Brodeur had played all of his 1,259 career games for the Devils before his first Blues appearance. There are now only seven goalies in team history that played their entire NHL “careers” for New Jersey.
Martin Brodeur hadn’t played in the NHL since his final win April 13 with the New Jersey Devils. Stepping back into the crease after such a long break was a bit different for the 42-year-old goalie.
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Martin Brodeur wanted to keep playing and the St. Louis Blues needed some help in net. So one of the best goalies in league history will stick around for at least one more season.
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Martin Brodeur waited patiently for the right team to come along. If plays his cards right over the next few days, he could be back in the NHL sooner rather than later.
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Martin Brodeur is hoping to find a new team soon. After 21 stellar seasons with the New Jersey Devils, the 42-year-old goaltender also knows his time in the NHL may have come to an end.
The goal, obviously, is to get back to the playoffs. But that will be a challenge for the New Jersey Devils in the post-Martin Brodeur era.
The Devils hope to return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons, but they’ll have to do it without the NHL’s all-time leader in career goaltending victories.
Martin Brodeur intends on playing next season — and it sounds like he’s resigned to the fact that it likely won’t be for the only team he’s ever known.
I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.
“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.”