but Im rooting for him to retire. Give him the Marty Biron retirement package (ie. make him whole with a cushy gig at MSG).
This stuff seems shady, but as long as Gorton/Sather dont come out and admit the shady like Lou did a few years back - i'm fully supportive.
Still need to figure out this similar solution for G/Staal though, damnit.
Biron retirement after next season, if not bought out.
Key thing to note here is that KK is (potentially) doing this after not playing in the playoffs. You're not going to convince Girardi to hang them up when he's on the ice with 2 minutes to go in a tie game.
Brooks does mention Klein wants to continue to play in Europe.
and looking back we can say the trade was a good one. That said, his play had fallen precipitously, and he and the organization were at a crossroads. I wish him luck in whatever he decides to do.