Mar 22, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) makes a save during the third period at Prudential Center. The Rangers defeated the Devils 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Martin Brodeur Please Report to the Tee Box

Martin Brodeur has been quoted as saying “I’m still looking for the right fit.” Sir, is it at all possible that the right fit at this point in your life is the local country club? We are 21 days into the NHL’s free agency “season” and there has been little to no talk about Martin Brodeur even looking at a team.

“I’m still looking for the right fit, and the right fit might not come this summer, it might come later on in the fall,” Brodeur told Yahoo Sports. “I’m pretty open-minded. Regardless of what happens, if I play or don’t play, I’m ready for anything. I’m looking forward to a new challenge, regardless if it’s outside of hockey or still in hockey with a different organization.” [NHL]

I was of the mind-set that the legend would find his new team within a few days of free agency, but it seems I was dead wrong. Oddly enough the above quote came while Brodeur was

at the 2014 American Century Championship golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. By no means is this post intended to rip apart one of the NHL’s most decorated goaltenders, but it is meant to revisit the “Should Martin Brodeur retire” conversation.

It is completely possible that Brodeur is added to a roster towards the NHL Trade Deadline when teams have a better idea of where their season is heading, or maybe he will trade in his Sher-Wood stick for a set of golf clubs and a clip board. It really doesn’t matter to me but, the NHL may want to find a way to keep his name connected somehow.

At this point in Brodeur’s life anything is possible, and anything goes. There are no rules or guideline when a 42-year-old Stanley Cup champion is thinking about playing again. Time is not an issue, and it seems that Brodeur is more than happy to let things play out over the next few weeks or months. I would hate to see him sitting on the bench of a bottom team, but if that is the choice he makes most people would respect it.

Honestly at this point in time Martin Brodeur should report to the tee box, and not worry about being on ice.


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