Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 8/11/14

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

It’s been a quiet offseason for Martin Brodeur, but this one is a little bit different than the rest. For the first time in 20 seasons, Brodeur won’t be reporting to the New Jersey Devils for training camp. As a matter of fact, he’s not really sure which, if any, camp he’ll be attending this season or who he will be playing for. The 42-year-old netminder, considered by many to be the greatest goaltender to ever strap on a pair of pads, has decided to test the waters of free agency after failing to come to an agreement with the same team he’s suited up with for the last 20 years. For Brodeur, it all started to sour when the team made a blockbuster trade at the 2013 NHL Draft to acquire goalie Cory Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks. Brodeur and Schneider split duties during 2013-14, with the bulk of the starts going to Schneider. The team decided that its future in net rested on the shoulders of the 28-year-old and Brodeur, feeling he can still start in the NHL, decided he was done with the only team he’s ever known. Really, this is a plea to Marty Brodeur: just retire. I’m not a fan of the Devils or Brodeur himself, but there clearly is history here and Brodeur is on the verge of pulling a “Mike Modano in Detroit.” Playing your entire career with one team and retiring is a rarity these days; a feat in itself. Ask Steve Yzerman if he would have ever left the 

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