Martin Brodeur wants to keep his thought process on the trade deadline and whether he would waive his no-trade clause private. (NJ.com)
Brodeur says that the situation is “nobody else’s business but mine” and he wants to make sure that whatever decision he makes is an educated one and one that isn’t influenced by outside people. (NJ.com)
Brodeur added, “You can ask all the questions you want about the situation and you’ll probably get the same answers until something happens or doesn’t happen. You’ll probably never know what happened (behind the scenes). I feel that’s the most appropriate way to deal with things when you’ve been with an organization. It’s definitely a difficult situation for both the organization and myself to go through at this point, but we’ll see what transpires in the next week.” (NJ.com)
He has not yet spoken with Lou Lamoriello about his situation. (NJ.com)
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Martin Brodeur has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause (Chere).
There have been whispers about the Devils trying to trade Brodeur, with Cory Schneider theNo. 1 goalie after this season and a 24-22 record so far.
This season, Brodeur is 13-11 with an .899 save percentage and a 2.52 goals against average in 28 games.
The New Jersey devils have the lowest television ratings in the NHL this season.
Via Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal:
5. Islanders 0.41
4. Kings 0.37
3. Panthers 0.24
2. Ducks 0.23
1. Devils 0.16
Defenseman Eric Gelinas has been recalled from Albany, the team announced.
Jaromir Jagr is back stateside and skating with the Devils:
D Jon Merrill has been recalled from Albany.
He did not play for the Albany Devils during the break.
Czech forward Patrik Elias is not playing in their game against Slovakia on Tuesday in Sochi (Janda).
The Devils have activated Peter Harrold off of injured reserve, the team announced.
This afternoon, the New Jersey Devils announced that they have sent defenseman Eric Gelinas to Albany and recalled forward Mike Sislo to the big club. The Devils had played the previous few games with seven defensemen and 11 forwards.
Finally, there’s at least a solution. Gelinas playing a handful of minutes a night was helping no one. It’s a waste of his time and the coaching staff’s time if they’re not going to play him.
I know there are many who feel like the sky is falling, but there’s no need for that. Gelinas will play for the Devils again. He will even play seasons for the Devils soon enough. Now is just not the time, for better or worse.
The Devils are going to play out the defensemen they have, regardless of the money they make or the number of years left on their deal. Until Lou Lamoriello is willing to eat a contract, admit a mistake and use his final compliance buyout, this is the way it has to be.
Based on pure performance of play, we all know Bryce Salvador is barely worthy of a roster spot. The same can be said for Anton Volchenkov and others. Like in all workplaces, politics and money are involved. If Salvador isn’t being a rotten apple, it looks bad on the organization to healthy scratch their captain. The Devils management is too stubborn to look bad in regards to a player personnel decision.
Eric Gelinas will get his time. It’s just not right now.