Brodeur On WFAN: ‘I’m Definitely Leaning On Coming Back Next Year’
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NEW YORK (WFAN) — Legendary goalie Martin Brodeur was in net for the Devils in their season finale against the Bruins at Prudential Center on Sunday.
Was it his last game as a Devil?
“I’m not sure,” the future Hall of Famer told WFAN host Evan Roberts on Tuesday. “I’m definitely leaning on coming back next year. So we’ll look at some of the different opportunities that could come in front of me, but definitely the Devils are still a team that I’d like to play for if it’s feasible. But we have to understand that we have Cory Schneider in New Jersey, (who’s) going to need to play a lot more games.”
In his 21st season as New Jersey’s netminder, the 41-year-old split time with 28-year-old Schneider. Brodeur started 39 games for the Devils and Schneider started 43.
“I don’t think it was awkward,” the four-time Vezina Trophy winner told Roberts. “I think it was a difficult (situation) for both me and Cory just because we wanted to play more. And, again, when you have two goalies that can play the game it becomes to be just some tough decisions that the coach has to make. You’re never gonna make everybody happy when everybody wants to play.”
It’s tough for Brodeur to picture himself in another uniform, but he knows that the possibility of finishing his career with another team remains an option.
“I kind of try to think about it, but it doesn’t really fit well,” Brodeur said in regard to wearing another uniform. “In my mind, anyway. We’ll see. Again, I’m looking for a different situation or a different opportunity. And if the right fit comes, I might think about doing it. But right now I’m just enjoying my early offseason here. And we’ll go from there.”
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