He's obviously in the twilight of his career. I personally think its entirely up to him at this point what he wants to do. If he goes to Shero and requests a trade to a contender at the deadline, I hope its granted. He's assuredly getting a banner at The Rock and will always be a Devil, but if he wants to play his last season or two elsewhere, then so be it. I'd love to see him retire a Devil, but wtf-ever really. If he has a good start to the season and we can get a strong return for him at the deadline, then we're better for it in the long run than holding on to some sentimental garbage (I don't mean him as a player, more the whole retire in one uniform thing). It won't change my opinion of him and what he's done here.
If Marty, hell if Lou, don't retire as members of the Devils organization, than that noise is out the window. Patty's earned the right to receive whatever he asks for.