Brodeur On The Devils Cory Schneider Trade
Cory Schneider, who the Devils took from the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday for the price of the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (aka forward Bo Horvat). Suddenly the Devils have a talented netminder who is just entering the prime of his career.
Martin Brodeur admitted that the trade shocked him, but it didnt take him long to warm up to the move.
I think for the future of the organization its the best move, Brodeur told the Bergen Record. Cory is one of the top five goalies, in my mind, in the NHL. (Its) a chance for him to get away from the chaos of Vancouver.
Im not going to play forever. I think its great that Im going to be able to play with him. Im definitely going to try to push him and get my ice time as much as I can while Im still able to play. Definitely, hes the future of the organization.
Despite Schneiders skills, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello insisted that Broduer would still be the number one goaltender in 2013-14. Brodeur certainly still sees himself as a starter.
In my mind, I am, he said. Hes going to have to fight me for it.