I would think that Lou has given "a lesser role" thought to running the Devils besides all out retirement. Some here feel the game has passed him by, others don't. Not that he wants to let go of the "reins" all together. I was wondering if he thought about giving the GM post to someone else, and staying on as president?
I also think Lou thinks very highly of PDB, (regardless of outcome of this year) possibly offering him the post (tutoring him along the way) similar to Yzerman (under Red Wings)
I always thought Marty to be brought on as asst. GM (like Messier) but, Marty talking of going to play elsewhere throws a wrench in that at least for now.
Lou might be planning on doing this in the next few weeks. And shouldn't come as a shock if the scenario played out.