltenders of all time, he has def earned his spot among, if not the greatest to ever play the position. But his time has come and passed. Just hang up the skates already. Don’t keep tarnishing your legacy by continuing to play at a sub par level

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      The NHL is sub par? Which league is higher because I’d love to watch that one

      • biffnasty - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:29 PM

        What?!? No moron..to dumb it down for you…..”he no play hockey as good as he used to”

      • 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:45 AM

        Neither is “The King With No Bling”. He was once a fine goaltender. Not anymore. They wasted his chance for any chance to win. Not that he deserves to win. The moron walks around with his own hats with crowns on them, and his legpads as well. That turd is so obsessed with being “King”. If he were half as obsessed with winning a cup as he is with being called a “King” he might’ve won one by now. Of course he’d have leave that city and this not being to call himself “King of New York”. Which is funny since real NY sports fans don’t even watch hockey. Lol

      • 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:52 AM

        Just in case any of you fruitcake rags fans wanna know who the actual “King of New York” is. His name is Derek Sanderson Jeter, born in Morris County NJ, the state where champions are born.

      • blomfeld - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:07 AM

        No no no …

        sorry friend, but Derek Sanderson (#16 on Boston) was known as the ‘Turk’ by his teammates, not the ‘Jeter’ …

      • 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM

        He too was born in the great state of NJ?

  4. skoivu10 - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Those shootouts though…..

  5. bleedrangerblue - Jul 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Where’s urine cup?

    • 950003cups - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:53 PM

      Sorry I’m late blowrangerdudes. You see these reports? You’re perennial LOSER goalie will never have any articles written about his future. Because by his age Martin Brodeur had THREE cups with his name on it. Your loser “King With No Bling” will never win anything because he signed an 8 year deal with a loser organization. YOUR ORGANIZATION!!

      Enjoy reading about the winningest goalie to EVER play the game. Now you can go back to eating Twinkies and fried chicken in your daddy’s basement. Hurry up and finish your food, daddy is on his way down and he’s feeling extra sexy tonight.

      • biffnasty - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:33 PM

        @gave953000BJ’s, Good one!!! Although I’m surprised you commented bc it’s not a Ranger post. Regardless, that was amazing…”go back to eating twinkies and fried chicken” !! Soooo funny. Then you top it off with a never been said before “in your daddy’s basement”!!!!!!! Doesn’t get much more original or better than that! And somehow, you make the perfect post, even better!!! you managed to do so, by adding “he’s feeling extra sexy tonight”!!!!! Perfection brother!! You are so original and clever!!! You should take the D out of your mouth and start doing stand-up that’s how original and witty you are!!!

      • 950003cups - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:45 PM

        What’s interesting is that you just took a response that I sent to you and you adlibed it to fit your response. Typical of a rags fan. You know nothing about your team, my team, any team, the sport, or any sports. All you know is “we have more fans” then you go stroking eachother off.

        (Fellow posters, watch for this exact post to be reworded in a week to fit a rag fans response to me or one of you. They’re a bunch of followers. Nothing they do or say is original)

      • biffnasty - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:07 PM

        Sorry, gave9530000BJ’s…thought your post was super funny and insightful. Didn’t adlib anything as I referenced your comment word for word. I didn’t want to steal any of your comedic gold, which is why I put quotation marks around your EXACT words, giving you credit!!! Regardless, keep churning out the Original, clever, witty comments!!!! They are pure gold!!!

      • mj2sexay - Jul 19, 2014 at 12:18 AM

        Biff, how much of a tool do you feel like being tonight? You’re making yourself look stupid.

  6. broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Jesus Christ Marty. Hang em up already. You are one of the greatest and got nothing left to prove. You can go back to being “Uncle Baby Daddy” now.

    • mj2sexay - Jul 19, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      @broadstreet after 2000 the only thing that Flyers fans should be calling Marty is daddy. How’s it feel to know everything you go back and watch Flyers/Rangers 24/7 that your season ended that year at the hands of your daddy?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Jul 19, 2014 at 1:02 AM

        I already gave him props, but I guess you’re too much of a troglodyte to pick up on that, so just keep carting out something that happened 15 years ago. Don’t matter anymore and doesn’t excuse the fact that Marty is still a skeevy Uncle Baby Daddy.

  7. pigpen1013 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    You’re both idiots, but in terms of who the better goalie is, Marty wins it, hands down. Henrik Lundqvist is an amazing goalie, but he doesn’t have the hardware to back it up like Brodeur does. And for the record, I’m backing Brodeur, not the moron who made the “daddy-sexy-basement” joke. That was retarded and completely negated anything he said previously that could possibly have sounded respectable.

