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Brodeur won’t rule out playing for a different team

Martin Brodeur

New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur makes a save against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


Martin Brodeur will start in goal for the New Jersey Devils tonight in Toronto. The 39-year-old is hoping he can get his season back on track soon.

“Teams have scored a lot of goals against me,” Brodeur said, as per “That’s something that, hopefully, will change in the near future because we need to win and in this league if you allow more than three goals a game, it’s going to be hard to win hockey games.”

Brodeur is 5-7-0 with a 3.31 goals-against average and .879 save percentage, numbers that have led many to believe his time as an elite NHL goalie is up.

The future Hall of Fame inductee, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is even being asked whether he’d consider playing for a team other than the Devils.

“In the future you never know, but I don’t want to,” Brodeur said today, as per the Star-Ledger. “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.”

By the way, the Devils have lost four straight by a combined score of 17-7.