Originally written on Talk Hockey  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)



Martin Brodeur a free-agent?

We certainly didn't see this move coming.

Never mind the retirement talk, veteran goalie Martin Brodeur appears ready to shop himself around this July 1.

TSN's Darren Dreger reports Brodeur has hired agent Pat Brisson and is "very likely" to test the free agent market.

"Brodeur has had limited contract discussions with (the New Jersey) Devils. Could still sign before Sunday, but leaning now toward open market."

There should be plenty of interest from around the league in adding the elite goaltender -- if only for one year (two, maybe?) Or perhaps Brodeur is more interested in persuading the Devils to present a solid deal before July 1.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun:

"If Brodeur does indeed leave NJ, you have to imagine Toronto would be an intriguing spot. Brodeur helping (James) Reimer's development?"

The HockeyFanLand Insight

I'm sure everybody who reads this will agree it would be weird to see the National Hockey League's winningest goalie of all-time as a member of any other NHL team.

The New Jersey Devils have been the only team besides Canada that Marty has worn a jersey for professionally. I have one question: Why would he switch teams at this point? Let's not forget the New Jersey Devils just recently represented the Eastern Conference champions.

For more great posts, be sure to visit HockeyFanLand.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cardinals Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Niners OT Anthony Davis takes shot at offensive coordinator

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

Michigan St. QB, Ohio State TE have awkward Twitter exchange

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.