New Jersey Devils: Will Martin Brodeur Stay or Go?

June 30th, 2012 by Roman Uschak Leave a reply »
Martin Brodeur is going, going…well, not gone. Not yet, anyway. Soon, though, perhaps.

It could happen, now more so than at any other time in his long career.

Some shockwaves radiated outward from New Jersey earlier this week when it was revealed at that the 40-year old netminder had hired an agent in Pat Brisson. Brodeur has usually handled contract negotiations himself with Devils GM Lou Lamoriello, with the goaltender oftentimes taking less money to stay in perennially competitive New Jersey.

Circumstances, though, are somewhat different than they have been in the past.

Brodeur, who made over $5 million last season according to, will be an unrestricted free agent come tomorrow, after backstopping the Devils within two wins of a fourth Stanley Cup earlier this month and their longest playoff chase in nine years when they last claimed a crown.

Although many might have thought he’d hang up his skates when the 2011-12 campaign concluded, No. 30 seems to have been rejuvenated by the Devils’ playoff run, in which they dispatched Florida, Philadelphia and the rival Rangers before fall ...

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