Does someone care to explain the audacity of his request, and the absurdity of the Canadiens “apparent possible interest” in a washed up, has been 42 year old goalie?
I’m sorry, maybe that was a bit brash, but this situation is a bit of a joke.
Price is an elite goalie in the league (apparently ranked third overall), so the starting position is moot – unlike it was years ago.
Now, with the franchise stocked with goaltending greatness, is there really a potential to open a new can of worms regarding the backup position.
Peter Budaj, who has shown himself to be a strong replacement for Price on any given night, and who is only on contract for one more year at a cheap $1.4M is undoubtedly the better choice.
Add in Dustin Tokarski, a young formidable 25 year old star in the making, and there’s no room for someone else. Especially someone with the ego that Brodeur is currently projecting.
Fine, he’s a Montréal home town boy, and arguably one of the best the league has seen. Funny how when he was on top of his game, he wanted nothing to do with Les Tricolore, but now that he can’t secure a contract in his fading career he is all about gracing Montréal with his presence.
To consider Brodeur for even a moment is a head shaking thought. He won’t bring any growth to this team. Price doesn’t need him as a “mentor” as some suggest. He’s doing just fine thanks.
And we haven’t even mentioned Zachary Fucale in Hamilton yet.
So thanks, but no thanks Marty. There’s no room at the inn, and you’re going to need to find another barn to finish your career in.