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12-09-2012, 10:50 PM
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Poni walked because his agent had heard nothing from the Devils prior to July 1st other than a casual statement of mutual interest.

He got offered a contract to play with his best friend (I guess this is important nowadays) and took it.

Marty knew Lou would offer him a contract but he also understood where Lou's priorities were.
Was it unneeded stress in an all ready stressful offseason? Sure. But Marty just wanted his 2 years and he twisted Lou's arm for it. He wasn't walking.

Elias is smart enough and respected enough in the organization to know the same.

Zajac and Zubrus I'd worry about reaching out to early enough just to let them know somethings coming down the line.

And I worry about one of the looney tunes GMs in the area offer sheeting one of Henrique or Josefson. Who knows what the rewriting of contractual rights will do in that area...

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