A day after the Bruins were mentioned as a potential landing spot this summer for long-time New Jersey Devil and first-ballot Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur, CSNNE's Joe Haggerty has to come along and promptly rain on the parade. Or to save us from the Bruins wasting money on a man passed his prime to tag along for a Cup run.
Haggerty confirmed today that the Bruins were in fact not a suitor for Brodeur when free agency begins tomorrow across the NHL. With Boston's known financial struggles on the minds of fans everywhere, it was a curious bit of news to see pop up out of nowhere. Combine that with the fact the Bruins signed Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way $600,000 contract to be the backup for the upcoming season, there is seemingly no room and no spare cash to go around when trying to sign Brodeur.
Instead, Brodeur will have to find potential work elsewhere, most likely with the other teams mentioned in the original report, them being the Maple Leafs, the Blackhawks, the Penguins and even possibly a return trip to New Jersey.