Trade Martin Brodeur? Why It Doesn’t Make Sense for the New Jersey Devils

December 21st, 2010 by Nick Derence Leave a reply »
We've mentioned it here before—The New Jersey Devils are a mess, and we aren't the only ones who have noticed it.

In November, Larry Brooks compared the Devils' situation with that of the 2006-07 Flyers. Speaking about the Flyers' GM that season—

"[Paul] Holmgren had one ace to play, and that was Peter Forsberg as a rental. His trade to Nashville that ultimately brought back Scottie Upshall, Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell represented the underpinning of the immediate 2007-08 revival."

Brooks notes that New Jersey could follow the Flyers' path by trading their remaining blue chip—

"[Lou] Lamoriello doesn't quite have that ace. What he has on his team are nine players with no-trade clauses who would have to be massaged in order to be moved—impending free agents Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott are worthy—and what he has is Martin Brodeur."

He then suggested that a Marty trade to say, perhaps, Washington might fetch a "John Carlson or Karl Alzner—or Mike Green?—plus a young forward along with a critically needed No. 1."

Just yesterday, Scott Burnside of ESPN revisited t ...

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