New Jersey Devils Rumors: Martin Brodeur to Test Free Agency; Potential Destinations for Marty [VIDEO]
on Jun 10, 2014 02:27 PM EDT
New Jersey Devils’ goalie Martin Brodeur will test the free agent market and move on from the Devils for the first time in his career. Brodeur believes the time is right and he is ready for the challenge of finding a new team. Who will line up for Brodeur?
Brodeur believes the time is right for him the leave the Devils and he is curious to see what is out there. Brodeur believes he will play only one more season but the question is where.
"I've had a lot of good conversations with the Devils, but I'm not inclined at going back at this point," said Brodeur, whose contract expires June 30. "I just feel that with Schneids (goalie Cory Schneider) the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them. I don't completely put it out of the question (returning to New Jersey), but I don't want to mess up the cards for the Devils.
"At the end of the day, it doesn't matter where I go next, I'm always going to be a Devil. I'm always going to come back to the organization. But I want to play one more year. So I'll see what's out there.”
The Devils were rumored to be interested in trading their long time goalie and many teams started to scout the New Jersey in hopes of seeing Brodeur. The Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks and others were among the teams that were interested in Brodeur’s services.
It is unknown what the market will be for the 42-year-old goalie, but, if he is willing to take a pay cut and play a limited role, he could fit in on any team looking to add a veteran in net.