The new guard in New Jersey is apparently a bit of a stumbling block to the homecoming of the Devils' favorite goaltender. With Lou Lamoreillo out as GM and Ray Shero in, there's going to be a lot of changes around the organization, and Brodeur apparently is currently not part of their plans.
He is, however, part of the Blues'. The team today announced that Brodeur is the new Assistant General Manager. Doug Armstrong wanted Brodeur to take on a bigger role with the team if he stayed, and he is doing just that.
Brodeur will have stability with the team that he finished his career with. This doesn't mitigate the fact that his stint with the Blues was a weird footnote to his career. It does mean, however, that there is at least some new blood in the front office.
The rate this off-season is going so far, this might be the biggest change this team sees until the draft at the earliest.