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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?"
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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.
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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, There will be no sad songs sung for Martin Brodeur if ownership’s perilous state makes it necessary for the franchise goaltender to leave his franchise behind. He will make millions elsewhere, everyone understands that.
Still, if the 40-year-old career Devil does leave New Jersey, then Jeff Vanderbeek and his obviously underfinanced ownership...
Martin Brodeur has signed a new two-year contract to remain with the New Jersey Devils.
Pat Brisson, Brodeur's Los Angeles-based agent, confirmed the deal Monday morning in an email to The Associated Press.
The deal is worth $9 million and more than likely will allow the 40-year-old goaltender to finish his career with the Devils.
The NHL's all-time winningest goaltender...
TSN’s Darren Dreger offers tidbits about Justin Schultz’s “decision” (what, no TSN special?) and Martin Brodeur’s future in his latest “Dreger Report.” Regarding Schultz?
The Edmonton Oilers recruited a couple of former greats to help lure college free agent Justin Schultz west. Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey both spoke with Schultz on Edmonton’s behalf.
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All of the rage in the hockey blogosphere right now is fixated in Newark, New Jersey, amidst reported that the financially-struggling New Jersey Devils may have no choice but to let future Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur walk away from the organization after nineteen years of unrivaled service.
The most troubling development here...
Just days away from free agency, we all know and have come to expect silly rumors to come out from fake accounts and random fans, but two New Jersey Devils related rumors came out today from reputable sources and Devils fans won't want to hear them. Here are some notes on those rumors as well as some other Devils related topics.
- Given Martin Brodeur has won three Stanley...
Breathe easy, Devils and hockey fans. All is right with the world this Monday morning, as we awoke to the news that Martin Brodeur will remain a New Jersey Devil. Brodeur, who tested free agency for all of a day, managed to use that as a bit of a negotiating point with the Devils. Two years at $4.5 million per is a bit of a pay decrease for the 40 year old netminder, but pay and...
Martin Brodeur is staying with the Devils. 2 years / 9 millions. Great news for the Devils fans and that franchise.— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 2, 2012
via Darren Dreger tweet, Martin Brodeur very likely to test free agent market. Brodeur has hired Pat Brisson (CAA) to represent him. Bidders get ready!
The New Jersey Devils have signed future Hall Of Famer Martin Brodeur to a two-year contract extension worth 4.5 million dollars per season.
The Devils now await word from Zach Parise to see if their Captain will re-join the team for next year and beyond.
I'll have more on the Brodeur signing plus any other Devils news later on today or tomorrow.
NHL frenzy is about to begin as the free-agent market is set to open today at noon ET. There are several big names that could find new homes.
The salary cap is set for $70.2 million.
New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter are the top names appearing to be ready to listen to offers, but a new player has jumped into the mix after New...
The hockey media world has been abuzz this morning at the news that 40 year old goaltender Martin Brodeur has enlisted the services of agent Pat Brisson in advance of July 1st, which could be an indication that he is not willing to take a home town discount to continue playing in New Jersey for a 20th season and may be open to other options.
While it is assumed that the hiring...