New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur may be asked to waive no trade clause

2/21/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsEven though New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is an exceptional goaltender and has proven himself to be the best player in franchise history so far, chances are starting to dwindle that the star player may retire in the same franchise that he started. He happens to be in the top 3 goaltenders that have ever graced NHL and now the team is starting to see if they can trade him out. The NHL trade deadline is set to end on March 5 and chances are that Brodeur may be requested to end his no trade clause in his contract.
 
In an interview with Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger, Brodeur confirmed that there were talks going on about trading him butt things were not definite up to now. He added that only time would tell what the franchise had in mind for his future.
 
“I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it until I talk to people, and there is nothing planned yet. I’m probably going to wait. I have no indication one way or the other that anything is going to happen,” he said. “I haven’t discussed it with anybody really about what my plans are going to be for the next 23 games.”
 
As the Sochi Winter Olympics break come to an end, NHL comes back on the ice and for now the NY Devils are indeed in a very curious state. They had added Cory Schneider as a new goaltender from last year’s draft but with Brodeur still around it will not be easy for him to just step up claim the starting position from the hands of a legend. Brodeur has shown his interest in remaining with the Devils. 
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2/22/14   |   Gazzo   |   18 respect

How do you trade a legend with 23 games left in his career? This guy isn't just anybody, he's quite possibly the best goaltender of all time. Shame on Lou Lameriello for even considering this.