I'm not saying the Devils shouldn't trade him, if that's what he wants. I'm just hoping no trade materializes, especially since no good can come out of him playing another season. I think if he doesn't get traded, no one signs him, and he eventually comes to terms with the fact that he's finished. Giving him another year won't change the inevitability of that.
I think he has his eye on 700 wins and that is the big driving force behind this. I definitely thinking he's playing next year. Someone will sign him for sure.