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06-27-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Devilswede View Post
Martin killed his career by leaving the NJ Devils, like so many before him have done. Some players just don't get that certain teams make them better than they are and that they're better off by staying in that organization that brought you up.

Lou is a master of realizing this and why he never ever gets into bidding wars with other teams. He didn't even offer contracts to guys like Paul Martin, Scott Gomez, Vlad Malakhov etc, guys who had prominent roles on the Devils and then just fell off the face of the earth after leaving. There are reasons for it.
I'm not sure that's accurate. Martin was actually very solid in his first season with the Pens. While offensively he wasn't what a lot of Pens fans were hoping, he was great defensively and in the transition game.

It was just this past season where Martin's game seemed to go to crap. I don't know what caused it, but he just wasn't the same player this year as he was last year.

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