NHL Free Agency Watch: Morning Shocker out of New Jersey
Darren Dreger of TSN is reporting that there seems to be an issue with the new contract that most expected would be signed by Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils.
For the first time in his career Brodeur has hired an agent, and he’s gotten a big name, Pat Brisson who is the co-head of Creative Artists Agency. Brisson is one of the most powerful and well respected agents in the game. Sports Business Journal named him the 12th most powerful agent in all of sports, not just hockey.
This comes as a huge shock, as it was expected Brodeur would sign his usual contract extension with the only club he’s ever played for.
Brisson has reportedly said that if a deal is not done with the Devils, Martin Brodeur will be testing free agency on July 1st.
The sure-fire Hall of Fame goalie would immediately become the number 1 goaltender on the market, as this year’s free agent goalie class is mainly limited backup goalies, and AHL journeymen.
We’ll have more on this as it unfolds.
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