According to Brendan Savage he accepted a deal at the exact same terms he rejected from the Wings in order to test the FA market.
I guess his decision was based on ice-time and opportunity to play in the top 6. I don't think he was going to get that opportunity under Babcock, and especially not after adding Alfredsson to the line-up.
I hope he does well in NJ...just not against the Wings.
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