Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline has seen a lot of focus on one player – N.J. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. When a report broke that the Devils and Minnesota Wild were close to reaching a deal that would have Brodeur waive his no-trade clause, it went from focus to fire.
Earlier today, the Star-Ledger reported the supposed Devils-Wild trade (which set New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello on his ear) and that the longtime Devils’ goalie would make one final home start.
But as these things so often do, the rumors twist and turn and Twitter jumps in with both feet. Earlier today, the New York Post added something new to the ongoing goalie-saga.
Just told by informed source that Wild has targeted Halak and are expected to get him from Buffalo…so that would be a NO re Brodeur….
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) March 4, 2014
So yes, the Wild are in the hunt for a new goal-tender, but it might not be Brodeur.
Regardless of who said what first, the idea that the Devils would give Brodeur one final home start as a tip-of-the-hat to their hero seems a bit unlikely. If a deal was in place for a trade, then the receiving team would certainly balk at the idea of their prize being pummeled prior to his arrival.