Martin Brodeur is one of the best goaltenders to ever play on NHL ice. As the aging net-minder searches for one last Stanley Cup he will test the NHL Free Agent market, and for the first time in his career he is not be a member of the New Jersey Devils.
At 42-years-old Brodeur is looking to play maybe a year or two more, and his days of being a starting goaltender may be behind him. But, that doesn’t seem to matter to him. Brodeurcould be in danger of sticking around too long, but when you have 688 regular season wins you can do whatever you want. There will be a few teams willing to sign the now former Devil.
Some rumors have been out there connecting Martin Brodeur to the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs and possibly the Capitals. If any of those three teams do land the legend it will be for nothing more than insurance. Having a player on the bench with Brodeur’s expertise is a great asset.
Teams like the Canucks, Ducks, and Sharks are looking for a starting goaltender, so unless Ryan Miller has priced himself out of the market Brodeur is unlikely to land with any of those teams. I fully expect the market to dictate where Martin Brodeur lands, and no matter what team signs him it going to be very strange to see him in different colors.
As the NHL Free Agency signs start to poor in this afternoon I wouldn’t be shocked if we do not hear Brodeur’s name today. His numbers have been on a decline for years, and it’s clear that his best years are about 4 years behind him. With that being said he still has the talent and knowledge to steal a game or two for you.