Devils Martin Brodeur Demands a Trade

Martin Brodeur has spent his whole career - 21 seasons - with the New Jersey Devils. He has accomplished much during his long career. He won a Calder trophy, 3 Vezina trophies, 3 Stanley Cups, and 2 Olympic gold medals.

The 41 year old Brodeur recently lost his starting goalie position to the younger Cory Schneider. For over two decades, he has enjoyed his time in New Jersey but his romance with the city has come to an end. He is frustrated and showing it in interviews. When he let in 6 goals on 21 shots at the outdoor game at Yankee Stadium, he went on a tirade blaming the ice for his poor performance. Brodeur recently said he is "open" to trade and, "If there’s a better situation for me, I’ll take it."

GM Lou Lamoriello met with his future hall of fame goaltender and discussed the trade possibilities. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a possibility because Marc-Andre Fleury often struggles in the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the mix because Ben Bishop needs an experienced mentor for the playoffs. The Washington Capitals are in the mix because Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth are struggling. The Minnesota Wild are looking for insurance for Josh Harding's ailing health. Look for Martin Brodeur to be traded for a fourth round draft pick after the Olympic trade freeze is lifted on February 23, 2014.

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