In his mind he sees it as Lou refused to trade him more than nobody else wanted him.
I think Marty's more angry than ever now. On-top of being held hostage for another 19 games, there's this newfound consensus out there that; "Marty wasn't traded, because nobody wanted Marty" -and I think that makes him livid. I think 2 years ago he was using the option of playing on another team as leverage.. I don't think he ever really negotiated with other GM's. His quotes this year however make it seem like he's eager to get to July 1st.. because he's done in NJ.
"What might impact Wednesday’s 3:00 pm NHL trade deadline? "We’ll see." Brodeur said. "That’s something I can’t control. I’d love to control it more, trust me.. because I’d like to play more. Wednesday will come and go, and we’ll see one way or the other. But that most likely will be out of my hands."
..that speaks volumes to me, in the sense of Brodeur's thinking as to: what exactly took place two days ago. I know alot fans were speculating that Brodeur would've been side-by-side at Lou's desk working the phones, but that was never going to be the case. I really feel that Brodeur doesn't believe Lou may have done his absolute best in dealing him.. and now, (as ThreeCups said earlier) he'll go to any other team in 4 months, just to try and prove a point to Lou that; 'you can't control me!' type defiance.
Edited by Beezer34, 07 March 2014 - 12:37 PM.