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Martin Brodeur On Going The UFA Route

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

“It’s going to be probably my last year,” the NHL’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts told The Record today. “You never know what kind of energy I’m going to get from my decision, but I’m not looking for anything more than one year that’s for sure.”

It’s been 24 years since the Devils drafted Brodeur 20th overall and he’s played all 20 of his NHL seasons in their uniform, but with Cory Schneider lined up as their long-term goaltender of the future he realizes it might be best for him and the organization if he finishes his career elsewhere in 2014-15.

That Brodeur intends to explore the UFA market is something he said multiple times before the end of the Devils’ season. He was briefly a UFA in 2012 before he ended up re-signing with the Devils for two more seasons.

He admits this time around is going to be different.

“I’m going to give myself the opportunity to look at what’s out there and see if there’s something that’s interesting to me,” he said. “It doesn’t mean it’s not going to be in New Jersey, but I’m going to look everywhere, like I did two years ago. But now, the circumstances are a lot different with having Schneids here, so we’ll see.”

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