Totally unexpected. Wow. He must want to go back to Russia and play there? I can't imagine a player retiring in his prime from hockey completely. But I don't know what is going on in his life so I have no clue really. What a shocker.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don't put that much money and that many years into a Russian.
I feel really bad for Devils fans who are good people, but at the same time I'm sitting here snickering to myself I hope Lou is happy he ****ed the team over for the next 12 years. That contract will go down as worse than the Redden or DiPietro ones just because of this.