Future Hall of Famer Marty Brodeur almost became a Penguin today. Brodeur who spoke with Penguins management on Monday about joining the franchise, was officially tendered a one year offer from the Penguins within the first hour of NHL free agency, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
The sides, though, were unable to bridge the gap and talks quickly broke off.
Brodeur who made $5 million last season, sought a deal in the neighborhood of $2.5 million per season.
Pittsburgh’s offer was believed to be for around $1.5 million and then came up to $1.75 million. An NHL source says the two sides were unable to “bridge a gap of about $1 million.”
The Penguins quickly moved to sign Thomas Greiss after talks broke off with Brodeur.
The 42 year old will now be waiting and who knows he might not find work as lots of backup jobs got filled today.