Dec 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) looks on against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center. The Columbus Blue Jackets won the game 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Rumor: Brodeur Has Waived His No Trade Clause? My Take

Kevin Weekes has reported that Martin Brodeur has now waived his no trade clause and will not be a New Jersey Devil for much longer.

Tom Gulitti of The Record has been reporting on the matter tonight via twitter. He is uncertain what had been reported, but gives some logical reasoning to what could be the situation.

Gulitti went on to say,

The rumor circling around is that Brodeur will be traded to the Minnesota Wild who were reportedly interested interested in the 41-year-old goaltender.

The Wild were also interested to Jaroslav Halak from the Buffalo Sabres, who just got traded there from St. Louis as part of the Ryan Miller deal yesterday. It may be that the Devils are trying to send him to Minnesota before the Wild acquire Halak, which would be the reasoning he would be moved shortly rather than deadline day.

Feb 27, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) skates off the ice after their 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

If the Devils were in fact looking for a scoring left-winger to play on the top line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr, they would most likely go after former all-star and 50-goal-scorer Dany Heatley.

Heatley has not been the same player since 2009-10 when he scored 39 goals for the San Jose Sharks. However, it would definitely help the Devils who are looking for scoring, as well as Brodeur and Heatley who are both looking for more playing time.

With that said, it may be the end of an era here in New Jersey. The end of a tenure for a player that put the franchise, the fans, records, as well as three Stanley Cups on his back since his first win in 1992.

Should he be traded, it will be a very emotional moment for all Devils fans. Most of the fan base, including myself, were raised with Brodeur as their favorite player, an icon, and an inspiration for all.

I myself, grew up playing street hockey with friends during intermissions of Devils games, watching the games in my skates and goalie equipment, and modeling my play to Brodeur. I will be an emotional wreck, but if in fact he goes to Minnesota, it will be a great moment to have him return and be a part of that incredible standing ovation he will receive on March 20th.

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