Report: Brodeur heading to free agency?

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According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur is “very likely” to put his services up for bids on Sunday with the help of newly hired agent Pat Brisson.

The 40-year-old has never played for another organization (he was drafted the by the Devils in 1990) and he’s already won three Stanley Cups, so this is either a bluff or money is seriously tight in New Jersey.

Brodeur is coming off a six-year, $31.2 million contract (cap hit $5.2 million). And based on the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals, he can still get it done.

In December, Brodeur didn’t rule out playing for a different team after his contract expired.

“In the future you never know, but I don’t want to,” Brodeur said. “But if I want to play — and I have so much respect for this organization — and if they don’t feel I’m the guy for them and they want to move on, if I still want to play I have to look after myself. I don’t see that happening, but I can’t say no.”

And so begins the Brodeur-to-Toronto speculation. (Also, the Brodeur-to-Chicago speculation. Which probably makes more sense.)