Brodeur on retirement: "Leaning toward coming back"
40-year-old New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur is leaning towards playing another season in the NHL, whether his team wins the Stanley Cup this year or not, according to Fire & Ice.
"I can't say no, but I doubt it," Brodeur said when he was asked if he would retire if the Devils won the Stanley Cup. "I know a lot of people say it's great to retire on top, but at the end of the day, when I'm going to say it's over, it's over, I'm not going to come back."
Following a rough 2010-11 campaign for the Devils, in which they failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1995-96, Brodeur began to consider retirement.
"I didn't have fun last year. I'm not used to losing," Brodeur said. "That was tough. To me, I really thought this was going to be my last year, but more and more it was, I can still play."
Brodeur put together a stellar season with a 31-21-4 record, .908 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average. His playoff stats have been even more impressive posting a 12-5 record, .923 save percentage and 2.04 goals against average.
"I want to make sure I make the right decision. Right now I'm leaning toward coming back. We'll see."