For the past 22 NHL seasons, Martin Brodeur’s office was a patch of ice, tinted blue.
He traded that post in on Thursday, retiring to a “desk job” with the St. Louis Blues — and the team’s season ticketholder Twitter account had a little fun with it:
Not to be a spoil sport, but we’re guessing this is more of a hotelling station than anything else since Blues’ GM Doug Armstrong said on Thursday that Brodeur’s role will be a little more hands-on.
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“He’s going to travel with our team on a daily basis; he’s going to interact with our players and our coaches,” Armstrong said. “Our goals are very simple here in St. Louis for this team, and it’s to prepare and ultimately win a Stanley Cup.”
That doesn’t mean he Brodeur won’t find himself playing the role of desk jockey at some point, working on very, very important projects… such as scouting for new talent.
It’s not all bad, Marty. For one thing, there won’t be anybody trying to distract you on the penalty kill.
Plus, there’s no painted trapezoid to keep you from playing the puck anywhere you want in that office. (But if history is any lesson, that could change pretty quick.)
Also not to be overlooked: A free hat!