Martin Brodeur takes leave to ponder future with the Blues

Martin Brodeur takes leave to ponder future with the Blues

Is this really the end for Martin Brodeur?

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the legendary goalie is taking a leave of absence from the St. Louis Blues to think about the rest of his NHL career.

What does the future hold for the 42-year-old former Devils netminder? And it furthers the question, why did he come back to play this year? To stick it to New Jersey? Win a Stanley Cup?

If he’s gone from the Blues, both likely won’t happen. Brodeur had a 2.87 goals against average and .899 save percentage with a talented defensive team in front of him. If he indeed bolts and doesn’t somehow end up with a contender, he won’t win a Stanley Cup. The Blues were probably his best hope.

If this is the end for Brodeur, the hope is that 'Brodeur in a Blues Jersey' ends up in the Hall of Fame of legends who hung on too long with another team and looked super funny in a different uniform. And the fact that he had the mask to match made it even sweeter. 

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