Ferraro said, "what is really clear there is that they have chosen to pay the top end of their roster significant amounts of money. Their defense and their goalie, Girardi, McDonagh, Staal, Klein is signed through 2018, Lundqvist for a long-time, Nash is on the books. They will come to this year and have to decide do you want Marty St. Louis or do you want Mats Zuccarello? That may seem simple, Marty St. Louis, but he is 40. I don't think they can sign them both. Now they have JT Miller and Kevin Hayes and Jesper Fast and Stempniak on a one-year deal, the bottom part of your roster has to be cheap and young to balance out the contracts at the other end of it."
Jeff O' Neill then asked if Marty could play 3-4 more years and Ray said, "I don't know, how many guys are really good at 41-42. Nik Lidstrom slowed down predictably past 40. Chara has slown down and he can lift a building. The only way I can see that you sign Marty is that you get into the one-year contract things. Like you sign one-year at $4.5 and if it works you sign him again at $4.5, you also have a little caveat that he wants to live in New York and not anywhere else and sometimes you gotta lay the hammer down, when you have the strength or power you need to use it. I wouldn't sign him to a three-year deal, I wouldn't, at that age I couldn't do it and if you do you probably lose Zuccarello and I think he is a hell of a player."