No matter what you think of Clarkson, this team can not afford to lose anymore goal scoring. See 2013. It's easy to knock #23 for a lot of things, but I want to see a plan to replace his scoring ability. I understand the money issue, but I want to see solid NHL goal proven scorer(s) if he is not resigned. I don't want to hear scoring by committee or take on any more salvage projects.
However, I really feel the Devils scouts should need to be way better. This franchise is gonna be all about growing it's talent and not a free agent spender. It's a new day and age and I wonder how Conte and company have adapted to the new times. I am sure budget constraints may be hurting their effort as well.