The Goalie played showdown with Lou Lamoriello and won. Martin Brodeur says he might have left the Devils if he hadn't forced them to offer a second year on his new contract.

The Goalie shook off Lamoriello's one-year contract offer and hired an agent to test the free agent market Sunday. Brodeur said he received a pair of two-year contract offers — probably from the Blackhawks and Panthers — and went back to Lamoriello, who suddenly found a way to offer that second year he wouldn't before.