Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:33 PM
It's all oh so complicated.
I mean Detroit and Pittsburgh? Malkin is not going to be a Penguin forever playing second fiddle to Sid the Skid. If Zach signs there long term he better be prepared for the game plan of the Pens front office which is "Be really good for 7 years, then suck and tank for 7 years."
And Detroit? C'mon! Have you ever seen the Joe Louis arena on a weekday game. It rivals the rock as far as turnout Monday through Friday. I'm sure if we had as many fans not living in Michigan as Detroit we'd be in better shape.
It's all down to our financial problems. If Zach goes he goes and he's not a standup guy like Shane Doan, he's a punk tailcoat rider like Paul Martin.
I'm not of the camp that if Zach signs here, automatically he's a swell guy, but if he doesn't, he's not only a turncoat, but won't possibly have it as good anywhere else as he had it here. The league is as year-to-year as it gets these days...if he goes to the Pens or the Wings, he could very easily win a Cup with either team.
Life will go on for the Devils and Devil fans with or without Zach...if he doesn't return, we'll find out what Lou's Plan B is soon enough.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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