I don't think it's ridiculous, name value means alot to people. Look at 09 in the playoffs with the matching and the geezer line getting big ice time and such. I can't believe that Sutter would do that with Clemmer in net. He seemed to have a healthy fear of him and it was in everyone's best interest. Marty comes back and it seemed like the whole dynamic of that team changed within a week or so.
I'm a little confused with what you are getting at here. Maybe I am just very tired, but care to explain in more detail.