The career of future Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur has taken him from the lowest lows with the New Jersey Devils to the heights of a Stanley Cup victory. But that career will now be continuing on in a new sweater as Brodeur is still sitting on the open market and still looking for work.
How is it that an iconic player like Brodeur, even in his old age, can’t find a job in the NHL?
According to the New York Post, the shadow of Marty Brodeur’s legacy might be hurting him as he looks for a team on the open market. The salary cap also plays into his unemployment at the moment but there’s a good chance that Brodeur is literally too legendary to sign as a backup netminder.
Brodeur, meanwhile, might be the victim of both the cap and of his own formidable shadow he would cast on a club’s No. 1, even as the most willing and conscientious of backups.
It seems silly to say that Brodeur is too legendary but that might very well be the case. Either teams aren’t okay with sitting him behind the bench as a backup or they feel that his presence might throw the other goalies off there game. Whatever the reason, Brodeur is too talented still to be sitting without a job and that will likely change at some point before the season starts because if it doesn’t then this will be one of the most anti-climactic endings to a legendary career ever.