They go where they get paid yeah lol which is not in NJ i think its safe to say. They didnt have to sign anyone look at their roster. One of our top player is one who couldnt crack their lineup, its saying a lot.
Yeah, it's saying that they don't know how to keep talent at the margins. The Devils, again, are not this cheap team - let's remove the stigmas from 2000. You can't win in this league without paying someone, and you can't step on a player's head for six years like you could under the old system. Have the Devils had a contract holdout since the 2005 CBA was signed?
It's not media creating players OFTEN come out and say they signed somewhere cause they wanted to play with this and this guy. Why do you think Iginla changed his mind and he clearly said he choose Pittsburgh cause he wanted to play with malkin and Crosby. A big lol to him for that though haha
It's a media creation because no one ever says they come to a place because it's who paid them the most money. So they come up with other reasons like 'Yeah, I really wanted to come here because they win' or 'because they have this great player.' or 'because they gave me a chance'.
Jason Arnott and Marek Zidlicky waived no-trade clauses to come here. NJ's right in the middle of NHL destinations - it's not going way up or way down without a significant change.
Edited by Triumph, 20 June 2013 - 02:33 PM.