You’ll probably be hearing and reading a lot about Martin Brodeur over the next two weeks because his history-making two decades with the Devils could be coming to an end. Brodeur was platooning in goal for most of the season with Cory Schneider, but now is a 41-year-old backup who sat six games in a row and eight of nine before the break.
After the season, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent and decide whether to keep playing or retire. What about now? Brodeur has a no-move clause in his contract, but he’d almost certainly waive it if the Devils can work a deal to a contender. Brodeur surely would love going to a club that would make him its No. 1 goalie or at least share the duties, but that seems unlikely. Brodeur agreeing to go somewhere as an insurance policy is another story, and according to a report, Chicago is among several interested teams. Would Brodeur go there to be a backup to Corey Crawford so that he could get a shot at a fourth Cup? Minnesota and Washington also reportedly are in the running to land Brodeur. It’s also possible that St. Louis could become interested, too, if the Blues expected pursuit of Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, a Team USA Olympian who is nine years younger than Brodeur, fails. The prediction here is Brodeur gets moved, and if that happens, it’ll be a sad day for the Devils and their fans.