It seems as though every start Cory Schneider gets for the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur has some asinine comment to make about the situation. He has been making comments since November when Schneider was getting a large chunk of the starts. This time he made it sound a little more serious.
“I’m open to anything,” Brodeur told me. “I just want to play. So, like I said in Toronto, if there’s a better situation for me, I’ll take it. If it’s here or somewhere else, it doesn’t matter.” – Martin Brodeur via Tom Gullitti, The Record.
These comments make it sound like he is not enjoying it here anymore. By saying, “if there’s a better situation for me, I’ll take it.” is a nice way of saying he does not want to be in New Jersey.
Brodeur says he just wants to play, but the problem here is, lately he has not played well. He has a very sub par .899 SV%, worse than most backups in the rest of the league and gave up six goals in that debacle of a Stadium Series game.
Brodeur may be struggling to cope with the fact that his age is hurting his physical ability and overall play. For a legend who has held the starting job since 1994, it is a very strange feeling to not be between the pipes as the New Jersey Devils starting goalie.
Everyone understands Marty’s situation, but he has to stop making these comments about being traded. The team is struggling enough as it is. With all of this drama from Brodeur’s comments, the team may be on the brink of imploding.
To make things worse, Patrik Elias told Rich Chere of The Star Ledger, that players are being selfish and need to play as a team.
Could Brodeur be on that list of selfish players? If he is not, he should stop making these comments. It could start to pull down the team morale. The last thing this team needs right now is a dysfunctional locker room, especially because of the face of the franchise.