Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is a savvy businessman and is known for his offseason acquisitions. The truth is that many veterans who have played with the Devils once before are brought back by Lou under the notion that they actually like playing for the organization.
Lamoriello has pulled off underrated moves for years as he has built a franchise the league can look up to in New Jersey.
However, this season is going to test Lamoriello in a way that he has never been tested before.
At the end of this season, New Jersey will have an unfortunate situation to handle with two of the biggest superstars on the team set to become unrestricted free agents this summer. Zach Parise is supposedly going to garner the most interest on the free agency market in 2012 and Martin Brodeur is a living legend in New Jersey and the longest-tenured Devil on the roster.
While both players have reason to claim top dollar from the Devils organization, if Lou has to make a decision between the two for the sake of the franchise going forward, he would be best suited to make Parise the choice regardless of how much Marty has provided for New Jersey.
As heartbreaking as it would be to see Brodeur in another jersey, business is business after all.