Could not agree more, especially with the nostalgia department. Also, where is this that he is a leader? When? I know he had the C for a while, but that was taken away and has since had the A. What leadership qualities has he brought other than played more games than anyone else currently for the Devils except Brodeur? Plus after meeting him in person more than once, he doesn't seem the type to give speeches in the locker room. Again, he is one of my fav all-time devils, but there comes a time to let go and move on.
Sadly, how can the team really 'move on'. He's essentially untradable, and if the devils buy-out his contract you'll have everyone up-in-arms about how unloyal the devils are to their players (see: pandolfo)