At the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season, one of—if not—the best goalies in NHL history will be at the end of a contract paying him $5.2 million a season.
Martin Brodeur’s New Jersey Devils have only managed to go as far as the second round of the playoffs since winning the Stanley Cup in 2002-2003, despite Brodeur winning four Vezina trophies in the last nine years. There are some that no longer consider Brodeur, at 39, to be among the elite goaltenders in the NHL.
Regardless, when Brodeur’s contract concludes at the end of this season, a few teams will take a flier, hoping that he has enough left to deliver a Cup to their squad.
If he signs, where will he go? Let's take a look at the probable, the possible, and the long shots.
Here are five teams that may take a run at signing the future hall of famer in the summer of 2012.