The NHL trade deadline isn’t until March 5th, but already some players are starting to realize they may be on the move. One of those players is legendary netminder Martin Brodeur, but the trade talks surrounding him aren’t starting with the New Jersey Devils front office, they’re starting with Brodeur himself.
According to The Bergen Record, Brodeur is open to the Devils trading him before the deadline so that the team can move on from his legendary stint and so that he can start playing more for another team.
“I’m open to anything,” Brodeur told The Record. “I just want to play. So, like I said in Toronto, if there’s a better situation for me, I’ll take it. If it’s here or somewhere else, it doesn’t matter.”
This doesn’t mean that Brodeur is demanding a trade, nor does it mean one will happen. What it means is the Devils may have to move on from Brodeur before he retires, something no one thought was possible.
Still, he’s no longer the starter in New Jersey and while he’s had a Hall of Fame career with the Devils, it looks like the time to move on might be now.