    • barkar942 - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      But, pigpen1013, all of his bling came in a different era of hockey- you know the Lou Lamarello-Jacque Lemaire Devils Trap Crap era that caused the NHL to rewrite all of the rules because everyone was about to stop watching the most boring game on ice? I always told my son who played lacrosse goalie and some hockey goalie- Brodeur is a really good goalie, but take away that shut down-push your opponents into one-and-done low-percentage outside the dots shots and that is what made him that much better. Since that era ended, Marty was still an excellent goalie- but, cups990003,one with no bling, just like Lundqvist and Miller and Luongo and some other excellent goalies in the current era of hockey. Also, pigpen, cups is definitely off his meds. He made some decent posts here a few months ago, but lately he has been off his rocker!

      • 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 5:21 AM

        Excuses… Excuses… Funny how rags fans reference The Trap of the 90’s Devils but never mention their rags used a NZ trap this year. Or that in 2012 the league was outraged that the rags were playing BLOCKY instead of hockey. Talk about boring. Either way, you’re goalie is done. Start looking to Talbot. He’s your future now. Oh wait, you just signed a 32 year old goalie for the next decade. Never mind. You guys are so screwed!

        You know how to spot a real rags fan? When you ask them about the team when they’re losing they respond with “oh, I don’t really watch hockey, I’m a Knicks fan, so I root for the rangers when they’re in the playoffs”

        That pretty much sums up they’re large (smallest of the O6) fan base.

        #Bwahahahaha!!!!!!!

  8. Hard to BeLeaf - Jul 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    I wouldn’t mind if the Leafs could sent Reimer to Winnipeg. The Jets could use a goalie considering Pavelec is their #1, and it would end the grudge with Carlyle. Then sign Brodeur to back up and mentor Bernier.

  9. wranglerick - Jul 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    He deserves another gig, get to the record and put his name into the books for another record.
    But the issue could be money for some teams. So marty, take a $1.00 per season salary. You
    have made millions.

  10. hawkeedawg - Jul 19, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    My heart pulls two ways here…

    1. Brodeur in another jersey just seems wrong in today’s sports, long gone are the single franchise career players. I loved the seventies, lots of guys played for one team their whole career.

    2. It would be awesome if Brodeur could get 700 wins. A record equal to Gretzky’s scoring title, never to be touched again in today’s world.

    Side note, I was a volunteer at the Vancouver Olympics with Men’s hockey. Marty was one of the best guys there and I was with every player on all 12 teams on many occasions. Marty was all class all the way.

    Hitchcock saw me and told me to go find Brodeur and tell him to come to the coaches office. He was watching some skiing in the lounge. After he got the news Luongo was getting the next start, he went on the bike hard for half an hour. I got him some water and Gatorade and towels, then with a big smile, he took one of many pictures with me.

    Lots of good stories about Marty at the Olympics.

    • 950003cups - Jul 19, 2014 at 6:04 AM

      Marty is a fierce competitor and a nice dude to meet. Most NHL athletes are down to earth. Some of the European and Russian stars are a bit self absorbed.

  11. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Go get them 95!!! Keep it up! Your doing the rest of the Hockey fans outside of Rag land a great service! Thank you sir:

  12. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    blomfeld yes sir!!

  13. ragsrus - Jul 19, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    The Rangers have owed fatso his entire career. In the regular season and the playoffs. Did you see him cry in 97 and 06? And the stadium series game. Awesome!

  14. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    ragsrus lol lol lol you are a moron!!! Do you know anything abou Hockey? Do you know anything about your Rag Tag team for that matter?? Best go back and hit the History books knuckles!! lol unreal

  15. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    ragsrus. OWED?????

  16. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Blue Rag Tag Dirt bags lol like that one 95? lol oh boy I’m bored!! lol road trip, what’s up Brother? Passing thru you’re great State of NJ Bud! Love this State!!!! You the man 95!!!

  17. 34defense2014 - Jul 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    F….n love this State!! Many, many fond memories!! I love the Garden State of NJ!! It truly is a Utopian State

    • blomfeld - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      34defense2014 = Quality !

      the bottom line friends is that people like 34defense, 95000cups and such as are ‘good people’ who ‘know’ what they’re talking about … conversely, most if not ‘all’ Ranger fans are ‘parasitic’ by nature and Lundqvist is a Swedish leech !

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      GO KINGS !!! .. GO DEVILS !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!! :) :) :)

  18. mb30forlife - Jul 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Marty will be signed probably towards the Start of the season if not one of the first few weeks of the season. Once every ones salary cap is figured out, one will sign him.

    • mb30forlife - Jul 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      Khabibulin, Nabokov and Dubynk have no business being signed over Brodeur. Someone will sign.

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