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Martin Brodeur is "still looking for the right fit" as the free agent market dies down.
Brodeur is willing to play for a non-contender, but he'd like to play "a lot" in that case. Ultimately, it wouldn't be shocking if he doesn't end up with a contract going into the preseason. As great as his career has been, he's not the same goaltender he once was. Which is to be expected at the age of 42, but it's still the reason why he hasn't gotten an offer to his liking yet. Brodeur might end up signing during the season though if a team needs a replacement after one of their goaltenders suffers a major injury.
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Although Martin Brodeur is no longer under contract with New Jersey, it's clear that he still has a strong relationship with the Devils.
Evidence on that could be seen on Monday as his three sons, Anthony, Jeremy, and William all reported for the Devils' development camp. Anthony was drafted by the Devils in 2013, so his presence was expected, but Jeremy and William are Anthony's younger, twin brothers and can't be drafted until 2015. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello contacted Martin Brodeur to see if they would be interested in attending New Jersey's development camp. Lamoriello thinks Brodeur will eventually join the Devils' organization on the management side once he decides to hang up his skates.
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Free agent goaltender Martin Brodeur isn't ruling out the idea of signing a new contract during next season's regular schedule.
"On or around July 1, we explored a few possibilities for Marty that made somewhat sense. That didn't come to fruition," Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, was quoted as saying in the Bergen Record. "Marty has a lot to offer, but it will be the right fit and this may come later this summer or even early in the season. He is in no rush until the right fit appears. "In the meantime he is getting ready the same way he has the past 20 seasons." Brodeur, 42, is a sure-fire nominee for the Hall of Fame. Many feel he is the greatest goalie in NHL history. Last season, with the Devils, he had 19 wins in 39 games and a GAA of 2.51.
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As he hunts for a new employer on the free-agent market, Martin Brodeur might be the victim of his own formidable shadow, which he would cast on a team's No. 1 goaltender, even as the most willing and conscientious of backups.
That's the opinion of New York Post hockey columnist Larry Brooks, who, like most hockey followers, are waiting to see where the future Hall of Fame goalie winds up as a free agent, if anywhere. Brooks suggests two destinations: Columbus, where Sergei Bobrovsky has established himself as an unassailable No. 1 over the past two seasons, and where Curtis McElhinney is the backup for a young, growing team with championship aspirations. "And though the dynamics in Pittsburgh are difficult to read, it is impossible to believe the Penguins wouldn't be better served with Brodeur rather than Thomas Greiss as the alternative to Marc-Andre Fleury." Brooks writes.
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Martin Brodeur isn't in a rush to find a team to sign with.
"We are looking at different scenarios, but there's no timetable on anything," said Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, in an email. He's taking his time while searching for the best fit.
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Martin Brodeur's priority is to win another Stanley Cup, though his role also will be important to him in where he decides to play next year, according to TVA's Louis Jean.
Brodeur is set to be an unrestricted free agent. Jean reports that Brodeur would be OK with a one-year deal and says that the Blackhawks, Bruins, Penguins and Maple Leafs have expressed interest. "If I get a job as a No. 1, I think I'm able to handle the workload of 50 to 60 games," Brodeur told Sportsnet. "If I don't, and I get a backup job on a team I feel has a chance to win the Stanley Cup, anything between 20 to 30 games I'd be comfortable with in the right situation." It's unlikely the 42-year-old is brought in to start anywhere at this stage of his career.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to have some interest in Martin Brodeur.
Brodeur plans to test the free agent waters. Toronto has had interest in Brodeur in the past and if they lured him over, he would primarily serve as a mentor for Jonathan Bernier and the team's backup goaltender.
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Martin Brodeur excited about the prospect of playing for a new team.
Brodeur plans to test the unrestricted free agent market in the hopes of playing for one more season before retiring. "It's a little bit of the unknown," Brodeur said. "I know it's only for one season, but I'm excited to see the interest. That's the big thing for me - to see what kind of team or what kind of situation I can get myself into. That's the excitement part. For me, to go outside the bubble, that's something I never did. So, it will be interesting." He'll probably find a team that's willing to give him a chance to compete for the starting job, but we doubt he'll enter the 2014-15 campaign as a team's clear number one.
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Goaltender Martin Brodeur says he isn't likely to sign with his hometown Montreal Canadiens when he becomes a free agent this summer.
"Montreal would be tough," the future Hall of Famer says. "For me, I'm so used to being in the States and playing in the type of markets I'm used to playing in. But, again, I don't know. That's something that when we come to that bridge, we'll go over it. But it's something that, put it this way, they're not too much on my radar." Carey Price is the Canadiens' No. 1 goaltender, backed up by Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski, who played relatively well in the Stanley Cup playoffs after Price was injured. Brodeur has said he will explore the market when his contract with the New Jersey Devils expires June 30. He is looking for a more prominent role, ideally on a Stanley Cup contender, after splitting time with Cory Schneider this season, when the Devils did not make the playoffs. Brodeur says 2014-15 will likely be his last season.
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Martin Brodeur said the 2014-15 campaign is "probably going to be my last year."
He's getting ready to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent in a couple of weeks, so his last season could very well come in a different NHL uniform. "This organization means everything to me," he said. "I don't feel pushed out. I feel appreciated in all ways. ... But, like any competitor, you want to play. That's why I want to see if there's a place that I can play a lot more. If not, it's going to be a team that is going to have a really good chance to win if I'm not going to play as much." Brodeur added that he wants the Devils to sign a long-term deal with Cory Schneider because he is "the goalie of the future in New Jersey."