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08:26 AM ET 07.02 | No matter where Martin Brodeur signs, the reported fact that the Blackhawks have kicked the tires on the future Hall-of-Fame goaltender does send a message of some alarm. They have their goaltending concerns, obviously, after Corey Crawford's rocky sophomore season. You don't ask about any other goaltender -- and a 40-year-old goaltender, to boot -- if you're not a little worried about your situation. But as Sunday night drew to a close, it appeared that Brodeur's test of the free-agency waters didn't make it out of the shallow end. Darren Dreger of TSN.ca reported late Sunday that the Devils were offering Brodeur a two-year deal. It's a chance for Brodeur to finish his career as a Devil.

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July 2, 2012  08:48 AM ET

let's see....deep dish pizza...all of the Polish sausage...yeah, Chicafo has a shot...(though I seriously don't see it happening)

July 2, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Reports this morning are he resigned with NJ for 2 yrs

July 2, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Concern?...maybe. Desperation?...doubt it.

July 2, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

let's see....deep dish pizza...all of the Polish sausage...yeah, Chicafo has a shot...(though I seriously don't see it happening)

Morning Spiny, are the Rags interested in anymore of the Isles ex-goons? I hear Ken Baumgartner is available.

July 2, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Morning Spiny, are the Rags interested in anymore of the Isles ex-goons? I hear Ken Baumgartner is available.

what?
Why, what'd that idiot do now (Slats)?

July 2, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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what?Why, what'd that idiot do now (Slats)?

Nothing yet, he's still not awake yet from last night's boozing session.

July 2, 2012  09:27 AM ET

They gave him too much money.

July 2, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Nothing yet, he's still not awake yet from last night's boozing session.

you scared me, I thought he signed Blake or something like that

July 2, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

They gave him too much money.

I think so, but I think they are also trying to keep this team together as much together as possible. Maybe they are also trying to send Parise a message?

July 2, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

They gave him too much money.

He took a major discount in his prime (MAJOR) and now they are making sure he is taken care of his last two years. I thought 3.5-4 was good, so if they paid him a little more I am OK with it to make sure he retires a Devil.

July 2, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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you scared me, I thought he signed Blake or something like that

I think Olli's still out there.

July 2, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Morning Spiny, are the Rags interested in anymore of the Isles ex-goons? I hear Ken Baumgartner is available.

Asham (the prostitute of the Atlantic Division) and whatever the other guy in is like 1.75 mil, instead of Prust for 2.5. I guess even the Rangers were sick of Prusts diving. I think they will miss Prust, but what do I know.

July 2, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He took a major discount in his prime (MAJOR) and now they are making sure he is taken care of his last two years. I thought 3.5-4 was good, so if they paid him a little more I am OK with it to make sure he retires a Devil.

He should retire a Devil - a great great career in NJ he has had.

July 2, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think Olli's still out there.

and Stanley too?
That was another fine mess he (Sather) got them into!

July 2, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think Olli's still out there.

are you Jokin(nen)?

That's my poor impersonation of a Spiny post

July 2, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

and Stanley too? That was another fine mess he (Sather) got them into!

Nice but don't pick up Stanley. He's a tool.

July 2, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Reports this morning are he resigned with NJ for 2 yrs

Yeah. When he found out the Wings signed Jonas Gustavsson, he was heart broken.

July 2, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

are you Jokin(nen)?That's my poor impersonation of a Spiny post

right, because I'm the only onethat does that!
Nice effort actually

July 2, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Nice but don't pick up Stanley. He's a tool.

a fine thing
I want to offer a Laurel...and hardy handshake

 
July 2, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

are you Jokin(nen)?That's my poor impersonation of a Spiny post

Now look what you started! ;)

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