Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:35 AM
In the overall scheme of things I am happy to see Marty back with the team. The amount of crap we would have taken for failing to re-sign him is mind-boggling to consider.
I was hoping he would take a bigger pay cut to help with re-signing Parise, but at the same time I cant fault him for looking out for himself first.
Besides, this overpayment would bug me more if the Devils salary total were higher. The team is still about 5 mil below the mandatory floor. If Marty had taken a lot less to come back, the reality is that the Devils would have ended up overpaying somewhere else on the roster...that's just how it always winds up. It's just a very fortunate thing for the Devils that they have some cheap talent in Henrique, Josfeson, Larsson, and the fourth liners...haven't always had that.
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